Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Whoosh whoosh whoosh

We had an appointment today for our 12-week checkup and were able to hear the heartbeat. The doctor said it sounded good - the rate was 150... which everyone tells me indicates "girl" but who knows for sure. I've been starting to feel a lot better... fewer runs to the bathroom, less and less nausea.

This is good because I am so ready for Thanksgiving! Turkey day is my favorite holiday... what other holiday are there no expectations except to eat and be lazy?! I'm also glad I'm feeling better because I plan on fighting those crowds on Friday. I haven't missed Black Friday shopping since I was 18 and I don't plan on missing this year either! Besides, this year it is actually convenient... when I get up at 3 a.m. for my normal refrigerator run and bathroom break, I'll just throw on some clothes and hit the door!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekly Update

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The baby is currently about 1 1/2 inches long (the size of a fig). She is supposed to be almost fully formed but I won't know until my next ultrasound. She is also supposed to be kicking and stretching and hiccupping but I can't really feel that yet... maybe by Christmas.
As for me... well, not much has changed. The nausea has gone down just a little bit but there are still episodes of running to the bathroom (ex: Tom ordered pizza for his dinner last night and it had bacon on it... as soon as it came through the door my stomach turned and off I ran). It seems that with the nausea going down, the headaches have increased. I need to talk to my doctor about it next week b/c I'm getting 2-3 a week and I feel like I have to take a lot of Tylenol to get any effect.
I had a fun little shopping trip with Tom's mom on Saturday... my first trip to "Destination Maternity". I got several tops that will fit both now and hopefully through a good bit of the pregnancy. Thank god they actually have normal clothes and I don't have to wear a muu-muu or worse yet, something that looks like it's made for a 3 yr old - ribbons, bows, ruffles - yuck! I am torn though whether the highlight of the trip was the shopping or the most fabulous pretzel I have ever eaten from Auntie Anne's... It's a toss-up!!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Last Weekend...

Last weekend was something of an "eye-opener" for Tom and me.

On Saturday we went to the birthday party of Tom's goddaughter, Jordyn, who turned 3. As soon as we walked in, we realized we forgot the one accessory that every other parent brought... a screaming child with a sugar high. There were about a dozen or so kids between the ages of 1 to 5... this was the same number as the adults and yet we felt very outnumbered. Jordyn was adorable and very well-behaved considering the surroundings. One little piece of information we are going to store away for the day we have a dozen kids running in the backyard - the moon bounce is a HUGE attention getter and keeper. Those kids would have stayed in there all day if they could have. Despite the mayheim, we want to wish little Jordy a very happy birthday!!! We love you sweetie!!

On Sunday we went to another birthday party. This one for our goddaughter and niece, Bailey, who turned 1. A much different scene as there were only two other children (my nieces Shawna & Elizabeth) and a 5-month old friend who were there with the 25 adults to help Bailey celebrate. My sister and brother-in-law (Mandy & Austin) had prepared a really neat picture and video slideshow that we watched while we ate. It was crazy to realize how much Bailey had grown and matured (weird description for a baby - but it's true) in just one short year. Bailey had no idea what to do with her little cake so she just stared at the icing on her hands like it was really icky. Give her a few years and she will appreciate the value of cake & ice cream!! Bailey's favorite gifts were a talking Elmo that made her laugh, books - she absolutely loves books, and her baby Einstein videos that she immediately recognized the music and got up to clap and dance. Bailey is such a doll. I got to spend time playing with her and her new toys while Mandy cleaned up the party - what a treat! We love you little munchkin!!

We are counting down the weeks until we have our own little one to introduce to "her" cousins and friends... (FYI: I'll probably switch between him and her until we actually know the sex). But until then, we'll just continue keeping notes - which will inevitably be thrown out the window once we actually have a child. And I will continue in my current state of "Prego Hangover" - nauseus, headachey & moody, exhausted & throwing up every day. Good times! Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Big News!

Tom and I are very happy to announce that our family is expanding!

Yes, my waistline is very quickly expanding due to being pregnant and anxiously awaiting the arrival of a baby! I am due June 8th, 2009.
Right now the baby is about an inch long and the size of a grape. We've already had our first doctor's appointment, saw the heartbeat and were relieved to find that everything looks normal. Our next appointment is the week of Thanksgiving. We should be finding out the sex (if the baby cooperates at the first shot) the week of Christmas.
So far, I've been doing okay - not the best. A lot of nausea and very exhausted. The so-called "morning sickness" is basically all day long and makes it pretty difficult to concentrate at work. I'm hopeful that this clears up in the next couple of weeks though.
We'll keep you posted!

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