Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Very Merry Christmas

We had a very busy but Merry Christmas this year. I ended up having to work Christmas Eve after being told I would be called off work because of low census. I had to work on another floor and was not happy about it. I had to miss dinner at Nanny and Granddaddy's. I did get off about 15 minutes early and rushed to their house for our dirty Santa gift swap. I got to eat my yummy steak while we played the game. Everyone played dirty which made it a lot of fun. I ended up with a Home Depot gift card and a California Pizza Kitchen gift card. I was happy.

Christmas morning and afternoon was spent at my parents house. We had a yummy brunch and then opened presents.

Ben, me, Leslie, Clay, & Kyle (yes they have on matching jackets)

Phoebe really wishing we would hurry up

Ben got two hunting games and a cross bow for the Wii. He was pumped.

Mom and Kyle playing tennis on the Wii.

While opening presents, there was quite a big surprise. All the kids had gone in together to get mom and dad a digital frame. I thought it would be neat to go ahead and put some pics on it for them since there was no telling when they would get around to it. I had mom and dad look through the pics because I told them there were a couple on there that I didn't think they had seen. In the middle of the pics was a picture of a Clear Blue Easy positive pregnancy test! Yep, we're preggers!!! Everyone was very surprised. Mom screamed then balled. Dad was clapping. The boys and Leslie were a little confused at first because they couldn't see the picture and mom was crying and dad was clapping. Ben had to tell them "we're having a baby!" Everyone was thrilled and we immediately started calling the family. It's been over a year of trying, and we're so excited and grateful to have this wonderful gift. I'll be due August 26th, 2009, or thereabouts.
Mom and me with her favorite picture ever!

I went to the doctor today for my 6 week ultrasound. Everything looks great! The baby is the teeny, tiny dot at the top of the round black space. And there is only ONE! I really had a feeling there would be two. While that would have been great, I am excited to have the experience of only one.
I've been feeling ok so far. Nausea started this week, but no vomiting so far. I'm really tired and hungry. I can totally see why women gain so much weight while pregnant! I am literally starving after an hour or two. It was great news when my doctor told me today that I can eat cooked sushi. I was going to be really upset at not having any for 9 months, but I could have done it. I've also given up coffee! Only one decaf Starbucks a week for me now. Please keep us in your prayers that everything goes well, and we have a healthy baby. I'll be keeping everyone posted. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks for another check up.


Natalie Church said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and Ben!! Hopefully, you won't get too sick during the next few months. Enjoy eating your sushi...I still eat it too (cooked) and caffiene, too. You will be good to go! Congrats!

Zach and Kim said...

Congrats to both of you. Yall will be great parents! I love the way you told your parents. And yes, eat often I think that helps you from feeling so sick.

The Benders said...


My mom just told me the exciting news so I had to check out your blog for the details!

Congratulations! You will love being a Mommy!!

Leanne (Jablonski) Bender

Cristie said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas. Congrats, I am so excited for you & Ben. It will be fun having kids close to the same age! Hope you feel okay, try & get lots of rest.

Tiffany Ann said...

Congrats!!! I found your blog from Kim's. I have an embroidery business if you every need any cute baby stuff!!! Tell Ben we said Hello!

Maternity Mama said...

Oh Congratulations you guys!!! What exciting news- Chris said Ben sounded so excitd on the phone! He will make a great dad and you will be a wonderful mom!! Best~ Kristen

Ashley said...

Congratulations! Baby news is the happiest news! We'll be praying for a healthy and easy pregnancy!

Ashley & Ryan