Friday, October 17, 2008


So I have been very bad at keeping this journal of my progress. I have been experiencing really terrible morning sickness, or as I call it “all-the-time sickness”. That's right, I'm pregnant! We found out September 10th.

I took a home test and it almost immediately turned positive. I ran squealing out of the bathroom and Evan just sat there smiling and we kissed and hugged and I cried. I have not had any morning sickness but I have been having a few hot flashes. I can’t wait until I start getting a little bump. I am very excited for Christmas it will be fun to be all round and cute. It was fun to call people and hear their reactions. Debbie (my mother-in-law) screamed the loudest and she was jumping up and down. Everyone is so very happy for us.

I am actually starting to feel better most of the time. If I keep a full stomach, which is hard to do sometimes, when I am throwing up a lot, then I am generally okay. But I am nearing the end of the first trimester and so I am hoping it will completely end. On Tuesday we had our first ultrasound. It was really neat even though at this stage you can only sort of tell there is a body and a head. It was very active, little elbow and knee-less arms and legs waving around. We got pictures and also a little video of it moving. I will post the pictures as soon as I get around to setting up the scanner. In December we will be able to tell what gender our little bean is. We are pretty sure it is a girl but you never know…I am looking forward to when the baby is big enough for me to actually be showing. Of course at the moment it is about the size of a kumquat.

Justin is taking pictures of me every week so he can show the progress. I am also still very tired pretty much all the time. I have been working on cleaning the house a room or two at a time. Tomorrow I will do our bedroom, the back bedroom and finish the laundry room. Anyway, speaking of being tired…I am going to lay down for a bit.

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