Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baby Hoffmann!

Austin and I are pregnant and so excited!! We are due March 1, 2013. We are a little over 12 weeks.
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/when we found out: As most of you know Austin and I have been trying to get pregnant since last August. After our miscarriage in March we weren't sure how long it'd take for us to get pregnant again. In June I wasn't feeling any signs of pregnancy or anything, but it was Austin's Birthday so I thought it might be fun if we found out that day. So I secretly took a pregnancy test. It was a little soon to know if we were pregnant so I wasn't sure what we'd get. The test was not a100% clear.. there was a dark line and a very very faint line.. so I wasn't sure. I told Austin and he couldn't tell either, so we decided I'd take another one the next morning just in case. Sure enough the next morning I took 2 tests.. and what do you know. 2 positives!! Austin was at work so I sent him a little text message. I don't know if finding out early was such a good idea... I was only 5 weeks when we found out and it has been a LONG LONG 7 weeks. For those of you who know Austin and I well, we are not good at hiding things. I mean I usually give him his Christmas presents the week before Christmas.  It has been really hard hiding what we know. There have been several times we've just wanted to tell everyone, but know the risks of miscarriage. We wanted to wait until we'd at least had our 12 week appointment. Yesterday we went to the doctor and when we got there they told us she was an hour behind and the wait would be at least that, they asked if we wanted to reschedule... but really what's an hour wait when we've been waiting a month!! So we waited patiently. Our hour wait quickly turned into 2 hours, but was well worth it when we saw our baby for the second time. The doctor said everything looked great and baby was measuring 12 weeks and 5 days... except it's head was 13 weeks and it's legs were 13 weeks. This made us laugh pretty hard because we are not tall people so for it's legs to be a week ahead was hilarious. Dr. Mark quickly reassured us that the body will quickly catch up to the legs so we will probably have a little shorty like us. My old doctor Machel who I loved is no longer taking pregnancy patients so we had to find a new doctor. We go to Kathy Mark at Circle of Life Women's Center and are LOVING her.

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.


Becca said...

Congrats again :) I had to keep crackers in my purse all the time for times when I couldn't get food right away that way I wouldn't get too sick. You're going to be a great mom!

Teri Wadman said...

I am so excited for you guys! We just found out today that we are having a boy, we are due Feb 11, so pretty close to you! I think boy names are hard so I may need to borrow some of your ideas, ha ha. And I have to eat all the time too. And I am glad that you mentioned the patience thing, I thought I was the only one with that pregnancy symptom. I think that is the one the Brad probably hates the most! Again, so excited for you guys!

Lindsey said...

Yay!!!! This is the best news!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

Jamie said...

Congratulations Austin & Jeni!!!
We are all so excited for you. Hannah ran around the house yesterday morning yelling "Jeni's pregnant, Jeni's pregnant". Needless to say I think my kids are so excited to have a new cousin.
Hey as for the number on the onsie...I tried to figure it out. I thought maybe it was the day you were due (also thought about your wedding day but didn't know how that would tie in). I think the last time I counted up all the cousins there was 14. I guess I just hadn't counted Kyle & Tricia's baby. Oh well. Thanks for clueing us in. ha ha.
You and Austin are gonna make great parents. Love you guys!

Nicole said...

Yay! That is wonderful news. I kept hoping that we would be hearing something soon from you guys. Couldn't be happier for ya. *

FRYER FAM said...

SO excited for you guys! can't wait to see ya!!!