September 14th

Well after all the up's and down's I'm pregnant and 13 weeks along, aka: into the 'Safe' zone!

I couldn't be more happy and excited. :)

We found out the news about the second week of January and I've been fluctuating from excited to nervous and back again ever since. I was a bit hesitant after the miscarriage last year to get my hopes too high, but now that I'm past 12 weeks and the chance of miscarriage has dropped to 3% I feel that I can relax a bit and let the excitement over take the nerves.

It's been a crazy 3 months - I feel like the most typical pregnant lady that someone can be. I've had major morning sickness (though more like all day sickness for me), aversions to most foods, extremely tired (leading to my anti-socialness vamping up to a new level), and even a bit emotional (though that may have simply been from the extremely frustrating call with Comcast rather then hormones). Each symptom though brings my heart some peace as it is another sign that I really am pregnant - who knew that you could be so happy after throwing up what you just ate for breakfast.

Going to Disneyland was so much fun and brought us the opportunity to take some photos to help us announce to the rest of the world the happy news:









Don't worry I still had plenty of rides to go on - plus I checked with my doctor and he said that I would be fine to ride any of them as long as my stomach could hold up. I decided to skip out on Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Star Tours, California Sourin', and Screamin'. Autopia and Indiana Jones were just fine! Tower of Terror on the other hand left me feeling quite sick - so I didn't ride that one again.

All in all we are super happy and excited for this new adventure. I feel so blessed and honored to have the opportunity to be a mother - my heart still goes out to those that are continuing to try to become pregnant. My own struggles are just a constant reminder of how lucky I really am.

Next up is find out the gender - our appointment is set for April 19th. This seems extremely far away but I know it will get here before I know it. :)

Thank you all for the love and support! Come on September 14th! :)


Karissa said...

Oh this is so fantastic!!!!! I love your announcement clever!!! I'm seriously SO excited for you guys!!! Yay! Congrats one thousand times.

The Morrisons said...

Congrats Katie! SO excited for you guys:) We'd love to give your fetus a friend, but the time isn't right yet ;)

Kelly Jean said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats!!!! :) Hope the morning sickness wears off soon..!

Allison Lefler said...

I'm so happy for you two!!!! And I just loved the way you announced it with those pictures!! Such a cute idea!! Congrats!! I'm due Sept. 13 so hurray for September babies!!!!

kell said...

WHAAATT!! woohoo. Jordan told me and I am so happy for you guys. Congrats!

Kara and Chant said...

I am thrilled for you guys! You are going to be great parents! So so happy for you! Glad you were still able to do some things at Disney land.