Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Hubby's Thoughts

Time is not moving fast enough for me. Maybe I am still in shock. Maybe I don't really know what to do with myself. Certainly Brooke appreciates the housework but now that school has started again, my resolve to be the "perfect househusband" is slipping. Hopefully she can't tell. Hopefully she stays asleep on the couch, only to wake 30 minutes later asking for a glass of chocolate milk. All the while, I am thoughfully entrenched in a game of chess. Bishop C3..F3

Friday, August 29, 2008

Just Plum Cute!

11 weeks 1 day and our baby is now the size of a plum. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I am wearing maternity clothes for the first time today and it feels so good! I was determined not to be one of "those" women who wear maternity clothes way before they're even showing just because they want to show off their pregnancy. But, I have been miserable all week at work. Most of the pants I typically wear have clasps, a button, and a give at all! I have had these horrible indentations in my skin every day from my pants that are too tight. Finally today, I wore my stretchy maternity pants and it feels heavenly!

By the way, my need for bigger pants is in no way due to the size of the baby (I'm only 11 weeks along). It is completely related to my addiction to chocolate milk and ice cream. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Funny letter

My friend Aaron sent this to me. I thought it was funny and wanted to share it here. You all know that I would never say most of these things (or even think them!) so please do not take offense. :)

Dear Non-Pregnant Person,

I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. ..If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.

1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is "Congratulations!" with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you an a$$.

2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY bythe mother and father. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase "my baby".

3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you. You do not haveinput. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it. The same goes for the name of the baby.

4) The body of a pregnant women should be treated the same as any other body.You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus,cervix or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.

5) Likewise, no women wants to hear comments on her weight- ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, mustbe having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face.Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended.The only acceptable comment on appearance is"You look fabulous!".

6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes.

7) There is a reason that tickets to L&D are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited.This includes doctor appointments,ultrasounds, labor, delivery, the hospital and the parents home.You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with thenew parents to "help out". If your assistance is desired, rest assured thatyou will be asked for it.

8) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean upthe house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.

9) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents.Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are are being given the privilege of seeing their child.Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.I hope this helps- it sure makes us feel better.

All Pregnant Women

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Your questions answered...

I'm going to attempt to answer some of the most common questions I've been asked recently:

Are you having morning sickness?
Thankfully, the answer is no! I do, however, feel somewhat queasy a lot of the time. I have learned to eat almost constantly which really helps.

Are you having any cravings?
Only for chocolate milk. I also have a strong aversion to flatbread pizza with feta and vegetables...weird, I know!

Is Rod excited?
Yes! He is wonderful. Although he has been working a lot, he is still trying to be as helpful as possible around the house. I am a lucky lady!!!

Are you going to find out if it is a boy or girl?
Yes. I promise to post as soon as I find out (probably the beginning of November).

Do you have names picked out?
Yes we do. We actually have 2 girl names and 2 boy names picked out. The plan is to wait until the baby is born to see which of our chosen names fits it best. Until then, we are keeping the names a surprise!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Baby's first picture

Here is the picture from our first ultrasound on July 28, 2008. I was 6 weeks 4 days. Isn't it a cute little fuzzy blob??? Sorry it is so small.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am ten weeks along today...the perfect time to start a blog! The whole blogging world is somewhat new to me, but I am going to give it my best try. This might be a bit bumpy at first, but I'm glad you are along for the ride!