Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thrifty Finds Week 8ish...

I am in week eight of my pregnancy, and surprisingly I feel better than a few weeks ago. I am still a bit nauseous but not as much and I have more energy these past two weeks. Bruce and I were bargain shopping at a thrift store and spotted this glider chair and ottoman; retail value over $200. We figured we could clean the upholstery or re-upholstery it, so even though it is a bit early to start buying baby furniture we could not pass this up for $40. I also found a brand new baby rearview car mirror and a What to Expect When Your Expecting book for $1. I love bargain shopping, I have to admit it is hard because I don't want to get ahead of myself since I still am waiting for my insurance to get approved and set up a doctor's appt. But so far all is well and I have been trying to eat healthy food; cutting out sodas and chips has been a challenge; but definitely worth it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Week 6ish...

We are proud to share with our family and close friends that we are expecting our first baby around November! We ask that you not post any news to social networking sites since we are waiting until week 12 to share the news with the world. I recently went to a pregnancy clinic to get tested and the nurse thinks I'm about 6.5 weeks along. I am extremely tired all the time (working 2 jobs and finishing my master's doesn't help) and nauseous throughout the day. Which makes it hard because not everyone knows I am pregnant so I can't tell them I'm sick or tired in a believable way. I am also craving everything fruit and peanut butter. I am very sad I can't have chocolate and want it even more now that I can't have it. Also I have eliminated all caffeine (soda...ugh) and many other loved food items from my diet, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to take because I feel truly blessed we were able to conceive and thank the Lord everyday for this miracle.


Photo borrowed from: http://photoblog.nicubunu.ro/2011/02/no-chocolate.html
We were so excited to tell the world about the  good news...but we wanted to only tell our close friends and family until I was farther along in my pregnancy. So we invited them out to dinner and told them we were celebrating a late birthday dinner for Bruce, since many of them weren't able to attend his birthday dinner an hour away from San Diego. As Bruce was getting ready to take the group picture at the beginning of dinner he said "Everyone smile and say...Katie's pregnant!"..then he took the picture. A few people (my mom and others thought he was joking) then I started to cry with happiness and they I looked at them and said it was true! At that point my mom really started to cry! Bruce's parents are on the right hand side of the picture, my brother, brother in law, sister in law, baby Kira, Amber, Mike, Danny, cousin Kristi, mom, and Dominic are all pictured here. I was so glad to finally tell someone! Hopefully people aren't searching for my blog and find it before I tell them...


Happy Birthday Daddy 2-B
We are positively having a baby!

Birthday surprise for Bruce...

I was dying to tell Bruce that I was pregnant, this is how I did it.