|"The Thinker" at 11 weeks 4 days|
We discovered our big news on November 14, 2012- Sam's 33rd birthday! Although I knew since early that morning, I wanted to surprise Sam later that evening. I treated him to a Chinese dinner (which is not one of my favorite things), watched him drink a beer or two, and then went home to open gifts. Sam was showered with the usual kitchen gadgets and was highly involved in a project involving a meat grinder attachment and the Kitchen Aid Mixer when I fetched him a dark, frothy beer in a brand new pint glass. Sam collects pint glasses, but he didn't think to look what was engraved on this one. To give him credit, it wasn't that obvious due to the dark beer in the glass. I stood in the kitchen doorway sweating, my stomach doing jumping-jacks, wondering when he would notice the life-changing message etched on the glass. Well, he didn't. After several minutes, I nervously stammered, "So you didn't really look at your last birthday gift." I pointed to the glass as he was casually taking a swig. The glass read "Daddy's Sippy Cup". He read it, paused, and then asked "Are you pregnant?!" A minute later a sheepish grin crept across his face.
I am currently 14 weeks and according to all my fancy apps, I have a baby the size of a peach nesting and growing inside me. Ever since that day we have been adjusting to this new idea of becoming parents, learning the ins and outs, and preparing for who knows what. We are definitely being schooled in the "world of baby" including dizzying choices of car seat/carriers, cloth vs. disposable, copious amounts of prenatal vitamins, being permanently congested, the reality of limited maternity leave, and adjusting to the overnight growth (literally) of baby bumps.
This will be an interesting ride! We are excited, but obviously nervous as well. It is fun to celebrate with family and friends, as this is the first grandchild on both the McDonald and Bennett sides and we have several friends who are also expecting.
Please wish us luck in this next adventure. We take tips.