Friday, October 23, 2009

Tiredest girl on Earth

I'm not a big sleeper. I don't generally need lots of sleep and before I met Dave I would regularly go to bed at or after midnight, waking at 6:30 for work and have no problem with that amount of sleep. I enjoy sleep, but I don't think I need a lot of it.

Dave, on the other hand, is a fantastic sleeper. Not only does he go to bed early-between 9-10, but you can also find him snoozing on the couch before bedtime. It's amazing to me how well and much he sleeps. I consider it one of the benefits of our marriage that we now go to bed earlier than midnight. Now I get more sleep and that can't hurt. (sidenote, Dave does get up at 5 for the gym daily. I sometimes accommodate him but no longer regularly)
So on Wednesday around 11, I felt tired. So tired. Tired in a way that I wanted to cry. I ached to be in comfy clothes and horizontal. I tried to kick that desire but I couldn't. I cancelled my Wednesday night plans, came home, got in my comfy clothes and laid on the couch hardly keeping my eyes open for CSI.
Dave came home and laughed at me. He would leave the room, then poke his head back in and giggle some more. I don't know what happened to me (I blame the baby) but I was the tiredest girl on earth. Dave and I were in bed by 8:04pm and, get this, Dave was asleep before me! But I was close behind. I was zonked.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

20 weeks! and photos!

We had our 20 week ultrasound today. The baby size (an heirloom tomato) and weight (a can of soda --- or beer) and heartbeat are all normal and the estimated age of the babe is on track with how many weeks the doctors think it is. Everything looks perfect. We saw it's little hands and feet and long arms. The tech thinks the baby has my nose. We saw it yawn (or open it's mouth) and also playing with its toes. It was really amazing and we're thrilled everything looks good, the heart rate was 150/minute and it seemed really happy in there. It was 'cooperative' says the tech.

Here are some pictures of the little one. Any guesses if it’s a girl or boy?

No, we did not find out. And yes, it did snow here today... on October 15th...

(psst- that's a foot)

Monday, October 12, 2009

when did I get this big?

Seriously, did it sneak up on me? Am I wearing something that makes the belly look bigger? Some days I don't look pregnant at all and other days I look like this! When in the world did I grow this belly? Overnight? Wow. Well Kids, here is the first belly photo... at 19.5 weeks:

Wow, our broken scale says I haven't gained any weight... weird.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Goal- regular postings

Ok, So since there is news or actual stuff to announce to you all, my new goal is to post something every other day. Perhaps (Phill) my posts won't be as long, but more regular.
Feeling it. I've begun to feel the baby and I have to say, it is the most beautiful feeling in the world. What it means to me is that little green/red light I wish I had on my belly button to inform me that things are ok is no longer necessary. Now I've got the little one saying 'Hi Mom! I'm ok in here, go about your business and send in some food!' And it is a really wonderful feeling.
Here's a picture of the little one from 12 weeks... New picts coming soon