Thursday, December 31, 2009


Ummm I couldn't end the year with 99 posts, I had to make it an even hundred! DH and I are celebrating the new year with a nice quiet evening of games and maybe a movie. Hope everyone has a great new year!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

15 Weeks

I'm having a frumpy day, but I had to do a belly pic for posterity, you know. I do believe I'm getting bigger, as I stepped onto my scale today and I heard it laugh at me. I can't believe I'm 3/8ths of the way there! :-D

Also to be noted: This pic was taken in the baby's room! Notice the stark white walls begging to be painted. I sort of want to paint them blue! But of course everyone scoffs at me for suggesting a blue girl's room. Sheesh.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Is this movement?

Am I really feeling movement or am I nuts? Last night as I was falling asleep I felt my belly sort of twitch. And again just now, I felt a twitch! I'm not sure if this is anything, or that I just happen to have a belly twitch the same way one's thigh or eye would twitch. But I'm going to lean towards the idea that our baby girl is saying hi!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

And as my gift to you, here's the 14 week belly (ha)!

And as a definitive act of bravery, a bare belly shot (of course hubby had to capture me making a face at it!)

My pre-pregnancy jeans are staying up via a handy rubber band trick (try this one even if you're not knocked up, after a trip to the all-you-can-eat buffet). Loop a rubber band in half through the loop in your jeans, and then around the button. Voila!

Also to be noted, my hair IS getting longer! :-) Maybe it's the prenatal vitamins coupled with all the water I've been downing.

As to how I'm feeling, the nausea has started inching away (hooray!) but last night I began feeling some heartburn (boo). My mom said she had wicked heartburn with me so I sort of have been expecting it. She said they kept telling her I'd come out with lots of hair, but the old wives tale didn't work with me... I came out as bald as a button! (is that an expression?!)

I'm really anxiously waiting to start feeling her move around in there. For a little while now I could swear I feel "something" but I really couldn't be sure if it wasn't just gas bubbles. I can't wait until I actually know it's my little one kicking and bouncing around in there! We are nowhere near picking a name yet, so if anyone has a fabulous suggestion, we're all ears! Settling on a name is just so nerve-wracking. What if she ends up hating it, or having to be one of 2 or 3 of the same name in her class? Ugh. So much to think about!

Now it's time to head over to my parents' house for the Christmas festivities (we open presents on X-mas eve). DH and I aren't really going crazy with presents this year. In fact, we made our gifts for family. I hope they like! Have a good one, friends!

Monday, December 21, 2009

We're having a GIRL!

Ahh we're so thrilled! We went in today for the quick gender check and I can now 100% announce SHE'S A SHE! I still can't believe we got to find out so early. I absolutely love this dr.'s office. I was a little worried after they gave us the 80% guess at the NT scan, because since then Adam's been calling her a she and I got attached to the idea of our little girl. I was half expecting them to announce she'd grown a little something something, but nope, she's definitely a girl. :-) I kept asking ok, so this is 100%, and she reassured me YES. It looks like 52% of you were wrong! :-P

Now on to the shopping!

Here's a pic of our little princess...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well, it happened. I puked. For the first time this whole pregnancy, last night I puked. Two days away from being 13 weeks, and I puke. Ughhhh, I thought this whole morning sickness thing was supposed to be getting better by now, not worse! What a milestone!

Tonight the darling husband took me to my favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. It was soo delicious. I did in fact devour two baskets of bread and most of my ravioli arrabiata. Don't despair; I polished off the rest shortly after getting home. I'm not ashamed. This was the most fantastic meal I've had in a long time. After dinner we stopped by Bath and Body Works to pick up a bubble bath. I've quite taken to enjoying a soak every evening (warm, not hot of course!). You may be wondering why I deserved such a lovely little treat of an evening midweek. Here's why:

