Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Met My Doctor


I had a doctor's appointment today... and I met my Doctor. He is my husband's doctor and was highly recommended. Since Kaleb doesn't like doctors at all, it really does say a lot.

Kaleb didn't come with me this time because we were told it was going to basically be a pap. The majority of the appointment was a pap, but he also did another ultrasound. He said I got really good pictures for only being 11 weeks. You can distinctly see a torso, head, arms and legs (though they look more like circles). Dr. Benson also let me take a video of the ultrasound for Kaleb since he missed it all.

It was really great seeing my little peanut again. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We Have A Little Peanut

-10weeks 1day-

Had our first appointment at the doctor's office today.
They tested to verify that I am pregnant. Big surprise, it was positive. :P
So, from there the OB nurse asked a lot of questions and talked over a bunch of information. At the end of the interrogation, I asked if we could have an ultrasound done. The nurse said that she would try. She couldn't get anything so she grabbed one of the doctor's. The doctor couldn't get anything either :(
She said that she could do an internal ultrasound if I wanted or wait a week until I see my doctor. But I really wanted to see the baby! We tried the internal and she was able to find my peanut! :) It was amazing! I'm so excited!

After all the excitement of Kaleb and I seeing our peanut, I was sent down to have some blood taken. I do not handle needles well. Kaleb stuck around to help me through. They took 7 viles of blood! :( On the plus side, they found my vain on the first try! Which has never happened before... my veins are VERY hard to find and I usually end up a pin cushion.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Telling The Parents


Kaleb and I spent Labor Day weekend out at Big Lake. We finally decided to tell our parents that weekend, but wanted to do it in a creative way.

We went to Walmart and bought some really nice picture frames. We then went and found a really cute greeting card that had a picture of baby booties on the front with a caption "so little, so cute..." above them. We wrote April 2010 on the bottom of the card, framed them and kind of wrapped them with plastic bags and tissue paper because that's all we had. We made 4 frames, one for each set of parents and one for Hannah.

On September 6th, We told my parents, James and Debbie, first. My Mom already suspected it, so telling them was going to be easy going. I gave the frame to her, she opened it - looked at me smiling and asked, "really?" And I nodded and said, "yes." She sat up on the couch and declared, "I told you so!" lol It took all that I have not to bawl like a baby! Dad was pretty happy too! Though he didn't get it at first. He thought I was showing them something new I am offering with my photo stuff :)

We left their house and went up to Kaleb's parents', Neal and Bess, house. We knew they were going to be more "enthusiastic" about the news. We gave Bess the frame to open. I luckily had my camera out for this and caught it all on video. She FREAKED out! They have been asking us for years if/when we were ever going to start a family...

It just wasn't in God's timing yet. :)

This baby is truly a blessing to us!
I had given up hope of having a child of our own - and assumed that we would adopt. Which I would be totally okay with (Kaleb is adopted, as is my Mom, Debbie).

But I am overwhelmed with joy that I am able to carry my own child. Kaleb and I are already smiling a little bigger just thinking about the journey we are about to start. :)

On September 7th, we told Justin and Hannah (my brother and Kaleb's half-sister). We didn't give Justin a frame, so I just sent him a text message that morning. His said cool and kind of acted like, oh okay. whatever. Like this is an everyday occurrence! lol Hey Justin, I didn't just tell you I washed
my hair... we are having a BABY! lol

Anyway, we brought Hannah out to the lake Monday morning for breakfast. We talked about a bunch of stuff - found out a friend of hers is pregnant. Breakfast was really yummy. We gave her the frame, she opened it and cheered LOL She has also been asking when we were going to have a baby because she wanted to be an aunt.

On our way home from the lake, we stopped in at my other parents' (Lance and Ginger) house. Ginger has grandkids, which are also his, but none blood related. I gave the frame to him to open. He said, "is this a hint?" As I answered, Ginger freaked out! lol She gave me a hug, then him a hug and said,
"you are going to be a real Grandpa..." It was all very teary.

For now, we aren't officially announcing our pregnancy. I want to wait until after we go to the doctor. I am pretty paranoid that something will go wrong, since it has taken us so long to get pregnant. But I'm sure it's just new Mom jitters ;)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Two Pink Lines

-7weeks 2days-

I found out today that I am pregnant!!!

I have been showing signs for a few weeks now, but didn't think anything of them.
The week of August 17th-23rd I was VERY tired. Kaleb and I were working on my website and I couldn't keep my eyes open! Usually, I'm awake until midnight or later; but I was falling asleep eating dinner! Looking back now, I should have known! Stupid, blind Sarah!

It finally came down to the fact that I wanted to enter the weightloss competition at the gym... but because I have been feeling weird for a while, I thought I should take a test just to make sure. I had an "old" test but decided to pick up a new one to take along with it.
So, this morning I got up and took the tests. I got them all situated, put toothpaste on my toothbrush, turned around and the tests already had the results! I saw two pinks lines first then a "pregnant" on the other stick. My first response was, "nah-ah!" - I was in complete shock!!
My second thought was, "oh no, Kaleb is going to be mad..."

I woke up Kaleb and told him that I took two tests and they were positive! Not one test, but TWO tests... He was half asleep and pretty shocked. But was really great about it all. I think I was freaking out more than he was (or at least how much he was letting on).

It was really hard going to work and not talking to Mom about it. I know she already suspects it because she asked me a week or so ago if I was; but as far as I knew, I wasn't.

Anyway, after work I went and took another test, and sure enough! it was positive too! I then went to the gym and told them I wasn't going to be participating in the weightloss competition afterall.

Even though it's new, scary and a little uncomfortable lol ... It's also wonderful!!! I'm really excited that this if finally happening!

It's going to be a wonderfully amazing journey!