Friday, September 24, 2010

September 21st....a day I will remember always

Well, most of you have heard the news already...but here is the story of how Peanut came to be, Gage Matthew Kelch. I got to work early that morning since I would be leaving early to go to the doctor. The minutes literally crawled by waiting for 1:30pm to come around when D would come pick me up and we would head to the docs office together. At times throughout the day I literally had to stop and take deep breaths to keep my heart from jumping out of my chest. I dont think I have ever had such anticipation in my life! Finally...the time came and D and I rode over to "our future" ha ha. The imaging center took me back first to take a look at Peanut's measurements. They wanted to make sure all the baby's bones looked good and were measuing correctly, heart was of normal size, brain developing well, etc. They asked me while taking all these measurements if I wanted my husband with me when they announced the sex of our Peanut. I said YES! So a few minutes passed and they left to go get Dustin from the waiting room. D came back into the room with me and asked if I already knew...I said no I was waiting for you. He held my hand and I could feel him shaking. I asked him if he was nervous and he said no just REALLY excited. The doctor came back a few minutes later and reviewed all the pictures with us....thats when she said, and there are his little boy parts. Dustin squeezed my hand, I cried (imagine that) and told him he had made all my wildest dreams come true. I still cant believe we have beeen this blessed! We left the doctor's office with 20 something pictures of Gage Matthew and headed over to a great dinner with family. We all met at Maggianos and my sister got there first, before us even..and she was over an hour early : ) Can you say excited? Ha ha! Not only did she get there early, I had 2 DOZEN roses waiting on me with a a huge gift basket as well. Inside the basket were all the essentials for a baby stuff, Ashley said..that would all come later. For now, she was taking care of me and had all kinds of mommy stuff in it...including some amazing candles, lotions, my favorite lotion infused socks that smelled like lavendar and the best book I have ever read...its all about babies : ) I LOVED this gift basket. We told Ashley as soon as we got there that Peanut was going to be a boy and she immediately started crying. Later at dinner we also mentioned to her that we would like for her to be Gage's godmother and she broke down again. Dustin's family does not follow this tradition...but we have always had godparents in ours and Ashley and I are both blessed to have some of the best godparents in the world! I know Ashley will carry on this tradition well and I was so happy to see her so touched with her new title. She is definitely excited about this baby and she has really made me feel special during this time. Actually everyone has made D and I feel special during this time. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people, and Jolene and Steph...I cant thank you two enough for helping me register this weekend. I enjoyed the heck out of it, and I feel so much more prepared for our angel now.
Dustin and I drove home in pretty much silence...I laughed and said are you OK babe. He looked at me and said I still cant believe we're havign a kid...more or less that its a boy! Ha ah! This whole concept still hasnt completely sunk in yet for either of us..but I know it will. So Gage Matthew...welcome sweet baby! We are sooo happy to meet you and give you a name now. Even though we all still call you Peanut here and there : ) Oh and those deep voices you keep hearing around 6pm every night. Thats your dad's voice. Every day when he gets home he tells us both how much he loves us and how much he missed us, and he cant wait to meet you. You are going to be one spoiled kiddo and we cant wait. I love you our angel...

Below are some pics from the ultrasound, as well as my growing belly. Gage Matthew is really starting to make his presence known...its like my tummy grew overnight!

Here's my big belly!

Here are my boy parts!

Here is my thumb's up sign : )

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Letters to Peanut....

Well today is the day...this is not a just a few short hours we will know if our baby will be Karleigh Marie or Gage Matthew. I recieved this letter from my Dad this morning, this was written to Peanut. I read it and cried : ) I love this letter and plan to put it in Peanut's baby book one day. But for now, I will post it to the blog for all to see. I love you Dad, I know Peanut will love this letter one day too. I will keep you all posted on pink or blue today!! So without further is the letter from my Dad to our baby : )

Good morning Peanut!
How do you feel today? Are you one excited little person? I sure hope so……you have the whole family excited! This will be your last day to be a an anonymous tiny mystery.
You will earn a real name and no longer be just a little goober hiding deep inside your Mommy’s innards! We can start calling you Gage or Karleigh after your visit to the doctor today! How special is that?? What? Did you say something? Speak a little louder….you know Gramps can’t hear worth beans. You hope your name is Gage? Any special reason why you want that name? Do you want to be a little boy? You say that does not matter that much as long as the people around you accept and love you? I promise you that will not be a problem – you are already very deeply loved and no one has even seen your little face yet!! Oh, because it will be easier to spell when you start school….! That is a very sensible observation for such a teeny tiny head on your shoulders. But I will just bet if you want to start by writing Karli instead of Karleigh your Mommy won’t get upset with you. She is a very sweet lady in case you have not figured that out yet. But I’ll bet you know that already because you have seen how she is taking very good care of you. So don’t you worry about things like how to spell yet. That will come along in time and I know you will be able to handle anything you set your mind to. See? I have a lot of faith in you! You are one extraordinary baby! And this old man is really looking forward to meeting you and spending as much time as I am allowed to share in your little life. And it does not matter to me which name you choose today. I promise I will spend time playing with you and taking you places and teaching you a whole lot of things. Your Mommy knows that you don’t have to be a boy to enjoy being outdoors and going fishing and hunting and riding around in a truck in the mud. So you just keep cozy inside Mommy until you are ready to join the rest of the family. And then we will all have a wonderful time watching you grow up and share in the joys of the world again because we will get to see them anew through your little eyes. We will be so happy to know today which name you will be taking so we can plan ahead for the big day when you join us in this big wide world……and welcome you with hugs and kisses.
So you just take it easy for a few more months and enjoy the comfort your Momma is providing. Don’t you sweat the petty things right now, and don’t you pet the sweaty things later. See? Grampa has lots of important things to teach you……!

I look forward to seeing you later and we can eat some pasta! I will be able to call you a new and much nicer name than Peanut when I do…..What? You say you like that nickname? You can keep it! See I am easy! You are gonna like me, I promise!
OK?? Now who wants ice cream? Oh, you would like an Italian gelato instead? An exceptionally bright child….!! I knew it!! How many scoops? 3 or 4?
I love you my little grandbaby.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Can you hear something in there?

Well...most everyone knows now that we did not find out at our last ultrasound what our lil Peanut was going to be. But...we did schedule our big ultrasound and our 4D pictures for Sept 21st at will for sure know then whether we are having a prince or princess. In the mean time D and I are on pins and needles wondering boy or girl...we cant wait.

Not much else to report out on. I am still not feeling all that great. BUT..I did have 2 whole nausea free days over the weekend, it was BLISS. I dont know if I am crossing a milestone or if I just got lucky. So nausea today a corner has been turned. Think happy thoughts that it has : )

I did want to share a sweet (well I thought it was sweet) picture of my princess. This picture was taken this past Saturday afternoon while Miss Daisy and I lounged on the couch. She sleeps in this position often, but this is the first time I was able to capture her on camera. I swear she is listening to the baby's heartbeat...but most of the time this is how she cuddles up with me anymore...with her head on my tummy and her ear to the belly : ) I think she loves Peanut as much as we do!

Only 8 more days til we know for sure what our love bug is!