Friday, February 27, 2009

My Mom Knows How to Make Me Cry!

Yup, my Mom always knows how to make me cry. I should note that I don't mean in a bad way before you start thinking she's a meany! I just mean she says things or sends me things, EMOTIONAL things, that just make me cry! (No need to point out that I'm super emotional - even before I was pregnant! hehe...imagine how I am now...yeesh.) My mom sent me this video today of this song; it's very beautiful and caused me to cry. Ok sob. I was thinking of me with my daddy at times and then also thinking of Josh with our baby. Whether or not this one's a girl, I could just picture Josh in my head, holding our baby with so much love in his puppy dog eyes...What a moment. Okay, enough babbling from me. Here's the video:


And if you wanna know what else makes me TV & pay close attention to the Gerber commercials. Especially the one with all the pregnant ladies. I'm such a sucker...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Telling His Parents (and the rest of the family)

Friday, February 6th was Valerie's birthday. (I should mention that she proclaimed it her 1st birthday, as she's starting over. heehee...) So anyways, it was finally the day we could make our announcement to Josh's family. Those 5 days were the longest ever (and I think Thursday was even longer for Josh since we were finally able to tell MY parents and he still had to bite his tongue around his family!) Everybody was going to Olive Garden to celebrate with Val and Josh & I made it a point to sit right next to the birthday girl. We agreed to wait till AFTER we all ordered to make the announcement to avoid any interruptions....or so we thought. hehe

Josh had talked to Noel about filming that night because he wanted it on video when we gave Val her present (didn't tell her WHAT though!)...So after we had all ordered our food, and Josh made sure that Noel had her camera all cued up (after she took FOREVER showing Marlene a video of Leila dancing), Josh stood up. "First off, I want to thank everyone for coming tonight and I want to wish my mom a happy birthday!" He turned to me to grab my hand and ask me to stand up with him. Just then we hear "Hang on! My tape ran out!" Yes, RIGHT BEFORE Josh was going to make the announcement that Noel was videotaping, her tape ran out. LOL... At this point, I saw Val looking at me with the corner of her eyes with a silly grin on her face. Do you think she knew what we were about to announce? I quickly looked the other way, probably making it even more obvious.

Okay, new tape in, all cued up. Mikey says "Take two. And Action!" Josh starts over for the sake of getting a continuous video, then turns to me again & asks me to stand. He finally gets to announce, "Allison and I are pregnant!" Yay!!! Val throws her arms up in the air like she just won a gold medal. "Yes! Yes!" Here's a picture of her moments after the big announcement:

Josh said afterward that he was so excited to tell them. He had always looked forward to the day that he could tell them he was finally going to be a father. :o)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Telling My Parents

Let's see back to the week we found out. Remember, we had agreed not to tell anyone until we confirmed it at the doctor's? Well, Josh couldn't keep it a complete secret & he ended up telling one of his friends. Kinda cute that he couldn't wait to tell someone. So anyways, after the doctor's appointment on Thursday, February 5th, as we were driving to lunch, we called my parents. My mom answered. I was soooo excited to hear her voice, but I tried to remain calm so I wouldn't just blurt it out. I asked her if my dad was nearby and she said sure. Then she asked if she should give him the phone & leave the room. "No, mom, I'm not trying to talk to dad about you." hehe....I told her to put it on speaker phone & I think she then got, hmmmm, whyyyyyyyyy? She did anyways and then we could hear my dad on the phone too. Josh said hi to them and then my dad thanked us for the Christmas gifts.

(Side note: yes, Christmas gifts. yes, it was already February. I procrastinated a bit getting them in the mail.)

Okay, back to the story. Josh said you're welcome to them & then he added "We actually have one more gift for you guys." My mom replied (you can still hear the suspicion in her voice) "Oh, yeah?"

"Yeah, but it's going to be awhile again," I said. "We're pregnant!"

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" My mom & dad were screaming & crying; it was so exciting!!! I honestly can't remember much of what was said after that, but I do remember the emotions. :o) It was so incredible to tell my parents that they were going to be grandparents! Grandma Patty & Grandpa Eloy! Or maybe Nana Patty & Papa Loy. Or maybe whatever our baby grows up to call them. Their grand-baby! Wow!

