Yikes, it's been a while. Anyone still checking in? We were away on a family vacation at the beginning of July and I looked forward to blogging about it, but then got caught up with work, life, etc.
First, I'll say, I can't believe it but I'm 13.5 weeks pregnant!! Time is flying by. While on vacation my morning (all day) sickness started to ease up (fantastic!), but then I came home with a stomach bug so I was down and out for days. Now I'm feeling MUCH better and am only sick at night. Nights are not fun but I can't stress enough how much better it is to feel non-pukey during the day. With my renewed sense of feeling healthy, I realized that it was time to put some focus on WORK. I'm starting to feel caught up and decided to come back here.
Two things that I've experienced and find funny about pregnancy:
1) There was a day when I was so tired, I didn't think I could make the short walk across the parking lot to our office building. I seriously contemplated lying down on the hot, blacktop, parking lot to catch some rest.
2) I've never really been passionate about food. Yes, I like to eat and I like to try new recipes, but I can be considered a picky eater and stick to my regulars. Well, pregnancy has brought out a new LOVE for food. I'm still thinking about these AMAZING Mexican egg rolls that I ferociously consumed while on vacation. Matt laughed over how passionately I spoke about them. They were one of the best parts about our trip.
We had our first OB appt and it was one of the most memorable days of my life. We heard the baby's heart beat!! WOW, it was awesome. I felt like I had waited so long to hear that. Last year, when I was waiting to meet with my former obgyn, to talk with her about what could possibly be wrong with my reproductive system, I heard an unborn baby's heart beat across the hall. I remember feeling alone & empty. I wondered if I'd ever be where I am now. I remember that pain still, but hearing the sound of our baby's heart filled me with so much joy. It feels like the healing part of our journey.
We tried to get a video recording of that appointment but I think Matt was so excited that he accidentally hit the record button too many times. We only have the moment before we heard it. No worries though, I put an order in to rent a doppler so that we can hear it at home!
I think that appointment made this much more of a reality for Matt. He commented several times that week "I can't believe I'm going to be someone's dad" or "I'm going to be a dad!". Makes me love him even more.
-Baby's heart rate was 160 beats per minute! Matt, his mother, & one of his sisters think that it's a girl but I'm not convinced. I still think it's a boy but strangely refer to it as she/her when I'm not paying attention. Maybe I subconsciously think it's a girl?
-I haven't gained any weight yet (surprising considering I'm still eating about every 3 hours) but I am growing!! My belly is getting bigger. I can barely button a few pairs of capri pants which fit fine just a few weeks ago. I wore my first pair of maternity pants (just an elastic waistband kind). Not that they were necessary to wear yet but I figured that they fit & were comfortable, so why not!
-Matt still refers to the baby as Eddie. He protests that it is NOT after Eddie Vedder. He's saying that he just really thinks the name Eddie is cool. I've promised him that we'll name our first dog Eddie. I'll let the secret out though... Eddie is growing on me but it doesn't trump ANY of the other boy names on our list.