Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Ok here it is. The blogs you have been so anxiously waiting for. There's more fun news to share but this, of course, is the best news.

The first three months…

…otherwise known as the first trimester. Apparently you aren’t supposed to talk about being pregnant once you actually get pregnant. I mean, I haven’t been trying nearly as long as some people, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult to keep the secret. Being a blogger isn’t helping matters. I want to talk about this. Not just talk about it, but I mean really talk about it. I want people to know that I took the first pregnancy test at 6 am before leaving to tailgate for the first game of the season. I then convinced myself, way too early Seth told me, that if it is a boy he will play for Georgia solely because of the day the positive test was taken. I want people to know that I am so freaking excited I could scream, but that I am also very scared something will go wrong. I want my friends to know I appreciate that they didn’t ask why I didn’t crack open a beer in Athens because I would have spilled the beans. I want people to know that the time I ran into the armoire was really the 5th time I had gotten up to pee. Or that Seth has been calling the baby Fletcher and Delilah at the same time in the hopes that I will fall in love with one of those names (not going to happen). Really, I just want to talk about it. I know the reasons why people don’t share before the deadline. I do understand. So, I am blogging in Word instead of in my actual blog for now. It may be a long drawn out mess, but it makes me happy.

A little background…there aren’t a lot of things I have felt incredibly good at in my life. I know I am kind of good and some things, but in my heart I have always known that I am meant to be a mother. Call it corny, hokey, dramatic, etc. That’s not to say I am not afraid that I will suck at some of it. I am prepared for that. However, the running joke now in our house happens to be that I will finally be smarter about something than Seth (and I must admit I can’t freaking wait for that part either). I wish I could say I was always meant to be a teacher, but that’s just not the case. I am pretty good at being a teacher, and someday I could be incredibly good at it. I just would rather be a mom. There is no simpler way to put it.

That first pregnancy test was two weeks ago. My first doctor’s appointment is in two weeks. Stay tuned… J

Alright well, due to sheer timing, we have decided when to tell the rents. I must say, the actual fact that there is a date to share this news is making it easier to keep it a secret. My dad and his wife will hear the news on October 1st because he doesn’t live here and he is coming into town for that one night. We won’t see him again until Thanksgiving and that’s just too long to wait! I just have to tell him that he can’t tell anyone else yet. He happens to be stopping in Atlanta on his way to his yearly cabin trip with old college buddies, some of which live in the same small town as my aunt on my mom’s side. That would be lovely….aunt Gail calling my mom upset because she heard from good old “Bodene” that her niece is pregnant before she heard it from her own sister. We have decided to tell the moms and siblings soon after the doctor’s appointment next week, although there is no exact date/creative presentation in mind yet. I have some ideas brewing, but I can’t decide what to do….it has to be big though. Telling Seth’s dad is a toss up. I am not sure about that one but I am intrigued to hear his response at the prospect of being a grandfather.
**Side note….I know people mean well, but if one more person tells me take a crapload of drugs so I will feel better I am going to blurt out that I am pregnant and not feel bad about it.

I am all better! I am also realizing that being pregnant is exhausting. I have never been the type of person who can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, but seriously, it’s ALL I THINK ABOUT. I wake up thinking about going back to sleep. I used to be a bit of an insomniac/night owl and now I am in bed and almost asleep by 9:30. I also pretty much want to barf all the time. I never actually do, but I don’t know if that’s better or worse than constantly feeling like I could. I’m pretty sure Seth now sees me as a lazy, whiny, cranky brat. You know what though, that’s just tough isn’t it? J

We took the plunge and bought a new bedroom set that I am very excited about. We aren’t exactly small people, so I have been wanting a king size bed basically since the day we got married. I have also had visions of being 8 months pregnant and unable to get out of the water bed. Yes, we currently sleep in a water bed. I actually LOVE the bed, when Seth isn’t in it. He will tell you the same thing. When he is in it, I am basically mid-air. Upgrades are so exciting.

Tomorrow is the big day. The first big day of many. Confirmation of what I can’t imagine could be anything else other than pregnancy. I have to say this and you will just have to deal if it makes you uncomfortable, but the biggest change has been boob size. I truly can’t believe they are growing before my very eyes. God’s cruelest joke? That everything else is going to grow with them. I mean seriously, if my rear end could just remain the same, I won’t ever curse my small boobs again.

Here I actually wrote the blog about the Halloween candy (9-23-08), but I figured, it would work as a regular blog. People would just think I was a total fatty and not pregnant.

Ok so disregard my ranting about wanting to talk about it because I have officially told everyone a month before you are “supposed” to. I knew we were telling our entire families within the past/upcoming week so we decided to just get the ball rolling. I went to dinner at Kim’s last Wednesday night and a large portion of my girlfriends were going to be there so I decided it was as good at time as any, even if it was early. Why did I have to wait until Thursday to officially blog about it? Well, my dad wasn’t going to be here until the first remember? I know he randomly reads my blog so I had to be patient one more time. There was no grand announcement for the moms or siblings unfortunately. I was so hoping to be WAY more creative, but it just didn’t present itself. SO, we told Seth’s mom the day we bought the furniture. We told my mom the day we went to the doctor. Seth told his dad over the phone to which his dad replied “what make is it?”. Gotta love Bill. I told my sister over the phone. Levi heard through our tailgate on Saturday! And everyone else had apparently been speculating for weeks anyway. So there you have it. I can finally post the “knocked up” t-shirt picture! I have been saving the shirt for this since the movie came out. Ironically I got it as a free gift at a beerfest no less. That makes me laugh.


  1. I loved your blogs! I can totally relate to knowing I was meant to be a mom. I know you're going to be a great mom! Since I'm reading this 2 days after delivering Connor and am completely hormonal and doped up on Percoset, I was bawling after reading your entry from 9-11 :)

  2. Whoooooo Hoooooo! Corey and I are so excited for you both! When I told him that you are pregnant, he said the same thing I said to you..."I was wondering when that was going to happen, don't they want 5 kids!!!"
    Congrats- keep blogging, I LOVE reading it! ;)

  3. I am so excited and happy for you both! This is such an exciting time for you and I cannot WAIT to meet the little one! Love you!

  4. Yay! Congratulations to you both!

  5. You have to know I cried when reading this. You are SO my child ... the "meant to be a mom" part. That was always how I felt and still do. There's not a more important job out there than mom-hood, and I can't wait for you to experience it. My prayer is that your child will be the God-send to you that you are to me. I have a daughter who happens to also be a best friend. It just don't get no better than that. I love you so much, Jana, but I have to warn you and Seth that I'm going to spoil this child rotten! That's my right; right?

  6. Congrats! So I got through the whole blog without crying but then I read your mom's comment and it definitely made me shed a few tears. I love you both and know you will be great parents!

  7.'ve given me one more reason (of the million) to look up to you as a sister. I know you will be the most incredible mother. Pretty much to me you can do no wrong. I know I was that bratty sister who always followed you around, but now I get to follow you and a baby around and there is no getting rid of me! :p I'm so proud of you..I'm so happy for you and Seth. Look out for crazy aunt Sara!

  8. YAY!!!!! I am so excited for you guys! I could relate to each part of your blog. :) Especially the exhaustion. You don't know exhaustion until your 2-3 months pregnant!!
    And the king size investment. I am already wishing we had a larger bed!

  9. That is WONDERFUL news! Happy baby growing!


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