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I am 27 years old and am blessed to have my husband Brady, as my partner and best friend. We have two children, Parker and Piper, our little yorkie. We are constantly amazed by the joy they bring into our lives and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Define "morning sickness"...

I think I am confused. Lately, everyone has commented on how lucky I am that I don't have morning sickness, and in addition to my luck, that I am probably having a boy.

Okay, now, I am not saying that I would be disappointed if I have boy, but you have to know what I am up against. My husband is one of two boys, his dad is one of five. It is not only on his side either, my dad is one of three boys. I am at the point where I feel that if my first child is not a girl, I don't stand a chance. Not that all boys would be bad, I would be very happy, but come on...every mother wants a little girl just as badly as every father wants a little boy. I am actually really exciting about the thought of having a little boy who looks like my husband running around someday.

Determined not to let this old wives tale spell out my fate before I hit my second trimester, I turned to google. I love google; you can find answers to almost anything! Upon looking, I found many definitions of morning sickness, and all of them said you do not have to be physically ill to experience it...YES!!! This sounds ridiculous, but knowing that my twisted stomach and dizzy spells constitute morning sickness, I was ecstatic!! I could still have a girl! Yay!

The more I thought about it, the more I realized I probably should have just looked up whether there was a connection to morning sickness and girls. I did, and there's not. So, to all of you mothers out there turning to your stomach every morning for the answer to your child's gender, rejoice! It doesn't matter!! For now, it is still a surprise!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You guessed it!

I am pregnant, and while that may not seem like it should be that much of a shock, let me give you an idea of who you're dealing with.
My husband and I just got married seven months ago, and we always pride ourselves on being planners; carefully thinking out every decision. Ha.
Graduate college, check;
Get jobs, check;
Buy a house, check;
Wait to have sex until marriage, check; (thank goodness, otherwise this blog would be called "knocked up and getting hitched!)
Get married, check;
Wait five years to have kids, che....whoa not so fast, you're having a baby...now!!!
We have come to realize that our planning is God's way of making sure he gets a good belly laugh when he switches things up!

Two weeks ago, everything was different. We were talking about taking a trip to Mexico with friends of ours in June.

"Isn't it great that we can travel right now while we don't have kids," says my husband. Ha.

Two days later hecomes home to me crying while watching "Waitress." By the way, this is the worst movie to watch if you think you are pregnant. I convinced myself that it just wasn't possible the day before (I was on the pill), but after the movie I wasn't so sure. My husband didn't seem too concerned which made me feel better...for about an hour. I called my best friend, Jamie. She also told me that I probably wasn't pregnant, but if it would make me feel better, to go and get an at-home test. I did, both of those were positive. So...instead of believing them, I went and got two more, positive again, ahhh! After four tests, I was beginning to get the picture, but my husband wasn't. He said the tests were too vague and he wanted to wait until I saw a doctor. Two days later, it was official, I was 6 1/2 weeks pregnant. Holy cow!!

We both dealt in different ways. I talked constantly to my friends and mom, and he bought a TV. Yep, a big, LCD, flat screen television. I call it his, "oh my God, I'm going to be a dad" TV!

We told our parents, siblings and a couple of our closest friends right away. I'm not exaggerating at all when I tell you that they were all way more excited than we were at first. This helped; we needed people to tell us how great it was going to be so we would start to believe it too!

As you can imagine this is definitely changing things. We are now saving for a child-friendly vehicle rather than a vacation. I can't lie, I am pretty excited about this part....I've always wanted to be a soccer mom and now I get to get my SUV early, wahoo! I know, I am such a tool! I also catch my husband looking at houses in a nearby suburb; I think he's afraid we are going to have to send the kid to school out of the womb!

So, we are now planning in a whole new way, but we are determined to have fun and I promise to keep you updated as we go along!!