Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Know What I'll Be For Halloween This Year...

...I will be a mOmmy! (get mummy? :D)

I'm pregnant! Russ and I could not be more excited about our little baby on the way!!! I am 13 weeks.

My due date is October 30, but I hope baby comes early. Several months ago I decided if I wasn't going to have a baby in the springtime, I REALLY wanted to have one in October. It's such a FUN month! Pumpkin patches, hay rides, fall colors, Halloween, decorations ....I just love October, and now I love it even more!

It took Russ and I awhile to believe that this baby was really real, but we are in looooove. We both feel like it'll be a little girl, but only time will tell.

I am sure I will post about pregnancy many more times in the future, but here are some things I've noticed:
  • I haven't been TOO sick, but I have enjoyed face-time with the toilet 26x in the past 39 days (TMI? Well. When you actually keep track of that, you might as well share it!) 
  • Between naps and at night, I sleep about 12 hours a day
  • I have a nose that a bloodhound would envy. My least favorite smell in the world right now: Russ's deodorant - 2nd place goes to the kitchen (sink, trash can, fridge, pantry - you name it!) 
  • I haven't had too many cravings, in fact, the only food that really ever consistently sounds good to me is fruit.
  • Although I've only had to miss one day of teaching so far, I feel worst in the evenings and right when I wake up. For about a month I would just come home from work, take a nap, and then sit on the couch and move as little as possible in the late afternoon and evenings because everything ignited my gag reflex.
Those things probably sound familiar to most other pregnant ladies or mommies, so I think I am having a pretty average pregnancy. Oh yeah, and have I mentioned that we are SO EXCITED? Also a little nervous, but definitely could not be happier.