Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's Been Hard

To keep this secret: We're gonna have a baby!!

Tomorrow I will be 11 weeks pregnant. It has been fun to keep it a secret, but Daniel and I were both getting to the point of being "ready" to tell people. We told a very select few people right away (2 couples that we are good friends with), but other than that, we were keeping it a secret. Last night we told our families, and now it's fun for it to not be a secret :)

Here are some of the most common questions so far:

Q - So you must have just found out?
A - Nope, we've known for several weeks now.

Q - Is Daniel excited?
A - YES! We both are :)

Q - WHEN??
A - Early March 2010. The Dr. hasn't given us a due date yet, but "my" due date and the size of the baby are off from each other by about 4 days, with the baby being a couple days "younger" than my date. Right now I'm saying within the first 2 weeks of March. It could even be the tail-end of February. (I just checked - Feb. 2010 is NOT a leap year... shew. That would stink!) I figure even when we do get a "date", the likelihood of Baby coming on THAT day is slim, so I'm just aiming for the beginning of March sometime.

Q - How are you feeling?
A - Overall, good, I'd say. I did think that I was going to escape morning sickness, but 6 days into our vacation it started :( So far I haven't puked, but if I don't eat something every 1.5 - 2 hrs during the day my stomach starts to not feel good. I have surprised myself with getting tired of eating something "all the time". So far nothing food-wise nauseates me, so cooking and baking still happens... but it's not as fun to do if I don't feel good. There are some things that don't appeal to me and some that appeal more. Crackers and Cheerios, not so much. Applesauce, String Cheese, Bagels with Cream Cheese and baked potatoes are my "go-to" snacks. I haven't been in the mood for beef lately, so we've been eating lots of chicken since we've gotten back from vacation. Plus it's easy to make :) Orange Juice and large quantities of fruit don't seem to sit too well, probably from the high-acid content, but Tomato Sandwiches sure are yummy!

And this one has been the funniest so far, from my MIL:
Q - How did you know you were pregnant??
A - uhh....
Q - Did you miss your period and take a pee-pee test?
A - Um, yes (???)... how did YOU know when you were pregnant?!

Haha, I laugh every time I think about that one.

Here are a couple funny things that have happened as a result of being pregnant and not telling anyone.

Soon after we found out, my family had our annual "Lake Day". All of us were pretty much born on water skis, so I had fun trying to convince people that I wasn't going to water ski, even after I'd gotten wet, gotten used to the cool water, so on and so forth. My sisters kept bugging me "Why?" "Aren't you?!?!" "You mean you're not?" "But why not?". It was fun!

This post was the first one directly related to being pregnant, but I couldn't write about it!! I laughed and laughed when some of the comments that it got were pregnancy related :) Actually, one lady at church that reads my blog asked me if I was pregnant after reading it.

Eating in church. This one has been interesting. Thankfully the choir takes a "vacation" during the month of August, I'm not sure I could've pulled it off if I had to do it in the choir loft. It's amazing what all kinds of food-stuff you can fit inside a purse and then eat on one bite at a time during the service. Longer prayers are the best time :P

And last night, when we told Daniel's parents, this was kind of funny. They are going on vacation leaving later on this week, and Daniel had decided that he wanted to tell them before they leave. I talked to Mama yesterday morning and mentioned that we wanted to get together with them. She gave me all the reasons why they were going to be too busy and it would have to wait until they got back (2 weeks... I wasn't sure I could keep covering it up for that long!). Last evening Daniel called his dad and talked to him... he was flexible for whenever we wanted to come over. So he called his mom to check with her. Again, they were too busy, it would have to wait. Of course we didn't tell them WHY we wanted to get together. So, we decided that we had some errands to run and would just "drop in" on them while we were out. We went to the store and picked up milk, eggs, peppercorns (Daniel's been missin' his fresh ground pepper :) ) and Klondike Bars (to celebrate) and went to their place. Mama was sitting on the riding mower talking to Daddy, and they had just finished supper. We nonchalantly "happened" to just stop in with Klondike Bars... and just "happened" to have our laptop with us... that just "happened" to have vacation pictures on it that we could show them. They were happy to have a Klondike Bar break, and Daniel started showing them pictures from our trip. So he's going along... "this is such and such... here's a storm we were driving into... here's driving in the storm... here's looking out the window at the hailstones (it was a big storm!)... here's after the storm was over... and here's a baby..." (We'd put the ultrasound picture in the mix). He stopped on that picture and Daddy got a funny look on his face. As innocent as could be, Mama asked "and who's baby is that?" Daniel pointed to my name on the picture (which I've edited out for on here), and then the lightbulb came on :) Needless to say, they didn't mind that we'd interrupted their "too busy evening" one bit!

Before this turns into a book, I'd better stop for now. And go eat something... I think a baked potato will hit the spot.


Cate said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!! That is so exciting!!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

How wonderful!! It's such an exciting time. Nothing will ever be the same!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Thrilled for you, Miriam, just thrilled! What an exciting time for you and Daniel! Enjoy every minute!

God bless the 3 of you!
Love from Missouri

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not commenting/reading blogs but HAD to comment. HOORAY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God Bless your pregnancy.

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you two :)

Meghan said... [Reply to comment]

AWESOME! I was wondering when it going to happen since I knew it was in the future and my advice to you is buy a bottle of tums for future upset stomach...I went through a lot! Sooo happy for you!!

mint said... [Reply to comment]

congrats!! my birthday is march 3!

Leighann said... [Reply to comment]

All the best to you!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! It's about time! :) I think you guys have had all of us wondering when you were going to have a kidlet!

Lalie said... [Reply to comment]


Queen to my 3 Boys said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! Your excitement makes me smile.

The second semester is THE BEST. You're not tired, not sick, your belly begins to show... Enjoy!

Davene said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!! What an exciting blessing!

Steph (My Country Haven) said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!