Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sharing the News

It's been a while since our last update, but it's funny how near-constant nausea can bring productivity to a grinding halt. But despite the queasiness, we took a trip up to Hiawassee, GA over the 4th of July weekend to tell Michael's family about our news. Our first stop was in Jacksonville to see Polly. She cackled with delight and told us that she has prayed every day that she would get to see us have a baby.

From Jax, we headed north, arriving in Hiawassee that night where Granddaddy Mike and Grandma Argen were waiting for us. We tried to be all smooth and tell them that we wanted to show them a video of some renovations we were doing to the house, but they were suspicious, and it wasn't much of a surprise when the video started playing and it was our first sonogram. But they were excited, and one of the main topics at dinner right afterward was what the baby would call them. (it's still up in the air, but granddaddy and grandma might be in the lead at the moment)

We had a great trip, and it was a relaxing one for a change, since we didn't try to pack it with things like white water rafting, tubing down the Hooch, horseback riding, etc. Pregnancy kind of forces you to take the more leisurely path, and we have to say that it was nice. 

On the day we headed back home, we stopped by Clarkesville to see what's new at granddaddy and grandma's house. They've cleared out about a half acre of land to build Granddaddy's workshop, and Argen told us that they're going to make sure to seed it with lots of grass to make a nice spot for the baby to play. It's wonderful to picture summers where our child will get to do the things that Michael did in Hiawassee when he was a kid. And it's wonderful to see how excited granddaddy and grandma are.

Our last stop on the way home was in Atlanta, where we stopped to see Michael's sister and tell her the news. She was excited, too, and was very surprised that both Polly and Argen managed to keep quiet about it the entire long weekend we were in Hiawassee. 

It was nice to get back home, especially to sleep in our own bed again. We would like to thank everybody for the advice on how to get rid of the nausea. Some tips have worked (briefly) and some haven't, but we've tried them all. All except for one recommendation that Tam roll over Michael to get out of bed in the morning. That's how we got into this mess.

1 comments on "Sharing the News"

Shantel said...

Sounds like you had a great trip!! Has the nausea let up any yet? Hopefully soon that will be but a distant memory!!
Loved the part at the end about the advice you hadn't tried to stop the nausea!! Funny!!