Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zaccheus Was a Wee Little Man

So, for now, until we know otherwise and can choose a name...we are calling our baby Zaccheus (or Zeke for short). We also refer to "it" as a him, because Paul really wants a boy. Zaccheus came from our dear little friend Hope who learned about him at school. I figure it is pretty fitting since Zaccheus was a tax collector and Paul is an accountant. As the post title says he was also a "wee little man" and Paul definitely isn't a basketball player. Once we find out for sure whether it is a boy or a girl, we'll come up with some real names.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How We Told Our Parents

Well, most people didn't even know we were doing fertility treatments so it was a big surprise. Paul was online with his brother Pete when the nurse called and I could see him start to type. I yelled to "Stop", that my mom had to be told first. I tried calling my stepdad first, but Mom answered so I just hung up. Then I had Paul him and once Briggs was on the phone I told him to sit Mom down and put me on speakerphone. THen I just blurted it out. Next thing I hear is Briggs saying she'll have to call me back when she could talk.

Next, we called Paul's parents. I thought there was a party going on with hundreds of people, the way his mom was hopping and hollering. After that it was my dad and sister, and then Paul's brother. we planned on waiting until after the actual doctor's appointment 2 weeks later, but I just kept telling people.

One last story...when I called my friend Jill to tell her I asked what she was doing first. She said "Cooking dinner" so I made sure she didn't have a knife in her hand before I dropped the bomb. Next thing she exclaims, "I just dropped the applesauce". I tried to warn her!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

How We Found Out We Were Pregnant

Although this was our second attempt, I believed it hadn't worked again. We went 9 days after the procedure for blood work and the pregnancy test. we went in on Saturday morning and had to wait until 4pm to hear from the nurse. I finally called the office. When the nurse came on the line she told me my levels were over 300. Now that means nothing to me and she has this huge pause before she says "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" Of course, I started crying. Paul was on the computer in the office. I walked in there and handed him the phone. He assumed it was bad news and had to have the nurse repeat herself. He did a great job getting all the details from the nurse. We immediately had to leave to go pick up some prescriptions now that I was pregnant!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

First Post

No pictures to post yet, but will add some as soon as they are available. For those who don't know our story, we have wanted to be parents since we married just over 4 years ago. After trying on our own and with the help of doctors for almost 2 years, we decided that adoption was the way to go. Enter MIC...that's our nickname for the child we will eventually get from China. We have been waiting for MIC for over 2 years now and unfortunately the wait is getting longer. This past summer while other people were going to the beach or taking a Disneyland vacation, we were doing fertility treatments. Although we both consider this a miracle baby, it is by no means a surprise pregnancy. We worked very hard to get here.

I am about 8 weeks along, due May 17th. I have had 2 sonograms already (those pics will be posted once I get the disc from the doctor). As you may have read in Wrangler's blog, I have morning sickness all day long. I am taking some medicine which lets me eat, but for the most part I feel lousy. I am hoping that this will pass soon.

I wanted to set up a separate blog for the pregnancy because not everyone is going to care about all the stuff I plan to say in this one. I know my mom will love this since she lives in Michigan and can't be here to experience all of this with me. I will bring everyone up-to-date throughout the next few posts. Things like how Paul and I found out, how we told our parents, and how we came up with the name for this blog. Please feel free to contact me if you want more information about how we got here.