Today, I thought I’d share a little glimpse of the latest family photo to grace our fridge. We couldn’t be more excited how this photo turned out.
I’d caption this photo “The reason my blog has been lame the past four months.”
“The only ultrasound photo you will see. I promise.”
“Making me tired since July 2012.”
“Get ready for your life to change in April 2013 but you really have no idea what to do to prepare.”
“I haven’t read a single pregnancy book and don’t plan on it. Is that bad?”
“We are really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really excited.”
Our little cookie is 14 weeks old and will be making its debut in the world in April next year – April 11 is my due date. Here are some answers to the top three questions I’ve gotten from friends and family since we shared our news:
- How are you feeling? I feel great. All of August and September, I was super tired – like going to bed at 9 pm and dragging myself out of bed at 7 am for work. It’s not the kind of tired you feel after staying up too late a few nights in a row. It’s more like a complete and utter exhaustion at the cellular level. Luckily, I haven’t really felt too sick - no vomiting or anything and the little nausea I had early on quickly passed after a few minutes. Now that I’m at 14 weeks, a lot of the exhaustion has subsided which is great.
- Are you going to find out the sex? I don’t know why everyone asks me this because it never has occurred to me to ask other pregnant women this question (not that I find the question rude or anything, I just was not prepared to answer it so many times), but nonetheless, it’s been a popular question. And right now, the answer is probably not. I love good surprises and I can’t think of any better surprise on earth.
- (As a follow up to #2) Well, how are you going to plan for it? Ummmm… I mean… I’ll just buy some baby stuff I guess. Even if we knew the gender of the kiddo, I probably wouldn’t go all pink or all blue, so I figure I’ll just plan for it like people did before ultrasounds could tell you the gender. My mom didn’t know I was going to be a girl and I turned out okay. I think.
So, that’s my news and the main reason my blog has been on a vacation for a while. But now that the secret’s out, I hope to resume some regular posting because I can talk about the things that have really been on my mind like how awesome my boobs are looking these days and how I don’t really look pregnant yet mostly just fat and how you’re not supposed to eat cold deli meat when you’re pregnant. I was totally unprepared for that one. RIP sandwiches.