S: Lillie Jane Grohnke
FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
1: About Us | We were married on June 19th, 2010. Daddy and I had dated for 7 years before we were married. Daddy is a 6th grade teacher in Hankinson, ND and Mommy is a full time student/hair dresser in Fargo, ND. We live in Fargo in a two bedroom apartment. Daddy loves sports. His favorite teams are the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Celtics, and the Minnesota Vikings. Mommy enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.
2: How We Found Out | We were getting ready to go to the 2010 Greff family reunion in July, and I had a feeling something wasn't right. I took a pregnancy test and pop, out came two lines! We were indeed pregnant. It was a little unexpected and surprising to both of us, but we were very excited!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | After Daddy and I found out our exciting news we didn't know exactly how far along we were,so we wanted to keep it a secret. We went to the Greff reunion, and I drank water out of a beer can the whole weekend to 'trick' everyone. We had our first doctor's appointment on August 19th, and he thought we were about 9 weeks pregnant. We didn't get to hear the heartbeat so we decided to wait to tell everyone until we did. At 13 weeks along we went back to the doc. and heard the heartbeat. It was one of the neatest sounds both Daddy and I had ever heard. We were now ready to tell our families. We told Daddy's family at Grandpa Grohnke's 65th birthday party by giving him a 'present full of baby items. He was SO excited! We told Grandma and Grandpa Hanson by sending them an email of a photo showing a bun in an oven. They were shocked and also VERY excited. We told the rest of our brothers and sisters by sending the bun photo in postcard format. Everyone was surprised!
4: Progress | Important Dates | July 21st - Found out we were pregnant August 19th - First doctors appointment (9 weeks along) September 16th - Heard the heartbeat for the first time. (162 BPM) October 8th - Moved to Wahpeton into our house! October 21st - Heard the HB - 156 BPM October 31st - Feel baby 'flutters' (20 weeks along) November 19th - First ultrasound (22 weeks along) baby weighed 15oz just shy of 1 lb. November 24th - Baby is moving like crazy. February 12th - First baby shower (we were really spoiled) March 17th - I started to have symptoms of going into labor. March 18th - My water broke while I was at work. March 19th - We welcomed our angel Lillie Jane Grohnke into the world.
5: week by week | I was a little sick in the first trimester, but right when I hit the second trimester I felt great! I didn't really start to 'show' until I was around 20-22 weeks pregnant. People couldn't even tell I was pregnant unless I told them. My cravings were fruit. I loved any kind of fruit: I ate apples, oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit throughout my pregnancy. Daddy craved pizza! 28-30 weeks along I started to get heartburn. I had never had heartburn before, it is not fun. By 33 weeks I started to get very uncomfortable while I slept. I was up throughout the night tossing and turning trying to get comfortable. Starting at 34 weeks along Daddy and I started to go to Lamaze classes. 38 weeks along and the baby still had not "dropped" yet.... I thought we were going to have an April baby. 39.5 weeks - Lillie Jane was born at 12:09 pm! 7lbs 5oz, 19.5 inches long = PERFECT
6: 3-22-2011 | 14 weeks along | 16 weeks along
7: 18 weeks along | 20 weeks along | Growing baby
8: Our baby love
9: I was 22 weeks along when we got our first glimpse of the baby. We decided not to find out the gender but rather have a big surprise when he or she arrived. He/she would not sit still throughout the appointment. It was such an amazing feeling seeing our baby for the first time. | First Ultrasound | Love you
10: 22 weeks | 25 weeks
11: 27 weeks | 30 weeks | 32 weeks
12: Nursery | We decided on teal, mango, white and a lighter teal for our nursery colors. We wanted something very unique and fun for the baby to grow up in.
13: bubble wall | Name
14: February | First Baby Shower
15: Feb. 12th Aunt Shannon put on a baby shower for Mommy and Baby at Aunt Kelli and Uncle Chris' house in Fargo. Lots of people showed up and spoiled us. It was a great day!
18: 36 weeks | Almost Here
19: 38 weeks along | Morning before going into labor | 39.5 weeks along
20: March 19th 2011 | Lillie Jane Grohnke
21: 12:09 pm | 19.5 inches long | 7 lbs 5 oz
23: All your visitors | Brad Hubrig, Grandpa G, Uncle Ryan, Aunt Kelli and Uncle Chris, Aunt Shannon, Dawn, Grandma H, Grandpa H, John and Chantel Shorey, Great Aunt Chris, Aunt Amanda, Uncle Randy, & Aunt Karla
24: Our Happy Family
25: Bringing Lillie Home
26: Big Yawn
27: Lillie Jane | 3 days old | Mommy and Daddy LOVED the name Lillie for a girl and had it picked out before they were married. Your middle name was your Grandma Grohnke's middle name.