Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We're Having a Baby

If you could catch a glimpse of my grocery store receipt, you may have figured this out a little sooner. The addition of Cookie Crisp cereal, Pop Tarts and gallons of apple juice and milk would be a dead giveaway. ... I'm pregnant!

It's become an adventure for Ty to unload the groceries and discover what his crazy pregnant wife has brought home this week.

Let's see, what else has changed?

My idea of cooking is picking up a pizza from Papa Murphy's and exerting enough energy to unwrap it and bake it at 350.

I have become a sweatpants-wearing maven.

We eat cereal for dinner.

I could eat a hamburger (or two) every day of my life.

But, despite the dust my cookbooks are collecting, we're loving this journey. Our little nugget will be 12 weeks tomorrow, and we'll find out in a month if we're having a boy or a girl. We had a doctor's visit today and an ultrasound. The baby was doing somersaults ... rolling, flipping and moving its hands and feet ... already taking after Dad's excellent swim stroke. I saw some pretty stellar flip turns, as well. Just like a Jordan, already swimming in utero! It's OK, Mommy's already seeing the scholarship dollars.

Baby Jordan is due August 8. From here, I'm not really sure what all I'll share about this pregnancy. I probably will not be showing you my belly. I don't want to look at it most days, so I figured you would agree. I will tell you all about my cravings and the crazy things people say to me along the way. I've already had some wonderful gems thrown my way. It's funny what people consider complementary!

My greatest blessing is that I get to share this journey with some of my closest friends. In fact, I'm pregnant at the same time as HALF of my bridesmaids. My cousin and matron of honor Casey is having a girl in April. My best friend, LJ, is five weeks ahead of me. And another bridesmaid (who's name I will not disclose) is just three weeks behind me.

As they say, good things come in batches! Or, more likely, the good Lord knew I would be better off not going through this alone!


Ashley Netherton said...

WHOOO HOOOO!!! Lots of exciting things going on! Can not wait to know what that sweet precious baby is going to be! I'll have a new niece or nephew soon!! XO

Laura said...

Hey bring me some of that Captain Crunch! Sounds delicious! So happy to have you along on this crazy ride. God knew what He was doing! ;)

Stephanie Jordan said...

No matter what, we're in for a wild ride! Thank goodness we'll have Aunt Ashley to get us through!

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melissa said...

Yayyyyy! I had a feeling! No posting in a while. I am so excited for you! Congrats to you and Ty!!!

judy pinnix said...

Stephanie,I had a feeling about this!
CONGRATS!!!! Maybe you could arrange to have the baby few days early on my birthday . LOL

Penny said...

Congrats!! I am so excited for y'all!!!! =)

Stephanie Jordan said...

Thanks everyone! I'll be feeling you mom's out for advice, I'm sure! And LJ, Captain Crunch sounds amazing! I'm adding that to my list.

Kristen said...

Congratulations!!! Try the Captain Crunch peanut butter flavor...it's been my go to with this little boy!

P.S. Love the new curtains by the way!

Lindsey said...

Congrats!!! Def take pics of your belly so Baby Jordan can see them later...I like seeing pictures of my mom from when she was preg.

You are going to be such a great mom!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

I'm so excited and can't wait to hear more!! Such wonderful news! You're going to be the best mom, Stephanie. :)

Stephanie Jordan said...

Great tips, ladies!! Thanks for all your sweet and encoraging words, once again.

Kimberly and Jarrod said...

Congratulations!! We are so happy for ya'll!!

Jarrod and Kimberly