Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fun Facts About My Pregnanacy

  1. Yes, I have been sick. It comes at random times, day or night. At 13 weeks I am starting to feel better.
  2. Josh seems to be handling my whininess and moodiness just fine. Or maybe it's really nothing out of the ordinary for him.
  3. I had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat at 7 weeks. I also heard it at 13 weeks.
  4. I am due August 2nd. Josh insists July 29th. I'm not sure why, but he's pretty good at predicting things. Too bad he hasn't predicted lottery numbers, not that we play.
  5. I'm delivering at Hendersonville Hospital.
  6. I haven't craved pickles or salad. Josh hasn't lost hope though.
  7. We have names picked out. If it's a boy it's Syd Garrett Black. (After Syd Barrett, from Pink Floyd, Josh's idea. Oh, Josh's middle name is also Garrett.) If it's a girl we are keeping it a secret. Sorry Mom,but you will not dig this out of me.
  8. I've stopped running, but continue to do Pilates and weights.
  9. I have had to buy 2 bridesmaids dresses for the same wedding. I found out 2 weeks after I ordered the first that the lil booger had been conceived. The seamstress was reluctant to alter the first one. Too bad they wouldn't take it back either, oh well.
  10. Josh is the best husband in the world. Sorry all you other husbands reading this. I would have strangled myself by now. He's going to be a great dad too.
  11. This will be my mom and dad's first grandchild. It will be the second for Josh's parents.

Telling the Family

Josh and I decided to keep the lil booger to ourselves for a while and tell the family on Christmas Eve. We needed time for it to sink in for ourselves before overwhelming our families with this great surprise. It was hard for me, really hard to not tell my mom. My extra horomones kicked in quick 5 nights after we found out. I wanted my mommy. I wanted someone to talk to about what was going on in my body and all my feelings. Yes, I know that this is what Josh is for, but somethings you just need your mom for. We made it through Thanksgiving dinners without saying a word or giving a hint, but the Sunday after I told mom. I, of course, had to tell dad too. I told mom at the Plowhaus art gallery while taking down art work and we told dad at Sonic later on that night. He wondered why I was waiting in his car after church and why Sonic was a must that night. Both promised not to tell anyone. Mom told one person I later found out. Thanks Gaye for keeping it a secret.

We told everyone else on Christmas Eve as planned. I made bibs and onesies that said things like, "I Love my Uncle Stephen." We wrapped them up and on Christmas Eve, before we ate, Josh and I gave out our presents. We have never done this before so I think everyone knew that something was up. I just told them I got a good deal on the gifts.

Everyone opened their gifts and was quiet. Kelly was the only one who seemed to get it or maybe everyone else was just processing it. Stephen thought his bib was for the dog. I could tell Kelly wanted to say something outloud, but both of us noticed the quiet in the room. Then it hit and everyone was excited and that became the topic of conversation the rest of the night. Sorry Stephen and Kelly for not talking more about the wedding.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Explanation of Title and Finding Out

Okay, so I realize that some might think of boogers as gross. I see boogers all day in my line of work. Boogers are gross, but I think the word is kind of cute. Can you really call someone a lil' booger without smiling? It was also the first thing I thought of calling the wonderful life growing inside me and making me sick at random times of the day. I thought the name appropriate.

So please don't take offense. I love my lil' booger and it makes me smile just to say it.

Finding Out

Realizing my little friend had not come to visit yet, I awoke the Monday before Thanksgiving, pulled out an old e.p.t I had stored in the back of the sink's cabinet, and did what women do on the tip of those test. I didn't have my contacts in yet and I was not very alert, so when the little blue line appeared the first thing that came to my head was that I was still asleep. I tried to wake myself, (impossible if you are already awake) and grabbed my glasses. The line was still there and bright. Even for a test that had expired a year earlier.
Most of you that know us also know that we haven't really been preventing for 2 years. This bright blue line was most definitely a line of surprise. So much so that when I went back into the bedroom to alert, warn, tell Josh, all I managed to do was flip on the light, pull the covers off of him, and sit and stare at him. Luckily Josh is not very grumpy in the morning. He covered his eyes and asked what was going on. I said, "Nothing." Josh is a smart guy and he realized that turning on the light and pulling the covers off of him at 6:00 was not just "nothing". I can't remember what I finally said, but it woke him up and he rushed to the bathroom to stare at a stick I had just peed on.
Being that the test had expired my smart husband decided we should go buy another one. This was an adventure all in itself. Who would have believed that Krogers keeps the e.p.ts locked up with the condoms and cologne. Maybe that says something about our society these days. Not the locked up part, but the grouping of those 3 products. I'm kind of shy so I did not want to ask someone to open "the case" for me. We walked out and drove across town to Food Lion. They don't keep theirs locked up. And you can figure out the rest of the story.