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This is the big announcement post. I love how my mentor from college put it in an email to me:
"Obviously I was remiss in your education and did not convey to you that you don’t have to do everything all at once: graduate, move, buy a house, have a baby."
Oh yes. You read that right.
Because moving out of state 7 hours from anyone we know, buying our house, and Kyle becoming a doctor just wasn't enough. We might as well complete all of the tasks of becoming real adults all at the same time. We are going to have a baby. God help us.
We are SO excited. It has been a long road that only a select few knew about.
|Little bro took this shot :) Good job Lucas!|
How far along? 12 weeks and some change.
Due Date? as of now it is Nov 13th
When did we find out? At about 4 weeks. The week before the Match. Imagine that anxiety people.
How do I feel? Pretty normal (PRAISE GOD). I'm generally hungry all the time. Early on I was a little more tired than usual and had some not-so-fun cramps but those are mostly gone. I have to watch being on my feet for too long.
Am I showing? I can tell a difference but I don't think its obvious. Soon. I could while laying flat in bed yesterday. Kinda freaked me out. Just all of a sudden there was a very noticeable bump. That wasn't noticeable when I stood up. Or any other time that I have been on my back since then.
Cravings? Nothing I can pin point... I think I just crave everything I see. Driving down the road... ooh Panera sounds good, or Taco Bell sounds good, or the pasta I just saw on Instagram looked good. But really I've always been like that lol. I do really enjoy McDonalds McDouble (no ketchup) about once a week.
I don't know what else to tell you... My first doctor's appointment was a bit odd... I'm such a bad pregnant person. (Don't worry, I'm a great pregnant person about taking care of myself... but you will see..)
Dr. P: So what have you been reading?
Me: Um. Nothing.
Dr. P: O.K. Well most women like to read "What to Expect When you are Expecting"
Me: Oh O.K.
Dr. P: Or some people like babycenter.com
Me: I have the app on my phone. (that I occasionally look at).
Dr. P: What kind of exercising do you do?
Me: Um. I walk to my car?
Dr. P: You might want to look into yoga.
Dr. P: Do you have any questions?
Me: (fumbling in my head... I was so not prepared for the Spanish Inquisition I walked into) No.
Dr. P: Ok well write any questions that come to mind down in a notebook for next time.
(The above commentary is only a snippet and does not mean my Dr. is weird or I hate her or anything of the sort. I LOVE her and hate to be leaving her to have to find another in the middle of all this)
Kyle has bought me the book. I haven't opened it. Kyle bought me a fitness DVD. Its cardio. I did a little bit of it this weekend. I about died. And could barely move my legs for 3 days. I'm so out of shape. (I didn't overdo it... I am very careful about taking breaks... I'm just that insanely pitiful)
This has partly been the reason for my lessened amount of postings the past several weeks. What do you talk about when this is all there really is to talk about but you aren't ready to talk about it yet? We've been busy thinking about the move and such so I haven't had time to do any awesome recipes or photography... But I think about this often.
So here's Baby C. at 8 weeks. Head is down, there are little arm buds sticking out.