Saturday, October 2, 2010

♥ Baby Olive ♥

Brandon and I decided after we got married we would try for a baby the following Fall. We hoped it would work out that I would be due at the end of the school year, and miss the least amount of work possible. I starting taking Prenatal Vitamins in June. We needed to conceive in August, September, or October. I started a strict 500 calorie diet in August. After being on it for 2 weeks I asked our school nurse if that could affect conceiving a baby. She said absolutely, so I got off of it immediately. We did not conceive that month, and I was a little disappointed. 

Then came September! I went to a Zumba class on a Tuesday. My chest hurt the entire week, but I thought I may have pulled a muscle jumping a lot in one of the dances. Friday, I took a test before work, only the "Control" line appeared. I had not missed a period yet, so it really did not phase me. I went to work and thought nothing of it. That afternoon I was talking to Jackie on the phone when I got home because I forgot my make up at work. Jackie had taken a pregnancy test in the morning when she was pregnant with Deacon, and it showed not pregnant. She looked at it that night, and sure enough there was a second line. So, since I was talking to her I thought might as well look just to check. Yep, a faint second line was there! I call Jackie right back and tell her. She says I need to get an Early Pregnancy Test. Mind you, during all of this Brandon is in the living room and has NO IDEA. I come out and say I forgot my make up at school, and had to go back. I go straight to Walgreens and buy a 2 pack of First Response Pregnancy Tests. I go to La Porte Junior High with Jackie & Yalonda. Yalonda is the other cheer coach with me, and we have become very close! We go to the 800 hallway and take the tests. There was a second line IMMEDIATELY on this one. We were SCREAMING in the bathroom. Janitors come running in thinking someone fell. We were so happy! We decide I need to go to Academy to get CAMO outifts to tell Brandon. So, I rush there and get a pink and blue one. Naturally, I hit every light on the way home.

I go straight to the bedroom and set it up. I call Brandon in the room to get dressed to go to dinner.

He smiled the biggest smile I have EVER seen, and asked "Really? You think so?" about 10 times.

Brandon's family was out of town for the weekend, so we had to keep it quiet. My family was going to be celebrating my mom's birthday on Sunday at our house. So, it would be the perfect time to tell them. We wanted to tell Brandon's family on Monday at family dinner. I ordered 2 cookie cake's that said "We're Pregnant"

The entire weekend I built my mom up saying it was the best gift she would ever receive. She could not figure it out. On Sunday, when my family arrives I make them gather in the living room. I tell them mom needs to open her gift from us immediately. Crystal is completely flustered asking why we are doing gifts now. I put the cookie cake in a gift bag. She takes the tissue paper out, and starts SCREAMING! She never took the cake out, so no one in the family knows why she is screaming. Finally, my sister looks in the bag, she starts crying. Brett and my dad look in the bag and start hugging me. It made for a great birthday for my mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Some of the family!

After my family left, Pam texts me and says "any baby news yet?" OH CRAP! I tell Brandon I don't want to lie to her. He decides he does not want to wait, lets tell them now. The cookie cake is not ready because I ordered it for Monday. We have another one made, and head to his parents. This one says "Due May 28, 2011." Paul is washing the jet-skis and Pam is sitting in the garage. I take the cake straight inside and tell her we had extra birthday cake from my mom. After 15 mins, I decide to bring it out. Paul is walking into the garage and I show Pam the cake. She reads it and thinks Due says Dad. Then, it clicks what she is reading, and she was SO excited. Paul was just as excited! We head over to Nanny & Pop's to show them. They were so happy to be great-grandparents. We drive to Lacey and Casey's house to tell them. I walk in and show them the cake. Lacey reads it out loud, jumps up and hugs me. It was perfect :)

We had our first appointment on September 24th. They confirmed the pregnancy, and gave me the official due date.

Baby Olive: Due May 29, 2011

Of course, Brandon is CONVINCED it is a boy. If so, Drake Brandon Olive is on his way!
A girl name has not been chosen.

I am still feeling great, no morning sickness. I have not gained any weight, but I am starting to show. I am apparently one of those people that show immediately. My chest hurts really bad, but other than that nothing has changed. I am 6 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and we have an appointment on Wednesday to hear the heartbeat and have an ultrasound. We are so excited!

Brandon has been phenomenal throughout this experience so far. He wrote a song for the baby and I that is absolutely precious. I am going to frame it in the baby's room.

Also, there is a new song out by Brad Paisley called "Anything Like Me." Brandon played it for me right after we found out about the pregnancy. It is absolutely precious! It is my ringtone for Brandon now :)

"Anything Like Me"
By Brad Paisley

I remember saying I don't care either way

Just as long as he or she is healthy I'm ok

Then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen

And said "You see that thing right there well you know what that means"

And I started wondering who he was going to be

And I thought heaven help us if he's anything like me

He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride hes bike to fast

End up every summer wearing something in a cast

He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass in a window down the street

He's gonna get in trouble oh he's gonna get in fights

I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep

It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

I can see him right now knees all skinned up

With a magnifying glass trying to melt a Tonka truck

Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on

That'll be his first love til his first love comes along

He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens

And heaven help him if he's anything like me

He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast

Get a speeding ticket he'll pay for mowing grass

He's gonna get caught skipping class and be grounded for a week

He's gonna get in trouble we're gonna get in fights

I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep

It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

He's gonna love me and hate me along the way

Years are gonna fly by I already dread the day

He's gonna hug his momma, he's gonna shake my hand

He's gonna act like he cant wait to leave

But as he drives out he'll cry his eyes out

If he's anything like me there's worse folks to be like

Aw he'll be alright if he's anything like me