Special Anouncement

I always feel so joyful around Christmas time.  I love to spend time with family.  I love all the food!  I love being snuggled in the house when it’s cold outside.  I love drinking coffee and tea and hot chocolate.  I love all the twinkly Christmas lights and decorations.

This year is especially joyful for Benzo and I.  Because…..

We are expecting our first baby!!!!!!


Neither of us could possibly be more excited or happy.  Our little one is due on or about May 24, 2011.  Which means that I am about 4 months along.  I am just barely showing.  If you know me, you can tell I’m pregnant.  But a stranger would probably think I’ve eaten too many holiday sweets. 


The past few months have been slightly eventful, if you can imagine, as we get used to the idea of adding a member to our little family.  So that is why I haven’t been blogging as much recently.  It’s also because I mostly blog about food and for the first three months I was nauseous all the time.  I don’t think I made anything except toast, oatmeal or cereal.  Benzo did almost all the cooking, or we ate out.  Pretty much if I got a craving for something or if something actually sounded good enough to eat, I ate it.  My main concern was making sure I was getting enough calories.  I lost a few pounds during the first trimester but am happy to say I have gained them back now.

So not only are we expecting our first baby, but we found out last week that the baby is….

A BOY!!!!!


I cried at the sonogram office when she told us.  It was funny because right off she asked us if we wanted to know the gender.  We said yes.  So she got out her wand thing and started waving it around on my belly and I saw the baby on the screen right away.  He moved his leg and I go “did he just kick his leg?”  (We have been calling the baby a “he” ever since we got the positive test.)  And she goes “Yes HE did” and put the little arrow on the part that obviously makes him a boy.  

I can’t believe I’m going to be the mom of a little baby boy!  I don’t know why I’m so astonished, surprised and supremely happy with this news.  I mean I knew going in that it was a 50/50 chance of being a boy or a girl.  So why so much surprise over a boy?  Maybe it’s because Movie Mom was convinced it was a girl.  Since she was always talking to me about it being a girl that probably just got my mind turned towards girl. 

And the baby is growing perfectly.  Everything measured right on track and he had all the parts and organs and limbs that he is supposed to have.  This sonogram was the most amazing experience.  We had our first one at 7 weeks to get an accurate due date.  While that was fun and all, the baby was just a little white spot on the screen.  It didn’t look like a baby at all!  But this time….oh man.  There’s a real baby in there!  A baby that moves!  He waved at us and kicked his little legs.  I could’ve spent all afternoon watching him.

I’m happy to say that over the past few weeks my appetite seems to have returned.  I am eating all my regular foods again, to my relief.  So hopefully I’ll be posting some good eats from now on.  I’m also very excited to start writing about pregnancy and baby stuff!  You have no idea how hard it was to blog and not say anything about it before.

I am sad to say that since I am pregnant, I had to drop out of Project 333.  I made it pretty far though, all the way till mid-December when my pants refused to button anymore.  I knew what was coming so I just threw in the towel.  I needed longer sweaters to cover up my non-buttoning pants.  I very much enjoyed the project and learned a lot about myself and my clothes.  I should try to write down my thoughts in a separate post before I become too far removed.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  I really enjoyed our time with family and extended family, despite the fact that I’m still battling a cold.  😦  I seem to be feeling better today, which is great because I’m off work all this week and want to enjoy myself!


14 thoughts on “Special Anouncement

  1. We’re so happy for you and Ben. Congratulations on your little boy.

    I’m amused that 4/5 of the Halliburton house will have a baby within 1 year of each other. Some time next year, I think a reunion is in order.

  2. Sorry for the late post… Copngratulations on your boy!! I’m so excited for you!! I have so many friends with little girls that I’m excited to have a boy to think about prezzies for. 🙂 Can’t wait to read about all your progress!

  3. Congratulations! That is so exciting! I too am expecting, I’m about 8 weeks. I know what you mean about not wanting to cook/eat when you are first pregnant. Glad you are back on the blog!

  4. It’s me! July 5th and I can’t wait for our first ultrasound next month. Congratulations to you and Ben. I love your adorable little pregnant belly (I can tell it’s not just sweets!) and I hope you post many more photos so we can virtually track your progress. So the tally is now 2 girls, 1 boy and one ? Stay tuned…

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