Wednesday, November 11

New Directions

I always thought I would be one of those prudent people who wait at least 3 months to start blurting the news that she's pregnant. Well you know what? Screw that.

I've been waiting a long time for this. I've wanted a baby practically since I was 2 years old. I enjoyed being pregnant last time, even with all the heartache involved. This time, I'm doing it right. It's the right time, the right place, I have my husband by my side, and I get to look beyond just being pregnant to being able to be a Mommy. And I'm excited, dangit! I love being pregnant.

Unfortunately, there's nobody around to really be excited with me (oh joy, another pregnant lady in the Ward of Permanent Gestation). So I have to be my own party right now. And it's all going to get vented right here on the blogosphere. So yes, this will be turning into a blog with a ridiculous focus on being pregnant, and later probably being a mom. I'm sorry if this drives people away, but it's not like I had much to talk about before, anyway.

So, yes, I am pregnant, 10 weeks along. We had our first doctor's appointment this monday, and they adjusted my due date to June 7 (3 days earlier... I'll take it!). We got to see a quick ultrasound, and the little bean was very wiggly, which I enjoyed quite a lot. It's starting to look like a baby (in fuzzy black and white, anyway... it still looks like a mutant IRL.) The "morning" sickness is subsiding a bit... I have good days and bad days, and worse days when I don't eat right when my body demands sustenance. I've only thrown up 3 times, but sometimes I wish I didn't have such an iron stomach... I think a good barf would make me feel better. :) My jeans are starting to get a little snug, and I like to pretend I'm starting to show, but I'm not. I do have a nice little bloat belly going, though. I've decided the first trimester is the epitome of lame and frustrating. The only things making you feel pregnant are all the bad symptoms, you're not showing or feeling a baby move at all, and if you're waiting to tell people, you can't even talk about it. And it's too early to really start planning or shopping or registering. Not that that's gonna stop me from looking through the baby section or planning a nursery in my head. I just can't wait for things to start HAPPENING.

12 comments:

Julianne said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! How terrifically exciting.

I vote a boy.

And June 7 -- that will be great. Good weather, no flu (hopefully), and you'll get him out before it gets too hot.

YAYAYAY!

Raymond and Amy Lambert Family said...

Woohoo!! So I was right when I you posted about feeling yucky before and I asked if you were preggy!! Congrats! Caleb was born June 8 so if you wait a day they could share bdays. Um, yes. I vote boy too.

The Boob Nazi said...

aww congratulations!

Valerie said...

Congratulations!

Sorry...I'm a random stalker of your blog. =) But I look forward to your continuing adventures!

Kristina P. said...

Jen, I am so happy for you! You will be an amazing mother.

Erin said...

Woo hoo! Yippee! I am so excited for you. And I'm excited to compare notes. By the way, I'm right with you on the belly thing, on the sickness beginning to be a tiny bit better (but it still sucks), and a due date the first week of June. Yay!

Jen said...

Why is everybody sending me boy vibes?? Every single person who has voiced an opinion about what I'm having has said boy.

Amy- You're right, that was secretly a post about my morning sickness. You're pretty smart. :)

heather said...

Okay, well I will break the trend and say girl. At least we need more of those in the grandkids! So excited for you, and I can't wait to hear how the pregnancy progresses. Love you!! CONGRATS!!

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I'm so excited for you!

Cynthia said...

I know you've waited for this a long time...You will be great parents! We are soooooo excited!
xo C

Angel Wimberley said...

I'm happy for you I hope the pregnancy is fun for you .I'm pregnant tooo Again!!! as my four year old would say. and your the first to know feels great to get that off my chest. I'm not sure how maany weeks but I'm guessing 8.so we can compare should be fun

Mary said...

Okay, somehow I missed this post!! I'm so lame!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

And I agree, the first trimester is a bust. I really didn't start to get excited until I felt the babies move at 18 weeks.