Friday, May 30, 2008

Ultrasound in 5 hours...

So, I am torn... do I open my present before Christmas and find out what the baby is...or do we wait? Jeff wants to know in the worst way. I told him that we either both have to know or both not know. I think I am gonna wing it...go with my gut feeling when we are there.

I am VERY excited to see our little baby's feet and hands. I could hardly sleep last night in the anticipation! Of course, in the few hours that I did actually sleep, I dreamt that I was in Grand Rapids, looked at my cell phone to see that it was I woke up in a panic!

Which brings me to a completely different topic...I used to average 8 hours of sleep per night. Now, that I am working full-time, going to school at night, pregnant, and only getting 5-6 hours of sleep per night, I feel like I have more energy than ever! Is it the rush of pregnancy? Perhaps getting less sleep is more condusive to my body/natural energy level. Maybe I was over-sleeping with 8 hours, if that is possible. All I know is if this is a pregnancy rush, I wish I could tap into it after the baby is born!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Three ways to piss off a pregnant woman...

#1 "You're totally carrying up high/down low like a boy/girl baby."
Same thing for you look good so you must be having a boy/girl. Unless someone has told you what their ultrasound said (assuming they even want to find out) this old wives tale BS is not science. So you're only playing with the mind of the mother-to-be. Even ultrasounds aren't 100% accurate. Just shut up about it people, you don't know XY from YY from just looking at me.

#2 "You don't look pregnant from behind!" This is a back-handed compliment. When I first heard it I was excited, but then I realized - no one carries a baby in their ass, every woman carries up front. Which means if you look anything from behind, it's fat honey. And I just don't think women should make each other insecure about their fat behinds.

#3 "Should you be eating that?" I'm not an idiot. I know that a cheeseburger isn't good for my baby. I get the evil eye for drinking a Diet Coke. People, 9 months is a long time (it's actually more like 10 months, but they lie to you) to cut yourself off from calorie packed goodness/caffeine. Moderation is key. If you see me with a Diet Coke in my hand, you prolly just caught me at a weak moment. One cannot live on H2O and veggies alone. So lay off! all makes sense

Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
A. 'Cause you're fatter than they are.

A little humor

Jacqueline, pregnant with her first child, was paying a visit to her obstetrician's office. When the exam was over, she shyly began, "My husband wants me to ask you if its still okay..."

"I know, I know." the doctor said, placing a reassuring hand on her shoulder, "I get asked that all the time. Sex is fine until late in the pregnancy."

"No, that's not it at all," Jacqueline confessed. "He wants to know if I can still mow the lawn."

Saturday, May 10, 2008

16 Weeks

Finally! Here is a picture of me at 16 weeks....and my new haircut, which isn't so new anymore. Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2008


I want to apologize to my blog readers for not posting much lately...I know I promised haircut/belly pics, and I still plan to post these. I have been so busy with work,, I have not found ANY time to even think about blogging. I will post soon =) Thanks for understanding.