July 1st, 2009

Wednesday, July 1st 2009—Went to the doctor, felt weird, about 1 week late—surprise—WE’RE HAVING A BABY!

Are you surprised? Haha…so were we. If you know us at all, you know that Evan and I want nothing more than a family and we’ve been wanting to start our family for a while now. I, being the stressing, tight budget keeping freak that I am always said “we don’t have the money” and Evan would say “who cares, lets do it”. Although, neither one of our philosophies were probably great, God always knows whats best! As of July 1st, they say I am 5 weeks–I go to my OB on July 28th for my first pre-natal exam and ultrasound!!! I cannot wait to see our baby’s heartbeat, plus get a more specific due date!!

I still do not think Evan and I have had time to really digest the fact that we’re having a baby. It was such a surprise for both of us, but we had to tell our parents right then. I came up with an elaborate story about why I needed to go to Winston-Salem THAT night so Evan’s parents would meet us there (halfway for both of us) and have dinner. They bought it (suprisingly enough) and we were off to Winston. We stopped off to my parent’s house who were not expecting us at all. They came out on the porch and were like, what’s going on? I non-chalantley said “Oh, we were on our way to Winston and thought we would drop by and let you know we’re having a baby.” LOL…it was great, they were so excited, and couldn’t believe it. Back on our way to Winston, had dinner, Evan was in charge of telling his parents and nearly waited until the end of the night for the “perfect” way of telling them. I was going crazy, I just wanted to tell and he was putting it off…but finally he told them and they were like really? seriously? really? It was great! It’s the first grandchild on that side, Donna was jumping around looking for someone to tell. She was so giddy. On the way out she found our server and was like “I just found out I’m going to be a Grandma” It was great, definitely worth the drive to see their reactions. So we didn’t get home until 11, and we started packing since we were leaving for the Lake the next day.

Thursday, July 2nd—I told my whole office about being pregnant. Everyone was so very happy for me, even the dentist who hasn’t known me long but gave me a hug and said he would do anything he could for Evan and I. He’s such a nice man, really! After work we were off to the lake house for our long weekend celebrating the 4th.

I had such a great time this weekend, laying out on the lake, spending time with my family, watching Mackenzie play in the water etc. I did start feeling a little queasy this weekend, and I had a little food aversion which is so very hard for me because I LOVE food. I even had one night where I broke down crying myself to sleep for no reason. I mean I did have a reason, but it was probably mostly because of the hormones. I did start to freak out, I mean my body is quickly changing, hormones are going crazy, I’m constantly tired and feeling uneasy, not sure whether I can eat or not, if I can keep the food down etc. We’re having a baby, how are we going to do this? How are the dogs going to get along with the baby, which room will be the nursery now? I know we have plenty of time to figure things out, but these are the things that go through my head a lot and I have to tell myself to take a deep breath, and that everything will work out.

We have told most of our family at this point, and I have told a few extremely close friends, but I am waiting a little while longer to tell all of my friends, not sure why either. I think I’m still not completely swallowed the fact that yes, I am indeed pregnant, and I am also scared that something’s going to happen between now and my doctor’s appointment. So if you’re reading this, and I did not tell you right away, please do not be sad or get upset, it’s not because I don’t love you.

To be completely honest—I am not good at blogging, but I am going to try so I can keep people up to date and so I can have somewhat of a keepsake and hopefully I will continue this when our baby is born. That is all for today.

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