Saturday, February 06, 2010

Pregan

Leonard and I are expecting a baby in mid-August. We are excited, happy, and frightened. For now we're just trying to figure out this whole pregnancy business.

I awoke Leonard in the early (for him) morning with the news. Within an hour of the positive pregnancy test, Leonard had nicknamed me "Pregan," a label which of course continues. That night we went grocery shopping and Leonard loaded the cart with name brand prenatal vitamins, pregnancy books, and anti-oxidant containing fruit juices.

Our biggest dilemma was how, and when, should we tell our families? Luckily we would be with both families during the holidays. For the Farmers I suggested a simple announcement on Christmas evening when everyone was together. When Leonard told me his plans for informing his own family, I refused immediately. "No way," I said, horrified. Leonard was persistent. "But you get to do everything!" Feeling bad for his desire to be as involved as possible, I relented, and thus the Bedazzled clear box containing our positive pregnancy test was given to his parents for Christmas:


Ron and Irene loved it. They converted it into a Christmas ornament and hung it in honor on their tree.

I am now 12 weeks along and feeling great, and I'm adding 'long-suffering' to my list of Leonard Virtues. He happily takes charge of making all of my appointments and works it out so he can be there. He doesn't complain when I request a late night run to the grocery store for iceberg lettuce and sharp cheddar. Nary a protest escapes his lips when
I cancel our afternoon plans on a day off so I can go take a two hour nap. When the pregnancy hormones cause me to be less than kind, Leonard will go on as though nothing ever happened.


Leonard, you were wrong. I don't get to do everything - you have your fair share in this too.

14 comments:

Alicia said...

How fun! Congratulations! Glad everything is going well!

Karli said...

congratulations! parenthoood is the most awesome & crazy journey and you will be such a great mama. Our second is due next month and Zac has always called me "preggo" when I'm pregnant. It's endearing coming from the guys that love us best, right?!
I'm excited to see your growing baby bump & to hear about the journey-make sure you keep us updated on your blog!

Amanda said...

Haha Bob and Jane slipped and told us last night! Yay, we are so excited for you guys! This is exactly when I was due with Mason, they'll be 2 years apart! Good luck and hope everything continues perfectly!

Ashleigh said...

We are so excited for you guys!! It'll be an adventure-you'll be so great! Stein is seriously considering asking you if he can "copy" Kyle's idea of telling his parents. He thought it was awesome. Love ya!

Biddle Family said...

Megan! I am soooo super excited for you guys & have been waiting for you to post it on your blog.. SO FUN! I too am prego again and due aug 13th so our #5 & your #1 will be really close and hopefully close cousins too!
Congrats again!
p.s. take as many naps as you want.. just know that while you're napping I am NOT & i'm really jealous!

Valery G. said...

I am so happy for you two! You both are two of my favorite people and I can only imagine how great you will be raising a little one. Congrats!!!

The Webber's said...

Yeah!!!! How exciting! I can't wait to see what the little George baby will be like! Good luck with pregnancy - it is not always the most fun thing, but so worth it! And I love the bejewled prego test!!! What a nice gift!

draperm said...

Wow you guys! That's what we get for skipping game group. We are so excited for you. You will be great parents- I know it. Now I will get to love on your new little one while we converse about how much your life has changed in such a short time. Congratulations. We love you guys!

Lindemans said...

Congrats a million times!!! I am so excited and happy for you! Woohoo!!!!!!!

Denise said...

congrats megan and kyle!! Pray for a girl....boys are a heck of a lot of work! ha! I can't wait to hear your ideas for names, I'm sure they'll be cute, simple, and fun!

Congrats!

Courtney said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you guys! What a great adventure! You two will be amazing parents. Enjoy every minute!

megan said...

Thanks to everyone for your supportive comments - Leonard and I really appreciate it!
Megan

anica said...

Oh Congratulations!!! That is so exciting and I do have to say Aaron and I were very impressed with your Bedazzling skills :)

Travis Butterfield said...

wow. that's really exciting! I can't wait to meet the little Leonard. Congratulations!!!