Monday, January 30, 2012


We are so excited about the baby that is going to be joining our family this Summer! 
It's basically the only thing I can think about. That and watermelon, chimichangas and lion pups (my current cravings).

It was October 31st, 2011 when I saw those two pink lines that changed my life forever.
That second line was a bit faint, so I made sure four more times that it REALLY meant what I thought it meant.
Yep. I was pregnant! 4 weeks along on Halloween. 
I was so estastic, I ran right to Tyson's work to tell him the news. I couldn't wait! A little babe already sprouted in my belly! It was the best news ever.

Week 6, a little nausea started setting in, soon followed by the throwing up. Every day. Morning. Night. Afternoon. 
My baby was letting me know that it was in there and boy did I believe it! I didn't want to eat ANYTHING. Nothing.
I lived on soup, saltines, cereal and ginger ale.
Once I reached week 11 or 12, it started getting better. I still threw up, but not as often and my appetite was returning (thankfully)! 

That first trimester was kind of a blur, but there were a couple of exciting times.
The first was when we got to our hear our little babe's heartbeat at 10 weeks! Best little sound ever. Keep that little heart beating, baby. 
The second highlight was when we told our families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! That was SO fun. I loved being able to have it out in the open so I could have someone else to talk to about it besides Tyson (I'm sure he was glad too)! We wrapped up all these little baby items and had everyone open them at the same time to "guess the theme of the presents". It was really fun and everyone was so excited for us.
We also sent out Holiday Cards right after Christmas to close friends and other family members with a photo telling them that we were expecting a baby in July! 
I am 17 weeks today and feeling pretty good! 
I have a lot more energy and a lot less nausea (praise the heavens)!
This experience has been amazing. Although my emotions run high and there have been days when I didn't feel like I could make, I am doing great! I am so excited to be a mama. I daydream about it ALL THE TIME, ask Tyson. :) And I feel so blessed and lucky! I just keep thinking, oh my gosh-- this is real! There is a real tiny human inside of me growing big and strong. I love it! We both do. 
I am really looking forward to these next few weeks when I can start feeling the baby move and when we find out the gender (in 18 days)! 
Dear July, (my new favorite month of the year)
Please come A.S.A.P. so I can have my little babe.
Please & Thank You.

Dear Baby,
Grow big and strong and stay healthy!
We love you soooo much.

Dear Nausea,
THANK you for subsiding so I can take more time to enjoy this amazing experience.

Dear Joe Bandido's/Cold Stone/In-N-Out,
I don't know how much longer I can keep myself away...
Hey-- what baby wants, baby gets (for now)! :)

Dear Tyson,
I cannot wait until you are a Big Daddy-o. 
You are going rock socks at it. 
And probably be the favorite parent.

Dear Self,
ENJOY every second you can.
Have patience.
Keep that baby growing strong and healthy.

We are SO happy.

Kinda like this:


Chrissy said...

So adorable! You're going to be a great Mom, I can tell ;-) Congrats from the Oliversons!!

chelseakate said...

I'm so excited for you guys! You two are going to be awesome parents :)

WendyandGabe said...

That is very exciting news! We were happy to get your Christmas card. You are looking lovely. I think pregnancy suits you! :)

Stina said...

I was hoping you'd start blogging about this soon :) I want to hear how everything is going! I love how similar our pregnancy stories are going to be :) So glad you are feeling better and can enjoy the ride a little bit more now. Love you guys!

The Mills said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting. I hear our dads went golfing a few weeks ago :)

- Lynsie Hyer Mills

Kate & Jordan Van Ausdal said...

Awwww!!!! So excited for you! This makes me more excited for myself too! Hoping the days of nausea are coming to an end so I can actually be happy about this little thing that is making me feel like crap all the time :) guess you gotta love it anyway!!