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sarah_sensei ([personal profile] sarah_sensei) wrote2012-12-30 09:56 am

Christmas Announcement

We're still in Pittsburgh here with my parents. I got some snow (more than I wanted, actually ^_^; ) and we are having a nice visit.

The biggest news here is probably our Christmas gift to my parents. My husband and I announced that we are expecting our first child in July. I have known since Election Day, but I was keeping it to myself until I got through the first couple doctor visits. (I wanted to make sure I didn't miss-carry and I also wanted to make sure it didn't have Down's Syndrome among other things). But for anyone who has wondered why I have been so tired lately, this is why ^_^; 9pm has been about my limit the last 10 weeks. But I'm nearing the end of the first trimester, and I am told that my energy should start to come back.

As with all things my husband does, he had to come up with a clever way to tell my parents. When we were done opening the presents he sat them down on the couch and handed them one more gift. Inside was a small picture frame with the following image:






My mom was holding it upside down so the first thing she said was "Nice frame!" XD Which was extra funny because it was a dollar store frame! My dad was the one who said, "I think it's an announcement." ;)

Anyhow, they were really happy. My dad has been hinting that he wanted a grandchild for the last 2 years and we finally feel as though our lives are relatively stable (as much as one can hope for these days, anyhow). I felt bad though when my dad said quietly, "Now I have something to live for." He's been feeling his mortality the last few years since he has developed various health problems (none terribly life-threatening just inconvenient).

We still don't know the gender yet (the technician's best guess is a girl, but it won't be clear for another 3-5 weeks). Once we find out, we can begin fighting over names ;)

Now that I got the first few tests over with, I feel as though I can be a little excited about this. I guess I wanted to know that it was developing okay.

We told the in-laws too, but we had to do that via Skype since none of them live here anymore. They want me to try and fly to Turkey in April before the baby is born. But after the discomfort I had on the flight to Pittsburgh, I'm not sure I can endure 12+ hours of torture xx; Also, while the doctor told us it was safe to fly all the way up to the very end, we neglected to mention that we were considering a trip to Turkey, which would be significantly longer than any flight in the US and would expose me to more radiation. So, I think we'll see what the doctor thinks of that...

My husband has been good to me through all of this (as he SHOULD BE!) making sure that I am comfortable. He runs out to buy me fruit and things :) I did get VERY ILL a couple weeks ago (thanks to my students who were carrying the plague and still coming to school!) and I'm STILL trying to get rid of the lingering sinus infection -_-; I PROBABLY need an antibiotic, but there is no way anyone will give me one unless I am DYING, which I'm not. I have no fever, just a lot of discomfort and snot :p

So, that's our big news. I plan to decorate the nursery with Mario and Pokemon stuff XD (Because I already have a quite a bit of both!)
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[personal profile] wandererriha 2012-12-31 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
OMGGGGGGG!!!!1!

This is both awesome and intensely weird! XD
In a good way!

Man ya'll are leavin' me in the dust. ;;

BUT STILL!
THIS IS MOST AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS AND STUFF!
I must now commence baby knittings...