Monday, April 16, 2012

There's a Fortune Cookie in my Oven!

I told you I was cooking up something good! :)

So yeah, baby makes 5!  Cause clearly we're counting Bacon and Cheesecake Chen in there, too!  Our first babies :)

We found out on February 20th and I've been dying to spill the beans ever since!  But, as they say, it's best to wait a bit.  We told our 3 sets of parents first, and all on the same day so no one would feel left out--it's the first Grandbaby for everyone.  Which meant we had to call them, not face to face.  With the exception of Rexer (my dad) and Lynda (my stepmom) because we already had plans to see them that weekend.  Mama Chen shrieked and thanked us--so presh!  My mom and sister shared equal yelling.  And once Rexer and Lynda put this together:
pretty self-explanatory, yes?
They each had their own adorable reactions....Rexer cried, just a little :).  Lynda gushed, and said, "you know, I just had a feeling...."

We made our official Facebook announcement last week after our first ultrasound.  The baby measured exactly 11 weeks (which is was!) and had a heartbeat of 170.  Girl?

Because we (fine, I) couldn't just write a status update what was like, oh hey, Baby Chen on the way.....I called in my girl Lila (from Lila Armock Photography) and we did a quick Mini Session.  But because we weren't that far along, we needed a prop so that it would be obvious.  Not like, "oh, look at that, they took MORE photos of themselves!"  So, I went with the chalkboard....And here are the causalities that followed...

An attempt at using actual chalk on the chalkboard....HOT MESS.
 1st attempt at using vinyl.....getting warmer, but no dice yet....
And there you have it, an announcement chalkboard was born!

YAY FOR BABY CHEN!  I can't wait!  Plus, think of all the cool--not just for babies!--DIY projects I'll have you show you.  Holla! :)



Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

YEAH, HOORAY, YAHOOO, ALRIGHT,WAY-TO-GO!!!! I am SO excited for you! I really love your blog and feel a special fondness towards all that to say I'm sharing in your excitement.
Big (mom of three teenagers) hug, Eileen

Evelene S said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! It is the most wonderful news for all!

Blaise said... Best Blogger Tips

I got tingles of excitement reading this and I've known for weeks now! gosh darn excited!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful post and blog!:) Would you like to follow each other?

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