Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What's It Gonna Bee?!

Tonight was a big night!  We had a gender reveal party to find out the sex of our baby.  We went to do the ultrasound yesterday and everything looked perfect :)  All the measurements were good, and we have an active little baby.  It was waving and moving all around.  But when it came time to find out the sex, Jimmy and I looked away.  I was disciplined, even though I didn't want to be.  She wrote the sex down, put it in a sealed envelope, and Jimmy took it to a bakery.  They made a cake that had pink or blue icing on the inside so we couldn't see until we cut into it.  It was a complete surprise to everyone there.

My friends and sister put on such a fun party with the cutest theme: "What's It Gonna Bee?"  I LOVED it!
I was so ready to tear into that cake!  They made me be patient for awhile.  Not easy for me.  Not at all!  They asked everyone to wear pink or blue, depending on what they thought the sex would be.  We did not want to be bad parents who guessed wrong.  So we made pink/blue tie-dye shirts :)  Not the best shirts ever, but at least we wouldn't be wrong!

Finally, they told me I could cut into the cake.  I was supposed to cut a piece, but I had to be the first to see! This picture is a little blurry, but it's my initial reaction...yes, SHOCK!

I thought Jimmy looked, but he didn't.  So I made him look too.

I think that face is a combo of shock and excitement!  

It's a......


Yay!  I really am very surprised, but I am much more excited than I could've imagined I would be with a girl.  I have always thought that I was made to be a mother to boys, but God must have a different idea :)  He always knows best, and I know we will be so thrilled with her.  
Plus Jimmy get's his daddy's girl, and that makes me very happy! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hubby's Birthday

So yesterday was my hubby's birthday!  I am a terrible wife and didn't even blog about it on the actual day :( Not that I should be surprised.  I'm a terrible blogger.

Anyway, he's the big 2-9!  We are the same age for about 2 months of the year...and then I leave him behind.  I knew we had plans on his big day, so I cooked dinner for him Saturday night.  Fried pork chops, rice, and pasta salad.  I haven't made that meal for him in a long time!  That used to be what I cooked him about once/week when we first started dating.  His favorite thing I made then...won his heart over!  His step-mom made his favorite pound cake and mailed it to him, so I didn't even have to worry about making that!  It was a pretty low-key birthday overall.  He's not big on birthdays ever though.  I love that low-key quality!  It's a good balance for me as I used to be pretty high strung before we met.  He's really a good balance for me in so many ways.  I know God had him picked out for me, and I can totally see why.  I'm a lucky gal.  He understands me in ways that no one else can.  He's so patient with me and when I'm crazy.  He's so loving with me when I'm sad over something silly.  He is so protective of me and already protective of our baby.  I know he'll be the best father and I just can't wait to start this parenting journey with him!

Happy Birthday to the best husband a girl could ask for!  

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Ok, so I'm officially terrible at updating my blog.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe this week I'll do better because we actually have things going on in our lives :)

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!  I am so lucky.  My dad is one of the best men I know, and I couldn't have asked for a better example while growing up.  He has always been my biggest support, my hero, and a Godly example of what a man should be for his family.  I realize more and more as I'm preparing to be a parent that my parents were so amazing.  I truly hope that I'm able to pass that on to my children.  My dad is spending Father's Day in one of his favorite places.  He's in Canada on a fishing trip which he has done for the past few summers, and I'm so glad that he's enjoying himself!

Happy first Father's Day to my husband too!  I am so ready to see what a wonderful father he will be!  I have always known that he will be incredible as a dad, and I just can't wait to see him in action.  He has been so excited during this pregnancy and so supportive of me and my complaining...although I don't think I've been bad at all!  He may disagree.  But I know he will be such a hands-on dad and everything my dad was to me.

So to update on our lives a little bit: I'm now 18 weeks along!  Crazy to think that I'm so close to halfway.  My little belly is starting to grow, but I haven't felt any movement yet.  I know it's still a little early, but I'm so anxious to feel my precious baby moving.

We also have a big week because we get to find out the sex of the baby!  I really thought as it came closer to time that I'd have a better idea...but I have no clue at all.  Like I said before, I started out thinking girl, then I was convinced it's a boy.  The last few weeks, I have just gone back and forth.  I know I'll be ecstatic about either, but I just don't have a clue.  Hopefully Baby J will cooperate and not decide to be shy this week!