Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hardy Party of THREE!

So, it looks like Rez and Adler won't be our only children anymore! Justin and I are expecting the arrival of Baby Hardy on March 9, 2009!
This picture was taken just moments after the positive pregnancy test on July 2nd. :-)

We went to see Dr. Przybysz at Birmingham OB/GYN about 2 weeks later... on July 15th... and confirmed that there is, in fact, a little tiny human forming inside of me! I was so excited that they did an ultrasound to determine my due date and we were able to see the little fuzz (it didn't look like much of anything at the time) and hear it's heartbeat!!! We were confirmed to be about 6 weeks and 1 day.

We told our parents around 7 weeks with a framed ultrasound picture. My parents were SHOCKED (not sure why, I mean we've been married for over 3 years and I'm 28 and Justin's 30... it's about that time. :-) )!!! Justin's parents were so excited, too. All grandparents are anxiously awaiting Baby Hardy's arrival.

After our second doctor's appointment on August 11th, we felt more comfortable trickling our news. By this time, Baby Hardy was starting to look much more like a real baby. When we first saw the baby this time, it waved to us, and later it punched its little fists back and forth like it was boxing... or dancing. At 10 weeks, the doctor told us there is less than a 5% chance of miscarriage, so one by one, we began the phone calls to friends and relatives.

We are now just over 12 weeks, and are excited to make our announcement to "the world!" Keep Baby Hardy and me (and Justin, too) in your prayers! I've felt pretty good for the most part, but I have been EXTREMELY nauseous in the mornings (as in I actually throw up at least 10 times 3-4 mornings a week), but after about 10 minutes, I'm back to normal. The rest of the day I feel fine except for the occasional gag. Bathroom smells repulse me, so gagging has become something I do pretty much every time I go into/near a restroom. It's so weird. The only thing that has been grossing me out food-wise is a piece of meat. I usually like grilled chicken and steak, pretty much everything! But these days, I have to have my meat in something like a casserole, or burrito, or on a salad. It's weird.

Stay tuned for more updates on Baby Hardy. Our next appointment is September 8th. :-)

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21 comments:

Merry said...

Cute picture Whit! I'm so excited. I don't think I can wait!
Love,
Mom (and ???)

melanie said...

Congrats! I can't wait to hear stories about you little bundle! :)

Michael and Hannah said...

I get major brownie points for keeping your secret for so long! I've been soooo excited and it's been hard to keep it to myself! Okay, and we musn't call Baby Hardy "it" anymore. We'll have to come up with the perfect tummy name for while he/she is in your tummy. We called Anna Kate "Little Bit." I'll have to think about this and come up with the perfect tummy name for a little half-Whit/half-Justin. Love him/her already!

Jessa Mullen said...

I am so excited for ya'll (and love the fact that you blogged).. Keep us updated ... March will be a great month for ya'll... I can't wait !!

The Laird's said...

Congrats! It's so much fun! You found out the day our son was born, what a great day!

Wife to Ben, Mama to Lily said...

Congratulations Whitney! You are in for the ride of your life. It is so much fun. Are you going to find out if its a girl or boy? Either way, you will have a precious little baby that you will love more than you could have ever imagined. Keep blogging and keep us updated.

Mommie Till said...

I am so excited for you & Justin. Having a little one changes your life in the best ways. We are loving having Phoenix in our lives and don't remember what it was like without him. Children are such a wonderful blessing. Congratulations, keep us posted.

The Ross Family said...

Whitney, although I have not formally met you, I just wanted to extend a congrats to you, Justin, and the pups. Looking forward to meeting you soon. :)

Rusty and Ann said...

Congratulations! Great news!

Seth, Ashley and Katelyn said...

Congrats Whitney! There is nothing like being a mom and you will be a great one!!! Keep us posted!

Camron . Martina . Colton said...

VERY CUTE picture. I'm so excited for you... As I'm sure you noticed the night you made your announcement at CORE Group! Now that you are preggers, you are going to have to do a much better job of keeping up your blog!

Lorelle said...

Congratulations! Love the blog!

katherine said...

Congratulations! I'm excited for you.

Chad and Lindsey Eason said...

Oh Whitney - I'm thrilled for the two of you! The picture is so sweet...both of your excitement is just radiating off your faces!!! Chad said to tell you congrats as well - we're both looking forward to keeping up with baby Hardy! :)

Stacy said...

Very cute pic! Glad to check and find the news on your blog!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Lynna told me a few days ago...SO Exciting! :) Love you...

kristy said...

Congrats!!! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to read more Baby Hardy updates :)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

I just heard the great news this weekend. congrats!

Rachael Hamilton said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such great news! I'll say this....I had never really cried tears of joy before, but after I saw Jackson for the first time I wept for almost an hour! The feelings of peace, joy, and thankfulness were overwhelming! You are about to get one of the very best gifts ever!

Christy said...

The good news is that morning sickness is a sign that your less likely to miscarry, so it's a blessing, really. :) I'm so excited for you! I used B'ham OBGYN and had a wonderful experience all the way through. St. Vincent's is a wonderful place to have a baby. One more tip... after you've had all your ultrasounds try making appointments at One Nineteen. It's WAY faster and easier. Congratulations! Being pregnant was more fun than I expected. What an amazing experience you have ahead.

McKinney Madness said...

I'm so excited for you guys!! Congrats and I can't wait to meet baby Hardy! :)

emily said...

congratulations!! i have been a slacker at keeping up with friends' blogs lately, and i just now checked this after hannah told me your big news! i am SO EXCITED for you guys! hopefully your sickness will taper off soon. to encourage you, i had a labor nurse tell me that if you had a hard pregnancy, you have an easy labor... not sure of the real validity of that, but it sure was true for my first! anyway, have fun planning for this sweet bundle of joy. your lives will never be the same... in a wonderful way. :)