Sunday, May 22, 2011

Baby Love

Who will most of my posts be about for the next 6 months.... and beyond, for that matter?
This little one.

We had a bit of a scare yesterday and had to go to the hospital to get things checked out. The ultrasound showed that all is ok with me and baby. The sweet ultrasound tech snuck us a few photos to bring home. Our sweet baby was doing just fine in there, looking as relaxed as could be! The baby was kicking and grooving all over the place, I can't imagine what it will feel like when I actually start to feel the movement!

I feel that I am already showing, although people are being really nice and saying I don't look pregnant at all. I guess when you know your body so well and you feel it change each day, you can't help but notice the physical changes. Here is a picture of my slight baby pooch:

12 weeks, baby is size of a lime

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sticks and 'Staches...

So, it won't take long for you to see the pictures below to decide what it is exactly I am posting about! YES... Greg and I are pregnant - that sounds weird when you say "we" are pregnant, but if I just say "I"... well I feel like it's just me in this journey and it definitely is not, it has been a team effort! ANYWAYS... we found out that I was pregnant on March 26, 2011 and our lives have really never been the same since! We wanted to wait until we were near the end of the first trimester to announce it to the world for several reasons, but mainly to be sure all is ok!

The Stick
Seeing this on the stick was WEIRD!!!
Life as we know it CHANGED immediately...

After a wonderful and encouraging doctor's appointment yesterday, we decided to spread the news! Here is a picture of our sweet butter bean - as of today I am about 11 weeks pregnant, moving into my 12th week! If you look closely and squint you can see one hand is over the face and one is up against the left side of the head. The baby was moving around, it was the most amazing sight.... and her heart, as always, is the most amazing sound. To think another heart is inside me beating.... holy cow batman!

Now for the story on The 'Stache....

Greg is not a "just 'stache" kind of guy, he prefers (and I prefer) the goatee.....
BUT, Greg and his buddies, at a MSU football game a few years back, decided it would be interesting to make a pregnancy pact (what guys do this? OUR guys...). Whichever wife happened to get pregnant first... the husband of that baby mama must grow a mustache and sport it for the duration of the pregnancy. So there ya have it, Greg's poor naked chin is just out there ... so vulnerable. I may petition for the goatee to come back and this pact to only last a few weeks.... please guys?! Please!!

We are expecting the little one around December 4th. We are choosing NOT to find out the sex of the baby, do you think I can hold out?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Introducing our raised-bed garden for this year! We thought we'd give this a try - with some fencing we have been able to keep the Birdie away. Greg built this and planted everything, I can take no credit. Didn't he do a wonderful job? We have tomato plants (cherry and large), squash, bell peppers, banana peppers, cayenne peppers and cantaloupe. The cayenne pepper plant was not in the plan but somehow it ended up making it home with us, so we'll see what we can do with that!