Two Thumbs-Up: An excited Dad-to-Be
I (Jenni) will be 7 weeks along this Thursday, and though we would have liked to have waited a little longer before telling everyone, it has been getting harder and harder to conceal the news due to my morning sickness, absense from church, lack of appetite when out with friends, falling asleep everywhere we go, etc, etc, etc... And also because I feel like I've actually gotten fatter and have been wanting to wear a big sign on my shirt that says "I'm not normally this fat!! I'm pregnant!!"
Where I have been spending most of my mornings lately - notice I have the bathroom set up with all my closest comforts - pillow, applesauce, toilet, etc.
Even my closest friend Erika, told me last night that my face has gotten rounder. What are true friends for, right? Such honesty! Don't worry she and I tell each other stuff like that and we're fine with it. (Although now I have a complex about my face, though Will says it looks exactly the same).
But like my favorite quote from The Devil Wears Prada says "I'm only one flu away from my goalweight!". Which is what I hope morning sickness does for me - gets me back down a couple of pounds. LOL just kidding...sort of.
This is super cute - the first present Will went out and bought for our baby is a "Piggyback" from REI. It's a backpack that you can stick your little rugrat in so you can bring them with you camping and backpacking, etc. I thought it was so fitting that this was our first baby item. Will you are so adorable!
So anyway, for all of you that want to hear the story here it is. If not, that is completely understandable, and if this is where you quit reading - we did just want everyone to know how much we are both excited. We don't care if it is a boy or a girl - just pray for a healthy one. But seeing how we only have girl names picked out and can never agree on boy names, maybe a girl would be a good idea. lol. Our 1st Dr appointment is Nov.5th and we'll let you know how the ultrasound goes.
Once there was a happy couple...
Happy couple wanted to have kids! But...after a year and a half - still no luck. Happy couple even went to fertility specialists.
(Okay that is just a horrible picture of the happy girl, by the way)
So the Doctor prescribed Clomid to the happy couple - a miracle fertility drug that helps produce multiple eggs during ovulation. The happy girl thought, "Yeah but we're healthy - let's just keep trying ourselves." So the happy couple did not use Clomid.
Meanwhile, the happy girl was not so happy at her dayjob.
Happy girl's job = stress, stress, stress, and MORE stress!
Enter Happy Girl's mother:
Happy girl's mother said month after month, "You just need to quit your job and then you'll get pregnant."
"Yeah right." Happy girl would say.
But finally the job did get too stressful, and the happy girl decided to give her notice to quit.
Happy wife = Happy husband
And thus we have, again, a happy couple.
After the move, happy girl was 2 days late...
"It's nothing" she thought, as it had turned out to be nothing so many times before.
It didn't turn out to be nothing. It turned out to be something indeed...
"NO WAY!!!!" she proclaimed out loud in disbelief. And the happy girl proceeded to rip out the instructions on the test to be sure she had taken it accurately.
"ARE YOU SURE??" proclaimed the happy boy, and then two days later had happy girl re-test just to be sure. (Hence the reason for two tests).
And then, the happy girl realized that she should have just listened to her mother in the first place. As the happy couple determined exactly when the bundle of joy was conceived, it was about 2-3 days after she gave notice to quit her job.
The happy girl - standing next to the Snoqualmie Historic Train - 6 wks, 2 dys preggers
Will and Jenni
P.S. Don't forget to read the other blogs - Will has big news. Keep reading...