Friday, March 28, 2008

...And then there were three...


We had our first doctor appointment yesterday, and all went well. So it's safe to announce that Neil and I are expecting our first child!! We can't even BEGIN to describe how excited we are! It's a huge step in our lives, and it comes with a lot of responsibility, but the time feels so right! We can't wait to be parents and hope that in the next 6 months we can learn as much as possible to hopefully not be completely caught off guard by the changes that will take place.

I am about 11 1/2 weeks along - my due date is October 14th. We were able to hear the heartbeat yesterday - WOW! What an amazing experience!! I've been incredibly fortunate to have not been very sick. Besides the occasional 'queeziness' if I don't snack often enough, and the overwhelming feeling of tiredness, I've felt GREAT! Hopefully that will continue the entire time.

As this whole experience is new to us, we are suckers for information. I've spent countless hours online reading and researching anything I can get my hands on. I love to hear stories, experiences, or advise, so anything anyone wants to share would be wonderful!

We'll keep eveyone updated as we hit some of the major milestones along the way. It's such an amazing journey and we are so excited and feel so blessed to be able to experience it!!

(This is not OUR baby - but one at 11 weeks)

16 comments:

Landon and Debbie said...

Congrats!

You two are in for a wonderful journey. There is truly nothing more fulfilling than the experience of becoming parents. We are so excited everything is going smoothly with your pregnancy so far. We Love you three and can;t wait for all the updates.

Leah said...

Congratulations! I'm SO excited for you two!

Tillmann Fam said...

Yeah!! I'm so excited for you two! I'm so glad to hear you haven't been too sick :) Keep us posted-can't wait to find out what your having!!

Michael and Kari said...

Hey Jodi-

Its Kari Brown. I found your blog off of Cara's. Congrats on the baby news! BTW - I think I still have your cookbook. Stop by when you're in the neighborhood so I can get it to you!

Niel & Brittany Lund Family said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting. Hopefully your little bit of sickness won't get any worse. Enjoy your pregnancy!

Suzie said...

yay! so exciting, Jode.

congrats to both of you!

Chels said...

SHUT UP!!!! That is so amazing! Congrats! You guys will be the greatest parents...I just can't believe it but I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! We have to get together soon Pooks!

Love,
Chess

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! That is such great news! Are you going to find out the sex? I love babies! I dont have any advice because I have never been pregnant but you both will be great parents!

JayKo said...

So, you're going to be very upset with me, and you have every reason to be upset with me... I may have accidentally not sent you your announcement... :S I'M SORRY!!!! I totally spaced it! I'm such a dork, I'm sorry, I had a bunch of friend invites, that I was trying to track down addresses for, and then I got distracted trying to get ready for midterms and I just plum forgot during the move and all that... I'M SO SORRY!!! But congratulations on the update! I'm excited for you guys!

Amy said...

Jodi that is so exciting!! Congratulations and I hope the pregnancy goes well and you keep feeling great!

Ed & Lindsey said...

Happy to hear you are feeling well. I love to hear the updates. We'll talk plenty about everything in a couple weeks!! XOXO

Jennifer said...

Ok, So I have it all figured out. First we'll go shopping. Then Quilting, Scrapbooking, Making baby anouncments-ing, more shopping, lots of buffet-ing, chick flicking, lots of crying, more shopping, and then to top it off some ice cream. Mmmm. Is there anything I am missing? I love you!

Cara said...

That is great news! How exciting. There are so many people due in October! I know of at least 6 now counting you. I am really excited for you. I hope things continue to go easy for you. I'm here anytime to share whatever info your want to know. With 8 pregnancies I think I've been there done that! Congrats again!

Bret and Laura Nicholson said...

We are so excited for you. Max and Maddie love babies. They will be happy to have a new cousin.

Jennifer said...

Yes we're still on for Thursday. Where do you want to go? So what's going on with you guys. Girl friend, you need to up date. :) Love you!

Tillmann Fam said...

Hey guys, we are putting our blog on private, so when you get a chance, email me your email address at kristintillmann@gmail.com so I can send you an invite. Hope your feeling well!