Thursday, April 29, 2010

Peanut's First Pictures

Today might have been one of the best days of my life!! Steve and I headed to the ultrasound appointment and just before we got on the elevator to go in he said "I'm nervous. Are you nervous?" I said "very!". Then we bravely went in for our appointment full of firsts! The ultrasound lady promptly put goo on my belly and then we saw our little peanut!! He/she is just a little blob at this point (as big as a raspberry!), but it's amazing what they can see. I think I held my breath up until the point when the tech said "oh, there's a little heartbeat" WOO HOO!! BEST DAY EVER!!! Actually later the midwife told us the baby is "dancing in there" Little Peanut's heartbeat was 180 beats/min WOW! So cool and amazing. Everything feels much more real now. We promptly called my grandparents and aunt and uncle to tell them about our Christmas surprise. Today was a great day. Here are some of Peanut's first photos! You'll probably have to click the image to make it bigger.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8 weeks

So yesterday I was officially 8 weeks pregnant. I still can't believe it. I've had NO morning sickness and very minimal symptoms otherwise (well, aside from the fact that I'm expanding at an alarming rate, and I'm exhausted all day). In a crazy way I have wished to be sick as it would provide reassurance that there is indeed a little one growing inside of me. The past few weeks have dragged on so sloooowly. I'm dying to shout it from the mountain tops but wanted to wait until my first ultra sound which is TOMORROW!!!!! I am so excited and nervous to see our little one. We should be able to see/hear the heartbeat too which has me just giddy! I want to go home now and sleep until 2:15 tomorrow so the appointment can just be here already.

In non pregnancy news, we've been carrying along just fine. We went to the tulip fest with my friend (and biz partner) Kara and her husband Dominic. It was so beautiful and we had a great time visiting, wine tasting (well, I watched everyone else wine taste), and eating delicious fresh made sausages & brats. Here are some photos from the day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And Baby Makes 3!!

Yep, you read it right! We are PREGNANT!!! I can hardly believe it. It's a huge secret right now (so I won't be publishing this on the actual day I'm writing it 4/6/10). It's been exactly one week since I first peed on a stick and saw the beautiful pink line. And while it's still really early, the line keeps getting darker, I've been confirmed by a blood test at the Dr.'s and we are just ecstatic! Our estimated due date is 12/8/10.

For those of you who didn't know, this has been a long ride for us. I know it's not as long as for some people, but when we started trying 10 months ago I really thought it would happen right away. I am a planner after all, so were were doing everything, ahem...correctly. ;) But it wasn't long before I just realized something wasn't right (I won't go into all the details). At first my doctor didn't really take me seriously as we are still young and the general rule of thumb is "give it a year". But after some blood tests, it was revealed that there were medical reasons for our difficulties conceiving. Long story short, it's been a really emotional year, but we are finally pregnant!! HOORAY!!

Today I am 4weeks 5 days pregnant and don't really have any symptoms which makes it even harder to believe this is real. In a really odd way I can't wait for morning sickness or some other symptoms to set in for some reassurance.

I promise to be a better blogger and will keep all the baby updates here. Hooray and CHEERS to 2010 and our Christmas Baby!

Jan-March 2010

In January I hired my first employee. It's been a really great, yet terrifying experience! Her name is Shannon, and she's a really lovely gal. (You can read about her on the biz's ABOUT US page). Right now, it's been a ton of work to train her and get her caught up to speed on things. But slowly but surely things are going more smoothly and I am so thankful to have the help!

In February we went wine tasting with some friends for Valentine's Day. Wine tasting has definitely become one of our favorite weekend past-times.

In March we took a few hikes as the weather started to turn nice. We hiked Angel's Rest in the gorge and it was amazing! The hike is billed as "moderate" but I found it pretty tough due to the constant incline. In the end it took us about 3.75 hours round trip and was worth the views! Here are a few pictures:

Finally at the end of March I spent 5 days visiting my family in San Antonio. It was great to see everyone and just spend a few days relaxing!