Tuesday, March 16, 2010

12 weeks…almost 13! Our appointment went well last week, but unfortunately I don’t have a picture to post. :( We couldn’t see much on the screen, just the head and a couple of limbs here and there. So now we have to wait until April 8 to see the little one again, dang it! Four weeks seems like forever when I just want to know that everything is ok. Other than seeing the baby on the screen, the appointment was pretty uneventful. I gained three pounds which still puts me 4 less than when I first got pregnant, but I think that I am probably making that up now that I’m eating dinner again. Although my waist is definitely thicker, I don’t feel like I have a bump yet. I mean, I do right now because I just ate a whole bowl of cereal is 3 minutes, but when I’m not full, my tummy just has the normal pooch that it has always had. I don’t know…judge for yourself. This was on Saturday at 12 weeks and 2 days:

I told my work on Friday that I am pregnant and it was received well. Everyone was happy and congratulated me. It feels great to finally not have a huge secret! It was so hard not to tell my coworkers for the past couple of months, but I am glad I waited. Having the appointment on Thursday and knowing that everything looks good was reassuring before I told everyone at work. Also, I did really well in Office Olympics on Friday so it was overall a good week. :)

I’m definitely feeling more energized these days. I worked out yesterday and went on a walk today with Joshua and Dora. I can’t sleep still though. I have been going to bed before 10pm, but between the tossing and turning, getting up to go to the bathroom,and Frank taking over my pillow and stepping all over me, I’m having a hard time staying asleep.

It’s about time for dinner so I’m going to get to eating..xoxoxo!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Little Lime

So I am 11 weeks and thee days today and the baby is about the size of a lime. That seems pretty big to me and I can’t picture a lime that is only 1.6 inches but whatever. I still don’t feel or see anything resembling a bump (aside from when I ate a chipotle burrito the other day) but I’m sure it will be here soon. I’m feeling a lot better and my appetite is returning to normal, although meat still looks and tastes kind of gross. Our 12 week checkup is on Thursday and I will make sure to put the picture of the baby up here. Yay!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I’ve always loved cereal. Mom likes to tell stories about how I used to get up in the morning and not speak or look at anyone until I’d had my cereal. That’s not the case anymore, I usually eat bagels or something less sugary in the mornings and I’m not that grouchy in the morning either. Lately, though, cereal is all that I want to eat!! My appetite has been pretty much shot since around week 5 or 6 so dinner time has been more of a hassle and chore than something I enjoy and look forward to. I’ve found that cereal is once again, like when I was a kid, something I cannot live without. I eat all day at work - a protein bar around 9:30, grapes or carrots around 11, lunch around 1, yogurt in the afternoon. Yet, when I got home from work today around 5, I found myself playing out a scene my mom must remember well. I came in the house, set down my purse and went straight for the pantry. I didn’t take off my jacket, didn’t acknowledge the dog, didn’t call hello to Joshua. I just grabbed a bowl and some milk and enjoyed a HUGE bowl of Smacks. It was perfect. It has been that good all week.

This week has been really good so far. I didn’t do much over the weekend because I was feeling really tired. We took Dora to the dog park on Saturday so she could run around and play with the other dogs; she had fun and wore herself out! We went to DC Saturday night for a friend’s birthday and that was fun. I feel like we never get to see our friends enough so it was good to catch up with everyone. This weekend I am going to two baby showers, and a “reunion” of a group of old friends, so it should be a pretty social (exhausting) weekend.

New updates this week: 1)I exercised two days in a row!! That’s quite an accomplishment since I have been majorly slacking. I hope to keep that going and make it to the gym again tomorrow. 2)Also - I am beginning to see a little bump. It could be just that I am retaining water, plus the fact that I’ve always had a pooch and tend to stick my belly out and my butt out. My belly band came in yesterday and it was great to use today! It has a bunch of adjustments so I had it on the smallest closure today, which just gave me the relief of having my top button unbuttoned without my pants slipping down. 3)I am spending much of my down time at work looking at baby things - cribs, car seats, etc. I am overwhelmed by it, but luckily there are tons of place to find product reviews and safety ratings. Yay for baby stuff!

Its about time for bed - its 9 o’clock. :) I gotta get my beauty rest!!! xoxo

Here is a picture of me on 2/6…I guess I would have been 7 weeks at that time. Pretty flat belly for the most part. Big butt though.