Thursday, December 30, 2010

14 weeks

I am 14 weeks today! Whee!

The husband took a picture, all the friends know, and everything is fun and exciting!

Oh, and I look huge. No seriously, the husband got a little scared while we were home with my parents. I showed him photos of my mom pregnant with me, and how big of a baby I was, and he is super scurred.

Me too. I hope this stays under control!

14 weeks

...and I am so excited to be showing this bump off!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


It's a good thing that we are telling everyone now and didn't wait! I am starting to pop out and look pregnant instead of just chubby - which is exciting.

How could I have forgotten? I got my hair done! It is a little darker than I have had it in recent years, but closer to my natural color (haha, as if anyone knows what that is) so my roots shouldn't show as much, and I should only need one other hair appointment before Baby G is born. Crossing my fingers.

In other news, the nausea far. Here's to hoping that it will die down soon. PLEASE, please, please die down soon. I want to feel normal again! Also, I am pretty sure I am going to have to give in and bump up a bra size here shortly. Oy vey.

We head home tonight, and then it will be time to tell our friends and make the big announcement on the "Book of Faces."

Exciting times friends, exciting times.

13 weeks, 5 days along

...and I am so excited to head home and celebrate the new year with all my friends, my hubby, my puppy and my baby in utero.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

The family all knows about the new arrival!

This is our last Christmas, just the two of us, and we are so excited for next year. We decided to have our Christmas cards help with the big reveal this year.



The excitement continues...

Merry Christmas!

13 weeks, 2 days along

...and I am starting to pop!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spreading the News

Well, we have told almost all of the family.

I am so excited to be telling everyone, and once Christmas Eve comes along, the whole family will know. The we can start telling friends with our super awesome Christmas cards!

All of the family is so excited, and have all been so supportive, loving and just all around awesome. We knew they would be and all, but it is so amazing to have it in person and really feel the love.

Yay! This is getting so exciting!

12 weeks, 5 days along

...and I am so excited to be home for Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

12 weeks

The hubs and I had a great appointment today!

We went in for a test for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18 that includes an ultrasound. Yay! We were slightly nervous about the test, of course, but mostly we were excited for another glance at Baby G.

Our ultrasound tech spent about 35 minutes trying to get a good profile picture of the little one, but he or she was using my uterus as a trampoline and just bouncing all over the place. A rambunctious kiddo already. Awesome!

Anyway, we got some great shots and we are so excited to share them with everyone soon. It is so reassuring to have some time listening to a strong heartbeat in there and to see what is going on inside, even though I can't feel it just yet.

Here is the photo that will be making the big reveal to all the friends and family...

Hey there world!

12 weeks, 1 day along

...and we are starting to tell family tonight! Ack!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

True Confessions

I am vain. There, I said it.

Here is the thing, I like looking nice.

And because I am vain, and I have had a patch of gray hair since I was 17, I have always dyed my hair. After much researching, hemming and hawing, and sighing into the mirror every morning at the state of my tresses, I decided to just go ahead and do it.

I made an appointment today to have my hair done next week. And by "done" I mean dyed. And highlighted. And cut. And I am excited.

I waited until the magical 12 week mark (12 weeks without doing my roots? Never been done in the entire history of me dying my hair), and will be well on my way to 13 by the time the appointment comes, and I think I will be a happier momma when it is all said and done.

But, I worry, because that is what I do. I know that the salon uses much safer formulas than the filler crap in a DIY box.. I also know that every stylist I have ever asked about this have all mentioned that they not only have done it, but it is their job to dye other people's hair even when they are pregnant too.

So here goes nothing. I will let you know how I feel after.

11 weeks, 6 days along

...and I am one vain momma.

Monday, December 13, 2010


We shared the news with another person who is not our family today, whoops.

BUT, she is like family. Plus, she asked me straight out in a FB message, and she is training to be a doula, y'all.

How exciting is all of this? Very. She was excited, we were excited to tell her, and I am so excited to be able to call her with stupid questions.


Soon, everyone will know and it will be joyous. Not that it isn't becoming obvious with my lack of winter wardrobe.

11 weeks, 4 days along

...and my summer wardrobe would be much more forgiving of this whole pregnancy thing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

11 weeks

Today marks the 11 week, erm, mark!

Sorry, pregnancy brain has spread to my vocabulary.

Let's see...I am feeling ok. I am starting to be a little more uncomfortable when I sleep, and have found that I am sleeping much lighter than normal. (normal for me = I could sleep through a fire alarm, so this may be a good thing)

I am definitely getting bigger in the tummy. My rubber band trick is no longer working without making me super uncomfortable by the end of the day, so I am relying mainly on my belly bands (from various places) to keep my work wardrobe functional.

My nausea has sort of settled in to mainly the nights and a little in the morning. Randomly food still grosses me out, but not as much as it did. Mostly I just still crave tortilla chips.

