August 6, 2008

Baby confirmed

First of all, THANK YOU for all of your congratulations and well wishes. Yes, we are most definitely having a baby, due in early February. If that little bugger even dares to be born on my own birthday, I will be royally peeved. I'm a selfish birthday hog.

We tried to keep everything secret for a while in case our seemingly fruitful loins didn't turn out to be so, but we had our ultrasound last Wednesday and everything is ship-shape. Two arms, two legs, big ol' head (definitely from Ted) and a little bum I'm looking forward to squeezing. Our thoughts have turned to everything baby and in telling everyone, I feel like I've joined some sort of club. Considering I've never been a part of a club (unless you count my honorary spot in the Babysitter's Club for reading all the books), it's been pretty fun. Our parents and siblings have shown their excitement, and one of my brothers offered his condolences even though he's one of the best dads I know.

Pregnancy side effects haven't hit me too hard. I've had some nausea, but only a couple of bouts with vomiting, including this morning. The biggest thing has been how stinking tired I am ALL the time. Last Friday I managed to sleep through the entire day, though I had to get up for our date. I've had the mood swings, so I'd like to publicly apologize to Ted for going through that hell. It ain't over, baby. As far as weight gain, so far I've lost a couple pounds since it all began, but a few posts back I put up a picture of a woman with a fanny that spills. It hasn't happened yet, but I foresee something akin to that over the next 6 months, so cut me some slack. (Cut me new slacks?)

Thank you again, everyone, for being so excited for us. Your excitement has only made us more so.

12 comments:

Jean said...

Yaaaay! You guys are awesome. I couldn't be happier for you. I can already imagine the little Nugget... brilliant, refreshingly sarcastic, crazy-musically talented, and probably prone to frequent boisterous laughter like his mama. :-P Yay!! Congrats again. Keep the updates comin'!

Kathleen said...

I still vote yes! (even if it does sing like Snow White)

dana said...

I had no idea!! Congrats! And um, my condolensces as well.
No, I'm super excited for you guys. I'm glad you haven't been too horribly sick and I can't wait to see your butt blob over a chair like that.
He or she is bound to be a cutie!
And you're totally part of the Mommy club now (if I can join you in the babysitter's club. I miss those carefree summer reading days about silliness)

Kizzycakes said...

i'm so glad the word is out now! hooray for you guys! now get yo prego buns up here!!!

charrette said...

Still so excited for you!

The tiredness doesn't ever go away. Even after 16 years! It's just training for the future sleep deprivation.

And they're infinitely so much easier to take care of while they're still inside you, so enjoy it while you can, nausea or not!

Can't wait for your next visit to Zion...

Erika Gunn said...

You sly thing! Remember three weeks ago when we were talking about being a few of the remaining "married without kids" girls...you were totally knocked up. Another one bites the dust, I guess. Congratulations T&A, I am excited for you guys.

willisness said...

I'm sooooo excited!! No one told me and I'm so thrilled for you!! Woohoo baby club here we go!!! Call me if you need anything I'm home all the time with a baby on my boob.

La La Land said...

Damnit!!! I am so excited for you, but mad that I won't be there to watch your world turn upside down (in a good way). If you (heaven forbid) are sick or have to be on bed rest I will fly down to visit you. Your visits brightened my pregnancy. Good luck and indulge because you are now eating for 2!!!

Brittany said...

Hey, that's awesome! Congratulations to you both. I'm sure you'll be great parents. Allison, you will also be a very hilarious mother. I can't wait!

laura said...

exciting news! congratulations! lalaland is right - get ready for your world to be flipped. the club is going to be so much more fun with you in it!

Kaylene said...

Oh my....What is this world coming to? Allison being allowed to have a baby? That's just not right? How do you ever plan to share the spotlight with the little pipsqueak? Bring on the counseling.

J/K. So very happy for you both. Now life can begin....

~Kaylene

Holtbuster said...

hey girl, remember me... shauna welch (now holt) congrats on the marriage and on the baby making success! motherhood is awesome! i don't know if you heard through the hinckley hall rumor trail but i had my first last december. check out our blog! holtbuster@blogspot.com! love ya! glad you hear you're still as fun as ever! shauna

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