Weird smiles, but we were excited haha
We told our families like this: The original plan was to try and get our families all together. I wanted my family all together for dinner for "my dad's retirement dinner" because he retired a few weeks ago so that was a good decoy.... but then it didn't really work out and we couldn't wait another day to tell people so we made a little visit to my Mom and Dad's and told them we had a present for Dad for his retirement. So we waited for him to get home and had him open the present with Mom and Blake there. The rest of the family just got a picture message via text. Half of Austin's family is in Lake Powell so they still don't know haha but we were like two kids on Christmas morning. We couldn't wait any longer.
Mom's pretty excited
So is Uncle Blakey
Not a great pic, but he was opening the present. Dad is excited to be
the babysitter ;)
Our baby will be the 8th Grandchild on the Garner side, and the 16th on the Hoffmann
Surprisingly very few people got what the number meant
We had to keep explaining it. Goobers!
How I've been feeling: I very quickly began feeling symptoms of pregnancy, but they were minor compared to many women I know. I've been extremely lucky in the puking department!! My symptoms mostly started with bloating, fatigue, and hunger.. the typical symptoms I'd say. I learned very fast that if I did not eat every 2 hours I would not have a good day. I feel hungry all the time, but nothing ever sounds good to me. Snacks do not sound good at all, I want real food. Like mashed potatoes haha I've been eating a lot of pop tarts, crackers, and peanut butter and honey. I crave turkey sandwiches everyday, but can't have them :( I don't know if it'd be considered a craving, but pancakes and eggo waffles always sound delicious to me. At 10 weeks the headaches began. I feel nauseous all the time, but have only puked twice. Both times were kinda my own fault. The first time I puked was at 10 weeks it was our turn for family night with Austin's family and we were in charge of making dinner for everyone. After dinner we played games and I had a headache all day. Being at someone else's house I lost track of time and didn't eat for like 3-4 hours... when we got home that night I puked. Then the second time was Saturday evening. We went to the REAL Salt Lake game for a work party, I ate right before we left and we were going to have dinner at the game. When we got there it was so hot, and we waited in line for a very long time for some nasty pizza.. Once we got our food it had been about 3 hours since I'd eaten, and a headache was beginning. I ate the pizza and immediately felt sick. We watched the game and had a good time other then I didn't feel good the whole time, and on the way home grabbed some chick-fil-a. After the long drive home from Sandy, we got our car from our friends house and started driving home. About 1 minute into the drive I told Austin he better pull over cuz I was gonna puke. He pulled into a church parking lot and I puked as soon as I got out... not my finest moment. I think people thought I was drunk. There were some people outside on their porch watching and some teenagers drove by honked, and yelled something at me which made me laugh. I'm sure the last thing they were thinking was I was pregnant. So like I said I have been very lucky only puking twice. As long as I can eat every two hours. As for being tired. I've never really been a good sleeper, I'm kinda a light sleeper and have a hard time getting to sleep. Not with pregnancy! I can sleep anywhere anytime for hours and I can get to sleep in a moment. I'm loving this. Another symptom I've noticed that nobody really ever told me about was patience. I've lost a lot of patience for everything. I try so hard to always be in a good mood, but sometimes it just doesn't work out so I'm hoping this is just a phase that will soon go away. I haven't really had morning sickness, I usually feel the worst in the afternoon around 3-7PM. Overall I'm feeling good and just excited to continue on this journey.
Do we want a boy or girl: All we care about is having a healthy full term baby! We do not have a preference. Ever since about 7 weeks I've had this feeling it's a boy, but we find out in 5 weeks at our next appointment. I think we've got a definite name for a girl, but boys we've got like 20... so naturally it will probably be a boy. Austin doesn't think it's anything but a baby... if you ask him what he thinks it is, that's what he says. A baby.
We're just excited to see what the next few months bring and we'll keep you posted on everything. Next post will have pictures of me. I feel like I have a little belly, but other people can't really see it yet. Guess that's probably how it goes for everyone.