Friday, July 29, 2011

Lots of updates!

Breaking the news to family and friends was super fun, but breaking the news to coworkers and bosses has been really rewarding. I mean, I work full time, so the majority of my waking hours are spent with this make-shift second family. Luckily for me, everyone I work with is amazing, and my company is super family oriented and supportive.

I came into work today wearing my (first) new maternity shirt and with some chocolates to make "spilling the beans" a special occassion.

And I definitely feel like I'm starting to show now. I mean, I have to keep my jeans shut with a hair tie!

Everyone was really happy for Bobby and I and I got to share our ultrasound picture with them. Now, when I forget to check the mail or turn in a timesheet, I can blame my forgetfullness on the nugget's giant head hogging all the blood :]

Also, we signed up for our Lamaze classes. They start in October, and I should be about 24 weeks by then. I was really worried we wouldn't be able to do them together, but magically the dates worked around Bobby's hectic work schedule. Its a 6 week course, and we get tons of literature to take home which is great. I'm such a book worm!

Also, I think the best update for this week is that my morning sickness is finally gone!!! I am so excited to have the urge to cook, eat and be a normal person again! I still feel a tiny bit quesy when I first wake up, but after I drink some juice, I feel completely fine. I was so impressed that I was even able to eat my favorite snack of all time today: Trader Joe's Seaweed Snacks. I have been avoiding them like the plague this last month, and finally they sounded appetizing and I actually enjoyed them. WOOHOO!

Today's Playlist:
New Slang - The Shins
Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
Wake Up Alone - Amy Winehouse

Friday, July 22, 2011

There's really something in there!

Before today, I was still a little skeptical about whether or not there was actually a there. A real, wiggly, big headed baby.

Today, we had our first ultrasound, and let me tell you, It was a relief to see my little nugget floating around in there. I'm still too early along to feel any movements or any major symptoms other than nausea, but our little sweet pea did a funny little dance for us while we were watching it. It seemed to stretch out and do a happy little jig! It was the cutest thing ever.

When people tell you that becoming parents makes you feel 500 emotions at once, they weren't kidding! I am ecstatic that everything is growing & developing as it should, and so stoked that we got to see the heartbeat.

Seeing our baby on that monitor was the strangest mix of fear (can I really pull this off?/Will I be a good mom?/What will people think?), joy - (I can't believe that little bean is ours!/YAY!!!/I want to have it already!), and contentment - (Things might actually work out for us this time/My life is complete/etc/etc).

Here's a little glimpse of what our "nuggy" looks like:

Also, a little surprise: I'm farther along than we origianally thought! I thought I was 8 weeks & 6 days, but I'm really 9 weeks & 4 days! So that brings our due date up a bit. It was originally February 25 and now its February 21st. I mean, if our kid is THIS cute already, imagine how adorable its going to be once its done cooking. Conceited, I know, but...just sayin!

Today's playlist:
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Up Up & Away - Kid Cudi
Valarie - Amy Winehouse

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I thought I was one of the lucky ones...Yeah Right.

So these last few weeks since we found out we were expecting, have been pretty much smooth sailing except for the constant bathroom runs, and insatiable hunger.

Then last weekend rolls along and decides to pretty much floor me with the worst pregnancy symptom in the book: Morning Sickness. By the way, whoever dubbed this side-effect "Morning" Sickness should get slapped up-side the head. It's more like 24/7 sickness. I wake up, brush my teeth, throw up whatever water I drank throughout the night. Get in the shower, dry heave almost the entire time because my apple scented shampoo now smells exactly like vomit. Get out & get ready whith my pale-as-a-ghost face and hobble around the house like an idiot. Then, attempt to drink a tiny glass of juice with my prenatal vitamin. It is a battle of epic proportions to keep that little bad boy down.

Get to work (late of course) & slowly/ cautiously eat some yogurt. Feeling a little better. For about an hour. Then I start feeling like a pukey zombie again. Have...To Eat...Something. Fruit & fruit flavored foods are the only thing that make me feel somewhat normal.

