The cat’s been out of the bag for a few weeks with our family and friends, so I thought I’d share with all of you that Scott and I are going to be adding a new runner/homebrew helper/silly song singer to our house. We are SO excited and completely terrified to become parents, and are cautiously optimistic about the whole “no sleep” thing.
Here’s a photo from our 6-week appointment a couple months ago. We’ll get another ultrasound done in a few weeks and those photos will look more like a baby. 🙂
Our little munchkin is due at the end of August … which is getting close!
Scott and I found out on Christmas Eve that I was pregnant. It was a really great Christmas present, but our families like to party, so we knew we had to be pretty good actors to allude their pregnancy-hound senses. Homebrewing helped with a lot of this! We took some spare bottles, filled them with tea and capped them. Needless to say, I actually stayed very hydrated during our annual “Cousins Night Out” extravaganza.
The next few weeks were a little crappy. Food was hit or miss and I went through about 5 weeks of nausea. Not near as bad as some women have it, but it still wasn’t fun. Scott was such a super husband (and still is!) to put up with me during that time.
As crazy as it sounds, during this crappy-nausea-feeling time we were training for a half marathon! Running really helped curb my nausea and kept me from sleeping on the couch as soon as I came home from work each day. Some days Baby G didn’t feel like running, so I walked … or did a walk/run combo. I ran by feel and it felt great.
The day of our half marathon I was 11 weeks pregnant and it was 60 degrees outside! We ran by feel, I didn’t push myself, kept VERY hydrated and we ended up finishing in 2:10. I was amazed!
The best part of this whole journey (so far) has been telling people! We were able to video tape a lot of our close family by having them pose for a photo. Then, as we were about to take the photo, we’d say “Smile! … and say Scott and Allie are pregnant!” Here are some of their reactions:
Scott’s parents. Notice how it didn’t register with his dad right away. 🙂
Scott’s brother and sister-in-law, Scott’s sister and Scott’s Grandma.
For my dad’s side of the family, it happened to by my cousin’s bridal shower. It was awesome the whole family was together, but I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from my cousin either. So, we did a more passive announcement with cookies. Scott and I made and decorated them and boxed them up.
We arrived after the bridal shower was over, but everyone was still there hanging out. I gave the box of cookies to my Aunt Martha/godmother, and she freaked out! It was so funny. Everyone was so excited and I was happy we could announce it to them in person.
So, that’s why this blog has been on a kind of hiatus these past few weeks. Amazingly we still have a pretty good list of stuff that we’d like to do around the house before Baby G gets here. So this blog won’t completely be all baby, but this new kiddo is our favorite project to date … so I can’t make any promises that it won’t!
Thanks for stopping in!