Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011

Well, I didn't think I'd be writing THIS soon lol, but I have some exciting news to share.

Today I was laying on the couch while Camden was napping, and I had just drank a glass of ice water. I started feeling these little flutters in my lower abdomen and it almost felt like little tiny bubbles were being popped. I don't really know how else to explain the feeling. I just laid there for a little bit, not thinking much of it. But, when it kept getting a little more intense I text some friends, and my mom and asked them if that's the baby moving. We're all thinking so. It was tiny, extremely light we could be wrong, but I'll continue watching for them. A lot of people said I was exact on what it felt like, but I guess we'll see! I'll keep updating. It felt really cool, so if it's the baby...I'll be drinking more glasses of cold ice water to feel this feeling until he/she gets a little bigger!!!!! Yay!!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jan. 19th, 2011

Okay, I have a very picky Uncle. :-P. So, I'm writing again at his request. 

Each day I wake up, I feel bigger than the day before. I haven't gained any weight since my last appointment, but my stomach seems to be pushing it's way out more and more. I find myself unbuttoning my pants, and using a rubber band to keep them fastened. It's still not a "baby bump" but you can tell it's starting to form. If people didn't know me, they'd probably think I mowed down on one too many cheeseburgers the last few months. I'm kind of excited to get the belly though, I should probably go maternity clothes shopping soon, even though it may be a bit depressing at first. Ha! Totally worth it!

I've been having extreme lower back pain. When I worked at the Vet Clinic, I'm pretty sure I screwed it up picking up big dogs. It's hurt on and off since then..but the last few weeks it's been a constant, very uncomfortable pain; makes it hard to pick up kids all day long..but we're dealing with it! I've also been having what they call "round ligament pains" Basically, everything inside of me is shifting around, making room for this baby! I can deal with those pains, they are quick and sharp, and only happen at night. Nothing compared to the back pain. I can definitely tough it all out though, considering in a few months I'm sure I'll wish this pain was back and the pain I'll be experiencing would go away---ha ha!!!!!

Getting very excited for our appointment in about a month. We've had mixed opinions about finding out the gender of our little one..but we both agree we would like to know at least the first baby's sex so we can prepare and get everything ready before hand...not really using the "uni-sex" approach. I'd like to call my baby by it's name, also..makes it weird calling it, "it" all the time. :) 

Speaking of names......a lot of people have been asking, and YES we do have 2 names picked out. If the baby is a boy, his name will be Cayden James or Cayden Wayne. Spelling is kind of up in the air, as well as the middle name obviously. James is after Ethen's older brother, and Wayne is Ethen's father's middle name. Either way, we like them both :) For the little girl, it's a little more set in stone. . her name will be Creeana Justine (Cree is my middle name so we incorporated it into the name, and the middle name is after my amazing Grandma.)  When I told my Grandma we were eventually going to name our little girl (when and if we have a little girl)  Creeana Justine, she looked at me and rolled her eyes, and asked why.  We just laughed, and I told her she'd have to get over it. I look up to my Grandma very much, and it's important. That's what I told her, and she finally said "Okay" without much argument. (She knew she wouldn't win!!!!) 

Anyway...there the names are :) And the update. Other than these updates there is nothing new going on around here. We're both staying busy working and we've just been hanging out. I'll try to update a little more frequently, to make people happy!!!! 

Hope everyone is doing well!!

P.S Uncle Mike, I'd NEVER be a pain in anyone's butt other than that should answer that question! :P

Love, Britt

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pictures following 1st Blog..(only because I didn't figure out how to add them the first time)

Ethen and I, Trip to Yellowstone, 2010

First Ultrasound, December 2nd 2010

Honeymoon trip..2010..on the Santa Monica Beach!!! (first time for the beach for us both!)

Our dog, Boots

Wedding Day..May 15th, 2010..

On the way to Hollywood!!!!!

My baby Bailee Jean :)

January 14th, 2011....1st Blog :)

Hello :) I've never had one of these "blog" things before..but I've had some requests to make one since we are expecting our first baby...people will be able to follow the pregnancy and after the baby comes as well, to watch him/her grow! I don't really know what to say. I guess I can start with our "journey" so far. (May be a little boring to some) 

June 11th, 2007, our relationship began. We met through a mutual friend, Lindsie Rogers. We started off as a long distance relationship, but that ended shortly after, when Ethen moved to Casper for school. We both lived in the Casper College dorms for a while, but eventually ended up getting an apartment together, in 2008. Ethen popped the question August of 2009 and in October of 2009, we moved into our first home that we had built in Evansville, WY. This was a huge step in our lives, but it was definitely worth it. We set the wedding date for May 15th, 2010 and it ended up being the best day of our lives. It was the most special, and amazing day ever and we were so thankful for a great turn out. So many family members and friends were able to join us. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. We had our honeymoon in Vegas, for 7 days. When we were there, we were able to take a day trip to L.A. and we both went to the beach for the first time. It was a really fun trip!

When we returned, we both got back to the real world. Ethen has been at Wyoming Machinery (the local CAT dealership) working as a Machinist for almost 3 years now..and I have an in-home daycare, which I've been doing for 2 years now. We both are blessed and love ours jobs very much. 

In November 2010, we got the biggest (most exciting) news of our lives. We were pregnant! We were both so excited. Shortly after, we shared the news with our families and close friends. Our first doctors appointment was December 2nd. We got to see the little peanut, and it was a blessed moment. It definitely made things more official. At our 2nd appointment, we got to hear the heartbeat, and it was the most precious thing ever. People are always telling you how amazing pregnancy is, and how special it is..but I honestly don't think anyone can describe the feeling you feel when experiencing this for the first time, yourself. I couldn't ask for more!!! I'll end this here, and post some pictures so the way, in a few days I'll be 15 weeks! Yay!