Saturday, February 19, 2011

Baby Update!

My sister has been pestering me for a belly picture so here you are Emmy Sue...
There we are, 16 weeks, 2 days. I tried to find a fun pregnancy survey to post and here's what I found...

Q: How did you find out you were pregnant?

A: It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving and after making a huge Thanksgiving on Thursday, I refused to cook for the rest of the weekend. So, naturally I requested that we go to one of our favorites, Monterrey. As we were sitting there, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was a few days late. I mentioned this to Jed and he enthusiastically said we were going to pick up some tests on the way home. I took one right away when we got home and the line showed up prrrreetty quickly. I called Jed over to look and his response was a combination of not that surprised, proud and all around just content. I, on the other hand, was actually really shocked but didn't really know what to do or say! In the following days I think I took 4 or 5 more tests ... you know, just to be sure. I just couldn't quite believe it.

Q: How far along are you?

A: 16 weeks and 2 days

Q: When are you due?

A: August 4th

Q: Where will you deliver?

A: Mercy in Des Moines

Q: Are you going to find out what you're having?

A: No! We want it to be a surprise for us, our family and friends! Some people think we/I am totally crazy but we're excited!

Q: Have you chosen any names?

A: We have some ideas ... Jed likes to joke about ridiculous names more often than not (I know you aren't surprised). As a teacher, there are many names that get thrown out the window pretty quick.

Q: How have you been feeling?

A: Much better than I was! Weeks 8-12 were not very fun. Mind you, this was over Christmas break - I think I only ate 2 cookies all of Christmas time! Though, I did enjoy taking naps all the time! I still am nauseous every once in awhile and am not a huge fan of cooking or eating a lot of meat, but every once in awhile, it strikes my fancy.

Q: How has Jed been feeling??

A: Jed is pretty excited about the baby and has conversations with my stomach a lot. At our first baby class at the hospital he took very, VERY detailed notes and kept me laughing during the entire class. I think he will be an excellent labor coach! He has been making an effort to help out more around the house and hasn't complained when I ask for weird things for dinner like rice and green beans! :) He has asked several times about projects I want done around the house before Beanie arrives ... as we speak, he and his dad are working on a big bathroom project, putting in a shower/tub surround and new vanity! I'm so thankful for my hard working husband and father-in-law!


  1. You look great! We loved the surprise of not knowing if we were having a boy or girl until baby arrived!

  2. Thanks Megan, you're so sweet! I think the surprise will be the best motivation to get through labor!! :)

  3. You look so cute!! So excited for you!

  4. You are starting to show a little bit - how fun!!! I can't wait until you have your baby. It seems like so far away still!