Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sean's Day

Today started out like any other Wednesday for Sean. Alarm went off. Wife groaned and turned over. Snooze was hit a couple of times. Showered. Ate breakfast. Teeth were brushed. Bus was caught, and he was off to his tooth-filled playground by 8.

The day got a bit more interesting at around 9:10 when Sean was rushing down the hill to an appointment. He realized he needed to use the bathroom. He walked into a building that wasn't so familiar, and found the bathroom. He wasn't too aware of what was going on around him when suddenly he looked down. In the stall next to him were a perfectly manicured set of feet. The polish looked perfect and fresh. The sandals were a bit feminine.....wait a second! Sean heard the giggles, chit chat, looked back down at the toes and it clicked..... Sean had his first, and hopefully last, visit to the ladies room. The poor guy had to sit there for a while, while women came in and out. Finally, the coast was clear and he high-tailed it out of there.

When Sean got down to the appointment, his wife was wondering why he was late. He blushed and had a huge smile on his face as he told her what had just occurred. They both had a good laugh, and fortunately for her, she is still having a good laugh.

His story helped calm his wife down. Her heart started racing again, but Sean's hand in hers helped calm her down a bit as the midwife couldn't find their baby's heartbeat with the doppler. Tears filled the wife's eyes, but Sean's hand was reassuring, and he mouthed that everything would be okay.

The midwife came back with the ultrasound machine and lubed the wife's stomach up with goo. They could see the baby and its little fluttering heart. The baby's legs were kicking and its arms were moving around as if to say "Ha Ha, my dad went to the ladies room!"

And that was Sean's day from the time he got up to 10 am.

We are very happy to become parents at the end of February,  and I am very happy to stop feeling so sick in another week and a half, and to hopefully stop wanting macaroni and cheese (one of the only things that sounds good).

We are eleven and a half weeks along and finally calm knowing that our baby is alive! (For the record: Sean was calm the whole time)

32 comments:

Kaela Cusack said...

YAY!!!!! :) Congratulations.

Paige said...

Congratulations!! Glad that all is well! (Some people are sick for longer than the first trimester, so don't put all your eggs in the "week & 1/2" basket....).
Can't wait so see the prego pics in a few months!!!!

De Rosa said...

Congrats, we are happy to here the exciting news! You guys will be cute parents and will make a happy and gorgeous baby!

Becca said...

Yay! That's awesome!!!! I hope you start feeling better soon :). I've had mac and cheese cravings with both pregnancies so far, so I can empathize!

tiffany and darren said...

that is quite the day! i am glad you documented it! though i don't think you could forget it even if you wanted to. trip to the ladies room and a healthy baby, could the day be any better? congrats!! you two are going to have such a cute, curly haired babe! can't wait to meet the little squirt!

Michelle said...

Hooray!! So exciting! Zofran is the only thing that kept me sane (and not throwing up) for those long 9 months of morning/all day sickness. Congratulations!

Robie and Chelsea said...

Congrats! I had to read your post twice until it fully sunk in that you were prego. Sooo happy for you! I ate so much mac n cheese in my first trimester too, and everyone is right when they say second trimester is the best. Take belly pics every week, so we can see how cute you look!

Jill said...

A baby!?! YAY! You are going to be the BEST mother Rachel! I'm hoping for curly locks!:)

Gretchen said...

Congrats! I hate it when they scare you like that. Lillie always tried to hide her heart beat. ;)

Dana said...

Really??!! I'm so excited!! Congratulations!

Kendra Goodrich said...

Yeah!!!! I'm so excited for you. You're going to make one great mom.

Mike and Ashley said...

Oh Rachel, congratulations! You will be the most excellent mother. I couldn't be happier for you! Love you lots

heather said...

For reals?! That is super exciting! Congratulations!! And while it is usually much nicer, tell that husband of yours to stay out of the ladies room!

NJ said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!! I'm so happy for you!! And glad your little angel is doing well!

Megan and Mike said...

i want to know what your having now:) yeah

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!!! SO happy for you both!

Sara said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!

Desiree P said...

YAY! Congratulations!

Jenna said...

Congrats, so exciting!

Carly said...

Great story! VERY VERY EXCITING. Now...just hurry up and find out what you are having already. I am dying to go shopping, as I am sure you are as well!!

Annie and Dan said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting, I am so happy for you both!

Brittany said...

YAAAAAY!!! You guys will be great parents. I"m so happy for you!!!

Helena said...

Yes! I love this post! What a perfect announcement.

M.C. Sommers said...

OMG!!! I'm so excited. I was actually just thinking about you the other day :) I miss you.

Elise said...

That's sooo exciting! I'm so happy for you guys. I'm glad everything is okay and I hope you start feeling better soon!!

The Way I See It said...

Woohoo! Funny story about Sean. I'm SO happy for both of you, I can't even express it with words. Wish I could give you a big hug. Love you.

Brooke said...

Congrats! I have been waiting to hear this news, because I've always known you would be such an awesome mom. That is one lucky babe!

The Brusik Family said...

Congrats! SO SO happy for you guys!

Mari said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations. I'm so glad everything was good with your little one. Can't wait to see how your pregnancy progresses!

Lisa and Rustin said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!
That is so exciting!

Bre And Drew said...

congratulations! you will be such wonderful parents, I'm so happy for you!

Di said...

I am so excited for you! YOU will be a fabulous mom. I can't wait to see you cute and pregnant. If you come to Seattle let me know. I can drive my four crazy children up there for the day or something. I'd say when I go home I could see you but that may be a couple of years down the road.