Friday, November 16, 2012

We Are Having a BOY!

Austin really wanted to be at our ultrasound on Tuesday, but he had to make an emergency trip to AZ for TruForce stuff.  So, I went solo.   I watched out sweet little one stretch and rub it's face in the black and white world of ultrasound, and then to my surprise the nurse said, 
-"Do you want to know what it is?"  
-"What!?!?! You can tell!!"
-"Uh huh."
-"Are you sure you can tell!?!?" 
-"Yup, I'm sure."
-"Don't tell me!"

I ended up having her write it down and put it in a sealed envelope.  

This was Tuesday.....Austin got home today (Friday)'s been a LOOOONG week.

but I survived.  I even took the envelope to the bakery today before picking up Austin and had them secretly write out these words on a delicious piece of cheesecake so we could eat the yummy news.  :)

To be honest I've been getting boy vibes since the very beginning of my pregnancy.  Every time I thought about our little baby I imagine him swaddled in blue with Austin's curls.

Now it's official.  We are having a baby boy in the Spring and we couldn't be happier.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Secret is Out!

Can you believe I actually waited 4 months to tell you!  I'm still reeling from my amazing secret keeping skills.

We are 16 weeks along and my tummy is showing the faintest signs of bumpage.  Either that or it's wishful thinking and a big lunch.

Our quest for parenthood has been an eye opening journey for me.  We have actually miscarried thrice, and this probably aided my secret keeping skills.  I was tired of telling good news only to follow it with heartbreak.

While I had my moments of anger, confusion, disappointment, and fatigue, the overall message from my Father in Heaven has been peace.  Peace through faith in His timing.

The "danger zone" is behind us, we've heard the baby's heartbeat twice, watched it hanging out on the ultrasound cam, and will know the gender in less than a month.  I've finally allowed myself to throw my heart into this baby.  We will pray this baby into reality!

This baby is really coming this time, and darn it, it has the cutest heartbeat I have ever heard.

Current cravings:
lemons (straight up lemons...weird I know)

Morning (and every other time) sickness galore.  Initially I would lose my lunch, rinse out my mouth and prance into the bedroom for a happy dance with Austin because we were "still pregnant!"  Now it's become more routine.  For some reason I thought this part was supposed to disappear after the first trimester and then I'd feel peachy keen and glowy for the rest of the time.  Ah well.  :)

I do feel pretty giddy though.  I feel little tweaks and pulls as my body makes way for this little one, and  I'm reminded that my body is AMAZING!  How does it know just what to do?  I don't even have to think about it and I'm growing a brain, little fingers and toes, eyelids, and fingernails.

We are so blessed.

Thank you for your prayers and support...

from all three of us.

TruForce and the End of Our Days in Utah

Austin would probably start this post with, "long story short," and then tell a really long story.  (ahem, I'm going to pay for that comment...)

I'll try to actually keep it short, especially since the next post I'm planning is even more exciting! Heck just skip to that one now.

We are moving to Arizona!  Austin has an opportunity there that will require a boat load of hard work and sacrifice, but will pay off big time for our family long term.  

Lucky for us, I'm really good at sacrifice and he is really good at hard work!

We almost signed with this company this last summer, but things have fallen in to place very suddenly for us now and we will be all moved by Christmas.

TruForce, our new company, is the most organized, innovative, awesome sales company I've encountered in my shortish life.   And I'm super proud of Austin.

I mean just check this out:

And yes, they designed that app themselves.  They're that awesome.

We will miss all of our friends here in Utah, but if you're ever in AZ come say hi!