Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Coming Soon...

First of all, let's start with what has passed: my birthday. Chris surprised me with a candle-lit cupcake and sang me "Happy Birthday" all by his lonesome! It was very sweet and I know Chris went out of his comfort zone to actually sing to me! Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes!

Now, onto things to come...

#1. So the holiday season is fast approaching and I am loving it! Fall is definitely the best time of the year, with all of the changes in the air and the trees changing colors (vividly here in Ohio). Not to mention, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I'm a fan of eggnog, pecan pie, hot chocolate, Christmas punch, and poker and the holidays provide all 5 and more! But I LOVE these 2 holidays mostly because it means spending time with family. And when Garrett's or Hansen's get together things get a little crazy!

#2. The day is not far off when we will be done paying off Chris's medical bills and we'll hopefully be able to use the money to buy a new car, since our Accord now has over 220,000 miles on it (way to go Honda)!

#3. Hopefully soon I will post about when my mom came to visit in AUGUST (yeah, I know, I'm a bad blogger) and pictures of our apartment, which looks oodles better since my mom visited!

#4. Movie time! The holiday season is always jam-packed with good, heartfelt movies and I can't wait to get the ball rolling on the Polar Express, ELF, Annabelle's wish, etc.!

#5. And last, but certainly not least, coming soon...

Yes...we are expecting our first baby in May of next year! We are oh so excited to begin this chapter of our lives. I can't say it's been an easy road getting here, but I know the outcome will be spectacular!

What I've dealt with thus far:
*constant nausea (I have to eat every 2-3 hours, even during the night)
*sleeplessness at night
*crazy, vivid dreams
*awful taste in my mouth after I eat or drink anything (so I brush my teeth after I eat everytime and now my toothpaste and mouthwash make me sick, I also can't stand the taste of my mouthguard so my mouth is, therefore, unguarded every night)
*sensitivity to smells (no more scented candles or wall plug-ins, even the drains in the sink make me gag)
*bloating and some indigestion
*distaste for many a foods (no cravings yet though, just eat what doesn't sound gross)
*extra oily face and scalp (as if I needed any extra oil...)
*ears being plugged (usually the same ear)
*frequent forgetfulness and interrupted thoughts
*irritability, of course (Chris is so patient with me)

Hopefully with the year coming to an end some of my symptoms will come to an end as well. Chris has been great throughout this whole feeling-sick-and-not-getting-a-lot-done phase! He'll kill me for telling this, but he likes to pat my belly and call our baby by name (one of two since we don't know what it is yet). It is the sweetest thing ever!

We had our first real ultrasound last week and it calmed a lot of my nerves, knowing that there really is a baby in there and that everything looks fine. The doctor said my levels of hcg were so high from the blood work that she thought it might be twins. Yeah, that freaked us out a little! But we only saw one baby, so Chris is extremely relieved! But now that the news is out I'll be sure to update when I can!

P.S. For those of you who don't know, Brutus is the Ohio State University mascot.


Doug and Stacey said...

I'm still holding out on twins until your next ultrasound. Sometimes they can be missed early. Either way we are sooooooo excited! The State track meet will be over and Ohio, here I come.

Jeremy,Jennie said...

Ahhhhhhh Nichole!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally got the chills when I read this, I am SUPER EXCITED for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's such happy news, congratulations!!!!! Being prego can totally SUCK, but it's worth every second of it when you hold that precious, perfect, tiny little person. I'm so happy for you. Keep blogging!! :)

Jenalee said...


Congratulations! I am so excited for you! I can't believe all my Garrett nieces are having babies...crazy.

Love you!

David and Natalie Reheis said...

Yay!! Thank you for FINALLY saying something!! haha I've been holding it in!! I'm so happy for you both!

Kjohnson said...

Wahoo!! Another niece or nephew to spoil!! So excited, Love you both!!

Brittney Blount said...

I knew it! Congrats!!

Jeff 'n' Dana said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you both!!

aunt nancy said...

Chris, Nicole, and Brutus. It has a nice ring.
Sending my love!!!
(And just between you and me....I can't believe Natalie didn't blog about it first.)

Kaylyn and Rob said...

Congratulations!! We are sooo soo excited for you! You guys will be the best parents. Now our babies will be friends. I love that our kids are going to be closer in age to their 2nd cousins than their 1st. But we are super excited for you! Good luck with all the gunk that comes with being pregnant. Just keep in mind it doesn't last forever and the end results are the best :) Love you guys!!

Jen Carter said...

So happy for you! Congrats!

Brandon and Ashley said...

Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you guys! You will both be great parents!

Kjohnson said...

I keep coming back and rereading this because I am just so excited!!

J and L Palmer said...

Congrats!!! Haven't been on here in a while! So excited for you guys!