Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today I start my pregnancy/baby blog.

Today I was reading some of my girlfriends baby blogs and I realized I wish I had a place to look at experiences my friends had when they were pregnant. What's to come in the next 7 months or so? Frankly, I don't really know! I realize there are books and articles and baby shows- but hearing it first-hand is the best way to go. I go.

I'm 10 weeks so far and I'm elated. Truly joyous- and I'm really not an over-enthusiatic gal but for this, I really am. I couldn't quite wait for that first trimester to be over to tell my good friends and family. I was just way too excited. And with my mom on the loose, I figured I'd tell folks before they heard it from her. It's ok mom, I'm glad you're excited too. I'm even excited to get that baby belly that may very well impart stretch marks and sleepless nights- but it means there's really a baby in there. I feel pretty good for a pregnant gal. I consider myself lucky that there was not much morning sickness or throwing up in particular. I had a few food aversions that are pretty well gone. The exhasution has set in. When I get home from work, I just want to sit on the couch and ignore the laundry that has been sitting on my bedroom floor for three days. Around 7 weeks I did start noticing some symptoms- nausea, a quick gag reflex, constipation, and gas. I know it's unpleasant but for you gals that are planning to get pregnant you will start getting very comfortable with your husband about such things that I was always convinced are not topics for discussion. They are now!

My first doctors visit...I had an appt at 8 weeks. I was excited and nervous. I mean, maybe I had imagined the whole thing. Who knows. When the RN told me I didn't need to bring anyone with me I knew that wasn't going to fly. So, I brought along Matthew and my mom. A couple nurses made jokes about clearly I was a new mom b/c I had an entourage with me. Never hurts to have extra support. I picked the hospital becasue I was in love with the glass tile from when I had been there to see Miss Peanut Steinberg being born. I realize it's not a reason to pick a hospital but it was new and reputable and my doctor, Dr. Amy Moon, came very highly reccomended. So, off to the hospital we went. Having them tell you what size check you need to write at the end of 9 months was a little intimidating. Don't they know I have a crib, stroller, clothes, and diapers to buy! This was a long appointment...two and a half hours. They got my family history, did a girly exam, took some blood, and best of all- I got to have an ultrasound! I was shocked when there was a little jelly bean floating around in my utereus. It didn't look like the blob I anticipated but I teeny, tiny little person or gummi bear as the tech pointed out. The most exciting part was hearing the heart beat. That made it all feel real. You could see Bean's (that's what we're calling the baby until we know to call "it" he or she) little heart beat a mile a minute. I was told it was very stong and everything looked good. All is right with the world...let's just get past that first trimester and we'll be in good shape.


  1. As I've told you- I am super excited for you and Matthew!!!! Good idea on starting the blog now- wish I had done that! I did keep a pregnancy journal with Chloe though! I can't wait for you to have the big preggo belly either!!!


  2. This is a great idea! It will be loads of fun to follow your progress and hear all your smarmy remarks! Keep it coming!

    HUGS - Jessica

  3. Yay for a blog!! Congrats again, girly! xoxo

  4. Congratulations! You're having an Amoeba!