January 31, 2010


All boy.

New symptoms

backache when I lay on my back
food cravings are intense, and I'm eating every two hours (except on days when I'm really nauseated)
extreme emotions (anger mostly)
can't sleep in any position comfortably

January 28, 2010

Belly Pic 18 weeks

Still not much to show at this point.

In 12 hours

We have the long ultrasound and we find out the sex tomorrow and I feel like I did when I was a kid at Christmas. Just like when I was a kid I'm thinking about going to bed early so tomorrow will come faster and I can know if everything looks OK and if our muffin will have indoor or outdoor plumbing.

I am thinking about which books I'm going to read when I put my kid to bed. I've been remembering the section in the William Carlos Williams biography where the family was sitting around the fire and his father was reading Shakespeare out loud after dinner. I've been thinking about the days we'll have at the beach and at the park and getting up early to drive to somewhere to camp and how they will have all these cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents in their life.

This kind of excitement feels so much like falling in love in that I care so much but so much is out of my control. And the stakes are high--just like in love when you are giving your heart but there is the fear of something going wrong. And I know that whatever is meant to be will be but that doesn't stop me from fully expecting that our baby will be above average in every way.

January 20, 2010


Today was my first day that I haven't taken my medicine to stop the nausea and vomiting and I've done pretty well. I'm a little nauseous, but I think it's mostly b/c I'm STARVING all day. Last night I bought 10 pounds of peaches. Normally we try to buy locally and organically, but I smelled them from across the grocery store a few nights ago, bought the store out, and went back for more. In three days I've spent almost $50 on peaches.

Then Tim comes in tonight with that look on his face like we have to have a serious conversation.

January 8, 2010

Baby Pic

We totally forgot to post our baby pic up here!

Here he/she is at 11 weeks and a couple days:

The baby was waving at us in the ultrasound.

Our next big one comes on the 29th of January. Hopefully we'll find out her/his name at that appointment!

January 4, 2010

Belly Pic

15 weeks


Here's a pic of my belly so far. Tim and I can see the difference, but most of you probably haven't seen my naked stomach too many times :)

This was from Christmas morning (so I was about 13 1/2 weeks along). I'm a little bigger now (and it's more pronounced), so I'll have Tim take a pic tonight if I'm feeling photogenic.

January 2, 2010