Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big news!!

It's true! Michael and I are expecting. Baby Wuollett is due on August 24, 2012, which happens to be Michael's birthday. We could not be more excited.

On Monday, we had our 12 1/2 week ultrasound. We got to see the baby again and it was so much fun. They tried to guess the gender (yes, we will totally be finding out- I hate surprsies). The Ultrasound tech guessed boy and the Dr. guessed girl, so we honestly know less now going in than we thought when we arrived. Michael and I are convinced we're having a girl, and we agreed with what we thought the Dr. saw, but the ultrasound tech seemed pretty sure. (She said 75%) Now we'll have to wait until 20 weeks to confirm that. We'll be happy either way.

The first trimester was really rough for me. I'm nauseous most of the day and I throw up all the time. I'm still getting sick but not as much. During weeks 6-8 I was throwing up 4 - 5 times per day. Now we're only down to about once, so that's more manageable.

Every time I get sick, the dogs wait outside the bathroom for me. Right away at week 4 when I started getting sick, Michael taught Watson to bring me ginger ale. Mylie's mouth isn't as big, and she always dropped the can, but Watson does a great job. he'll sit there as long as it takes with that can in his mouth just waiting for me to come out. It's really cute.

They also have a new trick. I say "Where's the baby?" and they both can point to my stomach. Mylie is shorter, so she sometimes only points to my knees, but Watson gets it every time. I'll post a video later.

We're so happy to share the news with the "world" this week. Not only do I hate surprises, I'm bad at keeping surprises a secret.

Mylie and Watson are going to be great "siblings". They are already so much more protective of me (especailly Watson). He likes to sit on top of the stairs when I take a nap in the living room, and he barks more and growles more at strangers.  He's especially territorial when Michael isn't home. I think he feels like he's the man of the house when Michael is gone.

Mylie has been extra sweet and cuddly. She likes to snuggle up right next to me every night, but I often end up moving her away because she's so hot! She's a little heater and these days I am sooo warm at night. Every night we sleep with the window cracked open and the fan on. Every time I wake up and turn the fan on higher Watson grones, as if to say "aww gee, mom... do you really have to freeze us out again?"

Here's to the start of the second trimester. We're praying for a healthy baby!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Friday routine

I work from home on Fridays, and Mylie and Watson love that. They know that my morning routine. First, if I don't wake up early enough, Mylie will stand over my face and gently bat at me with her paw "wake up! wake up!" Then I get dressed and eat breakfast. When I eat breakfast Mylie puts her head on my lap and cries "hurry up! hurry up!" Finally, i log into my computer. I think this is the worst part for Mylie. She cries and trys to jump up on the keyboard, flips my arm with her head and cries some more. Watson just follows Mylie around. He's very easy to please and doesn't say wine. I think Mylie wines enough for the two of them anyway.

FINALLY, they know that its time to go play. I always drink a cup of coffee out on the deck and watch them play in the yard for awhile. They are trained on the invisible fence (well, sort of) Mylie was trained but we never really finished Watson's training. He used to just follow Mylie around and stay in the yard with her, but now that he's getting more independent, he like to run out into the ravine behind our house and lately he's gotten Mylie to follow. She's finally realized that when she's not wearing her invisible fence collar, she's free!

Hence why I need to watch them from the deck. It's not that they'd run away, but they might chase a deer or run into someone else's yard, or run after someone else's dog trying to play, or tackle a small child so they can lick him/her to death, you never know!

This past Friday, it was snowing so the dogs to got play in the fresh fluffy snow.
Here are some pictures from their adventures.

We started in the front yard....


 Then they quickly decided that the snow was better in the back yard....

"She's just being Mylie"

Watson: Yes, there are definitely better sticks in the back yard....


When Watson isn't licking you, he's chewing a stick or a toy
Happy Friday!!