Monday, September 14, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!!

Since mostly everyone who follows our blog is family and most of our family knows what this posting is all about, I figured I'd go ahead and put it on our blog. For all the rest of you, you're close enough friends that you should know the big news as well. Much to our surprise, we are having a baby who is due on May 4th, 2010! We haven't been married that long so we were a little surprised but it definately feels right and we're very excited! I should've known better- my mother has had 9 kids and 12 pregnancies and I have over 50 cousins on the Wengert side- we're a fertile bunch! :) haha jk. I have a really good job with excellent health insurance, I'll have 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, TJ only has a year and half left of school, I'm not in school- really, we are so blessed in sooo many ways, we really can't be too selfish for too long with just the two of us when we're in this type of situation! :) As far as morning sickness, it hasn't been too bad. I've still been able to work full time which I am grateful for and haven't thrown up at all. I just don't feel good most of the time and am exhausted ALL the time, especially after working 12, 13 hour shifts at the hospital. I'm also even more picky with food. Only certain things taste good and most things make me gag. For some reason, I've felt like it was a girl ever since we found out and I'm not sure why. If it's a girl we're thinking about naming her Emma Leigh Hendriksen. I've loved that name ever since I was younger and have always admired Emma Smith after reading the Work and the Glory when I was like 12. :) TJ texted my brothers and sisters and told them we were going to name him Chuckie if it was a boy and now all my family is calling the baby Chuckie!!! I pretend to get mad but I think it's actually pretty funny! All of our family is really excited and supportive, which makes us both so happy and thankful. Our baby is going to be sooo lucky to have the BEST grandparents on both sides and lots of really fun uncles and aunts and the 4 best cousins EVER (so far.... come on Ginger and Curtiss!!! Everyone else is doing it, you might as well! hahaha :) When I moved up to Utah last Sept. of 2008, who would've known how different my life would be a year later! I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who leads and guides us to where we need to be at exactly the right timing. Life is crazy and I love it!