Thank you all so much for your kind words last week on our announcement. I was almost in tears reading through all of your comments on the blog, Instagram and Twitter. Since then, I've been meaning to update you guys with more details but last week the week just got away from me with work, babysitting, and church events each night of the week! Today I thought I'd share some more details with a little FAQ. If you have any other questions I didn't cover, feel free to leave it in the comments! Thanks for being so excited with me as we embrace this new journey!
How far along are you?
13 Weeks, 2 days officially. My doctor moved my due date to June 20th the day after I announced the pregnancy online.
How are you feeling?
The first few month or two was ROUGH. I was extremely sick every day and started a new job so I had no choice but to suck it up and rally. I don't want to complain though, but I definitely had my fair share of morning sickness. As of a couple weeks ago, that mostly has passed and I just occasionally feel nauseas until I eat in the morning.
When did you find out?
The Monday after we came home from Hawaii.
How did you find out?
Well, my period was extremely late which is rare for me, so I stopped by the dollar store and took a dollar store test. When it was positive, I thought "surely this cannot be trusted, its from the dollar store" so I made Ronnie bring me home another test. $12 dollars later, I sort of believed I was pregnant but it wasn't until our first doctor appointment that I was convinced.
Were you trying?
While I find this question extremely personal from anyone except my besties and family, it has been asked more times than I can count and I've embraced it. Nope, we weren't trying. But we weren't actively preventing either. Baby was a happy surprise.
Are you going to find our what you're having or be surprised?
I am going to be surprised on January 3rd at our gender reveal party.
Do you have any gender preferences?
I know I should say "I just want a healthy baby" and thats VERY true. But there is a small part of me that has always wanted a big family full of little girls, so I definitely would be thrilled if this baby was a girl, but still just as excited to have a boy.
Do you have any names picked out?
Well, I have names picked out. The real question is does Ronnie agree on those names? NO. We have approximately zero names we both like for either gender. This is how people go five days past birth without naming their child! Ahh it gives me anxiety already.
Are you going to work or stay home with the baby?
As much as I desire to stay home with the baby when he/she comes, right now we need both of our incomes so I will be going back to work after my maternity leave.
So there we have it-a few updates on Baby Rasmussen. I have been meaning to take a little "bump" picture but I have been really unhappy with the ones that I've taken and just feel blah lately so that will have to wait. There's not much to see right now anyway. :)