Friday, October 02, 2009

Baby D

It was Friday morning, August 7, 2009, when we received the greatest news......we're going to have a baby!!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that second little pink line appear. I think I was in denial for a few weeks! When I got to work that morning, I called the Dr. to make an appointment. Silly me thought I would go the following week! Well, they told me they normally see you around 8 weeks.....um, I have to wait THAT long to confirm?? They told me that any test I take at home is as good as what they can do! So, I went with that! We were still very excited, but cautiously optomistic was the term Lee used a lot. So many things can go wrong, so we just went on with our day to day. It was very hard not to tell anybody because it is such HUGE news! But, we dealt with that and waited it out!

I quickly learned how exhausted pregnant women can get. By the time we got home from work, the only thing I wanted to do was take a nap! I started going to bed earlier and earlier and it became harder and harder for me to wake up in the morning! Comes with the territory!!

September 9th FINALLY arrived, and it was time for our first appointment. I couldn't believe how nervous I was. I was just so scared they would do the ultrasound and I wouldn't see anything on the screen. See? I was in denial! But, alas, Baby D was RIGHT there!!! Such a great picture!!We still had to wait until the weekend before telling our families. As luck would have it, there was a family gathering on Saturday to celebrate our nephew Connor's 10th birthday. That was the perfect opportunity to tell Lee's side of the family our wonderful news. So, we bought a photo album for Lee's dad for his birthday, put the sonogram picture in it, and gave it to him for his birthday. We made sure he opened it in front of Lee's mom. As soon as he pulled it out of the bag, he knew instantly!! Everybody was thrilled!!!

Sunday, Maureen and Andy had everyone over for brunch to celebrate the September birthdays: Mom, Maureen, Adam, Lee, and Andrew. This was, again, the perfect opportunity. Since it was mom's birthday celebration, we did a similar thing for her and gave her a photo album that we started for her with the sonogram picture. Here is the result of the gift giving!!

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It was so much fun to finally be able to talk about our news!!! We began telling our friends and co-workers the following week. Everybody is super excited and so happy for us!!

Today, we had our 12 week appointment and we heard the hearbeat!! So far, everything is looking great!! And, on top of that, besides feeling overly exhausted all the time, I'm feeling fantastic!!!!

2 comments:

LeahBear said...

SO exciting! I really don't know how you focus on anything, or go to work, or decide what to wear, or watch shows, or read books... if it were me, my brain would be like "omg I'm having a baby, omg I'm having a baby, omg I'm having a baby, omg I'm having a baby" non-stop, 24-7, ALL THE TIME.

I'm so happy for you!

Maureen Gribble said...

Yay! so excited! keep up the blogging1 :)