Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, BIG News!

See that? It's our baby (taken at 14 weeks)! Isn't he/she cute? :)

Cory and I are beyond thrilled to announce that we’re expecting a baby! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that we lost a baby in 2010, so we remain cautiously optimistic at this point, but we are getting more excited and less afraid as things progress. In fact, I bought my first little baby thing this week - a cute sweater outfit. Up until now, I've been too afraid to take that step, but I finally did, and it felt good. We deeply appreciate any warm thoughts you have to send our way during this scary/exciting time.
Whenever I share this happiness with someone, I get similar questions, so I thought I’d answer a few of those for you now. 
* How far along are you? I’m currently 18 weeks. For those of you who don’t speak ‘pregnancy’ (I’m still learning the language myself), this is 4.5 months, or about half way. Everything is measured in weeks because that’s how quickly things change and progress. It’s pretty amazing! And scary! 

Not the best pic (a phone photo), but this is me @ 18 weeks. There's a bit of a bump taking shape. 
* What are you having? We find out the gender on Wednesday, and yes, I’m definitely finding out. I admire those who can sit on such a surprise for a full nine months, but I’m absolutely not in that “team green” club. 
* How are you feeling? Much better these days. The first trimester was rough, to say the least. I lost 18 pounds. Of course, I had weight to lose, so that was okay, but I felt pretty ick most of the time. I’m now able to eat and actually enjoy it again, and I have a bit more energy, which is great! I’m currently off of my narcolepsy medicine, which, combined with pregnancy fatigue, has taken its toll on my energy, but it hasn’t been as hard as I feared. 
Due to some autoimmune fun on my part, I’m considered “high risk.” Because of this, I’m blessed with not one, but two fabulous doctors, and they take very good care of me. More than that, Cory has been PHENOMENAL. He’s always taken great care of me, but he’s gone above and beyond with nothing but a sweet and loving attitude (even when my own attitude isn’t always described in such a favorable way). I’m very loved and very grateful for that love!

Yeah... this is pretty much how I look in all of my fall/winter photos this year--sick but happy. This kind of sick is okay because of what it means, and I did my very best to keep a positive attitude for that reason, even on the worst days. 

* Do you have names picked out? We’re still working on this one. We don’t really see eye to eye on most names, especially where a little boy is concerned. I like Eli. Cor’s ho-hum on that one. He likes Archie (he says he’s kidding, but I know part of him really does like it). And while that name is admittedly growing on me, I don’t see it making the final cut. So, the jury is currently out on this one. 
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* Is my family excited? Absolutely! My mom keeps referring to the babe as “Little Peggy” (her name), and my pop has started in with the “Little Gerald” (his name). LOL My sister-in-law asks me almost daily if I know the gender, because she can’t wait to start shopping for bitty shoes. Yes, the fam is definitely on board with this baby bidnaz. 
* What about your car? As much as I ADORE my cute Ford Mustang, it’s not exactly a mom car. It looks like I’m going to have to find Sally a new home. If you know of anyone looking for a much loved 05 Mustang with low milage and an AWESOME stereo, please let me know. I want her going to a good home. 

I love this car! This pic was taken at the Bonneville Salt Flats in April. Sally is now looking for a good home. Let me know if you have any leads. Thanks! 

For those of you interested, I’ll do my best to keep my blog updated as thing progress. I’ll definitely share the gender news when we have it to share. 

I’ll close with a sincere thank-you to you for your support throughout our baby journey, in 2010 and now. It warms our hearts. 
Cheers! 

34 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

What amazing news for you Megan!! I remember your layout from losing the baby last year and it was very touching!! All pregnancies are scary...for all kinds of reason and believe me, I was a nervous wreck through all 3 of mine!! I will remember you and Cory and little baby Hoeppner and can't wait to see if it's a boy or a girl!! :)

Katrina said...

Major happy news girlie!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! big hugs!!! Katrina

Jennifer said...

OMG I'M SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! I know how sad you were to lose your baby in 2010 so I can only imagine your excitement now!! I got a little teary eyed reading this post!!! Congrats from the bottom of my heart!!!!!
~Jen

Chelle said...

I am so excited for you, congratulations!!! I wish I could come and buy your car, too far and not in the budget.

Alicia said...

