Tuesday, July 17, 2012

...Then Comes the Baby In the Baby Carriage...

As some of you may have noticed, I have failed to update our blog anytime recently.  This isn’t because there’s been nothing to post about—there’s actually been a lot going on!  My excuse for being so behind is that I’ve been trying to figure out how to best deal with this whole mommy-to-be-constantly-sick-and-tired self of mine!  All that aside, Logan and I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the anticipated arrival of Jorgensen Baby #1 in late January!  We feel incredibly blessed and grateful for the opportunity to become parents and wish the New Year could get here quicker!  As of today, I am 12 weeks and officially done with the first trimester—Yahoo!  Not only does this mean we’re 1/3 of the way there, I hope it also means some of the sickness will start to fade.  (Anyone out there with advice on how to help ease this fun pregnancy symptom, I’d love to hear it!)

Backtrack to 8 Weeks Ago:

Logan and I found out I was pregnant pretty early on—around 4 ½ weeks.  It was such a joy to take the pregnancy test together and see the double pink lines!  We enjoyed the realization that we were parents-to-be for a couple days with just the two of us before telling either of our families.  We knew they would be ecstatic at the news but decided to enjoy it alone for a short time first.  I was dying those two days waiting to tell them!  As expected, we visited our families separately and told them the exciting news and they were overjoyed!  This will be grandbaby #4 for Logan’s parents and #10 for mine so it will be fun to add to the cousins!

Around 6 weeks the fact that I’m pregnant really hit me because that’s when the nausea hit me as well—yuck!  Each time I’m feeling crappy I remind myself how fortunate I am to be pregnant and how excited I am for this opportunity and that usually helps me feel a little better :)

The major highlight definitely came last week at week 11 when I had my first appointment and Logan and I were able to hear our sweet baby’s heartbeat for the first time!  That was such a neat experience and major relief to hear that everything sounded fantastic.

Today, week 12, is another moment we’ve been looking forward to very much so we could tell everyone else! (We decided a while ago to wait until now to tell anyone other than family members.)  I am so excited to share this time with the many wonderful moms and moms-to-be that I am lucky enough to know.  Send any tips and tricks you might have my way because I’m sure I’ll need them!

As far as our preference/hunch goes as to whether it’s a boy or girl, we genuinely don’t care and don’t really have much of a guess either!  (We’d love to know what you think, though, so let us know over on the right!)  Obviously this is our first baby so we will both be extremely happy with whichever comes first and in the end would love to have at least one of each :)  Half of my family is adamant it’s a boy and the other half “know without a doubt” it’s a girl so it will be fun to see who’s right.

Although I love my job and am so grateful to be able to work full time, I couldn’t be more excited to fulfill one of my life-long dreams of becoming a stay-at-home mom.  It will be such a neat experience to raise and nurture our children and be a full-time wife to Logan who I know is going to be an incredible dad!  I can’t wait to see him with his first little baby and I know he can’t either!  Let the countdown begin!

Update on the rest of our lives:

Since I last posted about Memorial Day, several exciting things have happened that I would like to quickly document rather than write an individual post for each.

-At the beginning of June I was able to go with my parents and grandpa (unfortunately Logan had to stay home to go to school and work) to Minnesota for my nephew’s baptism.  My sweet Will had a fantastic day and I was lucky enough to share a quick talk on the Holy Ghost so it was a very special time.  We loved spending a week with them and can’t wait for them to visit us here in Utah in a couple days!

-While we were in Minnesota, my brother’s wife had their 4th baby the day before we got home!  We were super bummed we missed the delivery but were able to see her the next day and she is adorable!  Welcome to the family, baby Amelia!

-June 30th was a very exciting day for me and Logan!  We celebrated our 1 year anniversary that day!  We thought it would be fun to stay in the exact same room at the Grand America that we stayed in on our wedding night so we did that on Friday night and went to breakfast and did some shopping on Saturday.  It was so fun to talk about the last year and all the amazing memories we’ve already made!  I can’t believe it has been a year and can’t wait to see what year 2 brings to the table!

-The 4th of July has always been one of my all-time favorite holidays.  It’s a little sad not having my brother Paul and his family here with us because his kids love the parade and it’s my brother’s birthday but we still had a ton of fun!  We went to the parade with my family in the morning, saw the new Spiderman movie with Logan’s family in the afternoon, had a BBQ for dinner with my family in the evening and then capped the night off with fireworks at Logan’s parent’s house.  (Thank goodness our parents live about 2 minutes from each other!)

As far as the rest of the summer goes, we don’t have too many major plans.  I can’t believe it’s already the middle of July!  My brother’s family gets here on Friday from Minnesota and will stay for about 2 weeks so I’m sure we’ll do lots of fun things with them while they’re here.  It will be a lot of fun to have all the cousins together again because it only happens about once a year now.  Logan and I are going camping with a group of friends in August so we can’t wait for that!  I can’t believe the summer is going so fast!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer and enjoying this HEAT!