MC Pregnant

An extremely talented friend from work sent me this AMAZING pregnancy rap.

"I gotta rhyme for MC Pregnant: "Yo, check this: I'm MC Mabrie, I'm gonna have a baby, me and Jason made it wit da stuff God gave me, Ask me if I'm scared and I might say maybe, but if you've been pregnant then you probly don't blame me, 2nd verse is coming like a train full of gravy, eatin' crazy foods be my M.O. lately, yellin' at Jason cuz my mental state is hazy, get my sonogram then I'm ghost like Swayze! Congrats once again!

Thanks Matt!


Spilled Salad

I've found I can cry over some silly things lately!
I made this AMAZING salad the other night. I chopped delicious fresh veggies and I was so looking forward to eating on it all week. I put it in the fridge and when Jason opened the refrigerator door the salad bowl fell right out onto the floor. I set down next to the fallen salad and had a good cry! Ridiculous!
He sat down next to me and said, "Baby, don't cry over spilled salad." :)

Doctors Visits- 2 & 3

I had my second appointment. Kathleen and my mom came with me! SO thrilled they could be there with me. It was completely normal and ended with a Doppler to check the little peanuts heart beat. When she first put the device on my belly my mom and Kat heard the little heartbeat immediately! I had no idea what to listen for and so I was just laying there unimpressed. Silly me!
Come my 3rd appointment I knew exactly what to listen for! I was almost in tears it was so fun. I never thought I'd be the type to cry over this stuff, and I didn't, but I almost did. CRAZY!
My Doc told me what all the sounds meant. It sounded like Baby B was swinging in there, having a fetus party! The heartbeat would get loud then soft, loud then soft, then lots of movement sounds. SO cute! Dr. Hoffman said, "Get your rest now cause this little monkey's gonna be trouble."
I can't wait for my next appointment! We'll get a second ultrasound!


Nursery Stuff

Here's some stuff we've been thinking of for the nursery....whoa! Thoughts?

Catching Up Pictures

Week 14

Week 16

Telling the Parents

So the best thing ever happened! Both of our parents were going to be in the same place all at once! My parents were on sabbatical and stopped in NY to stay with the Burgett’s. I’m not sure both of our parents have all been in the same room together since our wedding. So, when we found this out we knew we wanted to wait to tell them all in person! No phone, no Skype, no texting….good ol’ fashioned face to face telling our parents! We were thrilled. Now this did mean we had to limit telling just about anyone since no one can be trusted with Facebook around! J

So week 13 finally rolled around. We planned out what we wanted to say and how we wanted to tell our folks. Jason and I got there the day before my parents. It took a tremendous amount of restraint to not just break down and tell his parents the moment they picked us up! But, we managed.

The next morning my parents arrived. We told them all that since we didn’t ever get to spend Mothers and Fathers Day together we brought gifts for them all. So we all set in the living room….and then the talking began. These people (Burgett’s, Jackson and Jason) talked and talked and talked! I kept excusing myself to the bathroom to throw up cause I was SO nervous and ready to tell them. At one point I excused myself and called Mercedes just to ask her to pray they all shut up so we can do this cause I’m making myself sick!

FINALLY the moment came and we convinced them to open their gifts. The dads went first. They got a copy of the dvd from our first wedding. They were underwhelmed it seemed. Then came the moms. This could not have gone more perfectly! They opened their gifts at precisely the exact moment. And out came a framed picture of the sonogram in a frame that said Laugh! Marelen immediately started screaming as if she just won a car at Oprah! My mom said, Is this a Joke? They laughed, cried, screamed, ran around…..it went exactly the way I wanted it to go! Jason recorded the whole thing so we can have that memory forever! My favorite part of the video was Marelen being so excited and having no one to hug….so she hugs herself! What a cutie pie!

We ended the day with us giving the dads bags of balloons that said Happy Grandparents Day, just like my dad had dreamt.


Picture with my folks

The ER

April 20 rolled around and I had this KILLER headache which was really too bad because I was headed to a fabulous celebration event for Chick-fil-A making its debut in Chicago. I went to the event with some friends and wound up asking Alicia if she would drive me home because my head was killing me. Bless her heart she, at the time, didn’t know I was pregnant. There is no telling what she thought was going on cause I got in her car and unbuttoned and unzipped my pants because everything was just killing me!

