Friday, November 16, 2007

Our Big News

Well, I'm still a crappy poster. Surprise. I've been reading all of my friends and family blogs and feel inspired to write something. I was especially inspired by my cousin, Sara, because her blog is so much fun for me to read. She's far away and having a baby any day now. I miss her and love feeling more connected to her through the blog. So, Sara, thanks for the inspiration.

Now to the title of this entry. Our big news...Bryan and I have a little babe on the way. I am 11 weeks and 1 day today. I can't believe it. We are so excited. I actually wrote an entry about the first week after we found out, but alas, I am a goof and deleted it on accident. I was typing it on my itty bitty iPhone and then poof! I deleted it.

We found out about our little babe on September 29th. Bryan and I were suppose to go out with Seth and Emily that night, so I took a pregnancy test because I wanted to be sure I could safely have a few drinks. I came home from work and took the test. was sort of positive. Talk about ambiguous! Emily was certain there could be no false positive- only false negatives! Seth and Emily were so excited! It took taking a test 2 days later for me and Bryan to really believe it. Even still, it was weeks before it truly sank in.

The next couple of weeks we told our close friends and family. It has been so much fun telling everyone. It is really awesome to see everyone's reaction. I wanted to do something really special to tell our Mothers. So, I made them each a newborn onesie. My Mom's had a #6 on it and Bryan's Mom's had a #1 on it. The numbers represent what grandchild baby Kelley will be for them. As you can see, my Mother is a pro by now. She was still sooo excited. This is Bryan's Mom's first. The look on her face was awesome. She is thrilled about this little thing. I think she said she has nicknamed the baby Squirt. Well, okay, whatever floats your Grandma Boat. :) We are so lucky to have such a supportive family. I've said it before, but this baby is so lucky to have so many people who already love it so much. We are lucky, too.

There's so many new things going through my mind now that this little one is on the way. Life is good. A friend of mine that had a baby earlier this year was reminiscing about being pregnant when I told her about my pregnancy. She said she loved being pregnant and that she just felt content. I think that is a good description.

More to come...


  1. I love your blog. I love that I can keep up with you guys through your blogs - makes me feel not so far away. Post more!

  2. Hey--thanks for the mention. I am really going to try to keep up with mine. You are right--it is sooo fun to read back over...especially with pictures, comments, etc.
    We are so happy for you all too. I have really enjoyed being pregnant. Now, though, at 38.5 weeks...I am feeling less than glowing! Ready to meet this little one who I've been sharing a body with for so, so long.

    Remind yourself every single day what a blessing it is. Sounds cheesy--but it is oh so true.
    Looking forward to keeping up with you through this blog.