6 and a half weeks

Even though he's only the size of a pinto bean, he looks like a human baby! This miracle is blowing my mind!

We told both of our families about our very exciting news and they all couldn’t be happier.  My family was all at Jacque and Mitch’s house sitting on the couch.  I gave mom and dad the box with the picture frame in it and told them to open it.  Mom turned white as a ghost and said “NO WAY… NO WAY!!” Dad didn’t say anything at all (with a smile on his face) for a good five minutes.  Mom was completely shocked and said she always thought she would know when I was pregnant, but it blew her away!  Jacque, however, insisted that she knew I was pregnant the first time she saw me, but she didn’t say anything!  I think everyone, even Cason, was teary-eyed and beyond ecstatic.  Mom and Jacque couldn’t wait to go baby shopping, and Jacque, Mitch and Gabbey started planning their trip to Georgia for Thanksgiving.  My mom told her BFF Clare as soon as she got the chance.  🙂 I think the thought of being “Grandparents” is a huge adjustment for them, just getting over the shock that their baby is having a baby.  I’m sure I will be able to understand that more when I am in their position.  Mom has already decided that she will be called G.G. for Grandma Gordy. 🙂 I wonder if Dad will be stuck with the name “Big Ugly” again… he better come up with something before the baby is born.  Mom loved the name Abraham (nicknamed Brahm) and also mentioned the name Holland for a little girl.

Right after we told them they are going to be GRANDPARENTS- notice the ghostly look on Dad's face? 😉

Going out in Las Vegas to CeLeBrAtE 🙂

We told Ian’s parents, Khyle and Brittny over the phone two nights later.  Ian told them that they all will soon have new titles.  When they were confused, he explained:  Nanny, Grandpa, Uncle, and Aunt– Karen screamed and they all sounded so happy to have a new baby on the way.  We sat on the phone discussing names for about an hour.  They next morning, Kevin and Khyle called Ian and told him that they already have shingles and siding picked out for the world’s coolest multi-deck tree house that they are going to start building immediately.  haha!! How cute is that?  Ian and I were blown away (once again) from the overwhelming love and support for not only us, but for our new little angel as well.  Karen’s final decision for a boy’s name was James Royce.

I have called my insurance (and it turns out I have great maternity benefits), scheduled my first OB appointment for Monday, April 25th at 9:00 am, and am going to tell the last two principals at my school tomorrow so we can begin figuring out my long-term substitute teacher at work.  I already have my eye on Mr. Medwed… now I just have to make sure to reserve him.  He is pretty much the only person I trust my science program with, so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

I’m more than half way through the first trimester now, but am getting sicker every day.  The so-called “morning sickness” wouldn’t be so bad if it only lasted for “morning.”  Mine, however, lasts all day.  My fire face is starting to disappear, and is being replaced with more nausea and pure and utter exhaustion.  All I do when I get home from work is sleep and make dinner and sleep some more.  The doctor told me that nausea is actually a good sign of a healthy pregnancy, so it is worth every second.  Its going to be really hard to wait a whole month before my next doctor’s appointment- I want to hear his (yes, I said his) heartbeat more than anything.

I have a really strong feeling that our baby is a boy… I’d almost bet my life on it.  I wonder if this is mommy’s intuition, or if I will change my mind a million times by the time we find out the sex.  Neither of us have any preference, aside from a happy, healthy baby, but I just KNOW its a boy.  Mitch says its a girl (we will make sure to give him props if he is right! 🙂 )

Pictures will be added soon, and we can’t wait to meet you, baby!! 🙂

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