Friday, December 23, 2011

I have a bun in the oven and the timer is set for July 2nd, 2012!

October 25th, 2011, I woke up anxious and excited. I normally hit the snooze button a couple times, but on this day I woke up like I was eight-years-old and it was Christmas morning (going to bed felt like Christmas Eve). This was the first day I could take a pregnancy test, and knowing this could be the day our lives would change forever was highly anticipated.  As big of a responsibility creating and shaping a human being's life is promised to be, we were ready for the responsibility.  The first thing I did upon waking was pee on a stick, and then I brushed my teeth while trying not to look at the pregnancy test.  I didn't make it to the end of my Sonicare's 2-minute cycle before glancing down at the test and I saw this!

I stopped brushing my teeth before the 2 minutes was up so I could go jump on the bed and share the news with Matt, who was still sleeping.  He said he knew it was positive by the way I opened the bathroom door (I was not quiet), and we had a moment to let what was happening sink in before I had to focus and get ready for work.  Oh baby, I wanted to tell the world right away, but we decided to wait until I reached 12 weeks (which is now) and kept the excitement to close family and friends. 

We had Matt's birthday dinner with his parents one week after we learned I had a bun in the oven and we were so excited to share the news with them.  They've waited patiently for a grandchild, and Baby B will be their first!  I am the youngest of five children and the last of my siblings to have a child, and Baby B will be grandchild #13 for my parents!  To tell Matt's parents, we gave them these gifts...

We had our 2nd appointment with Nancy, our Midwife, last week when I was 11 weeks along and we got to see our little Baby B kicking its arms and legs around and stretching (very active baby!), but most exciting was hearing the heartbeat for the first time.  I am amazed at the miracle of life, I always have been, but even more amazed when the miracle is taking place inside of me.  Life is a blessing, and we are honored to have been given this life we are anxious to meet in 6 months (due date July 2).
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Psalm 139:13-14

Pregnancy Points
  • Nausea started around 5 or 6 weeks and is worse at night (which I prefer over the morning).  Luckily, I've only actually "ejected" a handful of times.
  • I have no longer been able to wear my retainer at night nor use my Sonicare, and I've had to change toothpaste.
  • I cannot stand the smell of our shower gel, my shampoo/conditioner, most of my face products, and the hand soap in 2 of our 3 bathrooms.  Don't even get me started on what the smell of Bio-Oil does to me! I plan on a trip to Bartell's tomorrow to update some items; I can't take it any more.
  • I have really been slacking on grocery shopping and cooking because, well, for obvious reasons (sensory overload!), but Matt has been very helpful and understanding. 
  • We have about three boy and three girl names picked out already.  The list may change/grow over the next 6 months, but as of now we agree on our #1 names. 
  • Today's craving:  Sweet Tarts and orange juice.  Actually, acidic/sour/vinegar has been a pretty constant craving throughout, such as Greek salads, pickled baby corn and green beans, kiwi, oranges.


  1. So exciting Amanda!!! When I was pregnant with Ryder I was the same way with smells and brushing my teeth! The worst smell was our fabric softner and I still cant stand the smell of it to this day! With my girl it was so different, no nausea, no smell sensitivities and I couldnt brush my teeth enough because I had a constant metal taste in my mouth! Good luck, heres to a healthy pregnancy!

  2. I am beyond excited for you, baby sister! You and Matt are going to be wonderful parents. This baby is so lucky and I can't wait to meet the little guy/girl! Congratulations!


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