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The Big Announcement...

Well... I've known since the beginning of February that we were expecting, but wanted to wait until we knew what we were having to tell our families.
Of course there were close friends that have known for a while, but being in Utah made it easier not to tell our families.
Since we moved I had to find a new OB so I asked one of my friends in the ward that had just had a baby and she referred me to her doctor. It also worked out that the same doctor's radiologist is in our ward and she can start doing gender checks at 14 weeks!! I was so excited... and a little hopeful we would be able to find out before Easter so we could tell our families.

So last Wednesday evening we went in for an ultrasound (I made sure to drink orange juice before I went) hoping the baby would cooperate for us. Sure enough HE wasn't shy and made it very clear we were having another boy!! Gordon and I were very excited and a little relieved since Tydon was also an October baby... we have everything we need~
Then we had to think of a couple ways to tell the fam...

We left Friday morning for Pocatello to meet with our Accountant (IT'S TAX DAY!! Hope you got your taxes done :) and visit some friends. While we were there we stopped at the mall to get a shirt made for Tydon and we were on our way to Mud Lake.

SATURDAY...
The Wood Fam always colors Easter eggs and has a big egg hunt so I thought it would be fun to surprise the fam while we were dying the eggs. Gordon's sis-in-law, Laurel is also expecting (but didn't know that I was) so I told her my idea to just randomly drop an egg in the pink water with "It's a Girl" written on it. I just kept an eye on her and when she made her egg I did the same and quickly dropped mine in the blue water and waited for someone to pull it out. Everyone was excited for Laurel. They already have 3 girls so they were really hoping for a boy this time... Gord's neice saw that I had put an egg in the blue water so when she checked it she looked at me surpised and said "and this one is Chelsi's!!" Everyone was shocked... Laurel immediately wanted to trade :) This baby was an accident for them (Laurel is 35 and their youngest girl is 8) and they really were hoping for a boy.
**Gordon is the baby of 8 kids (4 boys and 4 girls) and he is the only boy in the fam that has a son to carry the Wood name. There are 27 grandkids and all of his brothers have girls... so you can imagine his brothers being a little jealous when they found out Gord has his second boy on the way.**

The surprise worked out perfect and of course Gord's family is really excited for a baby girl in September and a baby boy in October. Gord's neice is also expecting in September so there will be a few new babies in the fam.

Gord's family is so much fun. it's always a party. There were 300 Easter eggs hidden this year for the kids!! It was fun to finally be back in Mud Lake for a weekend with the fam.
EASTER SUNDAY...
We went to church with Gord's fam and then we headed to Idaho Falls to visit my family. My house isn't quite as busy as Gord's. My mom's sister and her 3 kids were there along with my grandma.
I made sure Tydon had a jacket on over his new Easter shirt so our "big news" wasn't too obvious. When we got there my dad wanted to take Tydon outside to feed the horses so out they went on the four wheeler.
Dinner was ready when they came back in so we all gathered to say the prayer. (This couldn't have been anymore perfect!!) Before the prayer my mom said "Tydon let's take your jacket off before we eat." Gordon and I just looked at eachother and smiled. I said, "Yeah, show grandma your new Easter shirt." My mom took his jacket off, read it and screamed "What?!" She is pretty animated as it is so... it was perfect!! My brother thought my mom had seen a spider or something. Tydon was surprised too, he didn't understand why grandma was screaming. My fam couldn't believe it. Especially when we announced it was going to be another boy...
**I am the oldest of two and my brother is 7 years younger than me so Gord's family and my family are complete opposites. This will be grandbaby #2 for my fam.**

This was a pretty exciting weekend for us!!
Now that our families know, we are even more excited for this little man to be a part of our family. Tydon is starting to say he's going to be a big brother and says there's a baby in mom's tummy. He's going to be a great big brother.

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My Due Date is October 9th
So I'm almost 15 weeks...
I have been feeling pretty good, no throwing up or anything like that
Just SUPER tired
Excited to get motivated to get crafty again...
No baby bump yet, but I'll probably be posting soon...

*Crazy Pregnancy Symptom*
I haven't really felt nauseated, but if I wait too long to eat... when I take my first bite of food I have a feeling like I might throw up and it causes me to sneeze and then it goes away.
It's kinda crazy... I had the same symptom with Tydon.
Much rather sneeze than throw up though!

10 comments:

The Allens said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. Glad you are feeling pretty well.

Sarah said...

Horay for babies! The lack of sleep was the only thing I didn't look foward to also, but things are working out now that Danton is in another room. He only woke up once last night. And Mark takes over in the mornings when he can with both kids and lets me sleep in. So I'm not completly brainless.

Pierce Family said...

Congrats! That is some exciting news! I love the way you told the news to everyone. You are so creative!

Bailey Family said...

CUTE! I love the everything worked out perfectly! LOVE the way the shirt turned out. I am glad that you finally got the news out to your parents! Oh and wait... how do you know the Pierces??

Judy said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm a sneezer to!!!! And even know if I get sick to my stomach....i sneeze. Sooooo happy for you guys. Fun to have 2 boys together they will be such good friends!!!!

Amber and Che said...

Congratualtions Chels!!! What a fun way to surprise everyone! I want to do something like that when my time comes. I'm so excited for ya. Glad you guys enjoyed your Easter. Love ya!

Jared and Jami Hobbs said...

Congrats to you guys! We are so excited for you to have two. It is so fun. Having a new baby is so fun and it goes by so fast. Hope that all goes well for the rest of the pregnancy. Love you guys!

Heather and Parker Lyons said...

Congratulations you guys!! Thanks for all your comments on my blog Chelsi. I love getting comments, and you always have great things to say. Good luck with this baby!

Angie & Neal said...

That's exciting! I'm so happy for you! I'll bet Tydon and him will be great buddies! I want to do a creative way to tell people what I'm having, if you have any ideas just let me know!

Russ and Kristen said...

HOW EXCITING!!! What a fun way to let your families know!!!!! You're too cute! Yes, as soon as you start getting your bump, post some pictures! Congrats!!

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