Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego???

Where have I been? Its been so long since I blogged I can't believe it! But I do have somewhat of a reason. That reason was because I was trying to keep the fact that WE ARE PREGGERS on the down low. But I know now how well that doesn't work so it's out there. It's been quite the couple of months for us.

To start from the beginning...
Okay, many of you probably know that Owen and I have been trying to get pregnant for sometime now and we were kind of stressing about what we really wanted to do as far as fertility and such. We knew we wanted a baby soon but we didn't know what measures to take quite yet. Anyway to make a long story short the month of January was different for us. It was crazy because I just felt like 'okay it is going to happen this month', there were just so many things that kept falling into place for us. Personally I set my spiritual goals higher and was really trying to do "my part". Kinda crazy thing too was that when I talked to Nick at Christmas (Owen's brother on a mission) he just kept saying, "April you have to get pregnant this month then you can be my countdown for when I get home (as he gets home in Oct.). Just weird things kept happening.
So then the time of the month came (Feb 4th) and Owen was getting all excited and kept saying maybe I was pregnant and such and I just didn't want to get his hopes up because I was trying to not get my own hopes up but I decided to take a pregnancy test and as I was about ready to toss it in the garbage because I just thought it would be another let down I saw the plus sign and about died. But of course I didn't believe it. So I went to Walmart got another one, took it, it was positive decided to tell Owen but still didn't know if I really believed I was pregnant. Then I made Owen buy another test and it was positive. So I called my Dr. and told her the situation but that I really didn't think I was pregnant and she confirmed that I was.
We couldn't keep our mouth shut too long so we decided to tell immediate family and then wait a couple weeks and tell others. When we told my parents I decided to take a family picture for Jacob (my brother on a mission) so we set up the tri-pod and timer and right before it took the picture Owen said, "Hey you guys by the way, April is pregnant" everyone kinda giggled and kept smiling for the camera so I had to really tell them we were serious and my Dad and Justin still didn't believe us but you can see what Tyler and my Mom were thinking. We then wrote a little poem to tell Owen's parents. Jann was flipping out!



Since that time, the news has pretty much trickled out to everyone which made me really stressed out because I was really worried about if I was really pregnant and if I was going to stay that way.
I have been pretty sick, throw up a couple times everyday, feel like crap and so on and so forth but forward we go and hopefully it starts getting better. My Dr. gave me so medication to help but I am too freaked out to take it, I decided I would suffer through the sickness. Yesterday March 17th, we had our first Dr. appointment--which I could not wait for. We heard our little baby's heart beat and then they played around on a really old ultrasound machine with us. It was so crazy to see it moving around in there. We could see its heart beating and his little arms moving around. It was really cute and I was pretty much in shock. There is a picture of our little baby bean. I know you can't really see it but its proof that there is actually a baby in there. (the head is on the right side and if you look really hard you can see its arm sticking up). Anyway so we are super excited!! As of today we are a little over 10 weeks. We will be 11 weeks on Friday! Yahooo!!! Oh and the baby is due the day after Nick (Owen's brother) gets home from his mission. So we are now his countdown. October 9th!

14 comments:

Patti Jo said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! I am so happy for you. I am excited to see what this little child will look like? Haha. How great!!!

Angie said...

We are so excited for you! I'm sorry you've been so sick, I hope it gets better in the 2nd trimester for you. That's a fun way to count down to Nick coming home. :) If you need anything let me know. Isn't hearing the heartbeat the greatest! That was such a cool experience and it really did let you know there was a baby in there. Good luck with everything!!

Kristi Neeleman said...

Mazel Tov!!! This is great news for all of you (except the dog of course; now moved lower on the pole of who-gets-what-first!)
Stick to your feelings about meds for sickness. Unless it puts you in the hospital, just throw up for awhile. It will go away after the third month.
Hang in there. They lie you know; it isn't really nine months. 40 weeks equals 10 months!! And it feels like at the end!! LOL

Michelle said...

How Exciting! I didn't even know you and Owen had been trying to have a baby. I'm seriously so excited for you. Being pregnant for the first time is such an exciting thing. K-I just said exciting like 3 times already. Anyways, I hope you start feeling better soon, it usually passes after the first trimester and then the GROWING begins! YAY!

Chris and KayDee said...

Congrats on the baby! Marylee told us this weekend while we were out! It is so much fun being a mom and it goes by way to fast!

Courtney said...

Yay for little Hoyt baby's ! I can't even wait for that little baby to come out it will be so so fun for you guys! I knew it was only a matter of time till you guys had little basketball players and little cheerleaders runner around! haha I remember joking about this day in High School and it is pretty crazy that here you are 5 years later and all you dreams are just falling into place! Congrats I am so so so so Happy for you two!

Aunt NaeNae (Megan) said...

So April---I have NO idea if you remember me or not. But we briefly knew eachother in Cedar City. I found your blog via Angie (Hoyt) Lyman. But we knew eachother when we both lived at College Way (i think thats what it was called) Owen came home from his mission that year and Liz Ronnow was your roommate.

Anyway---CONGRATS on being a mom. You are so dang cute. And I am sure you will have adorable babies!!

PS: hopefully you dont think I am a freak! :)

Christine said...

Congrats! Buying pregnancy test after test with no luck and then buying again and again to make sure brings back many memories! I am so excited for you. It is amazing....obviously, or no one would do it again! Hang in there.

LaNe aNd aMaNda said...

CONGRATS!! You are such a brat, when you and Jana were at my house I was going off about having kids and you were PREGO!! HAHA!! I'm SO excited for you! Hope you get feeling better SOON :)

Lisa Loo said...

Yeah! Finally it's out in the open so I can freak out! I tried to share my excitement on FB one day and everyone got all nosey and wanted to know who it was so I decided I had to control my excitement.
I am so happy for you guys! Your life will never be the same. Parenthood is the funniest mix of pure insanity and absolute bliss. You haven't experienced true happiness until you have held your brand new baby in your arms, watched your little man score a TD or bawled your head off watching your princess dance across a stage. Welcome to the best part of your life! I promise all the misery will be worth it. We love you!

THE GOULDINGS said...

congratulations guys. we are very excited for you guys.

LaNe aNd aMaNda said...

No you don't look stupid waiting at ALL I totally understand but I'm SUPER excited for ya :)

Mandy and Roger Woodhouse said...

CONGRATS APRIL!!! WAHOO! I am so excited for you! Mya was born on October 9th--- 17 months ago.... it's a great day! Man... I am just so excited for you!

Sarah said...

Congrats April! I'm so excited for you and Owen. Being a Mom is the best!