Oh baby!

In case you haven't heard....

I'm pregnant! Also, I think that picture is hilarious.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to use it to tell everyone I was pregnant. Even though the same day I posted it on facebook someone went and shared it to remind everyone she was pregnant too.  Hello?! You already told everyone... this was my idea.  Get your own!  I'm not angry or anything...

So this is the reason the blog department has been lacking lately.  I knew if I blogged I would spill the beans!    

Now, as you might remember, I am going back to school in August of next year, so we knew we only had a short window of time to get a baby here.  I didn't want to leave a newborn with a babysitter while I went to school.  So in March or April we decided that if I wasn't pregnant by the end of May, we were going to have to wait until I was done with school.  Here's the deal.  We've been trying to get pregnant since January.  I got my IUD out the end of November and then was SUPER irregular in the monthly visitor department.  As in more than 2 months passed between visits.  I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the hormones in my birth control.  We'll see if I use that method again.  Pre-IUD I was never late.  Never. There were a few times when I really thought I was pregnant due to this irregularity (and I was extremely sad when I found out I wasn't).  I even went to my doctor at the end of April to see what the deal was, and she suggested I get an ultrasound to check everything out.  Well I'm kind of a procrastinator and I kept putting it off.  I decided to make the appointment after we got back from our trip to San Diego.  We got back from our trip, and big surprise (not) I was about a week late.  So I decided to just take a test.  I had two random tests floating around without boxes, and I figured I might as well use them so they wouldn't go to complete waste.  When the results came, I had to Google the result to see if it meant I was pregnant or not since I didn't have the box to tell me which symbol meant what.  When I saw what the result meant, I went back to the room and told Sam "I think I'm pregnant."  It was about 5 in the morning on his day off, so I think he said something like "Okay" and went back to sleep.  He was really excited.  A few days later I took another test (just to be sure) and this one said I was pregnant too.  I thought we were going to wait a few days to tell anyone (including family) but Sam started calling his dad and brothers and grandpa right away.  So I guess he really was excited!  

So baby Simons will be here early February.  Sam always said he didn't want to find out the sex of the baby until he/she was born, but I'm pretty sure I have him convinced otherwise now.  We are super duper excited.  I had an ultrasound the other day and baby was jumping all around in there.  Sometimes I get really nervous about everything, but I think the excitement outweighs the anxiety.  Good thing I still have about 7 months to prepare!