Monday, February 20, 2006

Baby "O" Baby!

I am officially 7 weeks pregnant!

I found out the big news on Valentine's Day! I had been sick for about 2 days, and thought that I was suffering from a minor case of the stomach flu. When I called to talk to my step-mom, I told her that I had been sick and couldn't shake the flu symptoms. To make a long story short, she convinced me to take a pregnancy test. It only took about a minute before the screen starting flashing that I was pregnant. I cried for about 45 minutes, because I was worried what Jay would say (he was at on out-of-town basketball game). I decided that I wanted to do something special to tell Jay that we were expecting. I went to Target and bought a baby naming book and a cute teething ring. I put it all in a heart shaped box and put it on his side of the bed, so that he would find it when he came in from his game.

When he came in after the game, I heard him sit down and start opening his "little surprise." He opened the box and pulled out the teething ring first. He looked at it a little confused, so I told him to keep digging. When he pulled out the book, the light immediately went on! He looked up at me and said, "Really?" All I could do was smile and cry. He was so excited! He was giddy! He called his parents at 12:30 to tell them the news. We stayed up for about an hour talking about how our live were about to change. He kept saying over and over, "I am going to be a daddy!"

SO, it became official today! Today we went to the doctor. The visit was not near as scary as I thought, but my friends who are mammas did FORGET to tell me exactly how the first sonogram was done;( We found out that I am seven weeks pregnant and the magic day is October 5th. We got to take home our first picture of the baby (shown above). I know that it doesn't look like much, but we were still excited! The best part was that we got to see the babies heart beat. It looked like a little light flashing on and off...CRAZY! We spent the whole day together...not doing much but eating! We talked about baby names and what we wanted to do to the babies room. It was a great day and a wonderful start to an exciting time!!!


hejlyeah said...

Shut up - I'm not a slacker jerk! Just kidding. We're are SOOO happy for you guys, and can't wait until Cooper has another friend! Yay!

Kris10-time said...

Ally and Jay I am so happy for you guys! I get to be a great cousin. I am looking foward to checking in with your new blog. So, what's the deal with wake boarding? I guess it's just us Jay! J/K I love you guys!!
Auntie KiKi! (Kristen) :o)

Nancy Kirk said...

I love you guys so much. You will be wonderful parents. Stay healthy and take care of yourself.

Love you.
Mom---Baby O's "Mamaw" :-)

Molls said...

Here I am crying in my 1st period class reading that!!!!! OH how I love you guys!

campers said...

So Excited about the blog and the baby!!!! You know I love y'all!!!

Anne said...

"Oh Happy Day"!!! I'm so excited for you. Can I tell you how weird it is that my baby sister is going to be a GRANDMOTHER? i'm really happy to be a great-aunt once again.

Great-Auntie Anne

swatterson said...

Yay!!! I love keeping up with people on blogs!

I'm so happy for you guys!

PS...My first sono was not done "that way"...but I have heard of it and should have warned you. ;)

Debbie said...

I am so very happy for you guys and for our Gavin and Gage. These 3 will be the beginning of the next generation of "McHams" !!!! What a wonderful blessing and what a great pick for parents that God made for this new little one!!!!!
Love you bunches,
Great-Aunt Debbie (for the 1st time!!!!!!!!!!) :) Yee-Haw!!!

Nicole said...

We are so excited for you! This job is the best one you will ever have. Can't wait to meet him or her!
Love ya,

Mav_Mom said...

Ally and Jay, you have blessed my life once again! Thank you for sharing this special time in such a great way! We all look forward to watching you "grow" in so many ways!

Love ya,

kevinandangelad said...

Most mommies don't want to discourage friends from getting pregnant, so we often "forget" to mention all the fun details about sonograms and doctor visits. It's worth it!!

Jessica said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for both of you--and I have no doubts that y'all will make the most excellent of parents! And remember that I don't live that far away...I am always up for babysitting ;c) I will definitely be keeping up with the blog, and I look forward to hearing all about everything that's going on.
Love you guys!

MamaO-Nonna said...

Honestly, I am so very honored and excited to become a Nonna!
(Granny chair is warmed up and ready!!!!!!!)
Thanks for sharing all of the precious details of this wonderful, blessed gift.
Just wish that I wasn't so FAR away! You remember Granny Clampitt (Beverly Hillbillies), DON'T YOU?
**Please don't make me buy one of those old trucks to haul my Granny chair to the BIG CITY-OFTEN!!!!!!!

Love you ALL!

Nicole said...

Hey Guys--Wanted to tell you that I told the kids today and Ryan gave you a great big AWESOME!!! He is excited!
Love ya

Molls said...

i hope to see you tomorrow at the run. rain or snow, i'll be running and stupid! :) i'm so freaking nervous. you too? feeling nauseated today? Remember when you used to throw up right before your race in track? I do. :) good luck tomorrow!

Tracey said...

Congratulations!! What a fun surprise on Valentine's Day!!! October 5 will come so quickly!!

Betsy Jo said...

Ally--Congratulations!!! on both the precious bundle of joy and your accomplishments with the marathon!!! Your mom gave me your blog address this morning at Jackson (she is now Kolton's P.E. teacher because I transfered the boys to Abilene). I truly enjoyed reading your stories especially Jay's about the marathon. What wonderful things he had to say about you--I had to have a tissue for that one. Best of Luck!!! You will make a super mom! We really miss you in the summertime these days! Love Ya!

Gigi2 said...

Hey Ally and Jay.....Congratulations! I am so happy for you! This is an exciting time. I remember seeing you all react with Landrie..and thinking what great parents you will be!! And, I am so happy that you are already taking pictures for the baby album!! I can help you with this, you know!! Take care of yourself, and I hope you don't have alot of morning sickness! Love you, Darlene

aunt dana said...

Ally and Jay,
We are all so excited for both of you.
Raymond was really excited for ya'll.
Can't waut till next Thanksgiving,cause we will we will get to meet him or her.
Love ya'll, aunt dana