Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2013 is going to be amazeballs.


Two legitimately amazing things are going to happen in 2013. First, the Anchorman sequel comes out. I have been waiting for this movie honestly since the opening credits of the original Anchorman movie. And if we’re all being honest with ourselves, I’m probably gonna take the day off and see the midnight showing. Maybe in costume. We’ll see how that all shakes out. Then, I will see it again but with pen and paper to take notes of all the one liners that I will quote for the rest of my life. And it will be glorious.

And that other thing? No biggs:


I suppose the photo needs no caption, but in case it does, we’re expecting an addition to our family in October!

This whole process has been quite a ride, and I waited as long as I could to let the cat out of the bag for obvious reasons. Today marked a big milestone we haven’t hit in awhile—the second prenatal appointment. We heard baby’s strong, healthy heartbeat for the second time and it was awesome.

We saw baby for the first time on March 7, which was both heart wrenching and ironic because that was the day our sweet BDub was due. With a lump in my throat, very sweaty palms and Joey by my side, I walked into that same room with the same ultrasound machine and the same tech who has given us a roller coaster of good and bad news over the last year and a half. But then, when she clicked on the monitor and we heard that unmistakable ‘thumpthumpthumpthump,’ I just knew this baby was meant to be mine.

That’s not to say I don’t have my scared days, because I most certainly do. There was a day about a month ago when my chapstick (red) exploded all over my face and I used a tissue to wipe it off and then tossed it in the toilet. Then I peed. Then I looked before I flushed and nearly had a heart attack until I realized what I’d done.

My body is exhausted and I feel like a dumpster fire, but everyone tells me “that’s a good thing,” as if that somehow makes the 24/7 nausea and general feelings of poop sandwichery better. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that my body has spent its fair share of the last 18 months pregnant with nothing to show for it…so this time it’s working overtime. And I’m cool with that.

I freak out at the littlest signs of a cramp or a sneeze gone horribly wrong. And I think that’s totally normal. Honestly, any woman who has experienced loss at any stage during pregnancy has her own trepidations or fears—no matter how seemingly irrational. And I’m an irrational person to begin with, so the combination is really just asking for it.

But enough about that—this post is about joy and life and celebrating a very cool thing: Anchorman 2 is coming out! Oh, and we’re gonna have a baby!

12 comments:

Abby said...

Congrats yourself ladyfriend!

Carrie said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND JOEY AND ALEX!! Hope you are feeling better soon, too!

littlebrownie said...

OMG. I am so, so, so happy for you!!! Congrats and blessings to you, Joey and Alex!!!

Sheila said...

So so happy for you! Congratulations!

MikeMetzlerII said...

that is so awesome!! I'm so very happy for you guys! Also, I've never gone to see a movie at midnight EVER. But that will change when Anchorman comes out....and if you want, I'll dress up in character and go with you! lol

Kristi said...

Obviously Yes. YesYesYes.

Kristi said...

Thank You!

Kristi said...

Thank You! He's Going To Be A Great Big Brother :)

Kristi said...

Ooooh, Thanks! Me Too!

Kristi said...

Thank You!

Kim and Steve said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear of the new addition! Exciting times ahead!!

ffprncez said...

Congratulations!!!!!