Thursday, October 29, 2009

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It is OFFICIAL!!!!

WE ARE DEFINITELY HAVING A BABY!!!  I had the official doctor's appointment today and I am at about 5 weeks, 3 days and baby will be here June 28th!  We did have an ultrasound to verify the preganancy and make sure it is in the uterus and not a fallopian tube or anywhere else.  All is good!  We have Baby's first picture!  Course it is more of a black hole where my uterus is and a white sack that is the baby (really just a sack not yet a baby) but its a picture!  I looked at the calendar of my pregnancy and I will enter my second trimester a couple days after the wedding!  Good news is the doc says I most likely will not be showing at the wedding... yay!  This gives me the opportunity to tell all the parents the way I want to.  We will be on our honeymoon on Christmas Day and driving home the 26th and 27th.  So my idea was to leave Christmas presents with the announcement wrapped with family members for them to open Christmas morning.  Course this means trusting them to actually not open them until that morning but I think they will do it... I think it will be fun to see their reactions but my dad has that covered... he sets up a tripod and has taped every Christmas since 1985 or 86.  Course since it will be just the two of them this year at the farm instead of the house, watch this be the one year he doesn't do it.  Now I just have to figure out the actual message for each person and the gift.  Good thing I have a few weeks to decide!  I want to tell my mom so bad but I think this will be an exciting way for them to find out, plus we will be married at this point so all the wedding worries will be past.  We will see!  For now though, it will just be our little secret!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I just want to tell everyone I know!  I talked to my mom numerous times today and wanted to tell her each time.  I want to ask her questions, share the experience with her and I can't.  This part is so frustrating.  So I tried to keep my mind off of it tonight by writing thank you notes and addressing invitations.  Of course in finalizing the invitations, I had to double check the list with my mom so it didn't do much in the way of distraction.  Then Boomer Bear had tummy troubles.  Cleaning up doggie puke while nauseated is not fun!  Finally finished all of it about 9:30 and really wanted to get stamps and put the thank yous at least in the mail tonight.  So I get in the car to go and I'm out of gas... I am just glad I did it tonight so I didn't get in the car to go to work in the morning and realize it then.  So I go to get gas, go to the ATM to get cash for stamps because last time I went to the post office, it didn't have a vending machine that took cards.  Of course when I got to the post office, they only took debit cards.  Now I have a $20 bill in my wallet which I hate because it will disappear so quickly and I won't have any idea where that money went.  Now is when we really need to start saving not randomly spending twenty at a time!

Why Can't I Keep a Secret?!?

I guess its not a horrible problem that I have such wonderful friends that I simply cannot keep a secret this big from them.  Danny too, he fessed up that he had called his friend Levi and told him.  So Saturday when I was talking to Stephanie and was literally biting my lip to keep from telling her, Danny nodded and told me to go ahead.  I am so glad I did!  I was really nervous about going to the doctor all by myself on Thursday.  Danny has to work and it was the latest appointment I could get.  I knew there would be a thousand things I should say, ask, and think about, but when I got there, would stare at the doctor, blank and dumb.  Stephanie called this afternoon and offered to go with me!  After all, I went with her when we were 19 and scared outta our minds, now its a decade later (not quite, but close!) and I am still scared.  All I know is that I want this baby to be healthy.  And I want to know how far along I am.  Apparently it is calculated by the first day of your last period which makes absolutely no sense to me and is no help to me at all... I don't keep track of those things, I was always so irregular it was pointless to try.  So in knowing the 3 times it could have happened, plus guestimating using the calculators and information I have gathered online, I am anywhere from just over 4 weeks to almost 7 weeks along.  Lets hope for the former, I still have to fit in my wedding dress in December and I would love to wait to tell everyone until after we are Mr. and Mrs. Easterling.  On the other hand, a digital test apparently takes longer to show up (you have to be at least 3 weeks) and with all the naseau and morning sickness, headaches and unexplained exhaustion, the latter is more likely. 

I am blissfully happy though.  The thought that I have a small human growing inside of me is extremely exciting!  I'm so curious but at the same time I want to be surprised.  Danny wants to know the sex of the baby, part of me does not.  I don't want to receive all pink or all blue at showers!  I'm scared of twins!  Apparently there is a history of twins in Danny's family.  I know we want alot of kids and I'm not getting any younger so twins might be a good thing, but I would rather have the 2nd and 3rd be twins or the 3rd and 4th.  There can be somewhat of a learning curve that way.  We are so blessed that I am sure it will work out however it is meant to, but I cannot help but wonder and worry.  Wow, reading back over this I realize how tired I am and that I am really beginning to ramble. 

We got our camera last night!  After weeks of exhausting research, Danny finally decided on the Nikon D3000.  Its pretty cool, its just intimidating to me.  I can't wait to learn to use it and start posting fabulous pictures to enhance my meaningless ramblings!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nothing official, but we are having a baby!

We have known for a week and not telling anyone is driving me crazy! I have a doctor's appointment this Thursday at 3:15. We will know for sure then, but two digital home tests tell us that we are having a baby! We couldn't be more excited. We really wanted to start our family and it just happened a few months before we had planned. Of course, it would probably have been wise to wait until after we were married, but thats not the way it happened! We want to wait to tell everyone until after we are married so therefore I decided to start documenting our journey to parenthood annonymously to the world! This way we will still have a record of every step and the gradparents and friends can look back with us even though we couldn't share it with them from the beginning.

So far I think we are just getting used to the idea... we keep looking at each other and saying, "We are having a baby! You are going to be a Daddy! You are going to be a Mommy!" etc. We have started our family!

The pregnancy so far is going alright... I have had morning sickness, but I'm able to control it for the most part. I seem to be tired all the time. I'm afraid they will tell me I am a high-risk pregnancy because of my weight and my thyroid problems. I guess I will just have to wait and see! I'll keep you updated!!!