Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Make Room for Baby!

This week has been quite uneventful. I started the second session of teaching summer school and continue to work on finishing my graduate courses for this summer. I am working ahead so I can enjoy the ENTIRE month of August off. Adam has been busy covering all stores so his emplyees can take their vacations and attend training sessions.

As the news continues to sink in, I am feeling that I need to get the spare bedroom ready for the nursery. We need to find other places to put the "office", paint, and the daunting task is cleaning out my closet (the closet the master bedroom) to make room for Adam. Then Adam can move his stuff from the spare bedroom to make room for Baby! When all this is done, we can start thinking about painting, a closet organizer, and filling the room with baby furniture.

The room currently. Lots of work to do. Did I say earlier that I will have the month of August off? Let me rephrase that... Work on Baby Room!

I have started the lovely belly pictures. I am a bit shy right now because it isn't even really a baby belly yet, but just a bloated belly. But here it is...

7 Weeks

I continue to feel good. I may have jinxed myself briefly. One night I told Adam that I didn't even feel pregnant anymore. It's been awhile since I took the test, I have been feeling good, and nothing is really changing! The next morning I had a headache, had a bad night's sleep, and probably felt the worst yet. I have to admitt that being done with summer school at noon each day has allowed a much needed afternoon nap the last couple weeks. I also broke down and ordered a "pregnancy pillow". Adam is not looking forward to this taking up room in the bed (good thing we have a King) but since I am a stomach sleeper, it will hopefully help me get a good night of sleep!

This week we celebrated Adam's 31st Birthday. He didn't want me to get him anything because of the changes happening and "the best gift he could have is being a dad." Nizzer splurged on some treats (she may have had an alterior motive), he got a drying rack (OK - I needed a new one), and he got a North Face long sleeved 1/4 zip shirt. The celebration will continue in Door County for the rest of the family!!!

We are having fun reading about the development of the baby! Thanks Missy for the books (must be a teacher thing)! The baby is going through an incredible growth spurt this week. He/she should be close to the size of a pea or a blueberry. Adam is making sure I get my fruits and vegtables, and no caffine (Ugh - Adam's rule )because the brain is rapidly developing and the heart is now divided into the left and right chambers. Baby still has a tail (weird) and is forming arm and leg buds. It DOES NOT resemble a cute and cuddly baby yet!

We can't wait for the doctor's appointment when we return from The County of Door. I have a list of questions! They involve seafood, exercise, and caffine to make Adam rest a bit easier.
We will try to update each week on Sundays. That is the day that my weeks turn over and a nice way to recap the week!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

News to Share!!!

This is our most recent "Family" picture taken in the winter of 2009. Our family will grow from three members (yes, we count Izzie) to four!

When Adam came home from work, he found this on the counter. He didn't quite know how to react, so he fell over on the kitchen floor (kidding of course). As for me, I was shocked believe it or not! Of all months, I thought there would be no way for it to happen this month. I went to bootcamp one Saturday morning, held a baby shower one of my best friends, went to a baby shower, and welcomed Elle to the world all in the same weekend. My whole entire body was sore from bootcamp, so I didn't notice anything different with my body besides that I was miserable! Since, my body has recovered and I am feeling really good (knock on wood). Bootcamp might be on hold though!

After sharing the news with Adam, we decided to share it together with Izzie. Let me say that she is the QUEEN of the house and her world is going to change come next spring!

We shared the news with Adam's family this past weekend. It wasn't too difficult, as Jerry always offers me a beer! I know we couldn't hide our news for too long! Adam got me a diet coke and made the announcement that I was drinking soda for a reason. I don't know who jumped off the couch faster... Laura or Jerome. Not too long later, Dave, Missy, and Elle came home and we were talking about adjusting dogs to babies. Adam dropped into the conversation that "we will just have to wait until March to see how Izzie deals with a new baby!" There was a silence for what felt like forever and then I think Missy finally made the connection ;) .

I wasn't able to spring it upon my mom because of the fact she has been wanting another grandchild for a long time and I think she knew my cycles better than I did... is that weird??? So she found out right away, and she helps me get my doctor appointments. Yes, I am able to make my own appointments, but when my mom knows the doctor's schedules and can "bend the rules to squeeze me in," I have to take full advantage! My brother and sister were at Rock Fest for the entire weekend. I should have had a headliner band make the announcement, but I guess a low key grill out will get the job done.

We have just began sharing the news, but are already getting the questions! To help answer a few:

1. When are you due? I am roughly due March 20th (My Spring Break). I see the doctor on August 16th for my first prenatal visit and to hear the heartbeat. Because twins run in my family, and I had been on a fertility medication they will check right away for multiples. PLEASE just one, MAYBE two!!!!!!

2. Are you going to find out the gender? We are undecided on this one. We go back and forth. Right now we are thinking probably not!

3. Do you have names picked out? It's kind of early, but yes, we have had names picked out for awhile (some choices for each gender) and we will NOT be sharing them with anyone!

As family and friends are slowly finding out, it is making it more real! Since our news, Adam and I have had two other couples share their news and both are due in February/March as well! I am excited to share sober nights, food binges, and complaining sessions with fellow mommies-to-be. We probably should take the time to thank/warn Missy and Dave right now though, because they are the go-to for questions at this point!