Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Guess what?


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!

Quick facts:
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. :)

41 comments:

Greg and Michelle said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations!!! You guys are going to make FANTASTIC parents! I am seriously so happy for you that I could cry!! I hope that you get to feeling better soon! It is no fun to be sick ALL the time! I have heard that ginger helps. (If you haven't already tried that) Good luck!!

Sommer said...

So when I read the tittle for this post that's what I automatically thought and I was right, that is just amazing, I am still smiling as I write this. I am so happy for you both and you both will make the worlds best parents! I absolutly can not wait for three more weeks to find out what you are having and I can't wait to hear the names you've picked out. I am soooo impressed that you were able to wait to announce that you were pregnant, I wish I could have been that sensible when I found out I was pregnant but I told my family and friends right away. Ben would have liked to wait longer though but I was always able to convince him other wise. Congrats though, I'm so happy for you both. Please keep us posted!

Michelle said...

You guys!! I am thrilled for you! You guys are going to be the best parents. If I didn't live a half hour away I would come over and hug you! Congratulations! I hope you get feeling better soon. On a side note, did you guys go to sam's club the other day? If you did I saw you pulling in, but I was driving down the road in the opposite direction. And did you hear they added a 4th judge to American Idol? I hope it just makes the show better and doesn't take away from it. What do you think? Anyway congrats again and I can't wait to see what you guys are having!

Katie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You know, I've actually been thinking about you a lot lately and wondering if you were pregnant... I've been checking your blog just WAITING for this announcement and I'm SOOOO excited for you!! Yayyy!!! K, if you want to know some fantastic herbal remedies for nausea and also to help you have a healthy pregnancy, let me know! I've got a bunch up my sleeve (I'm taking a class). :) Love ya!

Linzi said...

I am so excited to hear that you are expecting. I know what it is like "trying" for a few years and FINALLY succeeding. Congratulations!!! You guys are going to make awesome parents.

Jeremy and Sarah said...

Congrats. Take care of yourself and get all the sleep you can (both of you). Even if it feels like crappy sleep, get it anyway. My baby is 9 months old now and can you guess the last time I got a good night sleep? Yup. Welcom to the most wild ride of your life....bwa ha hah ah!

Aaron and Jana said...

OHHHHHH I AM SOOOO EXITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH how cute!!!!! oh yeah I am SOOOO happy for you :) I was suspectful that that was why you were sick all the time, but I wasn't going to ask. I hate getting that question :) But now its all ok :) OH yeah happy day!!!!!

The Fantasias said...

Yay! No better birthday present than that! No worries about the continuous pregnancy tests. I did the same thing with Dean and earned shortly after that there is NO SUCH THING as a false positive (only false negatives). So, you could've stopped at one. LOL.

Are you going to ABC (Allred, Barton, Crouch)? I loved Crouch b/c he was my bishop while I was preggo - weird, but nice that I could see him at church - it was reassuring. Allred delivered and Barton is a sweetheart. I highly recommend.

Congrats again! This is my favorite announcement you've made all summer.

The Heiner's said...

I found your blog on your facebook I hope you don't mind!
Congrats on the baby!! I am so excited for you guys!!
The two of you are going to be amazing parents!!!!
keep us all posted!

Diana Heiner

The Fantasias said...

Oh, you can call and tell whichever office that you are going to that you are SO sick and keep throwing up and they can prescribe you some phenigrin (sp?). I lived on that stuff for both pregnancies. It definitely helps.

Also, some people (a lot of people) say to take B6 and half a unisom - only half so it won't make you super tired. You can try those first because they are over the counter.

Good luck. Just hang in there. The sick phase goes away for most around 12-15 weeks. For me, it was 15 weeks, nearly to the day, with both pregnancies. Weird.

shauna said...

That is the best news!! Congratulations!! I am over here crying for you. You are just going to love it and be wonderful parents. I can't believe you are so sick over it though. Hopefully that will go away soon. You are going to be such a cute pregnant mom. I wish I could be there. Congratulations.

Kathryn said...

That is so exciting! Hurray! Thank you for letting me in on such awesome news! I really am so happy for you. I was sick like that with Everett, but it should start to go away soon. :) Hurray! I'm so glad that you wrote such a detailed story too...it made the news even more exciting. Love you guys!

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

Yay! I'm totally jumping up and down right now! Congratulations! Greg is usually good at guessing the baby's sex. For all of our friends' first babies, he has been right. The only time he was ever wrong was with his own kid! Ha! :) So anyway, Greg is guessing that you're having a girl. It will be fun to find out! I'm so happy for you guys!

Heather said...

Thats awesome!! we're due right around the same time as well!! Im really excited for you guys!!

Jones Family said...

I am so dang excited for you! You did a great job of writing everything up! I am sorry you are so sick...I can totally relate! :) I hope to see you soon. CONGRATULATIONS!

Kadie said...

YAY!!!! Congrats Kathryn!!! I'm so excited for you both! Ryan and I kept it a secret for a long time too! You are going to be an amazing mom! Congrats and I hope you get over the morning sickness very soon... After that, it just gets more awesome being pregnant (in some ways)!

Jenny said...

