Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A First

I always said, the first time someone asked me if I was pregnant, I would look really confused and then offended and start crying "No....oh my God, do I look pregnant? I've just been eating a lot lately!" Then they would be embarassed, and I would laugh.

So, today was the first day someone asked me if I was pregnant. I was walking across the street when this crazy homeless guy started screaming "MISS ARE YOU PREGNANT??@?@?!?!"

I kept walking. So much for my well laid out plans.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Belly Photos

I went for a week 17 check up and everything was fine. No hepatitis, tuberculosis, etc. The baby's heartbeat is nice and strong. I've only gained about 10 lbs so far total. Here, some belly photos.

Week 15

Week 16

Monday, December 05, 2005

St. Nicholas

Today is Dec. 5th, the day the Dutch apparently give presents to each other. We bought a Christmas tree

and I gave Peter this:

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The Bane of Maternity Clothing

I'm not big yet. In fact I could have been overheard a few days ago wondering if perhaps my lack of bigness was a bad sign. But, I certainly can't deny that my pants are indeed, getting super tight. I had an embarassing moment at work the other day when a coworker stumbled in on me buttoning my pants up. This led me to stop over at H&M after work to ponder the question of maternity pants. Let me tell you, they are heinous. I can't bring myself to actually try them on because I'm not really big, so I imagine if I tried them on it'd look stupid. So I just bought a pair of size 12 pants (*cries*). They fit well, and I still have room to grow.

Why are maternity clothes so horrible?

Why do they have the super stretchy band at the top that makes you feel like you've stumbled into the big and tall store on accident?

Okay, I know what the band is for, obviously, but it's so wrong. I have noticed some really great maternity clothes, but it becomes a question of, do I pay $175 for 7 For all Mankind jeans, or will I have to whip out my University of Missouri jogging pants?

Does it make me a bad person that I look through magazines and say wistfully "I can't wait until I'm skinny again..."?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Oh, man...

This absolutely offends every sense of propriety I possess. And yet, I'm doing it. One day, I'll look back at this and be glad I did it. For now, every word I write on this blog is actually burning my eyeballs. I'm a lot like my boyfriend in this respect: not overly sentimental. But neither of us live in a world where it is just the two of us. Therefore, I've made this blog for Peter and I's first child, arriving this May. I am approximately 15-16 weeks pregnant as I write this (I lost track...woops, bad mom alert!). Yeah, yeah, I'll post belly pictures, couple pictures, and other random stuff I'm not allowed to put on my other blog. And I'll rant about the things that I dislike about maternity clothes. So there you go. Here are all the pics I have as of now:

Peter and I in normal times, as we just arrived in DC. Yes that's a drink in my hand. No, I don't do that anymore. Yes, I miss it...MISS IT

The inadvertent belly pic, before I found out. As I'm busting a move with John. Sigh. All that summer dieting...gone

Our first ultrasound at week 11. We were so excited! I said I could see a big nose. That
would be Peter's fault.

Second ultrasound, only about 1 week later, so 12 weeks. Bad quality, but only because I had to take a picture of it. Kinkos charges $4.35 for one cd with one scanned picture. Jerks!! *shakes fist*

Mom would be so proud: A super blurry picture of me removing my belly button ring the day before my first appointment. Blame Peter for the blurriness.

That's it for now. I have others, and another appointment on Dec. 6. In the meantime, I'm still doing well with my ban on maternity pants.