Anyway, Christmas Eve, Laura invited me to a HIGH fitness class and I LOVED it. We had so much fun and I felt really motivated to start exercising again - I hadn't been doing very good with two little kids and a full time job and whatever other excuses you can think of. So yeah, that was awesome. But on the way home I thought about how I was a few days late on my recently normalized period. So I went home and got kids and we went to Smith's a little later. I honestly thought there was NO way I could be. I didn't feel anything different but just wanted to confirm I wasn't. Tanner was out buying a Traeger and I thought, IF I happen to be, I could have some time to run and buy something to break the news to him. Anyway, I bought a test, took two kids into the stall with me and peed on it and it almost immediately went positive. I don't think I've ever been closer to a real live anxiety attack. Haha. I was FREAKING out. It was such a shock.
So, another side story that is cool...I had been talking to my sister a lot about pregnancy - how she was trying a lot and totally ready for another and how we were still unsure but didn't think we were ready. So when I had the positive test I wanted to call her immediately and have her help me figure out how to tell Tanner (I did but she didn't answer), and then I didn't want to tell her at all because I was gonna feel so bad that we hadn't tried and weren't quite ready and were, and they were and had been trying and weren't. Monday after Christmas we were talking on the phone and she told me how her sis and bro in law were expecting and we talked about other things. I asked her if she was yet and she said no. And then randomly later, I decided to just tell her. As soon as I did she freaked out and said she had a positive test that morning! Hahaha. Little liar. Sooo cool and it was so fun to have our little secret together for a few weeks until we told our families. My parent's had just got home from Hawaii and so we had them over for dinner with some other family and told them the kids had made them a welcome home card. The first page was a pic of Laura and Dallin with Logan holding their ultrasound (which I don't have a pic of apparently??) and so there was a bunch of excitement surrounding that, and then my mom kept thumbing through the card and there was this...
Morning sickness was definitely the worse with this one. I actually lost weight instead of gaining a bunch in the first trimester cause I literally could not make myself eat. The rest of pregnancy has gone pretty easy and smooth, for what it is. Haha - nothing about pregnancy is easy or smooth. But really, I can't complain. It's been hard working full time and chasing around 2 little kids so I feel exhausted all the time. But it's been just fine.
Anyway, Tanner said I should see Dr. Bitner...a family friend...for my OB. So we did.
Tanner came to our first appointment where they did the first quick little ultrasound. I'm not sure I even have a picture of that. Oh - I do...just found it but it's not on my computer. Maybe some day I'll remedy that.
We decided to tell Tanner's parents one day around Valentine's Day. I somehow messed up the order on some M&M's and meant to change it to just pink and white but ended up with pink white and blue. But they were still cute and Berrie figured it out pretty quick and it was really fun. Clare was just excited about chocolate and didn't really even notice the words :)
This round has been different because I don't have constant and easy access to ultrasounds! We had to wait ALL the way to our regularly scheduled anatomy ultrasound to find out the sex. Which was painful at first but then waiting so long (it felt like forever), we both finally felt like we wouldn't care if we didn't find out, but we had already decided we were and we didn't change our minds.
It is still so amazing what you can see with ultrasound. She wasn't in a good position or cooperating very well so we didn't get any great 3D images. I think these videos are cool though.
|I LOVE this picture!|
I think that's about all. I have been doing terrible at taking pictures, not because I forget but because I don't want any. Haha. I might take one legit profile one here soon but haven't really been documenting. There's been plenty of other prego pics of me thus far and that's enough :) Tanner and I talked the other night about how we are really excited to meet this little one. Sometimes in the ultrasound pics, I know this sounds crazy, but it looks like she might look like Greta. I am so excited to see what she looks like and just watch what kind of personality she will develop. I worry about how she will fit in and change the dynamic of our family - just like I did with Greta. I know we won't understand how we survived without her but there's a lot of things to not worry about that I do. Haha. I hope her and Greta are great friends and love each other and don't compete or compare. I'm nervous about not sleeping. Actually excited about breastfeeding again but not pumping. I can't wait for all the milestones and just to have another little person and spirit in our home. It still seems so far away but these weeks are going by so fast and I know she will be here before we know it! Guess we better FINALIZE a name - Tanner thinks he knows what it is (and the deal was if I got to name Greta and we had a third kid, he could name it), but I haven't fully accepted it yet. We shall see... :)