Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Addition...

Nope, it's not a puppy, not a new kitty, new car, or new house...it's a new Dooley! We're having a baby!!!!!
We found out a couple of months ago, and it's been killing us to keep it a secret. I'm 12 weeks (and a day) and things are going great so far; our due date is May 5th. We had our 3rd doctors visit yesterday. The heart rate was just where it needed to be at 172! We have pictures from 8 weeks that I will include on here.
I'm filling a lot better now...much better than a couple of weeks ago. I was sick, morning, noon, and night for the first several weeks. I found out that there are many smells that are stinkier than I ever thought they were before. Some of my favorites like apples and bananas quickly became least favorites. There's a certain aisle at Publix that I can't walk down without gagging. It's all just crazy to me how much things can change by something smaller than an inch! Thankfully, at about 10 and a half weeks, I woke up hungry instead of sick! Now, I want chips and cheese dip all the time, rice is a weekly necessity, and I drink apple juice with every meal.
We've revealed the news to family and a few friends...but over the past 2 weeks we haven't been able to keep our mouths shut! Our parents, brother and sisters, and nieces and nephews know. I've told some of my fellow teachers at work as well as some friends. We went to a wedding last week and were able to tell several friends at the same time. Last night we even told a few students...but just 6 that we're both pretty close to. It's super exciting to put it on here to share with the world!
So, I guess I'll be blogging much more now that we have something so fun to write about. Plus, I'll have to keep up on Bekka and Julie who are also expecting! Congrats to you two...and Amanda and another Julie who I don't think have a blog.
PS...nope, we're not finding out if it's a boy or girl :)

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting :)


I'm impressed with your ability to keep it a secret for so long!

Bekka said...

Yay! Baby Dooley is adorable! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! Saying a prayer for your cute family! :)

Sarah and Davey said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYA! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS AND DOUBLY EXCITED THAT YOU ARE NOT FINDING OUT WHAT YOU'RE HAVING!!!! I CAN'T MAKE THE FONT BIG ENOUGH TO TELL YOU HOW AWESOME THAT IS!!! IT'S THE BESTEST BESTEST BESTEST SURPRISE YOU'LL EVER HAVE.

Lindsey said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I am SO excited for you two!!!!! Way to go on keeping the secret! I am looking forward to following along! Let me know if you want some reading material about natural birth stuff. :)

Chris and Abby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We waited until we were 12 weeks before making the big announcement also and it was TORTURE... so I'm SO PROUD OF YOU for holding out through your first trimester! :) I can't wait to read all of your baby updates-- CONGRATS!!!!

Nick and Julie said...

Congratulations!! We are SO thrilled for you! I can't believe that we're five days apart! Harp's Nursery will have fun next year! :)