December 9, 2013

My Baby and Me

I’ve put this off for far too long.

I haven’t “put it off,” I’ve just been too darn tired/busy/scatterbrained to sit down and write it!

My birthday was October 30th. I turned OLD, according to my doctors. And that morning we found out, we’re going to have a baby!


There’s a lot of story behind getting here – well, to me it’s a lot, maybe only to me – but I’ll save that for another time.

Right now the most common questions are:

How far along are you? 12 weeks this week.

How are you feeling? Primarily exhausted, unless I stay home and only do light housework all day. I only feel sick if I go more than a couple of hours without eating something (I will not be one of those women who loses weight in her first trimester, that’s for sure.)
I am experiencing the joys of bedtime heartburn already, although I’ve deduced that it only occurs when I eat chicken for dinner. (It was really hard for me to type that word…the poultry one. Because, you see, poultry is also my #1 food aversion right now. I don’t even like saying the word. Funny how that works. I’ll have the steak, please! Or the chile relleno, preferably.)

Are you hoping for a boy or girl? We have actually discussed it, and we really aren’t leaning any way. Honestly. We just want Little One to get here safe and healthy. For both of us.

How did you tell SoldierMan? Ha. That’s a funny one. He was convinced I was expecting before I was. Mostly I think I just didn’t want to get my hopes up, so I waited until the last possible minute to go to Walmart and get a test. The last possible minute was my birthday. I got up before he left for work and took it, so we could both see the results, which was honestly really great. I’m glad we got to share that moment.

However, way back in the day I did start looking at those “Fun ways to tell him you’re pregnant” blog posts. And I did have this idea about teaching the puppies to point at my belly when I said, “Where’s the baby?” (Achilles kind of got it, Jeb was never on board.) But the front-runner was to wait until he got home from work, queue this video up on the TV, and play it as he walked in:

We’re having a baby!


  1. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YALL!!!!!!! Congrats again!!!

  2. Congratulations!

    Can't wait to read updates!

  3. Congrats again!! I found out I was expecting on my birthday too.

  4. Yay! Congratulations! How exciting!!!

  5. I've said this, but it's worth saying again - I am so happy for you and excited to share in the baby adventures right along with you!

  6. That is great news! Congratulations to you and your hubby.

  7. Ahhh congratulations to you both!! :)

    (Sorry if this posts more than once my phones being weird!!)

  8. Best birthday present ever? I THINK SO!

  9. Still so SO excited for you!!! Crazy cool that you got to find out on your birthday. :) Joe and I found out together the 1st two times. This time, I surprised him because I took a test in the middle of the day... I didn't really believe I was pregnant. And here we are 9 months later, LOL!

    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who eats every 2ish hours when they're pregnant, to avoid the sickies. I did the same thing, and never lost weight in the first trimester. Which really....I think that's healthier. Though it makes the last trimester difficult. Ha!

  10. OH YAY!!!! Big congrats girlie!!! Being a mama is really awesome :)

  11. OMG! Congratulations!!!!! That's so exciting! If it makes you feel any better, I gained 8 lbs in my first trimester. If I went more than two hours without eating, I was sick and vomiting. Pregnancy is so weird! Good luck and if you need someone to complain to, I am all ears!

  12. So happy for you guys. What a blessing!

  13. Wow! I'm so very behind on my blog reading so I'm just now seeing this. Congrats! It's awesome being a parent! A lot of other words come to mind, haha, but truly, it's awesome.

  14. That's my favorite I Love Lucy episode!! And I feel you on the poultry aversion...Jude did not want me to eat it at all! I'm so excited and happy for y'all :}


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