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Monday, November 24, 2008

"Nesting"

"Nesting" is the term used to describe the way pregnant women get when they feel that they must prepare for the baby. It includes organizing everything, cleaning and just getting things ready in general. I think I have started to experience some of this...

It is a very strange and satisfactory kind of feeling. I won't let a dish sit in the sink longer than one night. I know for some of you this may seem silly, but for me-it is quite an accomplishment. I am usually in disgust with the state of our kitchen, being as it is very small and it easily gets dirty and cluttered. But, I normally won't do much about it. I'm being very honest here. Especially all of my first trimester, the smell would make me gag instantly. Now I come home from a long day at work, pretty beat, and what do I want to do? The dishes-and clean every surface in the kitchen to a bright shiny sparkle. Last weekend Dan and I organized the entire kitchen, all the little knick-knacks and such. Then we moved onto the basement and pretty much organized everything to make our second living area, commonly referred to as the "Risk Lair" for you gamers out there. I feel very satisfied when the kitchen is clean. I hope this new desire to clean really sticks with me after all this. I am a changed woman! Dirty dishes here I come!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pregnant Photos- 4 months 2 weeks























The second picture is me being a hot mama! Ha!
(kind of looks like I'm trying to do sit-ups)

Starting to get the bump....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The baby is moving!

I am now 18 weeks, or 4 months and 2 weeks! I have felt the baby move now for awhile but it's becoming a lot more noticeable. It's so cool! Sometimes I forget that's what it is and just think it's gas or something in my stomach. But it is our little baby moving all around. The last time I went in for a check-up the doctor was trying to find the heart beat and she kept laughing and saying that they were kicking and moving so much she could hardly find the heart beat. I guess she/he is an active little one. I can't believe we only have a couple more weeks until we find out if it is a she or a he! December 1st is our next ultrasound. I have a feeling it might be a boy. Usually I call the baby a him without even thinking. There are days though when I'm not quite sure if that is true. Dan wants a boy for the first child, I like boys too. We wouldn't be dissapointed at all if it was a girl though. We will be happy either way. I've had some fun looking at baby stuff online and picking out things for our registry.

I'm pretty much half way there now!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Realization

I think I really feel pregnant now. And I have to admit it's a little bit scary. My stomach is starting to get bigger all of a sudden and I can really tell when I lay down. The little baby pushes on my organs when I lay on my back, and I haven't quite gotten comfortable sleeping on my side yet. It is so different.

Last night I got emotional for the first time about it all. For the most part I have been really happy and have had no real worries. I am extremely happy to be a mom. But last night it all kind of hit me. This is really a real thing. I felt scared. Scared that I WILL have to push this baby out! I know I'm only half way there, but it is becoming a reality very quickly.

I think this is only the beginning of my hormonal mood swings. Poor Dan. He already has to put up with "the beast" (as we affectionately call it) monthly. I think its going to be a crazy ride! Buckle your seat belts!
 
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