Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bryce and Ginger

Ryan's cousin Bryce and his wife Ginger know. They are excited!

We went to Ginger's baby shower this weekend in Milton. She had baby Avayda one month ago and she is absolutely beautiful and perfect. PERFECT.

Ryan actually told Bryce during the shower but kept it quiet. After the shower, Bryce kept saying things like, "Boy, I bet these crying kids make you guys want to wait a long time to have kids" etc. etc. Yup.

Then, we went out to dinner with the two of them that night. We had our menus out and were about to order. We brought up the fact that Ben is having a baby. Bryce turned to me and asked, "What are you having?". Awkward! That was totally a set-up because he obviously didn't want to know about my chicken tenders. :) I started cracking up and Ginger said, "Bryce, just ask them. You already asked me." So, we confessed. Bryce had told Ginger on the way over in the car that he thought we had an announcement to make.

So, they were pretty excited for us which was exciting. It was nice to have Ginger to tell a little bit about her pregnancy, etc. We are all especially pumped because there will be 3 2nd cousins within 1 year of each other (Avayda, ours, and Ben's). We have a big family reunion at a campground every July, so we were laughing to look ahead 16 years and see the 3 of them hanging out. Love that!

Tomorrow is our OV confirm appt with RNs. Ryan and I are both going and will find out an EDD and find out about the program, etc. Can't wait!

On a side of my guys, Greg, passed away early this morning. He spent the past week in the hospital. I whispered to him that I was pregnant on Tuesday while he was there. He couldn't talk at that point, but he could smile and flutter his eyes at me and he did. He always gave me so much grief about having a baby, so I feel really lucky to have been able to share the good news with him. It's been a very bittersweet week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


First, Christy cancelled so I still haven't told anyone. AhhH!

Secondly, I came home from work today to find Ryan's "man cave" completely and utterly cleaned. This was not a small task. I mean it was a huge task!!! The room was completely filled with boxes and a bunch of Ryan's junk. It was pretty much a storage room. NOW, it is a perfectly clean and clear room with a rocking chair and a onesie. :) So excited and thrilled with my husband!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Secrets, Secrets

Secrets are hard!!! I am about going to burst if I don't tell someone (other than Ryan and the travel agent!!!!). Tomorrow night I'll be seeing Christy, so I'll tell her first. Then I can reveal the blog to her. Yay!

Yesterday, someone asked me if I was pregnant. Here's why: I was HOT! So hot, but they both had fleeces on and I had short sleeves. She asked me if I was pregnant. I said no. She said "Are you sure?" and I lied. It's an ok lie though, I won't feel too bad about it!

My calculations show that baby should be due around November 24th...smack dab in the middle of hunting season....mwah hahahaha! Ryan is THRILLED about the date. I guess we won't know "for sure" until Monday, but that is my estimation.

I am T I R E D but otherwise doing really well. I don't think sickness and stuff even starts this early. I am really going to try my best to eat as healthy as possible for baby too. I'm not going to be crazy (like I just ate 2 chocolate chip cookies!), but I want to be healthy. I cut out my diet cherry coke addiction...I was ONLY one a day, but I really was addicted. I had a coffee with 1/2 the espresso yesterday and no caffeine today.

I so wish I didn't have dog class tonight so I could just go to sleep! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009


Ahh the dilemna.
Friday the 20th we paid for our trip to Mexico.
Sunday the 22nd we realized we're having a baby.


So, I called today to find out about cancellations, and if we cancel in the next 2 days, then we take a hit of $570 + our $500 deposit. Then, we get about $1000 back.

That $1000 would be great for the baby and getting us off to a good start (paying off some debt).

That vacation would be great for us and would be a blast (unless I'm sick, or tired, or crabby, etc. etc.). I obviously can't drink there and would have to be super aware of the sun and the heat, etc. Have to drink lots of water (in Mexico?) and keep myself better taken care of. I would still be in the first trimester, so who knows how I will be feeling?

Ahh the decision. I have until Wednesday to decide. Bummer. It's a big choice. Ryan is up for either one...I wish I knew how I would be feeling then!

The thing I don't want to happen is for us to cancel and then to never go on another vacation. Baby is going to entirely change our lives and I don't want to pass up the vacation of a lifetime...

Well huh.

***First appt is next Monday! Ryan's coming too! It's called an OV confirm and I get a prego test along with a bunch of info about "the program".Can't wait! ***

Dad's reaction

I was so excited for Ryan to get done with work. He came home and I had dinner ready to go. I tried to get him to go shower right away so that we could get a move on. I ended up having a big dumb grin on my face most of the time and he kept asking what was so funny. I kept pretending it was "nothing" until he was all done with dinner. He had noticed this tiny little gift bag sitting on top of the TV (of course, he would look at the TV) and I had just said oh yeah, just an early Christmas gift. Then, when he was done eating, I went and grabbed it and sat on the loveseat next to him. I said, "Ryan, I know that I just gave you a card on Friday, but I didn't realize that I would run across this little thing this weekend, so I have something else for you." He opened it as I sat grinning like an idiot. He unrolled the onesie and read it and said, "What's this? Is this for Bryce?" (whose baby shower we're going to this weekend). I said, "Nope, it's for YOU" and starting laughing/crying all at the same time. He was SHOCKED. I know that the rest of the night he must have said "crazy" about a million times and I'm pretty sure that that was the first word out of his mouth. I told him how I had checked that morning and showed him the sticks for proof. It was a really special and romantic moment and I'm so glad that I did it a special way. We decided we'll wait to tell most of our friends/family until we're back in LaCrosse for Easter. That way I'll have an appt under my belt and will feel better. We each get one person to tell though so he made his phone call right away...his brother Ben, who is expecting early November. Ryan called, made small talk for a few minutes, then said, "hey, when is your kid's due date?" and Ben replied beginning of November. Ryan said, "Beginning of November huh. Well. Ours is going to be a few weeks after that.". WOAH. Ben was apparently very excited and thrilled that they are going to be dads together. He was also sworn to secrecy and I am going to be so annoyed if anyone finds out. So, my notification of my one person (maybe 2? Like Ryan isn't going to tell Nick!) will be this week sometime. Woo-hoo! :)

Baby C or Baby A....can't wait to meet you!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby makes 3!

It's really happening. I took 2 prego tests this morning and am really truly pregnant. WOW! I had a hunch, I just felt like it had really happened this time, and here it is. It's been my own little secret all day long and I can't wait to tell Ryan after work!

I'm not sure HOW pregnant, but read online how I'm at least 2 or 3 weeks into in order to get a postive prego test. AND, I guessed at the dates and made my ticker above. I'm so anxious to know...November or December??? Ryan's brother and wife are expecting too and just announced a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure we're going to end up being a few weeks from one another which I am THRILLED about. I love that he or she will have a little cousin so close in age!!!

To tell Ryan, I went and bought a little onesie that says "I LOVE DADDY". I put it into a little Christmassy gift bag and have it sitting out (Christmas since I feel like it has to be December, right?). Only about an hour and a half until the big reveal!

This blog will not be revealed quite yet, but I can't wait to start this new chapter of our lives together!