Oh I'm so excited for you guys!!! That is FANTASTIC news!!! Logan and I have been trying for almost a year, but I have health problems too (hypothyroidism, endometriosis) so its been a struggle...hopefully our time will come soon. You are going to be a wonderful mom. I hope the morning sickness stops ASAP!! I can't remember at the moment (I got my wisdom teeth out this morning, so I'm really groggy) but didn't we take stewardship parenting together summer semester 06?? If so, I bet you are so excited to put that info to good use. Regardless, You are so amazing!!! I know what being a RS pres is like, and I think you are absolutely perfect for the job. The Lord will give you so many blessings you won't know what to do with them all!!! Tell Adam congrats for me too!!! LOVE YOU!!

Caralee and Jon said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for both you and Adam! I didn't know you have been trying for 2 years! I am so happy for you! I too have been feeling really sick with this baby that is kinda why I'm thinking its a girl, maybe you're having a girl too!! We find out next week! And Sep 16th is my birthday! I think you're having a girl!! See ya!!

Kristin said...

YAY! Congrats Kathryn and Adam! That is so exciting. I am glad that you were able to get pregnant despite health issues. That is just such great news! I hope that everything continues to go well and that you start feeling better soon!

Keri said...

We are so excited for you guys!! How fun...or at least it will be once you start feeling better, which I hope is very soon. And I agree, popcorn is the worst thing ever to throw up!! :) You are due just a few weeks after me, we can share our fun pregnancy stories with one another! Congrats again, what a fun time in your lives!

erin said...

hahaha i found out my sister-in-law was pregnant when i went over to baby sit my nephew. she left it out too. oops!

Cami said...

I just blog-hopped over here and read the happy news! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am pregnant right now too, due Dec. 31, with a boy! Anyway, it's awesome! (this is Cami (Crummett) Barger, just FYI)

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

YAY! I AM SO EXCITED!!! THAT IS TOTALLY AWESOME! YOU WILL BE THE FUNNEST MOM! I AM GLAD YOU WAITED TO TELL, IT JUST MAKES IT THAT MUCH MORE EXCITING!! IF IT DOESN'T COME ON THE SECOND DON'T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL JUST HAVE IT ON MY BIRTHDAY (THE 11TH)!! YAY! :)

Kristen and Shawn said...

congrats that is so exciting!

K-RISTY ROCKS!! said...

Congrats!! Tell me when I can start buying cute little baby stuff for you!!!

The Merricks said...

Congrats!!! Woo hoo! Derrick thinks that Derrick is an excellent name for a boy.

Samantha said...

i am so excited for you! Congratulations!!!! That is like the best news ever i'm sure...morning sickness sucks but for some reason its really easy to forget once it goes away...what ever you do DONT eat a bag of nacho dorito world rite chips it is by far the worst thing in the whole world to throw up!

The Webber's said...

CONGRATS!!! Babies are so much fun! You're going to be a great mother! Being sick sucks...I remember. The ONLY thing I didn't throw up was the crunchy gingersnap cookies from the grocery store. Seriously...try them. Supposedly ginger helps. It will pass and lessen..but don't be surprised if it reappears at the end! Congrats and wish you the best!!

Andrew said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! We are so excited for you two. You will be AMAZING parents. We miss you guys and UV. Best of luck Kathryn getting over your sickness. Love Andrew& Kandyce McCracken

Elise said...

Kathryn, I have never seen so many comments for one posting!! I have too much to say I will need to call you!!

DK said...

Congrats Kathryn!!! I always read your blog and am just too lazy to sign in and leave a comment, but that is so wonderful that I just had to congratulate you! Good luck with everything and I hope that you feel well soon. Take care!

Danielle K.

Andy and Amanda Yeaman! said...

Gross picture of the pee stick, by the way. Just kidding! I can't wait to be a second cousin, I'm so excited for you guys! Baby Ririe will be wonderful and very very loved, especially by your parents... :)

The Hamm Bunch said...

I am so incredibly excited for you! Keep us posted on how you are doing and hopefully you will start to feel better soon!

birchfam said...

I am so dang excited for you guys! I found out today at the housing office, and I got on your blog to chide you for not even posting, and here it was, so yay! You guys are going to be amazing parents, and I am so excited that you are having one so close to the same time as us (ours is due Feb 4 if you didn't know). We need to get together and be preggo buddies! I am sorry you've been sooo sick. I've been worse with this one than with Jessa, but nothing like you. You are amazing! Call me sometime, and let's all get together. Congrats again!

Jeff, Nancy and Nathan said...

Oh my heck! I'm so excited for you. It's so funny I'm due Feb 6 so maybe we might have our babies on the same day or so. Congrats to you and Adam you guys are going to be the best parents in the world.

Scott and Stacia said...

CONGRATS!!! We are so excited for you guys! When I saw the title "guess what" on our blog, I thought, could they?? And you are! you guys will be awesome parents. Congrats again!

Kelli Albaugh said...

I'm so excited for you! Boys are great if you end up with a boy! Congratulations!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting for you! We had some trouble getting pregnant with Crandall, so I know the feeling of a positive test when you have taken about 100 negative ones before. There is nothing more thrilling. I am so glad you are having a healthy pregnancy and that everything is going well. Yeah!!! You guys are going to be awesome parents. Can't wait to find out what you are having.

calledawell2 said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you! I hope you get feeling better. I was blessed to not be sick but most people I know do get sick. Keep us posted! Children really are an heritage from the Lord!

Lindsey said...

CONGRATS!!! how exciting! i'm so happy for you guys!

KALI said...

Congratulations, I am so excited for you guys.