May 30, 2012

Peanut Butter & Cheese

I have to say that I disagree with most literature out there that says you don't gain any weight at all until the second trimester. This certainly isn't true for me. I have officially gained 5 pounds. At this rate I am going to have one very round face to go with my soccer mom bob. Oh well. I can't help the fact that food ALWAYS sounds so darn good. And unfortunately it isn't the good food. I used to have fish at least once or twice per week and now the sound of the word salmon makes me want to vomit. Peanut butter and cheese make me really happy though. Oh and watermelon. I bought one Monday and it will be gone by tonight. yikes. They say cravings don't start by this point either, but as you probably guessed - I disagree with that too. Someone please tell me you were immediately hungry and heavier. Even if you weren't, just say it anyway, pretty please :) I figure that no well documented pregnancy is without the pre-bump picture. This way we can see just how bad (in a good way) it gets. I can see a trainer in my future, but for now I am going to focus on a healthy baby and the grilled cheese(s) that I am going to take down tonight.



May 27, 2012


Sooo since finding out that I'm expecting I've been doing A LOT of reading... And I've got to say it's all very eye opening. Like wide eyed, Oh My Goodness! What the... Is this really going to happen like this? It's a really good thing people don't read these books and blogs until after the deed is done :) Because some of it is really unnerving! I know it will all be worth it when I'm holding our baby girl or boy, but I must say it is really a good thing Michael and I enjoy a good horror show because I get the distinct impression from my light reading that the delivery of our precious, sweet baby girl or boy might be just that... Here's just one of the many blogs I've stumbled across...

10 Things They don't Tell You


For now I'll just focus on the good and relish in the things I don't know. Ignorance is bliss. Really.

I already bought something for Baby H last weekend while we were in San Antonio for a wedding. I couldn't help myself. Who could with faces like this?

May 26, 2012

A picture that is truly worth a thousand words...

We are having a baby!!!

Baby H is due Jan 8th and we couldn't be more excited. Without giving you too many details, this is something we have been working on for months and months, so it had become quite regular practice to take a test and get a negative. I was so used to it in fact that the first time I got a faint line one evening I brushed it off and thought it was a fluke. Two days later I took another test during my lunch break just to be sure and got another faint second line. I immediately drove straight to CVS and bought several different types of tests, including the one that says YES or NO, just to remove any doubt. They were all positive, all 7 of them. By the time Michael got home from work the counter was covered in pregnancy tests. At this point I was still in disbelief, although it was clearly confirmed - 7 seven times - that I was indeed pregnant. Even at the first ultrasound I was apprehensive that the Doc would tell me I wasn't pregnant, but there on the screen was the heartbeat. It was official. There is a baby growing inside me! Whoa. It's amazing and exciting and scary and every emotion all rolled into one.