Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Announcing Baby Stafford!


Yes you're reading right! We are gonna have a baby!!! :)

How did we find out?
Well, we were in Mississippi...actually it starts before that...I was at the April Ladies Conference and we were having a shopping day at the big mall. I usually can out-shop everybody...but my legs started hurting so bad I had to quit...and, well, it was time to get ready for the next service... I thought then, "Why on earth do my legs/feet hurt so bad?" On April 4th I had gone to see my doctor and they did a blood test to see if I was pregnant, it came back negative on the 5th so I didn't think I was pregnant because it was barely a week later when the first shopping adventure caused swelling legs.

On the way down to Mississippi (our most recent trip of 10 days), I told Hubby that if I wasn't pregnant I was going to start being a whole lot more healthier than I've been this past year...but if I was pregnant I really would be healthy, I just wouldn't stress too much since I knew pregnant women have weird cravings sometimes. We had decided that on Mother's Day we'd take a test and finally put both our minds at ease...

Well the Thursday May 10th came and his sister and two cousins all decided we should go major grocery shopping at Walmart. I had no problem tagging along since I love to shop...the only problem was that I was thinking I was pregnant and was trying my best not to say anything until Mother's Day so we could tell his momma then... The girls all decided to hang out in the baby/toddler department a few minutes before we did our main shopping. They kept talking about "when you get pregnant you need this" or "when you have a baby we'll have to get you that"...and it was SO HARD for me to keep my mouth shut!!! I think we were only there 5 minutes but it sure felt like an eternity! I finally told the girls: "we have a ton of things to get on our shopping list, maybe we should get going?" Turns out later that one of the girls told another that she thought I was pregnant...and they were right!

That night when I finally got home I told Hubby, "I can't wait until Sunday I want to know NOW." My legs again did that whole swelling up and feeling painful thing and I told him that if I wasn't pregnant then I was going to be seriously worried about what was going on! So he got me a pregnancy test...and I took it...and it came out positive right away! I was really surprised, but Hubby sat in shock for the rest of the night. He told me, "I expected you to be pregnant, but I don't think I was really thinking it would be true."

Needless to say we are both very excited and I seriously cannot wait to find out the gender so I can start buying clothes and accessories (if it's a girl!)

Hubby want's a girl. I want twins. We would be happy with any baby as long as she/he is healthy. My first craving was for Cottage Cheese & Peaches. On the way down to Mississippi I drank half a jar of pickle juice...which is very unusual for me. I like pickles, but I don't love them! lol. Today I had a huge craving for pancakes, but once Hubby got back with them I couldn't hardly eat 1/4 of them! :( I have to say that being pregnant is not all I thought it would be, but it certainly isn't horrible. I am nauseated all the time though. I thought that I would be used to it since I've practically been constantly nauseated since my car wreck, but this is a completely different type of nausea and I really hate it! Apple juice, water, and dry cereal are my best friends right now. I have my first doctors appointment coming up in a few weeks. I'm sure I'll have more to share then. Right now according to several online baby due date calculators I'm about 10 weeks along and it looks like Baby Stafford will be born on or around December 15th... So we're gonna have us a Christmas Baby! :)

Read the announcement and some of the healthier foods I've been eating over on Exercise Encouragement Group Blog too!

P.S. Any tips you might have on surviving being nauseated would be much appreciated!

23 comments:

  1. Congrats! SO exciting! I'm just thinking of all the cute baby clothes refashions out there. :)

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  2. That is SO exciting! My tip for surviving nausea: start slow and eat very bland! Definitely stay away from things like pizza and hamburgers. Anything with lots of butter killed me too. I've heard Ginger Ale helps, I normally don't like it but I craved it when I was pregnant with my second.

    Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations! Its gonna be a great ride for ya!

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  4. Congratulations!! Such exciting news.
    As far as the nausea goes, not sure I have too many tips, mostly bread and crackers worked for me, that and knowing it (hopefully) will not last long. After about 14 weeks I felt great.
    All the very best.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  5. Congratulations! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Congrats! So fun!! Love the names. Enjoy your special time.

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  7. Chew gum a lot. Eat ice. Don't ride the bus haha. Don't text or read in the car. Always have water with you and sip on it.

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  8. Congrats!! Love the names you've chosen.
    My thoughts are you're probably gona have a girl. I've read there is something about mom and daughter's hormones conflict, which = nausea. Not sure if it is an old wive's taled or not, but it seems to have predicted mine and several other's girls. My first was a girl. I was nauseated the whole pregnancy, except the last 2 weeks; then, I was over-due. Should've known she was going to be difficult. Lol...
    I had everyone telling me a cure for it. Some were ridiculous, The one that helped the most was to sip water and nibble on soda crackers before I raised my head off the pillow in the morning. Best wishes!

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  9. Aww congrats. Im so happy for the new life you both will be bringing into the world. Im so excited

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  10. Congrats!!! My first was a girl. I was nauseated most of my pregnancy; except the last 2 weeks, then, I was overdue. Lol...
    Had all kindas of remedies thrown my from sensible to ridiculous. One that worked for me the best was to sip water and nibble crackers before I raised my head off the pillow in the morn. Milk helped too, even though my nurse said it would make me sick to my stomach. I craved it and it worked so...
    Best wishes. For the record, I think you'll have a girl ;-)

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  11. COngrats girrrrrl!!! I'm soooo NOT surprised that your pregos!!! You just seemed like you were meant to be a mom!!! I have NO ADVICE!!! LOL

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  12. This is so exciting!! Congratulations !!

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  13. Amazing news! Put a smile on my face :) congratulations and wishing you a wonderful pregnancy ahead xx

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  14. Congrats to you both!!! You have been blessed with a fun adventure.

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  15. Congratulations! Best wishes on your new, developing family.

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  16. Congratulations! Love the picture. A Christmas baby will be perfect!

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  17. Awww, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!!!!

    Niki

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  18. I've slacked on reading posts lately in general and totally missed this!!! Congrats pretty lady!

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  19. Congratulations!!! I just LOVE the names you have picked!

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  20. Congratulations!!! God bless :)

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