Sunday, August 14, 2011

A BIG Change

The last time I posted Michael and I had just moved into our new house, and we were trying to unpack everything. I promise you, we have unpacked but we have not taken any pictures just yet. The past three months have been like a big whirlwind for us. Michael and I built a house, celebrated our two year anniversary, my brother got married in July, and we found out that we are PREGNANT! Yes, pregnant. I found out on Mother's Day that I was pregnant, and I was shocked because we weren't trying for kids.

Michael and I wanted to keep the pregnancy just between us and our parents for the first trimester just in case I would miscarry. We both agreed that if I did miscarry, we wanted to grieve that loss just between the two of us. I am now in my second trimester, 18 weeks to be exact. Our baby is due January 14, 2012. We found out Friday that we are having a baby boy. After hours of deliberation, we finally settled on a name: Jacob Ryan Hubbard. I compromised on our son's name just a bit. When Michael and I had discussed names I thought that I should have more of a say because I am carrying the child, and I am the one who has to push him out. Unfortunately, Michael did not agree with me. He claimed that our son has half of his DNA, therefore he has a say as well. I had wanted his name to be Jake; however, Jake Ryan Hubbard doesn't flow quite as nicely has Jacob Ryan Hubbard. So I finally agreed to put Jacob on the birth certificate, but we are calling him Jake. Originally Jake's middle name was going to be Thomas, after my dad. The name Thomas has been used on my dad's side of the family multiple times, and now it's become overkill. I wanted something a little different, yet still a family name. So I thought who else can I name him after? My first thought was my brother Nick, his middle name is Ryan. So, that is how our son received his name.

I haven't scanned any of our ultrasound pictures onto my computer yet, but when I have time I'll do that and post them on here. That's it for now, and I'll try to be better about posting on our blog. Thanks for reading!