January 26, 2003

January 26th, 2003

Your Dad got me sick with the flu/cold whatever. Anyway, I am all snotty with a sore throat and body aches. On the upside, today is the first time in a long time I actually feel hungry. We went to the grocery store and I got lots of food. We were standing in the checkout line and I looked down at the conveyor belt and there sitting right next to each other was mint chocolate chip ice cream and pickles. How cliche'. I ate the ice cream and pickles and popsicles and chicken noodle soup all day today. Everything tasted so good.

January 23, 2003

January 23rd, 2003

Today is the first day I feel like I show a little bit. I was getting ready to hop in the tub and I was examining my belly and lower abdomen is starting to stick out and it is much firmer than usual. I can't wait until other people notice.

January 20, 2003

January 20th, 2003

I decided to treat myself, indulge myself. I started a baby registry. How much fun! I picked out your swing, highchair, bedding, sheets, bottles. Tons of fun stuff. I looked at clothes too, but everything was either pink or blue and I don't know which one you are yet. I hope to know soon.

January 18, 2003

January 18th, 2003

Today, Daddy took a picture of my belly. We are going to take one every 2 weeks until you are born, so we can se how you grew. Not much there to take a picture of just a little Mommy fat. I feel like I look like I just ate a big meal. We also went shopping at Babies R Us. We might have picked out a crib and changing table. Daddy was most focused on the stroller. He's decided to research and find the best one, he's funny. I felt a little silly there because everyone had big belly's or a baby already. I just can't wait to start getting ready for you.

Here is the picture of Mommy's belly at 12 weeks.

January 15, 2003

January 15th, 2003

Today I heard the little swish, swish of your heartbeat. What a wonderful sound! What a relief! Now I can't wait to get that cute belly I see everyone in the waiting room sporting. I love to tell people I'm pregnant. I can't wait until it shows. I am concerned that I have lost weight though. I haven't been sick or puking like I thought I would be. I just don't have any appetite. Dr. Turke says I'm under strick instructions to eat more. I never thought I'd hear that! But okay... if I have to. Today is also a good day because my risk for miscarriage dramatically drops. Hopefully, now I will relax and enjoy this pregnancy. I think I want to go shopping.

Appt. 3 : Week 12 : Weight 143lbs.

January 12, 2003

January 12th, 2003

Well you are already being naughty. I've been trying to listen to your heartbeat for the past 2 weeks and I can't find it. Technically, your not supposed to hear it until 12 weeks, but both Dorothy and Andrea (two girls I work with who are also pregnant) heard their babies at 10 weeks. I'm 11 weeks and 4 days and I can't hear it. I have my 12 week appointment this week and I vowed to myself that I would not try to hear before then. I just get frustrated and scared. If they can't find it at my appointment though, I'm going to have to make them do an ultrasound because I'll just be too scared. I just need some sign that you're doing ok in there.