Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Growing Baby!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011


A case of the tired bug has bit me as of late. I don’t know if it’s the baby growing or just my inability to relax and rest for a straight night. Or it may be my need to go to the bathroom at random times during the middle of the night.

With that said I tend to be a little bit of a bear when I don’t get my full 8 hours, and I have a feeling that once our little peanut arrives the idea of a full nights rest will go right out the window. So, my new goal is to realize I’m being grumpy and stop! I know Will is going to appreciate this goal for sure!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Little Valentine!

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and a pretty exciting day overall. We had our first OB appointment and I was nervous as all get out.

When we got to the doctor’s office and checked in it seemed like we waited an eternity to be called back to the exam room. So Will and I talked and tried to keep my mind off of my nerves.

Once we finally got back to the exam room the nurse was so sweet and nice. She explained everything and let us know we would have a scan since I wasn’t sure how far along I was (And I wasn’t keeping track of everything because we weren’t “officially” trying to conceive just yet…but God had other plans). Then the doctor entered the room, asked me a few questions and then on to the scan.

At first I was a little nervous because we couldn’t see the baby. But then our little peanut started to flicker on the screen and the doctor confirmed I am 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant! It was so amazing to see the little flicker of the heartbeat and know that is our child. God is great!

Here is a picture of our little baby….If you can find the peanut.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pregnancy Story

Well...It's been about 2 weeks since I found out I was "with child" so it's about time I got the how we found out story on the good old blog.

Around the end of December/first part of January Will and I started to discuss expanding our family. I was eager to do so, and Will was cautiously optimistic. So...the decision was made for me to stop taking my birth control pills and we would "officially" start trying in March 2011. Just the idea of this decision made me giddy and excited!

Well...fast forward to the end of January. January 27th, 2011 to be precise (and Grandma Collum's birthday) we went to dinner and then for a stroll around Target. While at Target I told Will it may be a good idea to pick up a Pregnancy test to which he laughed and said Okay.

Once we got home I went to the bathroom, took the test, waited for the result and was immediately in shock. I came out of the bathroom and Will took one look at me and said...What! I handed the test to him and told him to look. We are pregnant! Will quickly responded...take the other test to be sure. LOL!

So...back in the bathroom I went to try the other test...but the only problem was I had just went to the bathroom and got an error message on this test. I came out and told Will there was an error. And off to Walgreen's we went to buy another home pregnancy test (with a big bottle of water in hand to prepare....all Will's idea).

Back at the house I sat for my 3rd test of the evening. Positive. I sat down next to Will and we were both in shock. I immediately said....now what! So we made our game plan and tried to figure out when our little one would arrive.

The next day we went to the Doctor to have a blood test confirm that yep...I'm pregnant!

And now you know....the rest of the story!! (If you were even interested in the first place!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big News!

Big news for the Collum Family….We are pregnant! Our little one is expected to arrive late September, early October!! So exciting!!! As far as I can tell I’m about 6 -7 weeks along, and they only symptom of Pregnancy I’ve had is fatigue. (Normal and lucky from what I’ve read.)

Being on this new-mom track has kind of thrown me for a loop because I never imagined how much worry I would have right out of the gate. What doctor should I go to? Is this feeling normal? Am I eating the right food? What can I not eat? AHHHHH! It’s enough to make a woman go crazy!

However, I’m taking things one step at a time, reading all my brand new baby books and trying to wait patiently for my first OB appointment.

So…buckle up friends….you’re about to enter the world of a worried/anxious/excited new Mommy-To-Be! It should be a fun ride!