Thursday, February 26, 2009

Take-Out Food Heaven!!

Here's what Jeremy picked up for our dinner today! He drove to 3 different places!


Vietnamese sandwiches!!

Pad thai!!

Panang Curry!

Can you tell that we're on a Vietnamese and Thai food craving stage??

The Nursery

Here's what we're thinking for the baby bedding...It's unisex so that if we ever have a boy, we can just use the same bedding.

But here where some of the other options...

Here's the rocker we absolutely love...but I don't know if it will fit in our apartment!

What do you guys think?? We would love input!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Boy or girl???

Jeremy and I just had our very first official ultrasound at the doctor's office.

My unofficial ultrasoundw as at 9 weeks. I was very upset to find out that my doctor didn't do a first trimester ultrasound, so Jeremy called me up from work one Saturday morning as he was working at Grady Hospital's ER.

"Hey, what you doing?" (Jeremy)

"Nothing much." (me)

"If you bring me and my attending lunch, I'll do an ultrasound on you! It's kinda slow today in the ER" (Jeremy)

"OK! I'm getting my keys right now!" (me)

I was laid down on an ER bed and Jeremy and I actually saw our 9 week baby for the first time. As we went to print the picture, he got a call for a trauma coming in so I promptly left so that he could actually work!

IT'S A GIRL!!!! Jeremy and I actually really thought we were having a boy. Our apologies to our daughter, but we had been calling her a boy's name for the past 5 months!

Here are the pics:

The top picture supposedly shows us that she is a girl. Jeremy didn't see any boy parts and the tech was pretty sure she is a girl. Our doctor said the tech hasn't been wrong in the 6 years she has worked with her. In the bottom picture you can see her full face! Her one arm is by her head and the other one is near her mouth.
It was absolutely amazing! She was turning, kicking, punching, and we even got to see a full body profile of her with her spine and her little legs tucked in her.
As I type, she is kicking me right now!

My students

"Guys...Mrs. Chou has an announcement to make...I'm having a baby!!"

The reaction of my students:
"Can you bring the baby to school tomorrow?"

Every week I get these online updates about the baby's growth and the website will often compare the baby's size to a vegatable or a fruit.

"The baby is the length of a banana this week..."
"Mrs. Chou, are you going to eat the baby when it comes out??"

I've had multiple questions about how babies come out. The answer to that is please ask your parents!

My students love to touch my stomach, kiss it, make odd name suggestions, and get into discussions about how babies come to be.

O the joys of being a pregnant teacher!

Pregnancy so far...

Right now, I can honestly say that I LOVE being pregnant! I can eat milkshakes whenever I want to, I don't have to suck my stomach in after a big meal, and my students come and kiss my stomach. This was not the case before. My poor husband was a God given gift during the first trimester. He scrubbed our bathtubs, he cooked dinner, he did the laundry, went out to buy ginger ale all the time, and didn't bother me when I was sleeping 15 hours straight! Everyday he came home from work, I was either sleeping or sitting on the couch surrounded by clemintine peels!

My pregnancy cravings...oranges, orange juice, cranberry juice, apples, grapes, Chick-Fil-A milkshakes, red meat, and very flavorful, spicy korean food.

My 13 week belly...

My 15 week belly...

And OOO MY GOODNESS! My almost 20 week belly...
Is it just me or is it exponentially bigger??!

We're having a BABY!

Welcome to our blog! I agreed with my friend when she said that it's unlike me to blog, but we wanted to keep our family and friends updated about the comings and goings of our family!

The past few months have been very exciting for our family! A little bean will be joining our family!

Here's when we found out on election day:

The excited momma!

The shocked, but happy daddy!

Jeremy made us an amazing meal of steak and crab pasta to celebrate!