Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We had a blast! We made a salmon dish to share, and I made a cheesey black bean enchilada dish, and we also shared a calzone dish. I picked up a few side dishes as well, and bought some molten chocolate cakes for dessert.
No puking today, so all in all, a good day!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I've also been exhausted and just feeling crampy. Again - no complaints - I just hope this baby grows strong and healthy!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The ultrasound tech was horribly rude. I mentioned that I was worried about the spotting, and when she did the ultrasound, she hid the screen from us. When I asked her questions, she told me that she doesn't share information. I was not pleased with this office at all. I asked her a simple question - was there a heartbeat - and she wouldn't even answer me.
Luckily, it all turned out to be good news. The baby's heartbeat was measured at 178, so doing quite well. I have to go back for another ultrasound with the rude lady in two weeks to monitor my ovary (it is currently enlarged), and then another appointment at 12 weeks. We also got a prescription to do a nuchal translucency scan to check for Down's Syndrome. I'll be setting that up soon!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I got ready for my reunion, but I felt absolutely huge - I was sure I was showing. I tried hiding all night behind a shawl, and luckily no one said anything. I'm sure they were thinking "wow, did she get HUGE since law school!" I was dying to tell everyone, but it just wasn't the best timing. Anyway, I had an amazing time, although I was exhausted and cramping by the end of the night.
The next morning, we had arranged to meet all of DH's family - first to celebrate his nephew's birthday and second to share the news. We first met his parents along with one brother and SIL and their son. When we shared the news, they said they hoped that was why we wanted to gather everyone together. They were thrilled for us, too.
That afternoon, we started back home, and stopped off to visit the other brother, SIL, and their 3 children. Again, it took DH about 1 hour to share the news, but then they said they could tell just by looking at me. Everyone was truly thrilled for us, and I think it was great to finally share the news!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
This time, I decided to take a different approach from the cake. I bought a shirt for my dog (and I never put clothing on my dog!), and put the words "BIG SIS" on the back of it. I slipped it on the dog while we were making breakfast, then went into the other room where everyone was sitting with her. My SIL saw it first, and totally got it right away. Apparently, my brother was being dense . . . SIL had to explain the shirt to him! They were thrilled for us. I felt badly, because I had just seen her on Wednesday, and had kind of misled her about our efforts to get pregnant. DH had threatened me if I shared the news when he wasn't there. Luckily, she forgave me!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
We decided to shop at Motherhood Maternity and Old Navy. In our mall, the Motherhood store is down an empty corridor, where there are no other stores. I joked with my mom about being afraid to go to the store because I would run into someone. So, we took a deep breath, and went to the store. NATURALLY, we ran smack into a friend of mine who is due in August!! My mom was quite creative - she put on a confused expression and said "I guess we got lost . . . this doesn't look like the way to Old Navy. I hate shopping without my husband - he is the only one of us with any mall sense!!" I have no idea if she bought our story, but we got directions to Old Navy and scurried off there. I bought a few things at Old Navy, then we returned to Motherhood and bought even more.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here is my cake:
I slowly brought it out of the container, and unveiled it. My mom looked at it and asked "is that a bathing suit? Are you sending us on another trip? 12-29-08 - are we leaving for vacation that day?" I couldn't believe my parents didn't understand! I think my mom even asked if I mde the person in the bathing suit fat to make her feel better (she doesn't realize that she isn't even close to fat)!! Luckily, I had a bag of goodies for my mom, too - a pic of the u/s in a frame, a digital HPT that said pregnant, and a shirt that said Grandma on it. Once they started pulling those out, they realized what we were saying, and they were overjoyed! It was so nice to finally be able to share the news - it just made the whole thing seem a little more real.
Here is our little bean's first picture:
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I was feeling so great today. Well, maybe great is the wrong word - nauseated most of the day, but excited that my symptoms were getting worse. At the BBQ tonight, one of my friends unintentionally made another obnoxious comment about me not being pregnant. For the first time, the comment made me smile because I knew that I AM PREGNANT!! It was just so nice not to be devastated by those little comments. We were surrounded by babies at this party, and two of my friends are pregnant, and I was so excited to be thinking "me, too!"
I hope this spotting is nothing. I'm going to go upstairs and rest, and hope it is all gone by morning, and that everything goes well at the u/s on Tuesday.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Once again, today the nausea has been coming in waves. It doesn't help that DH likes to make . . . shall we say interesting food for dinner? The smells are making me unbelievably sick! Anyone want to start a pool on when will be the first day I puke?