Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Sorta makes you want twins, doesn't it?
Kaleb(L) and Kendall(R) are my cousin's 4-month old twins. She finds them sleeping like this often. Melts this Preggo's hormonal heart!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Fiber is very important.
That's all I'm going to say.

Monday, August 27, 2007

And so it begins...

I just went to the cafeteria for breakfast. Usually, I grab a bagel and cream cheese or if the "hot" option looks good, I'll pick that up. I've NEVER been a big breakfast eater. In fact, eating breakfast usually turns my stomach.
Until now.
I bought two breakfast eggrolls (a 3M rarety, but very popular). As I held the tongs in my hand I thought, "Should I get 3?"
Visions of gaining more than my allotted 25-35lbs flashed through my mind and I only purchased two.
Now I'm sitting here, I have no idea what happened to my two eggrolls (though the dish is empty), and I'm ready for breakfast.
I entered Week 12 yesterday, and it seems that with the end of the first trimester, my appetite is returning. As of my first Doctor's Visit, I had lost a total of 8lbs (thought you wouldn't guess it from my expanding waistline), perhaps my weight deficit will begin to disappear soon.
Nobody really warns you how your body changes in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, other than the obvious breastular changes. Nobody told me that my waistline would COMPLETELY disappear and I would begin resemble a square block of flesh. If it wasn't for the aforementioned breastular changes, I would just look like a 13-year-old boy.
This is why there haven't been photos yet. Nobody wants to see a 13-year-old boy with out-of-control breasts.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Long way to go...

One of my co-workers just asked me how I'm feeling.
I said, "Pretty good. It gets to be this time of day and I start to get really tired. Other than that, I can't complain!"
She said, "Well, I hope you know you have a long way to go."

Really? That hadn't occurred to me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sensitive, much?

I've had too many INTERNAL conversations like this lately:

Are you mad at me?
Are you sure?
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings!
Please don't be mad at me.
[cry, cry, cry at my desk]
Wait, you're not mad at me?
Sorry for freaking out.
Are you mad at me for freaking out?
I'm really sorry.
Please don't be mad at me for freaking out.
So you're not mad at me for freaking out?
Are you sure?


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back and Forth

Every day, I go back and forth about deciding whether or not to find out if we're having a boy or girl.
I've got about 10 weeks to decide if I really want to know or not, but I just can't decide!
Part of me likes the idea of waiting for the surprise, but the other part of me HAS. TO. KNOW.
Let's take a vote.
What do you think? Should I find out or not?
I can't promise that I'll follow your votes, but I do want to know what you think!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Horror of horrors!

I've started telling my co-workers that I'm pregnant.
It's pretty fun to see people's faces as they progress from horror to relief to surprise and then usually happiness.
Why horror?
I'm not sure if it's because they:
1. Think I'm about to say I'm quitting, or,
2. Imagine themselves in my shoes if only for a brief second.
My boss took the news really well and was genuinely very happy for me.
The funniest reaction so far has been a high five.
Was he congratulating me and Rich on our good work?

Friday, August 17, 2007


To quote a very good friend, "I heard my baby's heartbeat today. Best day of my life."
I couldn't even speak when I heard that tiny "wooshwooshwooshwoosh." Rich got pretty excited and said, "It's so fast! Is that normal?"
I recorded the heartbeat with my phone and it's set as my ring tone now. Every time I hear it, my stomach flips!
I guess we're really doing this!

We discovered another interesting bit of information at our appointment.
Until this morning I believed that I was turning 10 weeks today...turns out, I'll be turning 11 weeks on Sunday!
I said, "What?!? I just lost a week! I have a lot of reading to do!"
So that's pretty exciting!

In week 10, Baby is the size of a small plum. All of its organs are formed, its fingers and toes are completely formed and starting to grow finger and toenails. His eyelids are also formed and will remain fused until week 27. Prett cool, eh?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Change your links!

Sorry, everybody, but "Haiku Baby" is just a lot more fitting than "Adds Ten."
Please, just keep in mind over the next 7 months or so that the camera adds ten pounds!
I have my first OB appointment tomorrow, and since Richard was cleared to drive today at his appointment, he will be able to go along with me to hear the heartbeat.
Our appointment is at 11am--please keep us in your prayers!
I'll give a full update tomorrow.

For now, we shall christen (pun intended) the new blog with an haiku.

New blog for a new
baby, well on its way to
our lives. We can't wait!

Thursday, August 16

Ok, ok.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Wednesday, August 15

I'm Telling