Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Belly - So Far

So, this is us at 13 weeks. It's funny to me that some days you can hardly notice the difference and others I look like I've gained 15 pounds. Unfortunately, I feel like I just look like I've started eating us out of house and home, but I've only gained 3 pounds! Unfortunately, that amount of weight when gained in the right spots still leaves you closing your jeans with a rubber band instead of the button...

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Bennett Zoo is moving!

There are many, many laws in the Book of Bennett. One of them is that no matter how much space you have you will fill it. We have learned that we are filling space at the rate of one bedroom per year. Well we've been married for 2.5 years now and we live in a 2 bedroom place. Time to move, we have more bedrooms to fill.

Well we found more bedrooms to fill, 4 of them and a sunroom to be exact. Finally, 12 years after I left for college I get to move back to the country. Here's another view: (click on the pics and you'll get a bigger view)

This view is from the back of the lot, I'm still thinking of the mischief I can cause with all this space.
So its a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom farm house on about an acre lot. We don't have any pictures of the inside yet, we don't move in till Feb 26th, but it is really well taken care of. Ahhh, enough talk more pics!That's the front yard. All that grass is exciting now....but I'm already looking on Craigslist for riding lawn mowers.Don't be fooled by the seemingly redneck appearance, there is a potential garden in this shot. This is our back yard, and there is a good sized garden plot at the end. Its as big as I want to garden that's for sure. Ok how about a random wanna-be free thinking artistic pic now:

Thats our driveway. We have to share this with the owners. They own a barn behind the place, its a small annoyance but considering the size, price, and location we are more than willing to deal with it. It can't be worse than where we are now where we hear semi's go by every 3 minutes. I feel one more pic coming on.

That's the front door, come visit anytime.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Time for what Steve calls "The Ultimate Pet"

So, I found out something very exciting and interesting on December 17, 2009. And here's what it was.

That same afternoon, this is how Steve found out on his lunch break.
Funny enough, it took him a while because he had noticed the bib and thought it was funny enough to consider buying about a week before. As a result, he just thought I'd bought it for him and that was it. It took a little while before he caught on. It took even longer for us to feel like we weren't crazy...

But we had our first appointment on January 26 and that fast-paced little heart beat made a lot of headway towards things feeling real. It was amazing!

The next day I had an ultrasound which was incredible. To see something little that you can't even tell is inside me yet moving around.... These are the pictures we were sent home with. Enjoy!

We are now officially telling people as we're in our last few weeks of the first trimester (11 weeks in). Seeing as immediate family already knows, now you in blog-world do too. We are due August 26th. Maybe by August things will seem more real... And then comes our ultimate adventure!