Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Scott and I are going on our 'babymoon' this week. I'm flying down to Grand Cayman Island in a couple of days; he's already there for a sales convention. We're both looking forward to quality time together, a beautiful beach, relaxation and warm weather! (And Scott's looking forward to enjoying adult beverages beach-side. I'm looking forward to fruit smoothies. Ha!)
It's strange to think this is our last big vacation where we can just pick-up & go. That will be a change for us in the future! I'll be sure to post pictures when we get back, so stay tuned!

One more thing... I can feel my stomach growing this week! I don't think it's noticeable to anyone but me, but clothing is getting tighter. The baby is about 5" long, or about the size of a large orange. How fun!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Baby dreamin'

I thought I'd post about my baby dreams, since they have been pretty funny. The first one I can remember happened when I was about 11 weeks - right before we started telling our friends & family. In the dream, my doctor had told us we were having a boy (which is my hunch in reality, too). The first time I saw our baby was at home. (Strange it wasn't at the hospital, but this was a dream.) I leaned over to pick up our baby from the crib, and the baby was girl! She was so cute - big brown eyes & cute smile, but I was extremely confused as to why she wasn't a boy!

This week, I had my second baby dream. In the dream, the baby came about a month early. I was home from the hospital (not at my home, but someone else's), and I kept forgetting I had a baby. I'd wake up in the morning and go downstairs to eat breakfast, and then about 30 minutes later it would dawn on me that I needed to go check on my baby! At night, I'd be watching TV and think, "Oh, shoot! I've been laying here all night & haven't checked on the baby!" In my dream, I had a baby girl. Scott was not in the dream, and I was in a strange house. If I had to psychoanalyze my dream, I would guess the dream was playing into my apprehension about being responsible for a baby and not knowing the sex of our baby, yet.

More fun dreams to come... :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fun Reactions

Scott and I have had a great time telling our friends & family about our little one. We've compiled some of our favorite quotes/reactions to our news. Enjoy!

"Grandma's show & tell. Grandma's show..." - Grandma Marilyn
We wrapped up a picture flip book, and the front cover said "Grandma's Show & Tell". When Marilyn opened it up, she read the title out loud. It didn't sink in that she was the grandma until she started reading it the second time! It was so cute to see her excited expression!

"---- (silence)" - Grandma Joyce
My mom opened the same picture flip book we gave Marilyn, and her eyes got huge and her mouth dropped open. She just looked at me in shock, and didn't say a word.... which is a rarity for my mom! For those of you who know my mom, she is a bubbly & expressive woman! I was lucky enough to capture her expression in a series of pictures!

"Oh, thanks for bringing that back." - Grandpa Dave
"Wait, I think I already returned that to the store." - Grandma Susan
This reaction requires a bit of background. For Christmas this year, Dave & Susan thought it'd be funny to wrap up a baby outfit to give as the 'grand prize' in our family annual gift exchange. When the baby outfit was opened, I tried to hide my shocked expression. I was sure somehow they'd found out we were pregnant. But it was just a coincidence. So to tell Dave & Susan we were expecting, we ordered the same baby outfit & gave it back to them. Dave thought we were returning the original outfit, and Susan was confused at first b/c she knew she'd returned it to the store back in December. Seconds later, they both realized the joke was on them this time!

"AHHHHHHHH!!!" - Aunt Karla
We flew to Denver to tell Matt & Karla the good news. My sister was the first to figure me out back in December, but I vehemently denied I was pregnant when she confronted me. (No one knows you like your sister!!) So when we told them we were having a baby, Karla just screamed with excitement. They were the first family to know! It was a fun way to start telling everyone our good news.

Monday, February 16, 2009

High waisted pants

This past Fall, high-waisted pants made a come-back in the fashion world. I thought they were cute, so I bought a couple pairs for work wear. That decision is coming back to haunt me now, as I really don't need pants that button half-way up my growing stomach. I bet I'm not going to be able to button them in a couple weeks. If only I could wear my yoga pants to work...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here we go!

The countdown has started - 6 months until our party of two becomes a party of three. We couldn't be more excited! Here are the details:
Due Date: August 22
Hospital: St. Luke's East
Boy or Girl: TBD early April
Current week: beginning of week 14
Current mood: Elated that all our friends & family know!

My tiredness has started to wear off this week, and my appetite has ramped up. Guess that's a sure sign that I'm out of my first trimester and into my second. :) I'll be posting pictures, funny stories, doctor's visit updates & general thoughts from time to time. My goal is to post at least once a week, so check back often!
Scott & I love you all very much and are excited for you to share in this exciting time of our lives!