June 16, 2012

Great Expectations

Exciting News! Erika and I wanted to announce that she is pregnant! We have both wanted this for a while and we are very excited. The scheduled due date is December 10th, making her currently about 14 1/2 weeks along. Here are two of the ultrasounds we have  so far. The first is from week 10 and the second is harder to see but it is at 14 weeks. You can see the baby is healthy with a heart rate at 150 bpm.
Baby at 10 weeks

Baby at 14 weeks
The pregnancy experience has been rough so far. Erika has morning sickness and feels queasy off and on throughout the day. Usually she would eat breakfast and have some trouble keeping it down. I'm glad she decided to quit her job and stay at home. It would be a nightmare to try to deal with this kind of morning sickness at a job. Erika definitely has shown her heightened sense of smell. She cooks food that is quick to make to avoid all the smells from the kitchen. The good news is that just in the past few days she has been feeling better and not so nauseated. I'm glad because when Erika is happy, I'm happy.

With the baby coming Erika has started being in the baby mode. First project has become fixing up the second bedroom to be a baby room. We have picked out two color schemes just in case it is a boy or girl. We bought two new 5 shelf book cases to try and condense our belonging and make room for a crib. One idea that Erika had was to take the old entertainment unit we have and make shift it into a diaper changing station with storage. I was a little hesitant but since her Dad agreed it would look good and that he would help, now I'm now all for it. I am not worried anymore and I'm getting pretty excited about it all.

Two other things come with babies, shopping and names. The shopping is going to take a while because babies are expensive. We have a huge list of things we will need to purchase and try to figure out which products will work best by reading through all the user comments is a lot of work. As for baby names, surprisingly that has gone pretty well. We have a few names we have agreed upon and I think I'll leave it at that- for now we're calling him/her "Gummy Bear."

All in all, we are both very happy, and excited to be expecting our first child!


Mariko said...

Try working at a daycare with morning sickness for 25 weeks! THAT is a nightmare!

Super excited for you guys! And totally helping out with that baby list with yard sale shopping!

Katelyn said...

Congrats guys! That's great news! Hope you start feeling better soon and that everything keeps going well!

Amanda Jenson said...

Awesome!!! Congrats to you guys!

Wilde Family said...

Wonderful, wonderful!! We are very happy for you.

Leah Swain said...

Congratulations to you both! Hope things go a bit more smoothly in the mornings now! Xo

Johanna Holland said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations! I hope Erika feels much better ASAP. We are really happy for you both, and can't wait to keep hearing more.

The Browning Bunch said...

I am soooooooooooo excited for you guys!!! Congrats!!