Hubs decided to ruin my life on Monday by leaving the house with MY car key, thus rendering me unable to get to work. Naturally I begin bawling hysterically at my plight, and call him at work screaming like a madwoman. He calmly called his mom, who lives 2 minutes away, and she came and let me take her car to work (I dropped her off at home). Simple solution, right? I was about 10 minutes late nonetheless, yet my boss never even noticed. But my god, I acted as though Adam ate my firstborn. I guess these pregnancy hormones are the real deal, eh? ;-)

I'm such a lucky girl, because he felt so bad he wrote me the most lovely of lovely emails and promised me a yummy little midweek date. And I'm just a crazy madwoman. Hopefully we can endure the next 28ish weeks!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Weeks

How far along?: 12 weeks.
Total weight gain: 5lbs.
How big is baby?: Plum sized!
Maternity clothes?: I wore my new maternity jeans this week and they were too big! I'm most comfy in leggings and my one pair of fat jeans.
Stretch marks?: None so far!
Sleep?: Interrupted nightly.
Best moment this week?: The NT scan. I watch the DVD from it almost every day.
Movement?: Can't wait for it!
Food cravings?: More cheese.
Gender? We got an 80% guess at the NT scan! But I'm not posting til I know 100%.
Labor signs?: No no no!
Belly button in or out?: Innie.
What I miss: Not feeling nauseated every evening.
What I'm looking forward to: Feeling the baby move for the first time.
Milestone: Finally announcing to everyone that we're expecting! It feels so good!

I'm Coming Out

Finally! I've been hiding it from you for so long... I'm finally coming out to the world today... Here I go, posting all my little posts from the last two months that I've kept hidden from the public. You see, naturally I wanted to be sure everything was great and perfect before doing so. Now the question remains, should I just hit publish and let them publish in the order I wrote them (interspersed with other nonsense posts :-)) or publish them all as of today? I think I'll choose the first one... Let it be known, that no information was leaked prior to December 13, 2009. Wait. That's an odd number. Should I wait for tomorrow?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Belly Pics

I thought I would begin tracking the growth of my gut on a weekly basis. I started with 7 weeks, and then I did 9 weeks. And then I lost track of time and I'm now 12 weeks! I mean it's not like you missed much, the super exciting growth spurt is coming soon.

So here we are at 7 weeks. I feel like I started showing early! Or I may have just inhaled 5 slices of pizza that day.
9 weeks - Boobs are starting to get out of control. I'm already up two sizes!

The 12 week shot is coming soon. Oh, and here are the pics we got from the NT Scan:

One of the images clearly looks a little wrinkled because the stupid u/s tech wrinkled it. Poo. Note how large our little one's brain looks. It's so amazing that they're starting to look like an actual baby in there!

Friday, December 11, 2009

If you were wondering...

Blue velvet cake is just as delicious as its red cousin.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NT Scan

December 9, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day! The NT scan. Naturally I'm worried and pray that everything is great and healthy and perfect. By the time this posts, I'll be secure and happy knowing that everything is in fact perfection with the little bean! I'm also very excited. I can't stop thinking about it!!

December 12, 2009

Everything WAS perfect with our little one! It was seriously the most amazing appointment ever. They had us bring in a blank DVD and they even put the whole ultrasound on video for us. We saw our little baby moving around and even putting its little hands up by its face.

God it feels weird referring to the child as it. We won't have to for much longer because they gave us an 80% accurate guess as to the sex, and as a courtesy we are going back on the 21st so they can give us a 100% answer! How fabulous is that?! I mean I was expecting to find out at 18 weeks, definitely NOT 12-13. But I can't wait to start buying things for IT! I'm going to hold off on announcing until we get that 100% answer, but for fun I think I'll post a poll to see what other people think. To be completely honest, I yo-yoed every day with what I thought the sex was. My mom said girl from day one, my best friend said boy from day one.

I did some old wives' tale tricks and here are the answers to them:

The ring dangled over my belly - girl
I do not like the heel of a loaf of bread - girl
I pick up a mug by the handle - boy
As bad as my nausea is, I never puked, so I'm thinking that means - boy
I don't feel pretty - girl (ha!)
I've been craving cheese, but have an aversion to meat - totally split
Chinese gender predictor - boy

Anyway, all the measurements, the heart, the brain, the everything looked great. The u/s tech and the doctor were so incredibly nice. I'll post the u/s pic as soon as I can get that hubby of mine to scan it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Things I dislike:

I thought I'd get into the spirit of the season by listing things I dislike. This is always fun.

