Friday, February 27, 2009

Cupcakes & 24-Packs

On Valentine's Day we went over to the Christensen's and frosted cupcakes with Kelsey, Leslie and David. Kelsey made the cupcakes and we just brightened them with colored sugar. Marianne made the first one with her favorite color blue as the background and an "M" (can you guess what it was for?).

I made a smiley face on my cupcake and my face and both were probably the best I've ever done/made.

David made a tooth because he's a dentist AND an artist.

The creator of all the cupcakes, icing, and party idea.

Maggie with a football flying at her head that Chris threw.

Marianne's cupcake is a little child swaddled in a blanket representing the one we are expecting on August 27 of this year. She is 14 weeks along and does not like being sick. Hopefully trimester number 2 is less harsh. All we know right now is that the child is human and obtained 23 chromosomes from me and another 23 from Marianne. We don't know any genotype and obviously we don't know any phenotype. It will be cool and interesting to see if any recessives pop up and what they are. We love genetics. Right now the little chicken is about the size of a lemon. A LEMON! I told Marianne once before we were married that when we had a kid it would come out and take a big bite of an apple and after hearing the heartbeat a few weeks ago, I still believe that. It's so weird how it "wooshes" instead of "lub-dubbing" (both are examples of onomatopoeia). We're excited to be parents and I know I have been watching parents all around me and seeing what seems to work and what definitively does not. And anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love to be around kids so this is obviously the best news of our young marriage. We've known for a while but as our odds of miscarriage continue to drop significantly we feel more comfortable shouting it from the mountaintops (blogging about it). Since I don't have to be the pregnant one it's all excitement for me. I'm sure Marianne will let you into the darker side of this new experience for both of us. (This is Marianne, feeling sick, and right now it stinks most of the time. I think when I start feeling it kick around in there it will be awesome, if I am not still sick.)

In other news, we bought 2 24-packs of Gatorade at Sam's Club a little while ago. Between my obsessive sports participation and Marianne's love for those sweet beverages, this will presumeably not last as long as you might guess.(This is Marianne again. I think Gatorade makes me sick now, so my side is still pretty full. There must be a link between ascorbic and citric acid and my stomach exploding out my esophagus, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity and onto to some innocent bystander, because orange juice does it, apple juice a little bit, cheese has done it, artificially flavored things . . . oh I DON'T KNOW! It's so frustrating.)

17 comments:

The Beckstroms said...

We are so excited for you guys!! Marianne I'm so sorry you are sick, that is the worst. Hopefully it will pass soon.

Alisha said...

YAY!!! Im going to be an aunt again! Im so happy for you guys! Mar, I hope you get over the sickness soon. Love you guys.

Blake and Laura said...

Yea! I was wondering when the blogging about the pregnancy would happen. I am sorry you are sick. I only threw up 1 day (3 times that day) thanks to my mother and her lack of morning sickness. So I have no clue what you are going through. Trimester 2 will be better (hopefully). I am so excited for you two! I will have a niece or nephew who is blood related to me!!!

brittyd said...

Congratulations you guys! :) I am SO excited :) Marianne--now I can make those binky lifesaver things for your shower! lol :)Loved the cupcakes! :) Get better Mar!

Tori said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, I'm so excited and happy for you guys! Let me know if I can do anything to help with you being sick, Mar :( Love you lots!

TyandMar said...

MC!! Congrats. Pregnancy is so much fun...along with what happens afterwards! :) Hope you're feeling better. Once I got past the 1st trimester sickness, it was so much fun to have a little belly! Enjoy.

Brandon and Kelli Knight said...

Congrats Mar! I'm so excited for you guys!

Jonathon and Katie said...

CONGRATS!! THAT IS SO EXCITING.

Ryan and Crystal said...

That is so exciting. I am so excited for you. You two will be great parents. I'm excited to find out what you will be having. I hope you get feeling better soon!! Keep us updated. : ) And tell your dad hi for me.

McCall said...

woo hoo

Celeste Miller said...

Congratulations! You two will make the best parents. What a sweet thing to look forward to! I am just so happy for you. Marianne, good luck with being sick I hope it improves for you.

John and Stef said...

Congrats! LeeAnn told us while she was here in Cali that you guys were expecting! We're super happy for you guys!!

The Carters said...

Mary, I am so happy for you guys! I'm sorry if you took what I wrote the wrong way, I am absolutely so excited for all of my friends and I think it's wonderful that you are expecting!

The Carters said...

We are actually coming out there in about 3 weeks for Jason's brother's wedding! Unfortunately we'll only be there from late Friday night until Sunday afternoon or so :( I bet we'll try to plan more trips out there in the summer though. It's only a 7 hour drive so if you guys plan a get together one weekend I will be there in a jiffy. The way gas prices are these days, it would be a fun (and cheap) road trip!

Scott, Kelly, Liz said...

Congrats again! The sickness stinks, but it is worth it. Hopefully your second tri will be better. The cupcakes were cute.

Chrystal Wilcox said...

just saw this post after asking when you are due. August! Getting sick sucks but the end result is so worth I really am so excited for you guys!

Chrystal Wilcox said...

this post is hiliarious it cracks me up! Sorry you are sick though