Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's a Cold Day Here

Brad and I have not been up to much the past week! We did have our first doctor appointment on Monday the 19th. The baby was 1.48 cm, crazy how small that is!! It's heartbeat was 158 bpm which the doctor claimed made it a girl, but I guess we will find out soon enough. We got a few ultra sound pictures which didn't show much but a blurb, but we did get one 3D ultra sound picture and it is crazy how clear you can see the baby with arms, legs already. I will try to upload the pictures tomorrow. Our official due date is September 2nd, which seems so far away!! I feel great so far!! If I do feel sick it is at night, but as long as I eat a little something when I feel it coming on I am just fine. I do still have some cramping like menstrual cramps, but the doctor said that was totally normal and should go away in a few weeks!

The weekend before our appointment I was off and Brad was working so I made an unexpected trip to my parents in OKC. I got to see my precious nephew Friday and Saturday and Madeline and Macy came over on Saturday. It was too short of a time to see them all but I got to see them and that is all that mattered. I love those kids like they are my own and we have so much fun playing. I love you guys and can't wait to see you soon!

Brad's parents came the day after our appointment to help Brad fix his truck. Brad got in a wreck SEVERAL months ago, and we have both just never had the time to find a bumper or get his truck fixed, but his parents came to the rescue. It took Brad and his dad ALL day to fix it but it looks AWESOME!! I lost Brad in traffic the other day because his bumper looked just like everyone elses. Thank you so much to Bill and Barbara for taking the time to find the parts and come up here to fix it!! You don't know how much we appreciate it!! And a special thank you to Barbara for doing every bit of our laundry that day and even ironing our clothes!! That was much appreciated!!

I have gotten a wonderful unexpected day off of work today because of the weather!! It is so cold and I don't think I could bare to go outside, but luckily I don't have too!! Our company closed our store early yesterday and early today before I even had to go in and I am off the next two days for my regular days off! It is going to be so nice!! All I seemed to get done today was take a nap, so hopefully I can take advantage of the next two days and get our house cleaned!!

Hope everyone is doing wonderful! Stay warm and stay safe!! Our next appointment is on February 16th, but I will keep you updated before then.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

And Now for the REAL Reason This Blog Was Started

Well, I can now tell you why Brad and I decided to start this blog. We wanted to be able to keep our family and friends updated about our PREGNANCY!! That's right, Brad and I are expecting our first baby!! We are so excited!!

We found out Christmas morning at 6:00 am. That's right...Christmas Eve night under the cover of having to go get my brother some migraine medicine we went to Walgreen's and while we were there we picked up the wonderful home pregnancy test. After reading the instructions thoroughly I decided to take the test in the morning. At 6:00 I couldn't sleep any longer so I decided to just do it. Much to my surprise it was positive. I decided not to wake up Brad, only because our niece was sleeping in the room with us, so after 2 VERY LONG hours he finally woke up and I told him the news!! He was precious!! Needless to say, we were both very shocked but so excited all at the same time.

Of couse me being me I couldn't wait to tell anyone and Brad being Brad he had to take one more test to know for sure! So on Christmas day poor Brad was sitting in the Walgreen's parking lot waiting for them to open at 9:00. Needless to say that one was positive too.

We told my parents that morning when we were all opening presents. I stuck a note in a sack disguised as a present and of course the second she opened it she started crying. (Hince the picture at the top of the page) Then my sister in law Danielle turned to me and said, "Are you pregant?"

At Brad's parents house it takes a while to open presents and Brad could not take it anymore because his mom kept not picking up the one present he wanted her to open so finally he said, "Hey mom open that sack right there!" I think Bill and Barabara were the most shocked of everyone. They will be first time grandparents, but I think they are very excited too!
We are so excited to start a family together and can't wait to meet our new child, although we have a LONG time to wait! Please keep us in your prayers!