October 21, 2010

When life hands you lemons...

Take a picture!

That's our little lemon in there... not a box of twinkies.  :)  Yes, I know, I'm at that stage where people look at me and think, "Is she pregnant or just gaining weight?"  I'm at that stage where people look at me, look at my belly, then look back up at me and just smile politely.  Afraid to ask.  Afraid to congratulate for fear of me saying, "I'm not pregnant! HOW RUDE!"  Hahaha, it's funny, really.
Seriously though, our little baby is the size of a lemon right now :)  And he's (or she's) decided to make an appearance... nope, I can't suck that gut in.  It's firm and not going anywhere.  Trust me.
You know those expando-belts they use on airplanes for overweight people?  Yea, I have one of those for my pants.  And I have to use it these days.  And sitting down in jeans?  Well, that's just out of the question - elastic-banded pants come on as soon as I get home so I can get comfy. Laying on my stomach is now officially not an option either.  And bending over while sitting, well, I can do it, but it doesn't feel so good when the stomach doesn't just roll up and outta the way like it used to.  :)
On a good note - the nausea has subsided  a bit.  My appetite is very, very slowly coming back, bit by bit.  I still can't eat many foods, but I do have cravings now so I tend to satisfy them since most foods turn me off altogether. 
The exhaustion is still there... hasn't changed a bit.  I get tired easily and I'm tired early and don't want to get out of bed in the morning.  I was talking to my friend (who's pregnant for the 2nd time) and she says, "Well, that usually goes away around the 2nd trimester - you'll get this burst of energy for a little while and life will be normal again.  Well... maybe you won't 'cause you work full time."  Thanks friend.  Thanks.   :)

In all seriousness, we are very excited.  It's neat to see the changes... and to see the 3oz. that's been controlling my life these past three and half months. :)

October 16, 2010

Spreading the word!

We had a blast in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago, and I've finally gotten around to going through the photos I took while we were there!  We had a good time exploring the back country a little bit.  It was a very bumpy ride over a very scary road on the edge of the mountain...

 (that line cutting across the mountain is the tiny dirt road we were on!)

...but the trip was worth it when we came to this:
 This stream/waterfall was so beautiful!  The water was perfectly clear with a blue/green tint to it - amazing!  I didn't alter the color on these photos at all - it was just that beautiful!

The next day we headed down to Mexico for lunch... it was yummy!

 We even had our own, fresh made salsa!!
 We had a good time in Phoenix, telling Mom & Jeff the news, then enjoying our time relaxing and exploring.  We were sad to leave vacation and mom & Jeff behind, but happy to get back to home sweet home again. :)
One last parting photo as the moon rose over the backyard...

 There are lots more beautiful scenic photos on my photography blog - and if you purchase them it goes straight to missions! :)  Check 'em out on the prints page!

October 09, 2010

it's been a while...

Well, a couple of weeks ago we flew out to Phoenix to see my mom - to give her the news!  I'm her only child, so we decided we wanted to tell her in person.  All the other parents already have grandkids and, not that they wouldn't be excited for us and stuff, but we just can't travel everywhere so we decided to tell mom, since she's never had the 'news' given to her and won't ever unless it comes from me! :) 
So now that we've told mom, 'mum's not the word anymore. :)  If/when people inquire, we tell them.  That's also when I started publishing my old posts that I had written on here.
So I am now 13 weeks and feeling pretty... well, nauseated and tired to be honest.  The food aversion thing hasn't gone away - it's actually gotten worse.  While we were in Phoenix I was still okay with red meat, but the last day there we had some burgers off the grill - and - well - let's just say now all meat is out of the question.  There still aren't very many foods I can stomach - even Ramen makes me gag a little.  Chicken soup is okay, but I kinda have to force it down.  Cereal is still fine, but getting old.  Poptarts used to be my saving grace snack but I'm so over them.  Trader Joe's fruit bars used to be that for me too... not so much anymore.  For snacks I do 'Nila wafers, bananas or an apple - though apples don't fill me up at all, they make me hungrier.  For meals, I do cereal, waffles, pancakes, french toast, baked potato, frozen french fries... that's about it. (Not all at once of course!)  Tonight I had a bowl of baked beans.  I know.  That's not a meal, but man, breakfast get's old!  Plus, I gotta get some protein somehow.  They weren't even that good.  So this food thing is pretty much a drag.  Mostly because I have to eat every two hours to avoid getting seriously nauseous and finding food I can stomach every two hours is getting harder and harder.  I'm nauseous almost all the time, but when I don't eat it gets really bad.
The tiredness hasn't lagged off yet either.  My wall is about 1:30-2:00.  Every afternoon I feel like I could fall asleep standing up right around then. 
I'm growing too... I'm actually starting to look pregnant now - according to my friend and neighbor anyway.  I can still wear my clothes but when I sit down it's pretty uncomfortable, so as soon as I get home the PJ pants come on. :)
Speaking of PJ's... it's late and I'm tired.  So sianara for now friends! :)