Saturday, November 29, 2008


Strangely enough I have a new fondness for tomatoes.I never liked them until now. Another one of those pregnancy things I guess. My dad used to try to make me eat them with sugar....never really understood that one.

I am now 14 weeks and waiting patiently to feel this little one moving around. I checked Hannah's baby book a few weeks ago and I felt her at 16 weeks. I'm hoping it will be any day now. I've felt a few things that I think may have been the baby but it's so hard to tell this early. I can't's my favorite part of pregnancy!

Lisa took some great family pictures of us last week. Here are some of my favorites.....

Friday, November 14, 2008

12 Weeks

I had my 12 week appointment yesterday and everything looks great. The baby's heart rate was in the 150's. I think it's a boy. Hannah's heart rate was always high and Micah's was low. Now I know it's completely a myth but based on my other's a boy. We'll know for sure when we do the 3D ultrasound but that's still two months away...if I can wait until I'm 20 weeks. I also haven't gained any weight yet, which I'm not surprised about. My appetite has been terrible. I'm am so ready to be able to really enjoy food again.

I think we've made some kind of plan for maternity leave which I am so relieved about. I just got my award for vacation next year and I got the last two weeks of April which works out perfect. I can work the first two weeks of April and then be off the last two and start my maternity leave in May. That gives me 6 weeks off until my due date. If all goes well I should be able to work until I'm 34 weeks without having to do light duty (office work) which I am really trying to avoid. Total I will be taking a 6 month leave of absence which will put me back to work in November. I plan to do standups in November and December so that I can be home most of the day. In January they will probably offer a leave of absence again and if we can afford it maybe I can take January and February off. So that's the plan for now. It make me so much more relaxed to have some sort of plan. Now I can start getting excited about this baby!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I can't believe I haven't updated in two weeks...well wait a minute yes I can. I'm just terrible about blogging. Anyway I'm almost through my first trimester.....YEAH! We go on Thursday for another doctor's appointment. We should get to hear the baby's heartbeat with the Doppler which I'm really looking forward to. It's always such a relief. I'm feeling pretty good. The last few weeks I've had some nausea and absolutely no appetite. Nothing sounds good to me so I just have to force myself to eat. My belly is getting bigger too....not that anyone else notices. I'm wearing my maternity jeans full time now! I could probably still squeeze into my pre-preggo ones with the rubber band trick but these are way more comfortable. I can still wear all of my pre-preggo shirts but I have bought some maternity ones. I also ordered by maternity uniform for work which is just hideous, I can't believe I'm going to have to wear it so I'm putting it off for as long as possible!

So for you four people who read my blog I'll try to update more often but no guarantees!