When I got home I took Tylenol and went to bed. I woke up around 3am from the headache took more medicine and went back to bed. When I woke up about 7:30 I still had this headache so I called my doctors 24 hour nurses line. The nurse was delightful and asked me if I had a What to Expect book or the internet because I clearly needed to be in the ER. I didn’t go because it’s a headache for crying out loud! Then once I did speak with my doctor and she said I needed to go to the ER I went…reluctantly but I went. 8 hours late, 4 Tylenol, 1 CAT scan and one insanely painful Lumbar Puncture later, I headed home with a clean bill of health! What a mess! At this point I told many people I was pregnant, mainly to say please pray for me….I was SCARED at that hospital all alone! Jason was gone and I eventually called greatest friend ever, Rachael, to come sit with me (she stayed for 4 hours and fed me, yes she rocks and no you can’t have her). At this point I still hadn’t told my parents or Jason’s. How I made it though this day without telling them is a miracle!

Week 11


Ninja Baby

I immediately booked a Doctors appointment. But of course couldn’t get in until April 2.

So life went along as normal as we waited. Well, not exactly “normal”. We went the weekend we found out to look at strollers, stock up on vitamins and the best creams and oils money could buy (I’m paranoid about my skin stretching beyond repair). We wondered over and over when on earth we got pregnant! It was hard to pin point since I was so irregular.

We went to karate to test for our yellow belt and told our instructor the good news. He was the first person we told together.

Side note: I called my cousin, Mercedes, the morning after we found out. I called her at around 8am and she picks up the phone and before I can say anything blurts out, “Never have kids! Mine are driving me crazy today!” I love that’s what started me telling her…well…I am! Then I told my dear friend Rachael. I went to her house late one night while her family was sleeping to tell her. This was during my freak out stage. It didn’t last long but it was there. I was just so not prepared and freaking out that of all the times TO get pregnant Jason didn’t have a job! She prayed for me, reassured me I’d be fine and continued to email me scripture and prayer daily for awhile. I love you Rach!

Back to the karate story. So our Sensei, Tim, said, “As far as I’m concerned, you can practice in here until you drop water.” Gross! For that comment alone, I hope to “drop water” while I’m there!

April 2nd finally came after what felt like forever! I LOVE my new Doc! Dr. Amy Hoffman is a hilarious, considerate and kind…Perfect for us. Jason joined me for this appointment thankfully! We told her we weren’t sure how far along I was so she said she’d check. She gave me a hospital gown and left. I changed and then Jason and I set there joking about this device in the corner that looked naughty. She came back in and did the exam and told us I was 9 weeks along! 9 WEEKS!?!?! Again, in shock! How much alcohol have I consumed in that amount of time?

Here I am at 9 weeks!

And here’s the little peanut!

The card I gave Jason after our first Dr.'s Visit...

Starting from the beginning...

March 1, I get a text message from my dad that says, “I dreamed you were pregnant last night” I responded, “Weird!!!! I’m not”.

March 2, Jason gets laid off from his company.

March 5, we head to Dallas and come home on the 7th. While we’re there my dad recounts the dream he had. He said, in the dream, we handed him a box full of balloons that said Happy Grandparents Day to announce we were expecting. I think my dad’s nuts and should stop dreaming about such nonsense.

March 9, we’re at the grocery store, and pregnancy tests are on sale for $5. So, I grabbed a pack on a whim thinking what the heck! They’re $5!

We get home and at some point I take the test. There is a faint second line….I come out and tell Jason that we should go pick up tests that aren’t expired or cheap ‘cause I’m sure these are wrong. So we run to CVS and pick up 3 different brands to be sure. I quickly take a 3 and sure enough the dream was right! I come out of the bathroom in tears and shock… we’d been told that without medical help this may not happen for us. So, we’d kind of come to terms with that fact and we’re ok with it.

I cried, We hugged, We took a picture.


Baby News

I'm jumping back to Pretty Little Things to announce I'm having a baby in November! I need a place to share my thoughts, this journey, cute things I want, need, and cannot live another second without!