Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A note to my brothers...

A little comic relief in the wake of news that your baby sister is pregnant!


A pregnant woman from Washington, D.C. gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly six months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, "Ma'am you had twins! A boy and a girl. Your brother from Maryland came in and named them."

The woman thinks to herself, "No, not my brother... he's an idiot!"

She asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"


"Wow, that's not a bad name, I like it! What's the boy's name?"



** note to everyone reading ... I am not having twins nor will my brothers be naming my child. I recall the name "Axelrod" being a suggestion for previous Jackson births.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Top questions Mary-Margaret's asked...

Q. How are you feeling?
A. Great! No sickness to date *knock on wood*. I do get tired easier, and have no problem going to bed earlier than ever before! And boy -- do I have the strangest dreams! Sometimes, I feel so good - I tend to forget that I am pregnant! I mean, not for long -- but I kinda have to pinch my self sometimes!

Q. When do you find out if its a boy or a girl?
A. We don't! We have decided to not find out. I know this may bug some of you to no end, but we think it will be fun! A true suprise! We aren't exactly pink and blue fans anyway, so the room would probably be green or yellow anyway!

Q. How is Wes doing with this?
A. Fabulous! He has been a dream come true. From the moment he knew I was pregnant, he has been pulling extra weight in the laundry and cooking departments! It's great! I wish I had known this earlier... haha, kidding. No, he is so excited and always is treating me like the queen I am (joking again). Although, I have warned him... he's got about 7 more months of this, so don't waste it all in the first 2 or 3!

Q. Have you thought of any names?
A. Yes and No. We enjoy discussing them, but only a few suggestions have lasted more than a couple rounds. So, we have plenty of time - and geez - we need it! This is a huge responsibility! Naming a human being?!? Whose idea was it to put us in charge of such a big deal?

Q. Are you craving any certain foods?
A. No, not really. Although I did have a strange incident with a McDonald's breakfast burrito.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Looks like its the real deal.

We had our first doctors appointment last week. Talk about nervous! We didn't really know what was going to happen, and since every doctor is different, we were told different stories from all our friends. But, we composed ourselves and off we go. Let me start by saying, the doctor is great. He is personable, friendly, straight forward, and has a clean office. What more could you ask for?

As we sit in the exam room, anxiously awaiting his arrival, we can't help but giggle. I think I was giggling out of excitement and Wes out of sheer nerves. I tend to forget that this is uncharted territory for Wes. He's never been in "a woman's exam room". He was seeing tools, machines, and pictures of things he has never seen before! Then in walks the doctor. He kind of looks like an older guy who back in his youth used to surf and never tuck his shirt in. But, none the less, he is a doctor. We researched the diplomas on the wall before he entered. I was hoping for a Harvard grad, but he'll do.

On to the exam. I'll skip the details, but the coolest thing did happen. Just as I thought Wes was going to have to excuse himself for looking a little green, the doctor says, "Well, look here -- you see that flashing light on the screen? That's your baby's heartbeat." Then, just like in the movies, Wes grabs my hand, and we smile with misty eyes, giggling once again.

Its the real deal, we have the pictures to prove it. We gathered our things, scheduled another appointment, and went back to our daily work. What a lunchbreak that was!

Who would have thought?

Well, here we are. Pregnant! Can you believe it? I know I can't -- and by the look on people faces when we tell them... neither can they! What a ride it has been these last few weeks. Its amazing how everything changes so quickly.

We will be using this blog to keep up with family and friends and as a journal of sorts to document this exciting time. I know it will be here before we know it!