Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Celebration

Matt and I set Sunday night aside to spend time together. With our crazy schedules we try to set specific time for just the two of us. As always it was the best day of the week! Our time together is so valuable so we soak up every second together. We decided since we had already celebrated Thanksgiving in October that we would spend Sunday night setting our condo up for Christmas. Since this is my absolute favourite time of year I looked forward to this night all week. As we were discussing our plans for Sunday night, Matt decided we should also celebrate thanksgiving since I wouldn't be home during the week to celebrate on Thursday. Not only did my wonderful husband allow me to Christmas decorate far before he thinks you should, but he also went to the grocery store, purchased dinner foods and cooked (that's right cooked) me a thanksgiving dinner. I am so spoiled. The best part of it all is that Goober co-operated! As you may remember from my October run-in with turkey, I was so sick and couldn't eat anything at all. This time Goober was so thankful for "her" (I'm convinced it's a girl) Daddy and his American roots. We both loved every bit of our meal. We are super sad we can't be in Florida to celebrate with "Y'ALL", but can't wait to fly down next weekend.

After eating we made hot chocolate and finished decorating the house. We followed this up by watching one of our favourite Christmas movies "Elf". We cuddled up on the couch, the three of us, and Goober and I fell asleep in Matt's arms. That to me, is the perfect ending to a perfect family day! I am so excited for the memories we will make together as a family over the next couple of years.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

The title of this post comes from the song "Season's of Love" from the popular Broadway play RENT. Although I have never seen this play, a group at our high school used to sing this song for large events at the school and I have always loved it. I guess it stands out to me because it's about choice. So much happens in our lives but there will always be seasons of love and in those seasons we can choose to rejoice and be glad or we can focus on the struggles. Friday, at our twelve week check up, we experienced a "Season of Love". For the first time we were able to hear the baby's heart beat and this whole "pregnancy" thing became real. So far this experience has been pretty unenjoyable. I feel sick most of the day, fat at night, and am up a couple times a night going to the restroom, all without really feeling like this is much of a miracle. But for the first time as I laid on the table in the doctor's office looking at Matt this experience hit a turning point. There really is something in there, it is happy and healthy right now...and for the time being it's a girl!!!! Haha "her" heart beat was 155 beats per minute and the old wives tale is that if it's over 140 it's a girl and if it's below its a boy. The doctor told us this and then quickly said the next time you come it it could be a boy, I guess it depends how excited Goober is that day. So we still don't know the gender but I'm convinced it's a girl!!! This week we are measuring our love with little baby heartbeats!!!

Everything went really well. They did all the standard tests and will contact us if anything comes back. I have not yet gained a pound (although I am feeling chubby these days) this is appearently normal for those with bad morning sickness, it just gives me extra pounds to gain when I am feeling back to normal and have late night cravings! They seem to be taking this H1N1 thing very seriously at the doctor's offices. The office was empty when we came in with the exception of another prego woman and a brand new baby, almost like they were protecting high risk patients. They also had masks available for those who were sick or those (like me) who wanted a photo op for their blog :). Matt and I have decided that I will not get vaccinated for the flu. We feel like there is a lot of controversy around the vaccination and we are not interested in taking the risk for our unborn baby. I am just trying to rest as much as possible, eat well and washing my hands like crazy.

That's all for now. We go back to the doctor in a month for a check-up and for an ultrasound shortly after that. From here on in we have appointments every couple weeks but we are in the clear and free to spread the news to all our family and friends!!! So tell whomever you would like and invite them to follow our progress here if they are interested as well.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall, Winter, Spring Baby!

It seems as though my trimester's are going to coincide with the changing of seasons here in Canada. We got pregnant in the fall and then last night as I left work I found a light sprinkling of snow on the cars and grass. As I head into week 11 of our pregnancy and look forward to week 12 and all the second trimester promises to bring, I realized we are probably only days (or weeks if we're lucky) away from getting our first big snow fall. It seems as though our pregnanacy was perfectly planned. We got pregnant in the fall, our second trimester will give me some extra warmth through the winter and then come spring I will pop this baby out in time for bathing suit weather...maybe???

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What a Responsibility....

Matt and I had a great weekend spending time together. We spent about an hour in Chapters (our version of Barnes and Noble) looking at Baby name books and laughing at some of the suggestions. Matt finally gave in and let me buy this book called "Cool Names for Babies". It has a lot of strange suggestions as well as some neat ones. Matt is on a mission to get everyone on board with his pick but two can play that game. Just kidding. Boy names for some reason seem to be easier for us. We agree on almost every boy name and have a bunch that we like, but when it comes to girls we are stumped. Hopefully this book will start to narrow our search for the perfect the meantime we will go with Goober!