Tuesday, May 11, 2010

9 Weeks and Telling the Family

How Far Along? 9 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Nope, just sweats since I'm locked up in my house on bedrest!

Stretch Marks? No thank goodness.

Sleep? I think I'm getting too much. I'm sleeping like a rock for about 10-11 hours a night since I have no reason to get up. I pee break required each night. Not too bad.

Best Moment of the Week? Telling my family (especially my dad) on the weekend. I have never seen him soooo happy and excited and he hugged me harder than he ever has! He was stunned and could hardly catch his breath due to his excitement. It was pure, spontaneous, utter joy glowing on his face. I love my dad soooooo much and I have always been one to try to please him, it seems like getting pregnant has pleased him more than anything I have ever done! I loved it. But of course now it adds a bit of pressure and worry to hoping I don't lose this baby! I would hate it for myself of course, but letting my dad down would just add salt to the wound. But i'm thinking/feeling positive for now!

Movement? Just gas bubbles!

Food Cravings? Chips, salty food. Most foods just seem unappealing right now.

Gender? No clue. I am hoping for a girl, hubs is hoping for a boy. But of course both of us will be thrilled with whatever "it" is!

What I miss? Leaving the house. Going to work. Walking around. Wiping without fear of seeing blood.

What I'm looking forward to? Work on Monday, telling hubs family on the weekend, next ultrasound in one week.

Weekly Wisdom: I need to increase my calcium intake to protect my bones. I hate all calcium products so i'm on the hunt for something milky and yummy that is not icecream!

Milestones: Telling the family and getting to share what we are going through with them!

Emotions: Bored. Anxiety comes and goes. Joy. And I cried 4 times in my Gossip Girl marathon last night!

We've been taking pics of my belly on weeks 5 and 7 and there was really not much to see and nothing really post worthy. We'll keep doing the pics and hopefully soon we'll actually have something to post! I'm dying to start showing!

Hope you girls are all having a great week so far.



  1. Yay!! I loved reading this. Can't wait until you get a little baby bump. :)

  2. I'm so amazed you were able to hold it in for so long! We barely made it 36 hours! The way we looked at it though was if something happened, Heaven forbid, we would want our family there for us.

    As for sleep- Today is my first day off (from the real job or nannying) since I found out and I slept 11 1/2 hours last night and just woke up from a 2 hour nap and could go for more!

    I love weekly updates! As long as my due date doesn't get pushed back tomorrow I'm a week and 2 days behind you.

  3. Very excited for you! I'm sorry the bed rest is so mind numbingly boring, but you'll be back to work soon. Yay!

  4. I loved reading about your dad's response. So sweet! Hang in there with the bed rest...I can imagine how boring it is.
    Yay for 9 weeks!!!!

  5. I have a good feeling that all will be well with you, but I understand too why you are a bit on the cautious side of things. I am envious of you (all in good faith) and what an awesome feeling to know that your dad was so touched...you still have more family to tell and that is exciting. Enjoy EVERY minute of your pregnancy. Keep us posted. I enjoy keeping up with you.

  6. Awww how exciting that you told your family! Your dad sounds too cute =) Can't wait for the bump pics!!!

  7. awwww, so exciting you got to tell the fam!! Your dad sounds like such a sweetie! Very excited for the bumps pics, and can't wait til your next u/s which I'm sure will go great!! Have you started Lost yet...hope you like it!

  8. Hey there
    Just checking in to see how things are going on your end. Are you back to work yet???