15 August 2010

Our Last 3 Months

Now that cats are out of bags, I have piles of things to blog.

1. It was a Friday in June. I'd been feeling a different kind of nausea all day, and then in the afternoon, something mildly unpleasant happened and I started to cry. As I sat there feeling sorry for myself, an unlikely possibility dawned on me. Shortly thereafter I left work and went straight to the Target on Bristol, bought tests, decided the suspense + rush hour traffic would kill me, so there, in the stinkiest Target public restroom known to mankind, amidst screaming children (some of whom were being walloped by their mothers mid-diaper change), I learned of the supposed pregnancy. Definitely supposed because it took us 3 more tests to believe it! Oh, those were some mind-blowing days. Mind-blowing but humbling and sweet. Like Neil Patrick Harris and his life-partner, we are "super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy."

2. I shan't mince words: mornings and nights in this first trimester were coated with a heavy layer of awful. If you're ever in the mood for something fun to do, here's an idea: How about being on a conference call and frantically trying to find the mute button because you're about to start gagging? I'd get home and just want to lie very still. Very, very still. Munching was something of a soother which has resulted in a 12 pound pack-on. Yessss!!! A pregnant girl (who didn't know about me and mine) once said her pregnancy has been a breeze and pretty much said nausea is "in girls' heads". I didn't say a word, not a single word, but completely expect her child to be a holy terror.

3. Enough with the sarcasm and despairing. The sun is shining once again! I am starting to notice the clouds of stomach aggravation lifting, and the other night I was up hanging things on walls and scrubbing floors until 12:30 a.m.!!! I can hear the hallelujah chorus!

4. We think it's a boy. No big reason really, but when I saw that little blob with the flashing heartbeat in early August I thought I was looking at a boy. We'll find out soon enough what flavah-flav the little babe is.

5. I just hope he or she has beautiful white-blonde hair like his or her Daddy. That's all I want. And 10 fingers and 10 toes, and well functioning innards, etc. But I'm really hoping for that blonde hair. I'm pretty sure either way the baby will have blue eyes and pale skin, but the hair is a toss up.

6. I didn't want to tell even my immediate family until I'd gone to the doctor. My parents guessed before I could get that far. They said they just looked at me and knew!

7. Yes, I eat meat and I'm off Diet Coke (but for the ickle drip drop here and there!).

8. Pretty awesome: Elizabeth is pregnant with her 4th, due 3 days after me!

That's it for now. I'm going to go stuff my face with some ice cream. Nice!


15 comments:

melissa said...

ahhhh! so so so so so thrilled for you!

MeiLani and Michael said...

Woo hoo! Just wait! You thought MARRIAGE was AWESOME... the real party that eternity is ALL ABOUT is about to get started! Congratulations my love!

Nat D said...

So thrilled for you, I wish I could've seen your face in that Target bathroom.

Oh and it's ok to sneak that Diet Coke here and there, I'm sneaking a Diet Dr. Pepper here and there too.

Hugs you two, your babe will be a knockout

KatieB said...

morning sickness is the worst. i'm glad you've survived the hard part and so jealous that you and elizabeth will have babies within days of each other! what fun cousin times ahead. so so happy for you!

Chrissy said...

Congrats! This is great news! I thought my kids would have dark hair because of Luke, but alas, they are blondies, so you might be getting what you wish for!

Morning sickness is the worst, and I know a couple people that almost got a punch straight to the face when I was pregnant because they claimed it was all in my head. I was not the most pleasant to be around for the first 5 months sadly.

Glad you are starting to feel better though! This is when you start nesting and planning and all the good stuff. Such an exciting time. Enjoy it!

Katie Waldron said...

I think Diet COke makes prettier babies.

The 12 week gag fest is horrible. Hopefully it eases for you in the 2nd trimester. Poor Derek would come home from work & I would rant- "how dare you eat something with onions today!" or heaven forbid garlic! I had bionic smell the whole time. :)

It's worth it.

The Allen Family said...

Congratulations!!!! Babies are SO MUCH FUN and you're going to be a great and fun Mommy! :) Yay!!

The Allen Family said...

PS - Shame on that pregnant girl who things naseau is "in our heads." Boo to her.

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Rolph Family said...

Yay I am so thrilled for you guys! I am actually due in February also, what is your due date?

Anna said...

SO exciting!!! The babe will be a looker, you can count on it!

Nausea is the pits, puking at work is even more awful, it's NOT in our heads and I'm so glad that you're starting to feel better!

Staying tuned for beebee updates...

Lindsey Graves said...

Congratulations! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is nausea free! Can't wait to see baby bump pictures :)

Kira Cook said...

That is so exciting!!!!! First trimester SUPER sucks. I had a friend say something similar, that morning sickness all day long was a little dramatic. Hopefully the sick days are all behind you:)

Grant and Kristin Collard said...

Hooray Merzy! Yes the first trimester is just awful, but I am so glad to hear that it is getting better. You are going to be the best momma! Congratulations!

jocie said...

This is Jeff's friend Jocelyn from ye olde PA days. Out mutual friend Kristina sent me your blog. I've just spent a glorious hour reading about you two and I can't help but think that Jeff married VERY well. Congrats on the wedding, on the baby, etc. As a new mom, I'm warning you that while you're pregnant people congratulate you and once the baby arrives they'll ask you how you're holding up. Best exhaustion ever.