Wednesday, December 10, 2008

That's right, I said it.

I never thought I would actually use this with my students but seeing the reaction and results I got, I just may say it again!  

I demonstrated how to do a stationary leap and land on the ground today as I was teaching pep squad their competition jazz dance.  Some of the girls were being SO lazy and would jump about 2 centimeters off the ground and just crouch down instead of actually going to the floor.  Ugh.  I was so irritated that I turned around and said, "Excuse me.  I just did it full out and I'm pregnant.  If I can do it I'm pretty sure you can do it too."  

It worked!  No more lazy freshmen.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thank you!

What a blessing it has been to finally be able to share our exciting news with everyone!  I told my dance team on Friday, we made the announcement at church yesterday and also posted it on facebook last night (because it's not official until it's "facebook official") and the support and excitement has been amazing.  We feel so loved and, more importantly, we feel so confident bringing this baby into the world knowing that it will be surrounded with love from friends and family everywhere.  

It has also been so reassuring to me to hear from women who have been through a pregnancy before that everything I am feeling is more than normal.  One common thread that all of their stories have that I cannot wait for is how much better the second trimester is!  It can't come soon enough at this point!  

I have also been so blessed by the reactions of all of the "kids" in our lives.  From my dance team girls to the jr. and sr. high students at church, they have had the best reactions of anyone! We are definitely not going to have a shortage of babysitters any time soon :)  We are so happy to be able to share this news with you because you are all going to be considered big sisters and brothers come July.

Thank you again for all of your love, support and prayers!  How wonderful it is to feel so loved!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bean's First Pictures

Today it all finally became real.  I'll admit that my number one worry when going to see my OB for the first time today was that she would tell me I wasn't really pregnant.  I know that 4 positive tests aren't wrong, but hey, anything can happen!  Well, she did the sonogram today and there was one (thank goodness) little baby in there, right between the X's on the screen and the little flashing light was it's heartbeat.  

Instead of calling the baby "it" for the next few months, we have decided to call it Bean (because that's what it will look like for a while).  So, Bean will be here in July but until then you can check out Bean's first pictures right here.