Tuesday, November 15, 2011

more on baby j....

first, thank you all so much for your kind words yesterday! DJ and I were both so touched by all of your kind words and well-wishes! Also, did you see the post that Kristen posted on Ollie and Tugger yesterday?! SO DARN CUTE. I loved it and Ollie loves Tuggie... I told Kristen that she might get a knock on the door soon because Ollie might run away to live with them when the baby comes... I'm not quite sure he knows what he's in for [but more on that later].

Anways, we are over the moon excited and let's be real - a little nervous and scared at the same time. this definitely explains why I've been M.I.A. the past few months - first, I've been exhausted. like sleep for 12 hours and still wake up tired exhausted. second, it really has been difficult to find other things to talk about -  my mind has been wrapped around this little baby growing inside me for the past three months and I am so excited to finally be able to share my thoughts, excitement and fears!  Speaking of the baby, here's our first baby picture - I know, it's adorable even at 8 weeks...

Don't worry this won't turn into just a baby blog because let's get real - I still have all sorts of random stuff swimming around in here but this is the biggest thing consuming my mind so be warned, there will be lots of pregnancy baby talk. Consider yourself warned.

So here [in a bulleted list, because that's how my mind works] are the answers to what I'm sure are your burning questions about sweet little baby j....
  • How far along are you? When are you due? I'm 14 weeks today! We're due on May 15th [and even though it's likely the baby won't come before/on it's due date we're hoping it'll be a 14th baby like its mom and dad]
  • Were we trying? Yes and no - in April, shortly after DJ turned 29 we decided that we would stop "preventing" and let the powers that be - be. Well, that lasted like two weeks and then we both got into, let's get pregnant mode! More than anything I was scared that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant after being on birth control for over a decade and wanted to give my body some time to adjust... well four short months later. We got a positive, it was so exciting and surreal and it sounds cheesy but life seriously changed the instant I saw that positive pregnancy test!
  • How are you feeling, did you have morning sickness? I must say, I was extremely fortunate - I only got "sick" twice - one morning after DJ cleaned out the refrigerator and I walked in the pantry and smelled the trash and one night at Tiff's bridal shower after I took my prenatal vitamin. The nausea is a whole other story - I was pretty much nauseous for a good two months. I didn't have too many food aversions but did have a handful [yogurt, chicken, vegetables - basically anything that wasn't a carb]. Luckily, that phase is over - I've been feeling great for the past week or so and have been able to eat pretty much everything [yogurt and veggies included!].
  • Are you showing? Let's see that baby bump? I wish I could say no that I'm still skinny as ever - but no, no - I chunked up real quick. I wouldn't say I'm showing per-se, but my midsection definitely is rounder. People haven't come out and asked me yet but after I told people they've said "I was wondering, I saw your stomach..." [nice. thanks.] I promise to post a picture of the bump soon, if you look closely in pics from the past few weeks you can kinda see it [though I purposely didn't post any that were too showy].
  • Do you know what it is yet? Boy? Girl? Are you going to find out? So we don't know yet - but we should find out right around Christmas! Yes, we're definitely going to find out [I'm way too much of a control freak not to know]. 
  • What do you think it is? Oh it's a girl. I know it is. However, DJ is convinced it's a boy. Either way, one of us will be right [it'll be me].
welp, that's all I can think of right now -- 
Any other questions?? 

Oh, and don't forget to sign-up for my Ornament Swap if you haven't already! It's going to be loads of fun! 

16 comments:

Nikki said...

Baby body invasion...ahhhh! Thinking of all those foods is making me sick right now. Sympathy pains I think.

And for the record...I think boy ;)

Lil' Woman said...

How exciting.
Food aversions is one thing I'm not looking forward to when we have babies, my sister couldn't see or smell deli meats.

Kathy and Ryan said...
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Kat said...

Congratulations!!! So excited for you. When I saw the ultrasound pic I was reminded of when we found out it was a boy...this is the pic we sent to everyone. I'm sure your hubby would love the same!

http://gappinger.blogspot.com/2008/11/100-baby-boy.html

Jen said...

So exciting!! Can't wait to follow along with you on your journey.

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

OMG!!! I cant wait to read all your babes updates! You must post weekly and post pics! I wanna see the bump! DUH!

And Ollie can come visit his cousins any time he wants!! Tugs would be in HEAVEN! I can only imagine what he would act like with a baby! He's so demanding of my attention and affection! It would NOT be pretty!

Rachel said...

Congratulations thats so awesome!!!

I'm happy to read your story because I was on BC pills for almost that long as well and just went off in August and I am also soooo nervous that I wont be able to get pregnant for some crazy reason! So, its conforting to see someone else like me who DID and so quickly, too! :-) yay!

Married...with a Pup said...

Aww sooo exciting! And of course you should talk about this little bundle of joy like all the time! I know I would anyway!

Kristin said...

hey--all i want to eat is carbs too, but i hope i'm not pregnant... :) congrats again and it's definitely a girl!

Summer said...

No secret that we are gunning for the girl!! This house is so full of testosterone I NEED to buy bows and dresses!! And the boys need to learn how to be sweet with girlies!!

If it is a boy I will dress up our #3 as a baby girl when Daddy and Noah are away!!

Zoe - Style Foodie said...

AHHHHHH Congratulations lady!!
xx
Z

Stephanie said...

I'm so freakin' excited for you guys! One of my best friends from college is due May 14 and the boyfriend's cousin is due May 20. May is gonna be the best month ever. Can't wait to see your cute little bundle of joy!

Lauren said...

AHH! So happy for you! And jealous that you haven't been sick! I knew I was having a boy from the beginning :)

Holly said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you two! A lot of my friends are pregnant and due in May also. Must have been a good time for baby making about 14 weeks ago ;)

Sarah said...

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!! Congrats!!!! I have been MIA due to deathly illness/stomach virus since Sunday so I missed the big announcement!! I can't believe it, I was confused for half a second and then I scrolled down...love the way you announced it with Oliver too...so cute! :)

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I bet it feels awesome to be able to talk about it! So excited for you two and can't wait to hear all about all the joys of pregnancy! :)

Wiz said...

I cant wait to read all about it!! I knew what I was having both times too. Probably just a lucky guess :)

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