May 28, 2008

6 weeks pregnant

My doctor's appointment is for June 3. It's just with my regular doctor, I still haven't decided who I'm going to go to. It's between the Birth Center with a midwife and Paoli Hospital.
My NEW symptoms this week:
shortness of breath
feeling faint
all day nausea. I haven't thrown up yet, but I'm nauseous all day.
My continued old symptoms:
ALL my pants don't fit, even most of my sweat pants are too tight.
My stomach has grown 5 1/2 inches.
I have to wake up every night to pee.

I'm pretty sure the baby is due January 14 or 16.
Registering is really hard. I'm totally overwhelmed with all the stuff you need for a baby. Why can't I just get a crib and a car seat?
Last night I packed up all my pants because now I can't even get them ON, let alone buttoned or zipped. I really thought I wouldn't be showing for another 3 months. Yesterday I went into work and my boss said, "You're HUGE! I mean, you look pregnant!" Not expecting that at 7 weeks already, but that is what is happening to me. She did say I looked overall thinner just it's all going to my belly. I guess that is good. Maybe I'll lose weight after this baby is born.
The first time I went to buy maternity clothes I went in, got frustrated and instead of trying to find another store, the thought of that was way too tiring and I had to leave the mall. The second time I went to 2 thrift stores and got a TON of stuff. I still need a good pair of jeans that fit. I'm willing to spend any amount of money.
Have I mentioned I think I might be having twins? I just have a feeling. We'll see. I won't find out until the first ultrasound.

May 21, 2008

Petey, our adopted bird family

This is Petey. Yes, she has a nest in our dead plant that's hanging on our balcony.

Here's a baby and a tiny egg.

Here are the babies, they're looking so big!
Breakfast! This is so cool!

This is just a day or two before they flew away.

Here's the younger one. His brother was gone and I found him in a different pot. I eventually got to see him take his first flight. It was so cute. I think it was the hormones, but I almost cried. I felt really proud and a little sad that they were gone. I really liked having these kinds of pets. They were outside so they didn't stink up my apartment, and I didn't have to feed them, either.

May 11, 2008

First Mother's Day

Here is Me and Josh at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. It's probably the best place on earth. We've only been twice because we can't afford it. We used our credit card points to get a $100 gift certificate. We used it on Mother's Day to celebrate Mother's Day, but mainly to celebrate our pregnancy. They even gave me a rose!
Earlier I got to stand up in church when all the Mother's stood. It felt a little weird because no one knew we were pregnant yet and I felt like they were all thinking, "she's a faker" but it was still fun.

First Football Game!

Josh sliding in for a touchdown. I think he was showing off for his unborn child.

The whole team. They dedicated their performance to "Baby Bean" and they WON! (which I think might be only the second time?)

Me and Josh--I went to take pictures, show support and introduce our baby to football very early.

May 9, 2008

It's Positive!

I'm 4 weeks pregnant! I'm pretty relieved that it's not just getting fat. Already today I had on normal shorts, had them all the way unzipped and unbottoned and still had little groove marks in my skin from being tight.
I didn't tell Josh in any grand way, I took the test at about 11 a.m. and even though he comes home for lunch at 12 I almost called him. I decided to tell him in person and to just wait 1 hour. I watched Grey's Anatomy and it went a lot quicker. When he got home I just showed him the test and he was like, "what does this mean?" and I said, "it's positive." His reaction? "Well, it's not YOURS." Then I told him it was after a second of thinking, "well who's would it be, gross!" and we hugged and kissed and were excited. Then we started the mass calling. He barely ate lunch because we were trying to call everyone.