Things I can no longer do...

- Wear high waisted pencil skirts.
- Eat deli meat without heating it.
- Run a marathon.
- Drink alcohol...or my actual drink of choice-- coffee [at least in excess]
- Smoke...anything.
- Go more than 2 hours without using the bathroom.
- Wear my bikini.

Things I can no longer do?
- Keep it a secret any longer!

I am 13 weeks pregnant with a due date of March 28th. We found out about as soon as a couple can find these things out. And we are so...so...excited. Since this is our first we wanted to wait a little while to confirm everything was on track and healthy before we spilled the beans. We heard the heartbeat on Wednesday [wow wow wow], and now we feel a little more okay to shout it from the rooftops!

Hopefully I'll now blog a little more frequently. I haven't written lately for a few reasons: 1) the beginning of the school year IS always crazy, pregnant or not. 2) I haven't exactly felt like spending my free time at the computer...rather, I've felt the need to s.l.e.e.p. 3) I was afraid I wouldn't be able to contain myself and something would SLIP.

I really have felt pretty good, all things considered. Which I thank the Lord for! Those of you that know me well know that I don't do sick/puke very well [as in...NOT WELL AT ALL!], so this is something I've prayed fervently for since considering pregnancy. And the Lord has been faithful. I have had some nauseous days/moments, but they usually have come in the evening and so I just go to bed. I found that keeping something in my stomach at all times helps, so I have been munching munching munching for 2 1/2 months. Brent has, as always, been unselfishly patient and kind to me during this time [and I may have had a few minor mood swing moments which did not deserve patience or kindness :)].

Brent and I feel incredibly blessed and unbelievably excited. We're also thankful we have so many wonderful friends and family to share in this journey with us. We will find out the sex in a little less than 8 weeks. Any guesses?

Also... I started jotting some thoughts down in a word document awhile ago...I wrote about 4 entries. It is titled "BabyBlag" which will make sense once you read it. I will post those in a little bit.

HERE WE GO.....!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Katie just filled me in after church today so I knew I must run to the blog and voil-a! There it was! Congrats to you both and I will not give advice. Love you guys!

Kelly K

Hannah said...

ahhh!!!! yay!!! That is sooooooo exciting!!! congratulations you guys!!! oh, I'm just so happy and excited for you!!! so so so happy!!!! : )

Ana-Lou said...

Praise the LORD!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS IRWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blessings. Psalm 139!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch & Cindy said...

Congratulations to you both. We're lifting you up!

*carrie* said...

Congrats, Kelsey! What a creative way to share the news. Glad to hear you've been feeling pretty well. Yay, so fun that your baby will be so close in age to Kali's. We have that with both our kids and it makes it so much fun for the cousins.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, MAJOR congratulations Kelsey! :D

Anonymous said...

My guess is it's a boy or girl.

If it's a goat or a llama, I'll still love it.

Sharon said...

I love Becker.