And it would still be another full day before telling Josh's parents... Did I mention we were waiting till Friday to tell them? It was Val's birthday...and we think an announcement of a new grand-baby on the way would be QUITE the birthday gift!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


...our baby! ('s the dark circle on the left. There's a dotted line going through it for the doctor to measure the baby.) It was kind of an old school ultrasound machine so the picture quality wasn't that great, but I can't help but stare at this photo all the time now. It's already framed on our wall at home in a frame we received for our wedding. It says on the frame "All because two people fell in love." :o) So appropriate. We get to go again for a much better ultrasound in 2 weeks....and we'll get to hear the baby's heartbeat!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gifts Because of Baby

Even so soon in the pregnancy, Josh & I have both given each other gifts concerning the baby and we've also received a couple of things from others too...and with these wonderful pregnancy hormones, they've all made me cry! :o) I just wanted to share a few of these gifts so far:

The valentine's day bouquet from Josh had 3 yellow flowers - one for me, one for him, and one for the baby! :o)

On two separate occasions (one just because & the other valentine's day), I gave these cute little onesies to Josh. In case you can't read them, the one on the left says "Daddy's Rookie" (which by the way, even if it's a girl, she's still wearing this) and the one on the right says "My Dad's a Superhero."

Josh gave me this pretty pink & white sapphire ring as an early Valentine's gift. I first thought it was pink because of Valentine's....and then he told me pink is one of October's birthstones. Bring on the waterworks.

Then, this weekend one of my really good friends, Yadira, surprised us with this personalized frame to put a pic in once the baby is born. It was a bit hard to photograph since it was reflective, but it's engraved on the bottom & it reads "The Miranda Family." She gave me a really nice card to go with it - it was very touching to read what she wrote to me. :o) Thanks again Yadi!

And last, but definitely not least, for those of you who don't know - I'm spoiled. There I said it. Not just by my husband, but my dad still likes to spoil me too. Ever since I was 5, my dad has always bought me flowers for Valentine's Day. Yes, every year for the last twenty-something years, my dad has given me flowers for Valentine's. :o) Last year, it was extra special because he picked out an arrangement in a basket similar to the one my mom carried in their wedding. He picked it so that I could have my flower girl use it in my wedding last year. Well, this year's flowers also included something a lil' extra. It was a cute little teddy bear with a red bow tie with hearts on it. And on the note he wrote "Happy Valentine's Day! I think you know who the bear is for. Love you, dad." Isn't he the best? Love you too dad!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Mom Wants to See My Belly

Okay, only slightly embarrassing posting this pic. In case you're wondering - no I'm not showing yet. This is what the belly usually looks like. Especially after eating a #2 from In n Out. (Hehe, sorry mom, had to write that for asking to see a pre-showing belly pic! teehee...) We took this pic on the night we found out, so I'm about 4 weeks pregnant here...

The day we found out

It was Monday, February 2nd, and the day started out like every other day: I woke up early for work and I left as Josh was still sleeping. (Yeah, I'm jealous.) So anyways, I had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon to get my eyes checked & was given a prescription for some eye drops. I filled the prescription right after the appointment & quickly put one drop in each eye after getting the medicine. On my way to work, I read the little pamphlet that came in the box and it said something about pretty much NOT using the eye drops if you're pregnant. Hmmm, I was a couple of days late at this point, but still wasn't thinking I was pregnant. (I'm not always on time.) Just in case though, I decided not to use anymore eye drops until I took a home pregnancy test....

Later that night on the way to dinner, I told Josh I was going to take a test when we got home, just to be on the safe side. He understood my concern, but like me, still wasn't thinking I could be pregnant.

When we got home, as he turned on the TV, I said I was going upstairs to take the test. After reading the directions & taking the test, I set it upside down on the counter for the 3 minute wait. I went back downstairs since the show we watch (Trust Me) had just started. At the first commercial break, Josh took my hand, we both took a deep breath and we went upstairs.

Standing in the bathroom, staring at the upside-down Clearblue Easy test on the counter, he asked me if I wanted him to look at it and just tell me, or if I wanted us both to look at it at the same time. I chose both of us at the same time. He took another deep breath, grabbed the test, and flipped it over. OMG, it says PREGNANT! He brought it closer to our eyes, in case we both just missed the "NOT" in front of Pregnant. Nope, it wasn't there! Oh my gosh!!! We're pregnant! (By the way, I don't think I've ever seen my husband's eyes get that big!) I immediately started crying and covered my mouth to keep from screaming! Yeah, kinda like how I did when Josh proposed. :o) We both kept staring at each other and then back at the positive test. Is this for real!?!?! Does it really say pregnant?!?!

After about another hour or so of "This is crazy" and "Holy crap, we're pregnant" we decided to wait before telling our parents. Hehe, no, not because we were scared, but because we wanted to be sure we really were. I was already scheduled for a regular doctor's visit on Thursday, so we would wait to confirm the pregnancy with the doctor.

For you parents out there, what was your first reaction when you found out you were pregnant?

Welcome to our new blog!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new blog! I was thinking about starting one to document our lives into parenthood when my mom suggested it (after her conversation with his mom) here it is! I will try to post as often as possible to keep everyone updated on our journey together, especially for our families that are spread out across the U.S. (New Mexico, Arizona, Virginia, etc.) Enjoy!