Monday, February 23, 2009

Whole Lotta Growin' Goin' On

Wow! What a difference a week makes! The baby is definitely growing, as is my belly!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

We had such an enjoyable time with our friends this past weekend. Kelsey and Joe Graves and Lauren and Nathan Mauer came in town for a fun weekend visit. It was so nice to host Lauren and Nathan at our house. Sadie loved them. Maybe that's because they took her on a walk on Friday while we were at work. Sadie loves to walk around the neighborhood and sniff mailboxes, miscellaneous piles of dirt and any other slight scent that catches her nose.

On Friday night the girls went to Step Sing. Unfortunately, Chi O did not win but we gave a good performance. Pi Kapp won, which is understandable because the show was hilarious. I thought it was so creative. It was so good to be on Samford's campus, I didn't realize how much I missed it! Here we are at Step Sing:

On Saturday morning we woke up and I made eggs, bacon and a coffee cake for breakfast. It was my first time to make the coffee cake and it turned out pretty tasty, so I was relieved. On Saturday night, we all got dressed up and went to the Melting Pot for a Valentine's dinner. It was a blast. We were the loudest ones in the restaurant for sure. After that we went dancing downtown at the Rare Martini. It was a lot of fun but I was definitely tired afterwards! Here is a group shot from the Melting Pot. As you can see, no baby bump yet.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Word Is Out

So, the word is out finally. I've loved seeing everyone's reactions to the news. We told our sunday school class this past Sunday, so I think those were the last friends that we had to tell.

I'm still not showing, but I am noticing that my jeans are getting tighter around the waist. I need to invest in one of those Belly Band things as soon as I can make it to Motherhood Maternity at the Galleria. What a great invention- it's this elastic band that goes over your jeans at the waist so that you can unbutton your jeans and still wear them. The purpose is to delay having to purchase maternity jeans (yay!). I would much rather buy a cute maternity shirt than large-waisted jeans. Ha!

We are letting everything soak in and now we're getting to the "oh my gosh we have a baby coming stage." Hence, the budget. Yes, the baby budget is in full effect at the Patterson house. This will be good for me (and Andrew) even though it will take a little bit of time to get used to.

Okay, that's all for now, more updates to come re: Step Sing and Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Breaking News...

I'm expecting a baby!!! Surprise! Andrew and I went to the doctor yesterday and we heard the heartbeat. It was so sweet. The heartbeat was very fast and there was only one so that was good :) I am officially 10 weeks pregnant today! We are so excited to now finally tell people. This is such a load off. I feel like I have been avoiding people and avoiding having to spend time with people because, say, if we went to dinner with some friends I would be "passing" on the wine and that would be just a dead giveaway.

I am due September 2nd. Mark your calendars. I haven't been too sick, except for when I got some kind of stomach bug last week (apparently when you're pregnant, your immune system is weakened). I was definitely sick then, but otherwise, on the pregnancy front, I have not "thrown up." But I have been nauseous. It comes and goes, but lately it's just been at night. Also, I've been really really tired. Like I'll be at work and then, all of a sudden at like 2:30pm I'll be exhausted. So, I am looking forward to having the 1st trimester over with so that I can get past these feelings of nausea and fatigue!

Yesterday at the doctor I found out that I have O negative blood, which apparently is rare. Basically what that means is that I have to get a shot around 28 weeks or so. No big deal. Also, I have gained 3 lbs since my last dr. visit, so that is good. Never thought I would say that, ha! I told Andrew the other day that it is kinda weird feeling like I am now getting a gut. Oh well.

Overall, we're just really, really excited about having a baby and want to spread the good news!