Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How far along? 10 Weeks, 5 Days
Total weight gain/loss: 0
Maternity clothes? Still in normal clothes.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Waking up a few times, then staying awake if Nate is snoring.
Best moment this week:Our first doctor appointment where we had an ultrasound and saw our kiddo jumping around inside my tummy! It was amazing :)
Have you told family and friends: Some.
Miss Anything? Sandwiches with lunch meat, dairy, and sushi.
Movement: Only on the ultrasound, nothing I can feel yet.
Food cravings:Olive garden salad, cranberry juice, and Chinese food.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Dairy. Also having an empty tummy or being too full.
Have you started to show yet: Not yet.
Gender prediction: Boy.
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time:  mixture of both.
Looking forward to: Starting baby bump pictures!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Today was unbelievable. We saw our "kiddo", for the very first time! I think it might have been just as excited as we were because as soon as it showed up on the screen, it started moving and wiggling and dancing around! Nate and I have never felt something like that before, it just reaffirms the Lord's hand in this. We are so blessed to have this baby and are so excited to have it in our home! We already love it so much. Nate tries to talk to it; he must not believe me that it can't hear yet.

I had a dream about it last night, my very first one. I dreamt that I woke up in the middle of the night to check on it next to us in our room. It was perfectly content. I got to hold it in my dream and it made me so much more excited for when I get to.

Baby is already so loved, by so many people. We shared the news with the Gailey side of the family on Thanksgiving. (We have a habbit of sharing news on Thanksgiving; last year it was that we were going to get married.) Anyways, Anita and Jared said they somehow already knew. It must be easy to tell after having 3 of their own children. Michelle already knew too, because she overheard us telling Nate's parents. And Nicole and Troy...well, they were they only ones that were surprised! Nate had Gavin and Alyssa go tell their parents as a way to share the news. It was a great night. Now, if only we can keep it from the McGuire side until Christmas...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I feel so unbelievably lucky to have Nate as my husband, he always seems to do the right things at the right times.

Today was Gavin's (our nephew) baptism. It was the first family baptism I have been to and I loved it so much. It so special to see children make the decision to be baptized. I really enjoyed being there; it made me look forward to the days my children choose to be baptized. [I got a bit emotional]

After the baptism and the get together afterwards, we were on our way home from Salt Lake, taking Nate's parents to the airport. As we were driving home Nate said that he was hungry and asked what I wanted to eat. I told him with how i have been feeling, nothing sounds good anymore. Thats when he saw the sign for Kneaders. He mentioned it and i lit up! I have been wanting to eat there for a while and it made me excited to eat. It was yummy! I had Roasted Corn & Pablano Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. It hit the spot and we drove the rest of the way home.

I wasnt feeling too well tonight so I decided I wanted to take a bath. Nate jumped up and walked me up to the bathroom. I went to start the bath and he told me to go get ready, that he would do it. When I came back to the bathroom he was in there, making sure the water was the perfect temperature. He added bubble and bubbles and made them very bubbly for me. I got in and he left. He came back a minute later, shut off the lights, and set down a platter of 3 lit candles. I thought, he is soo sweet! Well, little did I know, he was not finished. He came back another minute later with out master bathroom speakers and plugged them in. He plugged in his phone to them and put on my favorite Pandora station. Then he left. Another minute later, he came back with a pitcher full of hot water to add to my bath so it didnt get cold. Then he left. The next minute he came back with the pitcher refilled with how water and set it next to the tub for when I needed it warmer. He kissed me, and left. Still not done....he came back again, peeked his head in and asked if I needed anything else? What I was thinking was "a drink of water." What I said was "nothing." He had already done so much that I didnt want to ask him to do anything else. Right then he pops the rest of his body in and hands me a water bottle of cold water. How does he know things like this?? It made me feel so loved, blessed, and lucky all at the same time.

I love my husband with all of my heart, he is wonderful to me.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Best Date Night ever!

For the past couple of weeks my body has been feeling a bit different. After two weeks of feeling a bit sick and being a week late, I started thinking that this might be what we were waiting for. A few days ago I told Nate that I had a plan for Date Night on Friday (today.) I had bought a box of pregnancy tests on tuesday while I was grocery shopping and decided it was time to take one. I went back and forth for a couple of days on if I should do it alone and surprise him, or if i should wait and have him be there when i took it. I finally decided I would do it with him there. I wanted to be able to share the emotions together.

Tonight I got home late from a busy week of work and sat on the love sack to wait for him to finish up his game. Once he did we went to the kitchen and I said "Happy Date Night!" He asked, "what are we doing for Date Night?" I pointed to my jacket on the love sack and told him to look under it. He lifted my jacket and out came the box of tests. [he told m later than at that moment, he saw the box but it didnt register to him. He was wondering where the thing was that he was suppoed to be looking for.] He turned back to me fast and said "You're pregnant?!" I immediately started crying tears of joy and went to hug him. I knew I was, but I told him I wasn't 100% positive because I had not taken a test yet. He said, "Well, lets go do it."

We went upstairs and I did my thing. I went and layed with him on the bed while we waited for the full results to appear. It was time. We got up and he said "I'm gonna see it first!" and ran ahead. He was only playing though. We looked. One solid pink line and one very faint line. We looked at each other confused and Nate said "What does that mean!?" I told him that any second line, solid or faint, means you are pregnant. He asked me to take another to see if the lines would look different. I took a second test and the same thing appeared. I told him with the way my body felt and these test result, I know I am pregnant. We hugged and kissed and talked about things we would do.

The whole night was perfect. We stayed home, ordered pizza, and laid on the love sack cuddling and watched a movie.  I felt so happy to be with Nate, he is wonderful.

We are so happy, but nervous. We both want to be great parents. I love our little bean already and are so excited and blessed to be able to start our family.

I love baby. I can't wait to meet he or she. I just learned that baby is the size of a sesame seed. Cute :)