Yes, I took this picture myself, thank you. :)
"Guess what?" seems to be the theme of our blog this summer! But honestly, nothing compares to this announcement for us: we are having a baby in February!
I seriously just want to cry even thinking about it--we are so happy and grateful. We "haven't been preventing" having kids for almost two years, but because of a few health issues (overactive thyroid, irregular cycle, insulin resistance, etc.) we knew it would be a little while before we got pregnant. So this was a beautiful, pleasant surprise!
Day we found out: Thursday, June 19
Due date: Monday, February 2
How far along: 17 weeks and two days
Morning sickness? More like all-day sickness, every day. :( I'm four months along and still throwing up every day. So, it's been kinda tough keeping up with work and Church duties, but we're so happy that it's honestly not a big deal and of course it's totally worth it.
Foods I've thrown up: Pretty much everything! (I'll spare the details.) The worst was popcorn--out the mouth and nose. :(
Weird symptoms: When I throw up, it bursts a ton of blood vessels, causing a bunch of purple dots around my eyes. When I was throwing up three or more times a day, I got marks that seriously looked like black eyes.
Still fitting in my clothes: Yes! But probably not for too much longer. :(
First person to know besides us: Cody, Adam's brother (I ran off to a wedding reception and left the pregnancy tests on the table--oops)
Day we told my parents: Saturday, August 9 (we hid it from almost everyone, so don't be sad or offended!)
Boy/girl: We get to find out on September 16--less than three weeks away! Adam is completely convinced it's a boy; I kind of think it's a girl, but I'm not as self-assured as Adam. :)
Names: We totally have them picked out, but I will save that information for a later post. :)
Longer story: :)
We found out on June 19. I had been sick and throwing up for weeks, but Adam had been sick too, so I really didn't think anything of it. It's a constant joke at my work that if any girl isn't feeling well or is gone for the day, they're automatically pregnant--yeah, welcome to Rexburg. :/ I wasn't getting any better from being "sick," and they had jokingly harassed me so much, that I thought it couldn't hurt to take a test. So, I got home from work and took one, but I had thrown away the directions and couldn't remember how to read the stupid thing. I went over to Adam's office across the hall "to check my e-mail" (I didn't want to tell Adam anything until I knew for sure), but really I was trying to look up images on what answer my little test had produced. Well, Adam came in to check on me and I told him what was going on. :) From what I could find online, it looked like it was positive, but we were still skeptical and didn't want to get too excited. So we hurried and drove to Walgreen's while I was chugging water, bought another test and quickly took it once we got home (I had to leave for my friend's wedding reception in like 5 minutes and was not even ready yet). The second one was positive too--we really couldn't believe it, so we called Community Care to see if they could get me in for a blood test. I talked to the nurse and she basically told me I needed to settle down and not waste $50, that the urine tests are 99.999% accurate. So we settled down. :) That's how we found out!
So we've been keeping it a secret for more than two months now. I just wanted to make sure everything was safe and healthy. And I also didn't want to draw a ton of attention to myself, but I figure a blog is a somewhat subtle way of announcing it. :)
We are so happy and excited! I'm probably forgetting to mention a bunch of things! And sorry for such a long post, but this is pretty much the biggest blessing that's ever happened to us. :)
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