Here's a glimpse of what I have been surviving off of for the past week

Other than this awful queasiness, I feel pretty great. According to all of the millions of baby websites I now stalk every spare moment I get, our lil nugget is about the size of a raspberry. And my uterus is about the size of a grapefruit. All I have to say is, THANK YOU BABY JESUS I SAVED MY FAT GIRL PANTS. They are the only jeans I can fit into anymore. Depressing, but thats the name of the game I suppose.

Today's playlist:
That's It, I Quit - Adele
The Knife - Grizzly Bear
I Don't Know What to Do - Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Father's Day Has a Whole New Meaning!

I have to pee. Every 5 minutes. I want to eat everything in sight and my boobs feel like someone punched them. So, naturally, I take a pregnancy test. 2 lines. OHMAHGAWD!

Now, this all happened at 11 o'clock at night on Saturday, June 18th while Bobby was working the night shift. Instead of rushing to find my cell phone in the bottom of my purse and texting him the good news, I decide to wait. I mean, Father's Day is tomorrow after all. So, I wrap the test up in a cute little gift bag, set an alarm for 5 AM and attempt to go to sleep for a few hours until he gets home. After what seems like an eternity, my alarm goes off and I get up, brush my hair, brush my teeth and do my best to look like a cute, glowy pregnant lady & make a BIG breakfast. Bacon, eggs, potatoes, the works, y'all.

He walks in the door around 5:45 and I really hadn't thought up a good excuse why I was up at the buttcrack of dawn making breakfast. I told him I couldn't sleep and figured he must be hungry after working all night (I'm bad at lying). He was suspicious to say the least.

I feed him his giant meal and then tell him I was at Target last night and saw a cute little thing that reminded me of him. I took him to the bedroom and gave him the gift bag. Because I was so excited, I went a little overboard when wrapping the test in tissue paper, so it looked more like a tampon when he took it out of the bag haha! He asked if I had gotten him a pen, a knife, a new lint roller. Then, finally, I think it sunk in because he started saying "NO WAY NO WAY NO WAYYYYY". We kissed. We hugged. It was awesome. We were/are over the moon about the whole thing. 

Can't wait to see our baby nugget in an ultrasound! July 22nd can't come soon enough!

Father's Day Playlist:
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
New Soul - Yael Naim
You Will You Will You Will - Bright Eyes

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Now...Let's get things straight

This is my first attempt at blogging, so please forgive me if there are any typos, mysterious lingo, or scatterbrained ramblings. Hopefully, as time goes by, I'll become a little more of a seasoned vet at this kind of thing.

Basically, the whole purpose of this blog is a two part dealio. First off, I recently discovered that my already adorable and wonderful little family that includes me, my amazing husband and my two furry children, is about to get a little bit bigger. We are expecting our first child & I want to be able to share all the photos, milestones, freakouts and memories with my friends and family, as well as document as much as I can so I can reminisce when I'm a crabby old lady. Also, I want to be able to share with everyone how great life is already, and how much better things are about to get!

So, a little about us, if you didn't already know...

I'm a lover of many things. First and foremost I adore my family. My husband is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. He is the cheese to my macaroni, the butter to my bread. Life pretty much bites when he's not around. Next, my 2 kitties are basically my favorite thing in the world. If it weren't for them, I would be much more of a productive (and boring) person. They are the butt of every joke, subject of every impromptu song and ham of every cell phone picture. Yeah, we know, pathetic! But we love it and wouldn't have it any other way. My favorite hobby, by far, is cooking. I'm a pesco-vegetarian which means I don't eat any red meat or chicken. Everything else is fair game. I'm a fat-kid at heart, so my life is punctuated by either meals, or music. Which brings us to my next love. I have really funny taste in music that no one really seems to get, but I don't really mind. My goal is to give you a list of songs that is on my brain's playlist at the end of each blog. Just so you get a clue of what my mood is like.

My husband and I both have full time jobs, which aren't exactly our life-calling, but hey, they pay the bills. We recently got married in March and are enjoying being newlyweds. We are extremely lucky to have each other, great friends and family & can't wait for what life has in store for us!



Today's Playlist:
The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura
My Moon, My Man - Feist
Lisztomania - Phoenix