Archive for February, 2014

2014
28
Feb
23:38

be still my heart

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, the turkey

today we got to hear the turkey’s heartbeat for the first time!  it was so strong and steady (low-mid 160s bpm) and washing-machine-like :-)   the nurse said that the little bump noises are where s/he is punching/kicking the walls of the womb.  so very cool.  she mentioned that I should be feeling the movements any day now and I said that I thought I had been feeling teeny tiny movements over the last week but that I figured it must just be gas since all the books/sites say that doesn’t happen until 16-20 weeks.  she said since i’m so thin, it’s very probable that i’m already feeling flutters.  so, yay!  I’ve already started to feel the itsy bitsy kicks of my turkey!!!  I wish I could remember the first night I noticed it.  seems like I really only feel them when I lay down at night if I lay on my back and concentrate on my belly.  I hate that it’ll still be several weeks before hubby gets to feel the little tyke but i’m thrilled that I can.

click here for clearer audio than the video clip

2014
28
Feb
23:23

15 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

28 Feb 2014

2014
23
Feb
23:56

mardi gras with the cheshire cat

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, playing around, the turkey

yesterday was our friends’ annual mardi gras party extravaganza. always a good time. this year, hubby and I went separately. trainwreck picked him up early to help with setup while I slept in and went over a little later. by the time I got there, around 11:00, the Cheshire cat was already out. I sure do love my husband! as various friends showed up, I was thrilled to see hubby rush up to greet them with exclamations of “i’m going to be a daddy!” it just makes me so happy to see him all excited about our turkey. there were lots of congratulations and there was plenty of advice… and of course food, floats, and beads as well :-)

mardi gras

hubby and me enjoying mardi gras

2014
23
Feb
23:19

14 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

23 Feb 2014

2014
14
Feb
23:17

13 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

14 Feb 2014

2014
9
Feb
14:33

announcements: cheshire edition

   Posted by: arcanai    in family time, pix, the turkey

Wednesday night, we left Orlando and made the long drive up to Alabama.  Thursday morning, we gave hubby’s parents their “gift”.  it took them a while… his mom knew it was a picture of a baby but she couldn’t connect the dots to us.  after a couple moments, we clarified that they were having a new grandchild.  they were happy for us but I would not say they were really excited like my family.  it was about the reaction I expected actually… they’ve already got a pile of grandkids and two great-grandkids… what’s one more baby?  I don’t mean that to sound callous – like I said, they were happy for us.  I think shocked was the reigning emotion though; I think they had given up hope of their eldest son having a family.

the plan was to get the siblings together for lunch on Saturday and tell them then but hubby went ahead and told his sis and niece when they came over that night.  it turned out to be fine because his sis-n-law’s mom had some health problems so his brother wasn’t able to make it Saturday anyhow.  we told him over the phone and he was super excited.  we also told his aunt when she came over for the lunch and she immediately started planning a shower.  :-)   it was a great family visit and my sis-n-law even gave us some baby stuff that her grandson has outgrown on our way out of town.

tonight will be our last round of private announcements before we make the news public to everyone.  we have our closest friends around here gathering for a belated birthday dinner for me.  we’ll announce it to them and then post it on fb and then I’ve already got an email scheduled to go out to all our co-workers first thing tomorrow morning.  yay for being able to talk about the turkey!!!

2014
8
Feb
23:15

12 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

8 Feb 2014

2014
6
Feb
22:04

snow!

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

while we had our big ice storm last week, Alabama got a sweet snow storm… something like four inches. I was super jealous and told the family that they needed to hold onto it for a week until we get there. well, they didn’t hold the big snow for me but they did arrange for me to have some falling snow anyhow. it was all kinds of exciting, even if it was just a dusting and quickly gone the next morning.

2014
2
Feb
20:09

announcement: arcanai edition

   Posted by: arcanai    in family time, pix, the turkey

the real excitement has finally begun… making the news public!  we started with my family.  we drove down Thursday night (which was dubious to the last minute thanks to many bridges and roads being shut down because of ice… i10 opened literally thirty minutes before we wanted to leave) but didn’t get together with my dad and sissy until Saturday.  we got everyone together under the pretense of doing a family gathering in lieu of our family Disney day since dad wasn’t up to going to the parks.  it turned out to be a nice birthday party for me too when they surprised me with a fabulous carvel cake (is there any other kind?!).  this also presented us with the perfect opportunity for our reveal since the cake was frozen solid and we had to let it thaw a bit before I could cut it.  I told them I had something for them too.  I apologized for being late for Christmas but that it took a really long time to make.  I gave my sissy the announcement card that I had lovingly made and I gave my dad a gift bag with a framed pic of the sonogram.  this is the moment where my sissy has figured it out and my dad is still trying to figure out what the heck that picture is.  the whole family was thrilled and hubby and I were super excited to be making this “real”.  I told my niece that we were going to take her home with us to be our live-in nanny.  she didn’t seem to object.  we’ve got a few more announcements to make while we’re here this week – my cousin and my best friends (I actually ran into one of them today after church while looking at model homes with sissy’s family.  haven’t seen her in six years and in she walks while my sissy and I were testing the sofa in a rather nice living room.)- and then we’ll head to Alabama and go through all the fun again with hubby’s family.