Friday, September 4, 2009

BIG (or wee little) News

Is that a plus sign I see??? Well, maybe it did not show up so well in the photo, but the big blue plus sign only took about two seconds to show up in the little window.

So word is out! While it's probably not news to most of the Mauneyland readers, we wanted to make an official announcement anyway so that we can post updates and pictures moving forward. As most of you know, we are expecting a wee small member of the family next year around March 28th. Although we were very surprised to say the least, we could not be more thrilled or excited about it! So officially we are at 10 weeks and it's been a (thankfully) easy experience so far. Aside from a little bit of fatigue, there has been no sickness and I've been able to continue with my usual activities. It's customary to wait until after 12 weeks to make any sort of announcements, but as you all know, we are really bad at waiting for things! Hence why we're going to be parents nine and a half months after getting married. We don't waste any time!

The day we found out was quite funny and surreal. I just had a feeling that something was going on and was pretty convinced that I knew what it was. Josh had told me that if I were to ever find out that I was pregnant, he wanted to be told in a "cool way", which would totally be my style anyway. Well, there's no such thing as a "cool way" when you've only been married for a month and are kind of freaked out by how soon this might be happening! Instead, I came into the living room with a bit of a panicked look on my face and sent him to the store to buy a test. While he was gone, I definitely wasn't thinking and I used the restroom. Needless to say, when he came back from the store there was no part of me that needed to go again. I seriously have the world's largest bladder and knew it would be awhile. But like a trooper I tried anyway, and we both leaned over and stared at the test while we waited for something to happen. And... well... NOTHING happened. Nothing at all. Josh then proceeded to fill me up with every liquid in the house- water, juice, soda, and whatever else we could find. About an hour later I was finally able to go again and I did not even make it out of the bathroom before the blue plus sign showed up! The two of us just stood speechless staring at the stick in disbelief! Just to be sure, I went back into the bathroom and re-tried the first test that didn't work (since I was now filled with liquid) and sure enough, this one worked within seconds, too! Before I could even process the information I looked at Josh and said, "How did this happen?" to which he told me that I clearly needed a biology lesson. Very funny. So we kept the news amongst family for a few weeks and then started telling friends, and now there is no holding back! We're so excited that we can't even stand it!

For those of you that don't know, it's a super exciting year for babies in the family! We will be welcoming our little one's brand new cousin in January 2010 as Michael and Mindy are just 9 weeks ahead of us. All of our cousins are quite a bit younger than us, so we're looking forward to our kids having a bunch of cousins who are all around the same age... it's going to be so much fun!
So keep checking for updates. We go to the doctor again on September 16th and will get to hear the heartbeat at that time! We absolutely cannot wait! And now that it's out on the blog, I don't have to feel like I'm going to absolutely bust with the news every time I post something!

We can't wait to meet you, little one!

1 comment:

  1. Um, I guess that's cool news, but where are the pictures of the bathroom?!

    HEHEHE - I am SOOOOOO excited for you guys! Congratulations! I can't wait to meet your sweet little punkin!!!! LOVE YOU!