Monday, April 1, 2013
Although we waited until April Fool's Day to announce it publicly (in hopes that we could at least fool someone), it's true! Mike and I are planning to welcome a little one in September. It's exciting but terrifying at the same time. But hey, if the kids on Teen Mom can successfully raise a child, surely we can too!
We were hoping that we'd have an ultrasound picture to share with close friends and family by now, but the doctor says that everything looks so good there's no reason to do one yet. [I guess that's a good thing!] We'll have the first one at 20 weeks - almost 6 weeks away. We got to hear Baby's heartbeat last week though, which was super exciting - and relieving. Not being able to see what's in there and just trusting that everything is OK is pretty tough; if you've been there before, I'm sure you understand that.
I'm currently 14 weeks along, and I intend to keep close friends and family updated week-by-week on here, starting this coming weekend. I'll let you know how things are going, what Baby is doing, and of course how the belly is growing.
So far I'm feeling pretty good. I had a rough month or two- nauseous all the time and couldn't get enough sleep even if I slept for 18 hours a day. But that has since passed, and now I've got more energy and sleeping less. Working nights is still pretty rough on my sleep/wake schedule, but I'm surviving. At 13 weeks I had gained 4.5 lbs (Mike safely/wisely took the under on that bet), which for me is a lot, but it will only get worse I suppose. So far I still fit into all my clothes, they're a little snug. Mike has been wonderful about absolutely everything - keeping cold pickles stocked in the fridge (ha!), doing laundry when I'm too exhausted, and letting me sleep anytime I want.
Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes; we really appreciate your support and love!