Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Saving up!

Today we opened a savings account for George. We were already putting away money for the past couple weeks, but now we feel like it is worthwhile to have a joint savings account.

This way we can both put away money from each paycheck and by the time we meet George we will have a decent amount stowed away.  I'm sure we will end up using this little nest egg building up the nest for the egg. We will be able to furnish a good portion of the nursery by May!

Of course that doesn't include daily items like clothes and diapers. But we have no problem looking for some nursery stuff secondhand, either.

Of course this spirals into needing a house in which to have a nursery! Oh how these things add up so quickly.  But I'm still excited and not stressing over those pesky details quite yet.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dear George 9/20

Dear George,

It is 6am on September 20th, 2013.  According to the internet, you are the size of a lentil right now. As a lentil, you are already changing a lot of everything I do.

First thing that springs to mind right now, I'm awake at 6am. It's not because I want to be awake, it's not because I went to bed early, it's because I had some ice cream before bed and you didn't like that.

It's even sprinkling outside, and listening to the cars drive by in the rain isn't calming my mind. Of course, it doesn't help when there is a car in the parking lot that has a sensitive enough alarm that a low roll of thunder sets it off.

So what am I doing at 6am? Yes, I'm writing a letter to you, but I just finished doing dishes. I remember when I detested doing dishes. Now it had a strangely calming effect. I can let my mind wander a bit, my hands are busy, and I end up with clean dishes!

If only all cleaning could be this easy! And soon enough, you will only be making this harder. But for right now I'm simply enjoying the ride.

I already love you, lentil!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Calm before the storm

I'm thoroughly enjoying my time with D as just a couple.  Soon enough we will be mommy and daddy! Right now we are just enjoying each other and taking care of each other as much as possible.

Of course we are still working a lot and D is focusing on school. But when we do get to hang out, we savor it just a bit more. It's just little things, like him putting his hand on my belly and saying good morning and good night to George as well as mommy.

I've always known we were great together and that we would make great parents. Now is the time to focus on just the two of us until there is another of "us" to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photo project

So in the evil clutches of Pinterest, I came across a few examples of women taking a picture every month showing their growing baby bump.  I think this would be so fun to do!

I'm trying to think of the best backdrop to use, since my apartment is rather crowded.  If love to do something outdoors, but not so much in the winter... But then a friend helped me relax about it all when she reminded me that this set of pictures will be all about the foreground and not really about the background at all. (Thanks, E!)

I've decided on doing a grey top with black pants, mostly because this is the most likely outfit that I would have that is form-fitting. Wish me luck, since I stink at follow-through!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The fun begins...

So I've had a little bit of nausea today. I didn't appreciate it one bit. And my tummy reverted to it's old habit of using nausea to tell me that I'm hungry.

That is nothing too new, my tummy has pulled this trick before. I don't ever appreciate it.  It doesn't seem to understand that nausea isn't the best way to remind me to eat.

But that is just aggravated further by a slight nausea throughout the day. Though right now it seems to be mostly right after I eat.

I'm going to be putting this on the back burner in my mind and hope it goes away.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

All kids love PB&J, right?

Ours is no exception, yay! Though, I have realized that deli sandwiches don't agree with me as much as they have in the past.

I have been eating healthier lately. Mostly cutting sugar foods more, which I had been doing anyway, and eating when my body tells me that I'm (we're) hungry. The hardest part for me right now is in packing my lunch. I need to be sure I have enough to last my whole shift.

I am proud of myself right now because I haven't had any fast food since I found out. When we eat out, it's sit-down restaurants and I take extra care to choose something good for both of us.

I'm sure at some point I will have a few things that aren't the best, but my goal is to keep those occasions to a minimum. I don't pretend to be perfect, but I want to be reasonably close for the sake of George.

I'm hoping our munchkin doesn't get too picky about what foods we have.


It seems to be a family tradition to refer to a baby as "George" until birth. It does not matter one bit if the baby is a boy or a girl. I actually like this since we don't have to call our precious baby "it."

I have no idea how, when or why this tradition started, but I'm going to hold on to this one.

So as we continue this journey, I will refer to George. George is my baby.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saving for baby!

So today being payday, I put away my very first deposit into the 'baby fund.' I'm strangely excited about it, actually. This is all still a bit surreal to me.

Oh, and I got on the scale twice this morning and in the space of a few hours, my scale claims that I lost 5 pounds! I doubt it, but I really hope it's not lying to me!

There are so many emotions running through my head right now that I can't keep them straight!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Journey Begins...

Last Friday I peed on a stick.  I was actually confused by the results because one of the lines in the results window wasn't clearly colored in.  I had to call D in to ask him "Is this phillips or flat-head?"  Understandably he was rather confused what I would be working on in the bathroom.

He then looked at the stick for a moment.  When it registered what he was looking at he got the biggest smile on his face!  I was so very relieved to see pure joy on his gorgeous face.  That was one of the many feelings I was having, but I was excited to see that he was happy with this major turn of events in our lives.

Today I went to the clinic that I have been going to for years.  I peed in a cup and they confirmed that the stick was right.  Strangely, that confirmation took a huge weight off of my chest.

We are both excited, scared, and a bit lost, but we know that we are in this together and we're holding hands and jumping in feet first.

Now for the interesting part: we aren't telling anyone in our families until Christmas!  That's right, we are waiting more than three months to tell our families.  I can rarely keep a secret from my sister, so we'll see how that goes.  I'm hoping to have them all open their gifts at the same time and see the reactions as they realize what's going on.  By that point we might even know the gender of the baby!

So because I want to record this journey and I stink at keeping big secrets, I will be keeping a blog that our families can read to catch up on the journey.

We love you all!