yep, there has been one really big secret that I have been keeping. I couldn't quite figure out when I felt right to tell the entire world wide web, but I think it is safe now.
We are pregnant
This little gem was taken on the very last day of 2007- a great day to find out what the new year is going to hold. It made 2008 look so shiny and bright and full of expectation (pun totally intended). Who needs a new year's resolution when you are growing a new life deep down inside your belly. We have been waiting for this for a while now and I can hardly believe it is happening!
To answer the questions that I know I will be asked:
I am 15 weeks (or just into the 4th month).
We are due over labor day (yes, ha ha funny funny).
We aren't going to find out the sex until the little sucker pops out.
We have a few names, but those are kinda secret too- people always have opinions about names and it is hard enough to decide and agree between the two of you, ya know?
We are hiring a doula and will have the baby at the local hospital. We hope to labor at home for as long as we are comfortable and then head on down the three minute drive to the delivery room.
We are going as natural as it should be.
I really like my OBGYN thus far. She is good with the duola idea and has delievered two of my sweet friend's new ones last year- both reporting back positively.
I am feeling pretty darn good now. Although I did have about 3 weeks of nausea. It could have been worse, it could have not been- but it was there and I am glad to be out of that phase.
I am loving, I mean loveing my prenatal yoga class and am teaching regular yoga about 2x a week again which is great too.
I have had cravings for things like, Cheetos, potatoes, fish, red meat, and bland food. The only thing off that list that is something I would regularly eat and want is the fish- but none of the things are pickles and ice cream so not the "cravings" that you might hear about.
I am loving this book right now and would love to hear of any other similar books that you mama's out there could recommend.
I would also love to hear about your pregnancy and birth but ONLY if they are positive or funny stories. I don't need any more freaking out then what I can do on my own- so good stories only in the comments okay?
Get ready for belly shots, although right now the only thing that has gotten a lot bigger are my boobs- holly crap- seriously.
I am snuggling into my stretch maternity pants, this elastic waist business has its pluses that's for sure! Oh and could I have asked for a better style of shirt to be all the rage right now? the non-materinty materinity top is awesome-
I hope to be around these parts a bit more. I feel myself swinging back into my normal routine (morning sickness and vacation can throw a girl off her blogging/photog taking routine)