Thursday, October 7, 2010

We're having a baby!

So the secret is out!  We're expecting our first child in April!  I am due April 9, 2011!  Rob and I are super excited and we still can't believe we are going to be parents!

I found out we were having a baby on July 28.  I felt completely different and knew something was up.  I took a test and could NOT believe it when it came up positive!  I really tried to wait until Rob came home to tell him because I really wanted to see the look on his face but I just could not wait.  I found out at like 8:30 in the morning and only made it until like 9:30 before I called him!  He immediately ran to a vacant floor in his building so he could celebrate over the phone out loud (he works with mostly ladies and he knew that they'd figure it out way too quick!).  From that point on, all of the emotions started coming - excitement, fear, nervousness, anxiety, happiness, name it, we felt it.  I couldn't concentrate while I was tutoring that entire day!  And that is when the anxious waiting game started...

We couldn't wait for the first doctor appointment because it still felt so unreal.  We couldn't wait for the second doctor appointment because we that was the first ultrasound.  We couldn't wait to tell our family and friends the news.

When the day of our first ultrasound came, we sat in silence as we watched our little one wiggle around in my belly.  Baby Healy wiggled his/her arms and kicked his/her legs high up!  Rob said, "Oh my gosh, it looks like a human!"  Yup...that's what we were going for!  I just laid there and cried.  It was such a relief to see that everything looked so good.  Our baby's heart rate was at a solid 160 which is right on track for 12 weeks.  Our next ultrasound will be the big 20 week appointment and we can NOT wait!  That should be right around November 20.

Now, I apologize, but we are not going to be posting ultrasound pictures or anything like that...that is too personal to us, but those closest to us, I am sure you will see them as soon as we get them!  I will post an occasional "belly" photo and give updates on how everything is going though.

I've been very lucky so far and have felt pretty well the first 14 weeks.  I never got sick (thank goodness!) but of course felt nauseous most of the day....every day.  My energy has definitely come back - which is a good thing because the first few weeks of the school year were SO difficult!  I was so tired I could barely speak by the end of the day!

I just told my students yesterday that I was going to have a baby.  They were so excited - it was absolutely adorable!  They can't stop talking about it!  One little girl keeps saying, "There's a girl in your stomach."  Let's see if she's right! One of my boys has been talking to my belly all day long.  For instance, coming back into the room, "Hello, my baby, we're back from gym now."  How cute.  Another boy asked if he could be an uncle.  :)  And the decided on names!  These are great.  For a girl: Princess Kai-lan (the Japanese cartoon on Nick Jr.) and if it's a boy: Harry S. Truman.  Oh, I just love my students!

We are absolutely blessed by God to be starting a family of our own and to have amazing family and friends like all of you to share it with.  We could not be happier with our lives!

12 Weeks!

Thank you to everyone who has sent us congratulations and well wishes.  We love you all so much and we are so thankful to have you in our lives to be able to share our joy with you!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Summer 2010

This summer has been an amazing!  We had such a great time and a lot of wonderful memories were made.  We started off our summer with our trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  The rest of the summer was a little less eventful, but just as fantastic.  In the middle of July, between Rob's birthday and mine, we had our 2nd annual Summer BBQ!  We grilled chicken with my homemade BBQ sauce and had the entire family over!  It was hot but fun!

 Dad workin' his magic on the grill!

 Rob, John, Diddy, Brian

 Mom, Gram, June

Janet, Me, and Baby Woods

The BBQ was a success....that is, until a water main broke in our neighbor's driveway!  We had a river flowing down the street and I had to fill the bathtub with water to make sure we had enough!  Only at the Healy Household!  The kids, and Cathy and Debbie, surely had a good time playing in the cool water on such a hot day!  

The day after the BBQ I turned 27!  Yikes!  Rob and I spent the day together and later on, our good friends Kathy and Matt came over.  Kathy made me the most amazing (gluten free!) glowworm cake!!!  It was the best cake I have ever had!!!

 Glowworm cake!!!


Francis got to meet her cousin, Finley, this summer also!  Finley is Brian and Deanna's puppy!  They got along pretty well (except the second time they were together was a disaster!).  We stayed out in the yard so the pups could run around together.

 Runnin' around!

 Checkin' things out together!

What else happened this summer??  OH!  Marco and Nicole got married on July 30th!  Marco is a college friend of Rob's.  They are great people and make a fantastic couple.  They had such a beautiful wedding down in Champaign -  and it was a lot of fun, too!  I got to meet another one of Rob's college friends, Paul - who is a total riot.  He's such a goof!  Rob and I had a great time that weekend.

 The gorgeous bride and handsome groom! 

So, we definitely had some wonderful moments this summer.  But our favorite thing to do is hang out in the backyard.  We even had a little visitor this summer!
 This little guy decided that my parsley plant was a wonderful hangout.  
He even invited his twin - there were two of these guys!

Now, I KNOW this next thing happened in the FALL (October 2nd) but it was a big part of the summer, too!  Mike and Janet welcomed Natalie Marie Woods into the world on October 2nd at 12:39 pm!  She is the most precious peanut I have ever seen!  I was lucky enough to visit the hospital on Saturday night and wish Natalie a happy birthday and congratulate the happiest new parents ever!  Natalie weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 18 in. long.  She is AMAZING!

 SO in love!

 One HAPPY family!
 Chris holding Natalie for the first time.

I just can't express how happy I am for Mike and Janet.  She is a perfect little baby and Natalie is SO lucky the have the parents she has!  Only good things are to come!  Congrats!!!

Didn't we have a great summer?!?!  And these photos are only a small slice of our summer pie!  We had so many great days! more thing was super exciting this fact, Rob and I think it was the best part of the summer....but THAT IS FOR THE NEXT ENTRY!