Sunday, May 13, 2007

Week 9

Well, I cannot believe that I am 9 weeks and on my June 4th appointmennt I will be past my first trimester. I cannot wait to have that sense of relief. I am definitely more tired lately and there is so much more on my plate right now that I am trying to find that happy balance. From now teaching summer school, to taking a Maymester class Mon-Thurs for the next few weeks, and getting ready for the last two weeks of school is crazy and I have to say thanks to the baby because I would be running myself ragged if it wasn't for the baby telling me I am tired and to relax. It also helps having D & D at the house helping out. I feel like I am leaving them high and dry the next two weeks with dinner because of class. I left pizzas, pizza rolls, and chicken nuggets in the freezer. I know they can handle themselves and won't starve, but I feel bad they have to eat junk for dinner. Anyways, overall I have to say I am feeling great other than being tired and the occassional upset stomach. I definitely know what Baby A doesn't like because he/she does not hesitate to tell me. It is so funny because D is now talking to the baby more and when he refers to Baby A he always says he. It cracks me up because I know if his "he" becomes a "she" that baby will have her daddy wrapped around her little finger. Me on the other hand, I don't have a preference one way or the other. I just want a happy, healthly, normal baby who I can love and take care of. I wish I could hold out and not find out, but I don't think I will be able to. Well, to those of you reading my thoughts thanks and it is so nice to sit down and express my feelings every now and again. I do promise pictures will be coming:) My pooch is beginning to show according to D.

Mother's Day

Well, it is surreal to realize that I am officially a mom, even though our bundle of joy is not expected to arrive until mid December. It really didn't phase me about actually being told Happy Mother's Day until I received two cards and D's dad called to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. It was crazy, exciting, and scary all in the same moment:) So, when everyone used to tell me there is nothing better than being a mom or better said, nothing more rewarding, I am beginning to see what they mean. It is so cool and I cannot wait to meet Baby A in 7 months!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

David's Thoughts

So yesterday was pretty cool we got to see the little teddy gram (this what the nurse said the baby looks like at 8 weeks). So before we see the teddy gram we are in the waiting room and I have to say it is not as nerve racking as the first time you are in there except for the fact that i am at a GYN office with a bunch of hormonal women, which is always uncomfortable. well they finally call Shannon into the sonogram room, the nurse is really nice. So they tell Shannon to get undressed and then they get this machine that can show us what is going on inside of her This machine is very intimidating due to the fact that it has to placed somewhere I don't feel the doctor or nurse should be, but hey they gotta due what they gotta due. The cool thing was that when the machine turned on the baby popped up on the screen i immediately saw the heartbeat which was so cool and really put in perspective that there was a living person inside my wife. I could see the little arms and legs and they said that in about 4 more weeks you would be able to see fingers and toes. I can' t believe that that little engagement ring turned into a little person in a matter of weeks. That is crazy. then came the meeting with the doctor who is actually a nice guy and at least this time we both had questions which we both shot off pretty quickly one after another. needless to say the doctor answered them all and then some which is always a good thing. Well this is my first post and I don't really know how this is supposed to go but I think this is good start to letting everyone know exactly how I feel.

Family Update

As I write this update on the family the boys are upstairs arguing over who will win the fight tonight; Mayweather or De La Hoya. What a surprise that they are arguing:) Anyways, David is hanging in at his job and trying hard to make it work! Daniel is working like crazy and his company just had a huge layoff, but he is safe! He went out last night to what he said to be the "hottest" club he's been to yet. I am so happy that he has made friends and going out and having a good time! We love having Daniel around; sometimes it is even fun when Daniel and I gang up on David. What is so funny is David's reactions...but we can only play around so much before people start getting mad:O As far as me, I am getting ready to move up to fourth grade and my prinicipal asked me to be the team leader. I am a bit nervous taking over a brand new team, but at the same time excited about the challenge. I am getting ready to take a two week course beginning May 14th for my administration degree. Really not looking forward to going Monday - Thursday 5-9, but it is worth it. I know I will have help both at school and at home. The important thing for me to remember is not to stress out during this time frame. I should be fine though and plus I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am scheduled to take my administration certification exam in June. I have been gradually looking over material and am a little nervous. Anyways, life is good and I love my new attitude of; it's good; no worries! Yeah, who would of thought you'd hear that from me!

Second Sonogram

WOW! Today was a day! We had three tours for daycare facilities scheduled and our sonogram appointment. We both took the day off to take time for ourselves and our baby:) Our day started off getting stuck in track again on the way to the first daycare visit. All and all we got there 5 minutes late, but trying to let them know we were going to be late was a whole nother story. We couldn't find Verizon operator nor did we understand how to use the Internet on our phones so we called my mom who did not answer. I did not want to show up to an appointment late; especially our first day care appointment. So we called Smedco since we knew she'd be up getting ready to take her parents to the airport. She saved the day with getting us a phone number. When we finally arrived at the first place we had a thorough tour and spent a great deal in the infant room. For me, I was overwhelmed with joy and was getting choked up when I realized in 7 months we would be holding a precious little baby! Mind Boggling! David on the other hand was in awe and was trying to take everything in. It was so funny when the lady asked David if he had any questions he just stared and said, "I am trying to sort through everything, but I am sure I have questions later." It was really cute and I was so happy he went with me. After that tour we were off for our sonogram appointment.

We got to the doctors and waited a bit, but was finally able to get the party started. We got ready to see the baby on the big screeen... Poof! There was the baby; it no longer looked like I had an engagement ring inside my belly, but an actual baby was there. The sonogram lady was so funny because she told us here was our little teddy gram:) It was crazy seeing the heart flutter at 176 beats per minute. Wow, there is actually a baby growing inside of me and I am only 8 weeks and two days at this point. David was shocked and grabbed my hand immeditaely as he saw the actual baby. It was crazy, amazing, and weird all at the same time. How is it possible to love someone so much and you've never met them! I find myself always rubbing my belly and talking to the baby. It is so crazy! Anyways, the appointment went well and we are happy. We sent pictures off and at our next appointment, June 4th, we are going to bring a CD where they can burn all the pictures to the CD so we can email them out to everyone. Technology has sure changed!

So, after the appointment we went and toured two more facilities for child care and have realized what a decision this is. Crazy how expensive they are,but when they have your baby you want the best. It is even more crazy at the fact that you have to look so far ahead for child care. Amazing! Well, that is all for know and we will chat later.