Saturday, March 31, 2012

sweet suffering



my 17th week was a doozy. 
missed two days of work due to a never-ending migraine.
caved and took a dose of tylenol :(
fainted while scrubbed in surgery at work. 
felt like it couldn't get much worse but...it got better...baby babe is a little squirmy worm and no matter what is going on or how i am feeling those little pokes and swishes make me forget! absolutely in love. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Blooms at BBG







a growing babe


as a pregnant lady i have quickly gotten used to hearing advice from other moms and honestly, i really enjoy it. i embrace hearing what those who have been there have to say. i love hearing pregnancy stories, birth stories, advice on mommy-hood, must have products, etc. 

one bit of pregnancy advice i have heard time and time again is that i must document my experience. while i will definitely have a baby book (must purchase and start SOON), a pregnancy journal is not something i have ever even considered. why would i want to recall all the morning sickness, migraines, fatigue, hypotension episodes, food aversions...shouldn't those be long lost memories? it is a fact, pregnancy is not all rainbows and butterflies but i have really been enjoying it (let's just forget about weeks 8-12). so, i have decided to heed this most popular advice...
  • may have felt baby move early this week
  • definitely some serious movement today while listening to beethoven pandora
  • still wearing regular clothes but usually with a rubber band to hold jeans closed
  • running or hitting the gym at least three days a week (pretty good considering all the fatigue)
  • still having aversions to fish 
  • amazed that this little is growing inside of me... 4" already! a little mix of rob and me...what will it look, act like?! 
  • so, so filled up with love
  • rob talks and sings to baby with his mouth against my tummy-determined that the baby know his voice
  • terrified of my tummy turning into a basketball or worse, me turning into a whale...not much control over my future shape so why not photograph the entire process, after all who knows if i will ever experience this miraculous process again!





Sunday, March 11, 2012

celebrating spring forward


in celebration of the later sunset, mild temperature, and blooms in the yard, we had our first fire and grilled dinner of the year. 





Sunday, March 4, 2012