Best news. Love you sweet girl. :)

marissa said...

Congrats that's SO fun. I totally get the scared and excited!

Jamie said...

A Big, Huge CONGRATS!!!

About Me: said...

Oh sweet friend, I am so excited for you! Will keep you in my prayers! CONGRATS to you and Cory! :) :)

Beth said...

I am so happy for you ! This is great news...congrats to you both !

Kelly said...

Oh Megan, I'm so excited for you...You will be such a great mom! I am keeping you in my prayer for a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy :)

Beth Hallgren said...

Big Congratulations :)

Lisa said...

Awesome news. Congratulations! Can't wait to see updates as you get closer to birthday. But I am on team green, so I won't read that one. Ha!

Nicole said...

:HUGE SMILE: So I stopped by your blog today to see your video segment and LOOK what I see an ultersound photo. YAYAYAYAY Congrats Meg. So happy for u guys you definitely deserve the best. Your going to be such a fun mom. This is going to be such a wonderful journey for you and I know your so ready for it. CoNgRaTs

Megan D said...

Congrats Megan! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy! Can't wait to see your baby scrapping.

Holly said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to meet him/her!

Mandi said...

Congrats and doing the happy dance for you.

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Congratulations!!!! So Happy for you! I had all kinds of complications with both my pregnancies and both boys came out healthy and happy -- well healthy at least (at 15 and 21 the attitudes aren't AlWAYS sweetness and light :-) Hang in there -- it's scary, but once it's over, it's all worthwhile! Hugs to you all!

scrappinmommom said...

I am so excited!!!!! and thrilled for you an Cory. What a blessing! Actually I like Levi, my youngest grandson has that precious name, as for a little girl, why not Heidi (my daughter's name and I have always loved it) or Olivia. You will be so grateful and happy, you could settle for 'baby'. Sending you heartfelt HUGS!! Keep us posted.

jengd said...

Many many congratulations! Best wishes for your all!

scrappinheaven said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy and excited for you both! How about Sloane? My daughter Megan shares your first name and that is her middle name. Works for a boy or a girl :-)

Cynthia B. said...

I am SO happy for you!! Sorry that you've been sick, but it sounds like you're in good hands with your doctors and your loving family. Please take care of yourself, and thanks so much for sharing your joyful news! :D

amytangerine said...

Best news ever! Over the moon for you guys! Big hugs until I see you at CHA (right?) when I can hug you for reals.

laura vegas said...

what amazing news megan! congratulations to you and cory!

SamanthaZ said...

Yay! I am so happy to hear everything is going well and your doctors are taking good care of you. I can't wait to hear boy or girl, I'm guessing girl :) though Ian says its the year of boys!

natalie said...

Okay, I know we don't 'KNOW' each other, but I can not tell you how many times I've checked your blog just waiting to see a post like this!!!! I am SOOO excited for you. I remember when you lost your first baby. Oh, how my heart broke for you. After losing my own babies and taking so long to get pregnant with our miracle boy, I know the joy and fear that comes with a "normal" pregnancy. I just want to giggle with glee for you!! I can't wait to see what this precious baby's gender is!! Congrats, Mama!!

*reyanna klein* said...

YAY!!!

I'm so out of the loop! I hardly ever check FB anymore, and I haven't read blogs in so long. :-( BUT... I'm SOOO enjoying being a mom! Heeeee! ;-)

So excited for you! I hope we can chat soon. This blog post totally gave me goosebumps!

And I guess girl. :-) I've never been wrong with the guessing too... just sayin... ;-)

Vickie said...

Congrats on your blessed news. I don't think that cause your a mom you can't drive a cool car, just sayin'!!! Enjoy the next 4.5 months with Cory because your lives will be changed forever the minute your little arrives. God Bless

Allison said...

CONGRATS! What great news! I'm so thrilled for you guys. :)

Unknown said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations!!!!!

Cindy Tobey said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats Megan and Cory! Megan, you are going to be an awesome mama! Praying for you and the wee one. ((hugs))

Brandy J. said...

Congratulations. I'm so glad the news is now public! You and Cory are going to be great parents.

Melissa said...

Congratulations to you and Cory! That's wonderful news. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CONGRATS, Megan!!! This is exciting news!!

Cassi said...

congratulations, I'm so excited for you both!