Friday, September 30, 2005


My breasts are SOOOOOOOO sore!
I had had a dull headache for 2 days now.
My back is sore.
I am SOOOOOOOO tired.....not just tired, but exhausted.
I've had a little nausea, but not much and never puked.
And some smells really bother me -- like salmon being cooked. I normally like salmon, but last night at a restaurant it was making me sick to smell the salmon being cooked.

Although, compared to some pregnant ladies, I shouldn't be complaining. I am not puking. So, that is a positive and the nausea has not lasted long. The fatigue & sore breasts have not subsided at all since the start.

Right now I am about 7 weeks along. Next Friday we get to meet with the doctor.

--- J

Sunday, September 25, 2005

This Baby Shower Thing

I am putting this out there right away because I don't want to go through what I did for our wedding. I am not having 4 showers (1 for each family(2), 1 for work, and 1 for friends.) No way. That's crazy.

I want only 1 baby shower and it will be by me. I don't want to have a shower in WI, because I feel like I am just driving the 5.5 across WI to get a bunch of presents. I probably won't invite much extended family to the shower here (probably just my grandma, Aunt Mary and maybe my godmother {Aunt Barb}), as who really wants to drive 5.5 hours for a shower. I sure don't, which is why I never go to them in WI. I usually send a gift though. I am not sure why I get invited to them, because, like i said, I am 5.5 hours away. They must think they have to invite me so that I don't feel left out that I am the only one not invited.

Anyways, I would not be opposed to a Baby Welcoming party in WI, so that people can come meet the little one. But I don't want it to be the big showery type thing. I don't want it to get huge and I would want it to be a family thing. Do you know what I mean? Well, I am just rambling. I am not sure I would even want that. I guess I will see how I feel about being around a lot of people after I have the baby.

I hope this didn't sound harsh, if it did I suppose I can blame it on the hormones. I think I may like having mood swings, although they may get me both into & out of a lot of trouble.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Dad's First Post



"I said, I'm not sure, but I think I'm pregnant."

Oh, okay.



What, WTF did she just say?


That's how I woke up the other day. I was deep in my slumber, and had no idea what she said for a few minutes. It was early. Very early. I wasn't ready to decide on what cereal to eat, much less comprehend news like this. There should be some kind of warning system for these types of situations. At least give a guy a cup of coffee first...

So, 10 minutes later, she finishes her shower and confirms what she said earlier. The line, the OH SO IMPORTANT LINE, is indeed pink.

I'm still tired, but awakening. Both in the traditional sense, and the why-is-my-heart-beating-so-fast sense. I'm realizing this is real. Even though we made the decision to start trying to get pregnant, it's different when it happens.

It's kinda like getting married. Getting engaged is one thing. But when you send out those invitations, it starts getting real. We're at that point -- there's no turning back, no changing our minds. The date is set.

Throughout the day, I felt like I was having a mild heart attack. I wasn't scared (I'm proud to say that I didn't look up one-way airfare to Mexico a single time), I was excited and confused. I had (have) no idea what to think, or where to start.

But, this is life. As always, I'll figure it out. With a little help from J.

--- A

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Well, both sets of grandparents (our parents) now know. We told them yesterday. When I called my parents, my mom had walked away from the phone and dad had to get her back and he's says in this little kid voice "I know what you are calling about?" I ask him what it was, and he responded in a sing-songy kiddy voice "Somebody's calling to say their pregnant." It really was very cute.

When we told my MIL, she got this high-pitched happy giggle and said "It's about time."

Today I met with the health education nurse and got my hug book from them to read and talked about how to take care of myself and what to do and not to do. She confirmed that May 21st would be the due date.

She was able to help with some of the fears of miscarriage and tubal pregnancy (which all stemmed from stuff I read in "What to Expect When You're Expecting". So, I feel a little better about those things now.

Oh - and by the way, I saw a picture of my doc. He's younger. No younger than we are, but I wouldn't call him HOT. He's a decent looking guy. Looks like the nice-guy next door type. There is some other doctor there that has looks that creep me out a little, so I am glad I didn't make that choice.

--- J

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Another Positive Test

Had a pee test at the doctors' office and another positive test. Go figure. I have an appointment tomorrow with an ob-gyn nurse to do pre-natal education. Then I have an appointment with the doctor in 2 weeks. I hear my doctor is young & HOT. At least that is what my co-worker's wife said. Not sure how I feel about some hot doctor digging around down there.....Maybe he is not really that hot. Guess we'll see.

--- J

Monday, September 19, 2005

No Alcohol

People are funny. They think they will know that I am pregnant when I either 1) stop talking about drinking on my personal blog or 2) they don't see me drinking when I am with them.

Well, they are going to be fooled. When I wrote my weekend post on my personal blog I just mentioned a keg of beer and Handgrenades, but I never actually had any alcohol. I am leaving people to assume I did. And while I was there I made my own handgrenades, so know one was aware that there was no alchol in there. They just assume because I am holding a glass with something colored in it than it must be alcohol -- but it's not.

Sneaky. Sneaky.

We'll tell friends around the 2-month marker when we're getting out of the biggest danger of miscarriaging. Gosh! Those baby books really do scare you on all the bad things that could happen.

I think I should just stay home and surf the internet........Nah, I'd get stir-crazy.

--- J

Sunday, September 18, 2005


The first picture is on Thursday when I first found out I am pregnant. The second picture I took today and in that picture the top test is from Thursday and the bottom is from today. You can see that they bottom testhas a darker pregnancy like. Must have plenty of that hormone detected.

--- J

Positive Pregnancy Test

So, it was this past Thursday that we had a positive pregnancy test. It was hard to keep a smile off my face all day. I took another one today (I had bought a 2-pack, so why not use it.) Yes, that one was positive too. I feel better that I had 2 positive pregnancy tests. What would be a the chance of having 2 false-positive pregnancy tests? Plus, my period is almost a week overdo.

So, we're doing this.......

The parents will be pretty excited when they hear, especially my father (he's super excited to become a grandpa for the first time) and my mother-in-law (she sooooo wants another gandchild.) We have not told any of them yet. I think we will wait until after we have our first doctor's appointment. But we'll see.....

From what I figure, the due date should be May 21st. Yes, I know that is one of my sister's b-day. But really, how often is a baby born on their due date?


--- J