Friday, February 16, 2007

It's not a 2 headed monster!!

Since the moment I learned the good news, I have been filled with worry about all the things that could be wrong with our baby. Well, I had my 2nd doctor's visit today and she confirmed that there are 2 arms, 2 legs, only 1 head, and a very strongly beating heart!
It was much easier to make everything out while she was conducting the sonogram than it is on that picture, but I just thought I would post some proof that there's actually a baby in my already expanding tummy!
I'm sure there will be many other things to stress over, but today I feel really good about the fact that I was able to see what resembles a normal, healthy baby. So, I'll try to hold on to my joy for the weekend and worry about that possible third eye on Monday!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pregnancy = Completely Craziness

My husband and I have turned into complete idiots with this pregnancy. We are so excited for the baby to be here that we don't know what to do with ourselves while we wait. So, we kill time in the baby stores. We've pacified ourselves so far with little purchases like a baby blanket or a teddy bear . . . but this weekend we felt the need to make a larger purchase as if to make a statement to prove to ourselves that there's actually a baby on the way.

So, we are now the proud owners of a stroller and the matching car seat! And yes we have been pushing the teddy bear around the house and we've thought about pushing it around the block . . but we haven't gone that far, yet. The car seat had to be ordered and we should have it in 2 or 3 weeks. We must've looked disappointed that we weren't going to be able to take it home with us because the salesgirl looked down at my fairly normal size stomach and said "It doesn't look like you're due any time soon, so I think you'll have it in plenty of time."

Once the carseat does come in I'm sure that we will drive around with it in the car for the next 6 months like the complete idiots that we have become! Maybe we'll take teddy for a ride.

Are we the only ones to be affected by this craziness? My stomach has expanded a little bit, but most of my clothes still fit. However I feel the urge to clear out everything in my closet and replace it all with maternity clothes! I guess if the pregnancy had been a surprise or if we'd only been trying for a month or 2, then we'd still just be getting used to the idea. But after trying for 12 months, it feels like we've waited long enough! I'm trying to remind myself to relax and enjoy this time since I know our world will be turned upside down soon enough. But sometimes it's hard to wait! Please let me know if any of you went crazy like we are. And even if you didn't, maybe make something up . . . .

Monday, February 05, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

So, we started our New Year off with a bang! I had a suspicion, so first thing on the morning of January 1st I peed on a little stick and sure enough! We'd been trying for a while with several disappointments and frustrations, so I assumed that if I ever did get pregnant my immediate reaction would be overwhelming joy. Well, I had a little bit of a different immediate reaction . . . one of overwhelming terror! I instantly became consumed with the thoughts of every single thing that could go wrong with the pregnancy and the baby, and then the sudden realization that my life and my body were no longer my own, and all of this was in a matter of about 30 seconds.

After standing there in shock, I finally decided I needed to go downstairs and share the news with my husband. As I was walking, I tried desperately to come up with something cute and clever to say that he would always remember . . . unfortunately, words failed me and all I could do was hand him the stick. To which all he could do was say "What? No. What? No. Really? No. Are you sure? No." I'm sure it would've been a comical moment to an onlooker!

Fortunately, after some of the shock wore off we both began to get very excited! For a while, I was still very unsure that it would actually "stick", but now that I'm about 9 weeks along I'm feeling a little more confident about the fact that we are most likey actually having a baby! Plus, I feel horrible - which isn't fun, but it's supposed to be a great sign that the baby is progressing!

I will keep you updated as we know more. Reading all of the blogs will certainly help me to prepare for the role of mommy! Just today I learned something . . . so many of you seem to have those little infant seats - what were they called, Boppers? something like that? Never heard of it, but I'm definitely getting one now!

Texas, here we come . . .

So, we've known for a while now that a possible move to Texas was in the works with Trent's job, but we got the official word right after Christmas that it's all systems go! Trent will be opening a regional office in Dallas the first of April. So, we have our house on the market and as soon as it sells, we'll begin the move to the big D!

I have to admit, I'm a little bit sad to be leaving Nashville behind. This town has been a great place for me to grow into adulthood and find my true self, as well as find my true love! But we both grew up in Texas and all of our family is there, so we knew the time would come when we would head home. Along with the sadness and anxiety over moving across the country, there's also the excitement of starting our new life in a new town!

So, if anyone's in the market for a lovely home in Nashville, just give me a call!!


Christmas in February

So, we didn't actually celebrate Christmas in February, it's just taken me that long to get back to this blogging thing. I'm not sure how all you busy mommies have the time to post all those wonderful updates, but I'll give it another try!

There's been a whole lot going on in our world, so I'll post a few blogs to try to bring you all up to date.

First of all, we had a wonderful Christmas in Lubbock, TX with Trent's family. The whole thing was just absolutely lovely and we got to spend some quality time with our nephew Tucker who is at such a fun age!!! He was 16 mos at Christmas and full of all kinds of new tricks! His vocabulary is growing daily and it's so funny to hear which word he comes up with next. When we were there everthing he saw was either a "ball" or a "duck"!

We thought Tucker's Christmas would not be complete without a Vince Young Titan's jersey!

Here's a sweet pic of Trent and his lovely momma!

So the holidays were fabulous, but hectic and busy as always . . . especially with some of the other things occupying our minds!! Read on in my next blogs . . .