Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Going With The Flow

The most common question I get when someone asks about my pregnancy is "are you going to find out the gender?".  I've been enjoying seeing how everyone reacts to my answer.  The responses are usually excitement that we are not going to find out or surprise that we don't want to know early.  

Those who are surprised we aren't finding out usually ask how will we prepare?  They ask how will we decorate the nursery and buy clothes.  I just kind of shrug my shoulders and say most babies don't care what their nursery looks like.  And I have a mother and mother-in-law who are doing their best to patiently wait until they can go shopping, so I'm not worried about clothes.

I usually need to have a plan and be in control, but right now I'm okay with not being in control.  If I've learned anything from having Daulton in my life its that once you add kids to the equation, you can make plans but that doesn't always mean you are going to be able to follow them.  You have to be flexible and go with the flow.

So, that's what I'm doing.  I'm going with the flow and enjoying the present.  

Just because we are not finding out the gender does not mean we judge or criticize anyone else's choice to find out early.  What works for us may not work for someone else and vice versa.  To each their own.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Happy Announcement!

I have some exciting news to share.  Matt and I are expecting a baby in early August!  We are very excited to add another person to our family.  Daulton is very excited to be a big brother.  Dixie seems apathetic to the news.

I am just out of the first trimester and am feeling pretty good.  I had some nausea and fatigue in the first trimester but most of the nausea is gone and the fatigue is getting better.  I've been coming home from work pretty tired, so I haven't had much energy for blogging.

I'm sure you have questions and here are the answers to the most common questions I've been asked.

Are you going to find out if its a boy or girl?
No, we are going to be surprised and we will not be finding out early.  We would like a healthy, happy baby.

Do we have names picked out?
No.  And we haven't thought about nurseries, day care, or anything along those lines.  We will figure it out.  

Will I post belly pics?
I don't know.  It will probably depend on how I feel.  Right now I just feel pudgy and am not feeling very photogenic.  So keep the compliments about my pregnancy glow coming!

Do I have any cravings?
Not really.  I had one pickle craving a few weeks ago but haven't had another once since.  I do have an aversion to chicken right now but its getting a little better.

So that's our news!  I'm overwhelmed with all of the love and support we've been shown.  I will do my best to keep you posted!


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