The biggest thing is that I am starting to get really, really excited. I think this whole journey will take on a whole new level once everyone knows, and we are SO CLOSE.

Sometimes I really wonder how we thought we could keep it from our parents this long, but in a way, I am really glad that we have. Christmas will be unforgettable and getting to tell my parents in person is really important to me.

I think that friends that see me often a pretty suspicious, especially some of the husbands work friends' wives. They are totally used to me gulping down sipping a glass of Pinot like a lady, and I am pretty sure I saw them exchange winks the other night when I ordered water.

Thankfully the hiding is almost over, and one weel until our next ultrasound! So exciting.

11 weeks along

...and I am ready for the world to know I am not just fat.

Monday, December 6, 2010


a pregnancy calendar I can get behind!

Hilarious and informative in just the right amounts, for when I am not feeling super neurotic and want to see actual in-someone's-uterus-how-did-you-ever-accomplish-this photos. 

10 weeks and 4 days along

...and this is my second post in one day.


This weekend was the last one that we needed to hide little Baby G's existence from the hubs family...and we did it!

My SIL was in town staying with us this weekend, so that we could go wedding dress shopping for her (yay! I love weddings!). Of course, we were out with my MIL as well, so I had some trepidations about the success of hiding my symptoms from them (super sonic smelling that makes me gag).

In order to help the hiding, I stopped by Motherhood Maternity on Friday afternoon and grabbed a few options for "forgiving" clothing.

I ended up wearing this dress, even though the hubs hated it.

Clearly I did not look that preggo in this thing

He didn't like the sleeves? He legitimately looked at me and said, "it's not like your arms are going to get that big." GAH.

Dear husband, sometimes I just look at you when you talk and think "Seriously?" Love, Wifey.

But I digress. Anywho, I threw it on with some leggings and flats and I think it did the trick. I kept me comfy and less nauseous (no pressure on the tummy) and the girls thought it was cute (even though I had to lie on where I got it). We took some photos that day so I will try and find one of me in the dress to throw up here.

10 weeks, 4 days along

...and I will be so excited when I can proudly show off my bump instead of trying to hide it!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

10 Weeks

10 weeks along, and no photo. Lame. Maybe we will take one tonight.

Here are the symptom updates:

Brushing my teeth has become my own personal hell. Seriously, I gag every time. I thought I was settling into a nice routine of just being ill in the evenings, but then the mornings started up again the other day. So, we will see...from everything I hear, I have the hope of all hopes that in two weeks we will have another nice picture of Baby G and I can look forward to nausea coming to an end. Yay!

I look worse than I did at 15 in the face. Seriously, where is the glow people, where is the glow?

Hardly any of my clothes fit, and I am starting to wonder if I am even going to have to tell the husband's family when we get back from Christmas, or if I will just walk in the room and be like "Surprise!"

In other news, the BeBand is probably the best invention ever. Saving my work clothes.

Come and go. Sometimes I can eat everything in sight, and sometimes just the sight of something makes me want to throw up all over. ::shrug:: It's a miracle, right?

I get weird pains every now and again, dull pains mind you, throughout my uterus area and hips. I have been assured that all of this is just my uterus stretching and growing to make room for baby, but I can't help but worry about these things from time to time. Total loss of control over your own body = awesome.

Mental State
When is pregnancy brain supposed to start? Is it a product of fatigue? In any case, I know I am losing my mind. I have walked out of the house twice this week without my sunglasses. That is a huge deal for this BA who wears her sunglasses at night. (mostly because i use them as a headband)

All in all I am really enjoying being pregnant regardless of all of these things. It is just so cool.  (That didn't sound very English Major-y, did it?)

It is just inexplicably wondrous. (there!)

I am really, really excited to begin telling more people soon. I just know that this baby is going to be surrounded with so much love, and I want it to start as soon as possible!

10 weeks along

....and I am so excited we are in the double digits!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Wife/Healthy Mom ever.

This nausea and smell thing is getting ooc. I am trying really hard not to be whiny, but this is ridiculous.

I think the Hubs feelings are about to be hurting, because seriously any time he leans in for a kiss I want to vomit all over him. How embarrassing would that be? Mortifying.

It doesn't seem to matter what he has just eaten, or maybe it is just the fact that he is leaning near my mouth, but I have literally had to push him away from kissing me for the past three days. Lame!

Worst wife award.

Also, I am officially craving bacon and tortilla chips. Warm tortilla chips.Yum.

What this probably means is that I am craving salt, and that I am slightly dehydrated (though I am drinking more water than I ever have before in my life). In any case, I gave in the other day and had Taco Bell for lunch, just so I could order chips.

Worst healthy mom award.

Life fail.

*In all seriousness I know that both of these things will go away soon, so no worries about me being actually heartbroken about these things.*

9 weeks and 6 days along

...and nachos with bacon crumbles sounds delicious to me right now.