Archive for June, 2009

Our First Baby iBrink Sighting

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Precious moments to hear the heartbeat of your baby. I was so relieved to see baby up on the screen today at our first ultrasound. I still have had a hard time belieing there really is life in my womb. I believe and trust and KNOW it was God himself who allowed this life to be forming in me but I’ve been a bit anxious to see and hear proof. Baby was a bit of a jumping bean making it hard for us to snap pictures but this is the best one. I love his/her little foot up on the wall of his/her home (my womb). So cute.

Telling family

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


This was the best part…so we stopped in Ontario to visit with Jason’s family and we weren’t planning to tell anyone. We kept saying, “well, I’m not that far along yet…what if something happens…” But we couldn’t help but tell them because we really wanted to do it in person. So we bought a couple shirts for me and some fabric paint….one shirt zipped up over the other one. At a casual family BBQ (after much razzing during the week about ‘when are you guys having kids?’) I got up to get more chicken from the BBQ and unzipped my shirt which had been blocking the news.

I sat down but not for long because Cheryl, Jason’s sister beside me, with her keen journalistic sense, had seen part of what it said and starting freaking out! She jumped up and was like “what’s it say?” WHAT DOES IT SAY?? And then everyone else was freaking out…fun moment.
Telling my family was with the same method although people didn’t pick it up quite as fast. My mom was eating away at dinner not paying attention at all for like 10 minutes with my shirt sporting the news. I was about ready to stand up and shout “READ THE SHIRT.”

In Spain

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

After we found out, we were in Spain and I saw this

fun sign board with a pregnant lady’s belly so I took a picture with it. Thankfully, I’m not that big yet…

When we first knew…

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

So our story of finding out about baby ibrink (the reason I’m calling baby ‘ibrink’ is because we had a hilarious conversation…we thought it would be funny to name the baby “Isaac” or something with an ‘I’ because we could call baby ‘ibrink’… okay so it’s not that funny but for some reason we can only think of silly baby names so it WAS funny at the time).

So…we were in a rental car, driving through France. For most of our adventurous time in Europe we did plan ahead a little bit and usually had a hotel etc reserved ahead of time. Well, we had been in Avignon and thought we’d find somewhere to stay and again, booked ahead of time, but just picked randomly. I thought, hey, it’ll be great- we’ll stay in Aix-en-Provence…sounds like a small place, and stay in a hotel there.
Well, we had a lovely day driving around the south of France, beautiful places…and it was getting late and dark so we headed into Aix-en-Provence. Did we have a map of the area? Nope. No worries, simple right? WRONG. We had no directions for the place, and no map and it was getting later and darker. The highways were huge. We drove around basically in circles getting nowhere…finally thought to go to the train station and see if there was a pay phone to call the hotel. No pay phone. We ended up banging on the doors of a car rental place who kindly gave us a map and directions.
We eventually found it but I was super frustrated and arghh the hotel wasn’t that great.
But nonetheless, it was the next morning when we were set to do the pregnancy test. I kinda knew it would be a plus because I was majorly late and had been tracking it…but sleepy and groggy-eyed, I stumbed to the bathroom early in the morning and…voila…baby ibrink.
I kept asking Jason if it was really a plus sign or if I was seeing things…he verified it.
But in Ontario, before telling family, since I was still in denial, we got another pregnancy test and took one there…and another plus (still I kept saying…am I really pregnant?)
Now, having seen baby ibrink for real on ultrasound and after 3 months of nausea, it’s starting to sink in.