Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Making an appearance

You can only tell a little bit in the picture, but my belly is starting to argue with my buttons! The rubber bands tying me up are coming in handy, but I think I'm days away from purchasing my first belly band at Target.

Am I the only one who feels a little sad that my body is changing for this little guy I don't know? It's not like I had this fantastic body to begin with, but at least I knew what clothes were going to fit me on any given day or that I wasn't going to need to unbutton my pants in my psychology class and then forget to button them again when I got up to do a presentation. Sheesh! I feel like I should be announcing to people as I walk by that this isn't ALL FAT PEOPLE.... I have a human in here! I highly doubt that people are looking at my half pregnant, half fat stomach, but this extra bulging is sure making me self conscious! Don't get me wrong, 90% of the time I'm super excited, but honestly... this is all a little weird.

This will be the start of my weekly belly shots... I guess I'll have to blog away my fears and curiosities and peeves and everything else.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

13th Week Ultrasound

The tuesday before Thanksgiving, Jerid and I went in for my 13 week appointment. When the doctor was doing the ultrasound, we were shocked to see how much our little munchkin changed! He/She looked like a real baby! (I can't stand saying "it", so I'll be referring to the baby as He or She, randomly) She was jumping up and down and sucking her thumb and she even had the hiccups! Her heart beat was strong and fast and darling altogether. Each week I read up on the developments he'll be going through and I almost get a little sad at how quickly things are moving. He developed his eye lashes and eyebrows this week... it seems so soon! My baby bump is starting to really get going this week. Although all my clothes still fit me fine, I get super uncomfortable with any pressure on my lower stomach, so my buttons are definitely getting undone every time I sit down. :) I'm sure by next week I'll have a photo worthy belly picture to put up.

As for Jerid and I, we are finishing up our finals this week and next. I'm really struggling with confidence for my Anatomy exam, so I'll be bearing down extra hard the next four days to prepare. Jerid has done well on his first test and seems to be heading into the next few strong. He's been an amazing support for me the last few months and has been working so hard at school as well. I'm so thankful for him.

We're due to be moved out of our place on Wednesday (which is also the last day of our semester). We'll be taking our stuff up to my parents house in Shingle Springs then heading to Fruitland for Christmas and the month of January. The break couldn't come at a better time. We can't wait to see all of our friends and family!

My next appointment isn't until December 29th. Hopefully they'll do an ultrasound and we'll find out if the baby is a girl or boy. We can't wait, more than anything so that we can start buying things.

Until next time,

Happy Holidays!