Friday, December 18, 2009

guess my days of eating raw cookie dough are over...



well well well. i'm pretty sure a ton of people already know [my mom is really good at spreading news], but due to work-secret-keeping i couldn't blog about it until TODAY...so now i'm free! i'm having a baby!

baby wells [or baby dub. or zool, as the majority of my family calls it...as in, "there is no dana only zool" from ghostbusters...except there is "no lyndsey" when this baby is around, because i'm grumpy and sick and tired all the time] is due to arrive on the 4th of july, 2010 -- my favorite holiday.

at first i was super anxious about everything. but then a few weeks ago i had my first doctor's appointment and i saw the little jelly bean floating around and we heard it's heartbeat and it was all REAL. and we are so excited now.

baby dub is already the proud owner of a few gifts [thank you doris!] and a blog giveaway for some baby products, so we're well on our way. the past six weeks have been awful, feeling like i had the flu and having to be in bed by 930 p.m. every night, but i think i'm pulling out of it. i'm not showing at all yet -- in fact, i've lost seven pounds -- and the baby is currently the size of a lime [i LOVE the babycenter.com updates that tell you the corresponding fruit size of your baby every week!].

we're reading books and researching online enough to start feeling prepared...but let's be serious, i'm also freaking myself out over all the scary possibilities that could happen. i'm also avoiding lunchmeat and hot dogs [and raw cookie dough] but i REALLY want to eat them. i'm hoping for a girl, but b says he needs a boy. we'll see who wins.

and there you have it! if you noticed a drop off in blog posts, those started happening around the time i found out. i'm not good at keeping secrets, and since i didn't have much else to say besides baby stuff i just didn't post. now we should be back to regularly scheduled programming :)

28 comments:

dietcokegrrl said...

YAY!! I was wondering when you would post the good news!! Sounds like the baby gift was a perfect match for the name Zool.

Congrats again!! I am so excited for you guys--and so glad all of our baby/pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding discussions didn't scare you out of having kids!! :)
XOXO

Karly said...

Yay, yay, yay for the long awaited announcement! I'm so excited to hear regular updates on how you're doing. And I'm am so stoked that we are due a week apart from each other. A few days ago I got an ultra sound and the baby looked like a real baby! In our picture the baby is holding it's arm up in a fist and you can see 5 fingers! So the next ultra sound you have will be sooo amazing to see an actually BABY!!! I'm glad you're starting to feel better, no one ever told us we would get this sick! The next stage you have to look forward to is a medium shrimp. :) I love our little shrimps!

megan said...

yay for you! as I've already told you, I'm so stoked for you!!

and jealous!
you've lost 7 pounds? you are one of those people?
but so so happy for you!

becca said...

hooray! congrats!!

Mollie said...

Soooooo fun! I am a little jealous. I want to post baby updates. One of these days, maybe. Sooooo excited for you!

Angela and Mike said...

Hooray, now you can post about baby stuff all the time...since that's all we care about. haha. Oh, and I gave up on the not eating lunchmeat thing after a few months. I mean, c'mon...really? No lunch meat?

Season said...

Hooray! Isn't it wonderful to have it all out in the open? Glad you're feeling a bit better now. Have the crazy dreams started yet? If so, we should swap stories. :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

The beans have been spilled! The cat is out of the bag! Yay! Congrats!

The Facks of Life said...

i really want a wells baby girl too. i'm crossing my fingers. i'm so glad you're feeling better. those first few weeks are awful....and thank goodness they're over! miss you always.

LB3K said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! Congrats!

Nicholas said...

awesome!

Nat said...

YES! I'm so glad it's official now! I still live by babycenter- those updates are great.
I couldn't help but lol at Doris' comment...Seriously, Lyndsey! How did all the horror stories NOT traumatize you for life? :)

Leandra said...

So excited for you!

La La Land said...

Congrats! Your whole world is about to be flipped. Let me know if you need anything! I am so excited for you!

sweetsusan said...

if somtthing does happen to the baby like being born early, you have your own nicu nurse!!!

sachia said...

Yay...finally the news!! I have been waiting..:). Your x-mas card was a good way to go tooo! You are going to be such a hot preggo person....congrats and babycenter is a great way to go.

Jennifer said...

You were super good at keeping this secret from me! I didn't know until your mom spilled the beans in her Christmas note. YOu haven't looked green at all and you must have made it to the bathroom in time for any eruptions.

I'm so VERY excited for you!!!! I still get updates from babycenter telling me all the trouble my toddle might be getting into - not that I can't already tell at this point. He apparently is ahead of schedule and gets into trouble before anyone can warn me.

Ash & Jon said...

YAY!!!!!! Congraulations to you!

♥Mommy Of 2♥ said...

YEAH! We are so excited for you! Now the fun really begins and don't worry, you will be eating that raw cookie dough soon enough!!!

Wendy said...

congrats lyndsey! (and brandon)
that is wonderful news and i love reading your blog so it will be great to hear your perspective on motherhood =)

The Andelins said...

Ohh fun!!! Congrats!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed you get your little miss! (FYI we wanted a boy, but after producing the tastiest little chunk on the planet, I've decided girls are pretty fun!) Let me know what you're having when you find out- I just bought the CUTEST tie and bootie patterns off an etsy shop called make it and love it. (P.S. Someday we need to watch About a Boy!!!)

Dionne said...

Yay! Congrats! This is soooo exciting! A mini you! Yay!

Lacey said...

Oh congrats!!! That's so exciting!!

virginia said...

HOLY SMOKES! Congrats to you both!!! I'm so excited about this news! :-)

Jill said...

Congrats!

Jean said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I am so excited for you. I loved Baby Center too - so interesting!! HAPPY BABY!!!!!!!! BAAAA!!!!!

dana said...

yay!! I love that's official! And hooray for losing 7 pounds. awesome.
Really excited and happy for you guys! and can't wait to find out if it's a boy, or a girl, or an alien.

The Conder Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I was wondering if you were pregnant... most of your comments on your e-mail have been cravings for food : D

So excited for you... Is your mom happy? Sad? Mixed? to be a grandma ( :

And life goes on...

Congrats!