We’re Havin’ a BABY!

Swollen Feet, Ankles, and Expectations…
June 5, 2008, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Contentment, farewell feet, pregnancy symptoms, YAY BABIES!, yikes!

My feet and ankles have been nicely swollen and puffy these last few weeks… especially when it’s super-hot & humid outside.  Tomorrow is supposed to kick off the summer of humidity with the temp in the mid-30’s and feeling like 41 with the humidex! YIKES! It’ll probably pretty much be like this from now until I give birth.  And thus it begins… Wish me luck & pray I survive 🙂

In addition to my large feet and ankles (not to mention belly), I am trying very hard not to have over-inflated expectations about the whole “rest of my life” thing.  I mean, I have no idea what to expect, so I’m trying to be totally open about it, but I really can’t help dreaming and thinking about how I picture life as a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom).  I have this excited feeling down in the pit of my belly (or is that baby doing a tap-dance?? haha!) that I’m going to love it so much… even as much as I love being married to Chris.  If that’s the case, then I’ll be a VERY happy person indeed.


It Happened…
March 12, 2008, 2:07 pm
Filed under: amazing firsts, farewell feet, good-bye waistline!, yikes!

I was at the hairdresser yesterday getting a trim.  I was sitting leaned back in those super-uncomfortable chairs that you sit in while they wash your hair…

“So how far along are you?” the hairdresser asks me.

*Oh my word, oh my word… I can’t believe it finally happened.  A total stranger that I’d never met before asked when I was due.  That means… I’m showing.  And not showing in the “slightly barely maybe showing sense”.  More in the “it’s obvious she’s pregnant, and I’m not risking embarassment asking when she’s due because it’s just so obvious” sense.  Yikes! I can’t believe this is actually happening!!!*

“I’m 3 and a half months now. Due in September”. 

The Point of No Return – 14 weeks
March 11, 2008, 2:58 pm
Filed under: Contentment, farewell feet, good-bye waistline!, YAY BABIES!

Yeah yeah I know, 14 weeks ago was really more of the “point of no return” if you know what I mean… but I’m actually referring to my rapidly disappearing waistline.  I think I’m at the stage where I can’t really hide it anymore.  I’m not huge or anything yet, but I’m definitely showing.  So much so, in fact, that apparently no one can believe it’s not twins (it’s not – I’ve had 2 ultrasounds, and they are NOT synchronized swimmers).

I wake up every morning and before I even open my eyes I instinctively touch my belly to see if perhaps I’ve turned into a house overnight.  Just a gradual expanding so far, though.

I honestly am excited to be showing… but my preggo hormones made me feel fat last night after a day of like a dozen people saying how huge I am for 14 weeks.  Stupid hormones.  There’s no going back now I guess.  I’m just gonna get bigger until September.  May as well embrace it 🙂

The little one is now around 3-4 inches long by the way. Major growth spurt ahead.   Amazing!