Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peanut is coming into View

22 week Belly shot

24 week Belly Shot

Alright so I finally have a belly and it is finally larger than Gary's. I am currently in the best few weeks of pregnancy and everyone that I talk to tell me how much they loved this stage of pregnancy. Well, I am loving it! I have an appetite, cravings, energy, and  I feel peanut move all the time. Gary too has felt peanut moved and he now likes to invade my belly and push it because it makes peanut respond. However, I have tried to convince Gary that is still my belly with peanut inside but it doesn't seem to change things. One thing I don't enjoy about being pregnant, I am officially dumber and more blond. I thought every time someone blamed something on being pregnant it was just an excuse, well I don't think that anymore. I searched all my steps today in the mall because I thought I lost my keys and I had checked everywhere, well no worries after going to every store I found them in my front jeans pocket. It was pregnancy moment! So peanut doesn't have much right now for his homecoming except some adorable clothes but that's because we have been spending so much on plane tickets!

So I will update you on Gary. Basically he has left me to be alone all of September as he flies all over the country to medical schools interviews. It has been such an exciting time and so far Gary states that every interview has gone great. We are still hoping for a few more requests but as of right now we are extremely grateful for the interviews we have gotten. As for Gary's job at Lone Peak Highschool, he is loving it! It sures keeps him very busy and leaves me lonely(but I've had fun sewing). He especially loves the fact that it doesn't take him 40minutes to commute everyday to work and back because we moved!
We now live in Lehi and love our new place. It has 3 bedrooms, washer and dryer, and just is new! No more 1970's green oven! However, we really miss Provo and all our close friends and ward. We know our love for Lehi and ward will come but it will take time.
Furthermore, basically my life is the same as last semester... I work and go to school. But no more school or work after Peanut arrives! He will be my cuddle buddy 24/7 and I have tried to convince my self not to start a paper ring countdown. I am just trying my best to love this stage!

Thoughts before Peanut was Announced

May 3rd this year was more than our 3rd anniversary, it was the day we found out we were well on our way to becoming Mom and Dad. I woke up for work, took the test, negative again..., immediately hopped into the shower and debated back and forth when "it" would finally happen. In no means was I considered infertile at this point but we had a couple months of frustration and our plan already didn't work for a baby this year. God sure does know the plan better than you. Anyway, I got out of the shower and looked at the test again and there were 2 lines! I was thrilled! I went to wake up Gary with the biggest grin and he couldn't believe it either. The line was faint so I wasn't 100% convince nor was Gary. So I had 3 more test and I would later take one every other day (I am very hard to convince), and each day the line came faster and darker.
We talk about more than other days and sometimes forget I am even pregnant. I asked Gary what he thought "it" was and he told me a boy or a girl. He thinks he is so funny, but later he told me that in the Allen family you just assume it is a boy unless told otherwise. I think it is a boy and already started looking up boy names. We will hopefully find out at the end of July and plan to tell everyone a few weeks before then. The secret has been hard to keep and only a select few know like my Dad. He straight up asked me last Sunday because he had been wondering.
Anyway, I am 6 weeks and 1 day. My due date is January 8 and I secretly have plans to make this baby show up on Dec 31 for insurances purposes, haha. I haven't been sick but overwhelming exhausted and I will take that any day over puking. I scheduled my first pre-natal appt and I am nervous. I am so excited and can't wait to share the good news.
So I had my first check up today and there is a peanut in me! It was very reassuring to see IT in there and calm my fears that this just isn't a dream.  Unfortunately, my due date has changed to Jan 12 now so looking to have a baby in December just got more unlikely. I've had some nausea but we have it under control now, my job is too eat all the time in small amounts. My mom knows now, Dad has a bad poker face. She is really excited and even told me she hoped it was twins(it isn't, doctor and I only saw 1, I was relieved). My Dad says this pregnancy is taking forever, I told him he should try being pregnant. It has been a month since Gary and I found out we were adding to our family and our conversations revolve around IT most of the time. I received my first baby gift from a co-worker that she made and I love it. I am hoping we will find a place in north Utah Country that has 3 bed rooms so I can have a nursery to decorate and sewing room to make the decorations.  Anyway, it looks like we will be waiting until July to spread the word. It is getting harder to keep this secret.