Thursday, June 23, 2011

baby details.

THANK YOU all so much for your well wishes and congratulations,
it means the world to me, and to us!
My eyes were tearing up reading through all of the comments.
The blogging world is pretty amazing. I mean, where else can you have so many people you've never even met share in your happiness and excitement?
I love it and I'm so glad to finally share the news with you!
Hopefully this explains my sporadic blogging over the last few months...growing a baby is hard work!

We are pretty much over the moon excited about this little blessing, whom we've lovingly coined "the gummi bear." Because really, does that ultrasound photo not look like the cutest little gummi bear? I may be a little biased, but we are already in love.

So to take you back over the last few months...

We knew we wanted to start trying to have babies pretty soon after getting married, and we figured we would give ourselves about a year of wedded bliss. I had gone off the pill back in September and we were in the "if it happens, it happens" frame of mind. Well, after we bought the house in December,  things seemed to be falling into place. In March we started "trying" a little harder. On May 1st, after being about a week late, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive...just like that. I never thought it would happen so fast, but I feel truly blessed.

Some details
  • The babe is due January 4th, which, as of yesterday, puts us at the 12 week mark.
  • No real bump yet! Unless you count the two above my belly, which are a welcome addition! I kinda look like I just had a couple too many beers. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before that changes.
  • If the husband has anything to do with it {which he really doesn't!} the baby coming a week early would not be a terrible thing...you know, for tax purposes. He's always thinking.
  • We are rounding toward home plate of the first trimester and I have been spared of morning sickness and nausea in general, with the exception of a few twinges here and there. Overall, I've been feeling pretty good. Thank you God.
  • I thought, being a night shift nurse and all, I knew about fatigue. Nope, NOW I know about fatigue...and I'm sure once the babe is here, I'll become even more familiar with it! Naps are a fave these days.
  • Ice cream, watermelon & strawberries...can't get enough.
  • I promise this will not become an all out baby blog. I still plan on posting about our house, pups,  recipes, and life in general. But I do plan on posting weekly bump-dates...sans fruit references. You're welcome.
  • I have so much to catch up on! I'm ready for that second trimester energy burst to kick in!

30 comments:

Rissy said...

aww I missed the big announcement so CONGRATULATIONS! That's awesome that you were able to get pregnant so quickly!

I definitely giggled at the "ya know for tax purposes" hahaha


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Michelle (michabella) said...

Awww! Yes no baby belly yet!! What a blessing to not have much sickness yet!! My vote is it's a boy! ;)

<3

Joelle said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you! And I think you can tell that it's a baby bump, even if it's really little :)

Are you going to find out the sex, or let it be a surprise?

Congratulations again my dear!

xoxo,
Joelle

*S said...

Such awesome news. Congrats!!!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog yesterday and want to wish you a huge congrats! That is such exciting news. Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in life...enjoy every moment of it! :)

my abc soup said...

Congrats!

Growing a baby is hard work. My husband got tired of me using that as an excuse.

He would come home tired from work and then I would say, "Hey, I grew a LEG TODAY!"

It always made him stop and think.

Cheers to you and enjoy this ride!

xo
brittany @ www.myabcsoup.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Somehow I missed it yesterday but CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

Marian said...

My goodness...look at that little bump!! LOVE IT!! And even if this does become a baby blog, I'll love you just the same!!

Bon Bon said...

Woohoo! Soooo fun! I'm definitely enjoying the 2nd trimester more, *fingers crossed:-) xoxo

Jessica Nicole said...

That is so exciting! You are going to be such an adorable mommy. What a lucky baby :)

Melanie said...

congrats! Babies are the best!

The Michelle Show said...

So cute! I'm sure you are equal parts glad your belly is nonexsistant, and wishing it would grow quicker! I know I would be!

Are you going to find out the sex??

melissa said...

So glad you're feeling well! If you're able to keep from turning your blog into a baby blog, please tell me how to do it! I've failed miserably. The baby has taken over my brain. :) Can't wait to hear more about your gummi bear.

Kaitlin Godfrey said...

I wasn't sick either! I call us the lucky ones! If you are anything like me...the energy surge is a crock...still tired as ever.

On our first sonogram I was like "now I understand why everyone calls it a peanut" It looks exactly like one...can definitely see the gummi bear too!

Vasu said...

awww so exciting....congrats....



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Ashley Paige said...

Can you PUH-LEASE have a boy? because that would be awesome. i'm aleady putting my vote out there.. team blue! you know, only because im in love with being a boy mom! (had you asked when i was 12 weeks pregnant and i probably would have started bawling at the thought of not having a girl!) regardless, you look great! and amen to no sickess/nausea! i was the same way for the most part.. just a little bit iffy here and there! yay for the first tri almost being over!

and the exhaustion? haha.. whew. it's a doozy! congrats, again!!

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

OMG I just this post! So, so happy for you :-) Glad to hear you are being spared a lot of the morning sickness and stuff. I hear in the second trimester the fatigue gets better too. I know you said you aren't turning it into a baby blog but I would love to hear updates!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

You look so great!! Congrats again!! So excited for your little gummy bear!

la petite coquine said...

The blog world is truly amazing-where else do you get to be a part of someone else's growing family?! I can't wait to read more baby updates-don't worry about letting it take over the blog! After all, that little person is going to be taking up a whole lot of your love, imagination and energy!

xoxox, Lena

Clara said...

Wow, I totally missed your last blog, so...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
I can't imagine the excitement you two must be feeling :)

Virginia Belle said...

I am so excited for you guys! I can't imagine working nights along with pregnancy fatigue. I hope your energy comes back soon! Congrats again!

Happiness Is... said...

Huge congrats! Yeah!

Mrs. Ruby said...

Oh my goodness! I missed all the excitement - Happy Anniversary and CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news!!! :)

emily said...

What a very exciting time!!

d.a.r. said...

So so so exciting!! You look great!!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

How exciting! Congrats!!

Kalina said...

OMG I am late in seeing this but congrats girl! :)

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I missed your announcement; Congratulations!! So exciting :)

Christine said...

Tax purposes?!?!?! Hahahaha!!!! But, now that you mention it, it totally makes sense!

Emily said...

that bump is the cutest!! so glad you have been having a smooth pregnancy so far!! :)