1. Sneezing on the freeway. Or just sneezing while driving in general. Now, here's the problem with this. Because I love sneezing. I find it to be refreshing, and calming afterwards. But while driving, I fear I will steer into another car, or the center divider. It's just a split second, but for that moment in time, I am struck by fear.

2. Hardcover books. Not the pretty ones you use to display on your coffee table, or to expand your "library" (you know, that pitiful collection of books intended to make you seem smart to whoever should pop by your house). I don't like it how at first, a book is released in hardcover, for like $26, and then 7 months later, the paperback for $6.95 becomes available. Yes, I buy on amazon, which saves a bundle, but that's still not the point. They're harder to read. They lack malleability and I find it hard to curl up in bed with a hardcover. It just doesn't work.

3. The second to last hour of work. Not the last hour, because you can start mentally and actually packing up for the day and preparing to leave. But that second to last hour drags the longest, and fills you with despair that the day will in fact, never end.

4. Discovering someone's nail clippings at work. Horrifying.

5. People who invite me to clubs on facebook. I don't mean clubs like groups, like "I eat strombolis after 5" or "Honk if you leave the stove on". You guys are assholes too. I'll join whatever group I like in my own time, thanks. I mean like get down to club twenty deuce before ten and ladies are free, with dj boogie beatz breath on the turntables. I don't want to go to your party. I don't even like you that much. I accepted you as a facebook friend because once upon a time you were a nice acquaintance, and now you've turned into a club-promoting schmuck. If I wanted to go to the club, I would bust out my fake i.d. and be 19 again. *memories*

6. Negative people. They always seem to bring you down. ;-)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I love December

December is such a great month. I mean sure, it doesn't have my birthday in it, but it has Christmas, Hannukah, New Years, the smells of winter... can't really go wrong with any of those. This year we are not really "doing" Christmas. Sure, we'll celebrate and all, but we've made a little pact to not spend money this holiday season so we can save up. This clearly means homemade gifts for friends and family! Try not to read this if you're one of those people. So I'm thinking nice tins filled with homemade cookies - so nice and heartfelt, yes?

Now I just have to decide what kind of cookies. Snickerdoodles are a no-brainer. They're my fave. So I may just end up eating them all myself. I want to do 3 kinds. So perhaps a chocolate chip, and then something more exotic. Any ideas friends?

Oh and I need to get started on our holiday cards, but naturally, I can't find my address book since we moved. And I really don't want to skimp out on doing that this year. We're also going to host a little Hannukah party next weekend for Adam's family. I need to figure out what to make for that. AND I need to get to that DIY upholstered headboard I've been meaning to make for, oh, say over one year! I've got work to do...

Friday, December 4, 2009

My first little survey!

Friday, December 4, 2009
  • How far along?: 11 weeks.
  • Total weight gain: I'm not sure. Or I'm a liar.
  • How big is baby?: Lime sized! I love citrus.
  • Maternity clothes?: Not quite. I'm living in leggings or using the bella band with my jeans.
  • Stretch marks?: None so far!
  • Sleep?: I require a nap daily.
  • Best moment this week?: Seeing people's reactions as we tell them. It's so fun and I can't wait until everyone knows!
  • Movement?: Do gas bubbles count? Because I'm sure that's what that is at this point.
  • Food cravings?: I need french onion dip.
  • Gender? Changes daily! Well, not mine, but what it think he/she is!
  • Labor signs?: No no no!
  • Belly button in or out?: Innie.
  • What I miss: Not feeling nauseated every evening.
  • What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the little one next Thursday at the NT scan.
  • Milestone: I bought my first couple pairs of maternity jeans over the weekend. Of course I had to have a couple pairs of my designer jeans.