So, we’re expecting a baby.
In other words, this is the real reason I’ve sucked at blogging (and sucked at life) for the last two months. At least it’s a good excuse, right?
I’ve been tired. Really, really, really tired. But I’ve noticed an improvement the past few weeks, and things are looking up from here. I think I’m coming out of the first trimester funk and entering into the “magic” that is supposed to be second trimester.
I’m sitting here now, trying to figure out how the hell to condense the last eight weeks into a coherent post. And well, I don’t think I can! Even though much of what I’ve been up to has been boring as hell, there still seems to be much to talk about. I guess we can start with what are probably the frequently asked questions. These are the ones I’m getting from people in real life, and the answers:
How far along are you? When did you find out? I am 12 weeks pregnant. We found out on January 12, when I was a little over 4 weeks pregnant.
12 weeks already?? Why didn’t you tell me sooner?? We told parents and siblings pretty much right away (more about that later!). For everyone else, we decided we wanted to wait until we were further along, when the risk of miscarriage was minimized. It’s not that we didn’t want to tell people, it’s just that we didn’t want to un-tell. We ended up spilling the beans to a few close friends along the way, but it was kind of on a “need to know” basis. We didn’t even tell our grandparents until now! It was a hard secret to keep, but I still think it was the right decision for us.
How are you feeling? I’m feeling really good these days. I have been really lucky, as I had virtually no morning sickness. I had a few weeks around 7-9 weeks when I felt like total garbage, but I soon discovered that it was my prenatal vitamins, not pregnancy, that were making me ill. As soon as I switched to taking them right before bed (instead of with breakfast), I felt like a new woman.
Was this planned? Yes, it was. Very much so. This baby has been wanted for a while.
Are you going to find out the sex? Nope! We like the idea of keeping it as a surprise for delivery day. Everyone is going to have endure the suspense until September.
Do you have names picked out? We’re about 99% sure we do. But guess what? We’re not sharing that before the birth, either. I know, I know. We are evil. Believe me, we’re already getting grief from family and friends about our level of secrecy, but oh well! :) Everyone will survive, I assure you.
Have you had any cravings? Mustard. Traditional yellow mustard. I’m in love with it right now.
Are you showing? Not really. I’ve just started to notice some slight changes in my abdomen, but it’s not visible to anyone else yet. I’m not wearing maternity clothes yet, though my pants are starting to feel tight in the afternoons (after I eat lunch). Hello, bloat! I’m just waiting for the day when I wake up and can no longer button my pants. It’s coming, I can feel it.
I think that probably covers the basics. Let me know if I’m forgetting anything. :) I want to point out now that I have no intention of turning this into a “baby blog,” so I hope that those of you who don’t give a crap about babies will still visit me! With that said, I’ve never placed this blog in any sort of category at all; I’ve always just posted about what’s going on with me, my thoughts, what I’m cooking, what I’m working on, etc. So it’s only natural that I’ll be posting about the pregnancy/baby on a pretty regular basis. Especially in the next week or two, since I’m sort of making up for lost time! Please bear with me as I work out a balance between the “old me” and the “current me.”
Thank you for all of the congrats messages on my announcement post! It is really overwhelming to receive messages from so many well-wishers. It is nice to know that there are people out there, aside from our family and friends, who care.
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.