It's been pretty quiet around the blog and around our house these days. I figured I would let T (and Ranger) tell you what we've been up to with a few pictures we took about 8 weeks ago...
That's right! We are pregnant! We found out at the end of July and have been so excited to share the news! We thought Tim taking pictures would be way more fun, since at 12 weeks, I still have no sign of a belly!
To totally copy our cousin Janet I thought I might do a little Q&A from some of the questions that we have been getting (athough we will have a few different ones since this is our first!)
The most frequent question I get is how are you feeling?
I am actually slowly getting some energy back and the nausea has gotten much more managable. The nausea was probably the worst around week five through eight, but I will say that it comes back if I do a bad job managing my energy and drain myself. So as long as I don't push it and work a 13 hour day (which was pretty common pre-pregnancy) I can manage my energy and nausea.
How far along are you/when are you due?
This question when asked in person is alway accompanied by an up-down of my stomach. I am 12 weeks and are due on April 1. When we first found out we were pregnant and spoke with the doctor they did thier magic math and figured our due date on April 1 and that I was 3 weeks along. However, when we went in for our 8 week exam and ultrasound the baby measured bigger and so they doctor determined that I was a week and a half further along. But apparently they don't change your due date unless you are way off, so April 1 is the official but it will more than likely be the end of March. I am also not showing at all. My mom (which you will gather is one of my ultimate authorities) said that's normal for your first pregnancy.
Are you going to find out the gender?
Actually we have gone back and forth on this one. Originally we though absolutely yes I am a planner and T "needs to know whether to buy a softball glove or a baseball glove" (side note, no matter the gender they will be getting a musical instrument and golf clubs....probably not right away!). But I sort of like the idea of either not knowing or keeping it as a secret for just Tim and I until the baby is born.
Are you going to share the name and/or do you have a name picked out?
Because of the public nature of my work and because we have heard so many horror stories on oppionated friends and family ruining names for people (my own mother had planned on naming me something different until she and my dad's close friends turned around and stole her name for me for thier brand new puppy!). So we will be keeping that to ourselves. Plus I think there is something sweet and romantic about keeping somethings between just Tim and I in our little family. As for names we have two really great girls names and a few possible boy names but nothing we are set on yet (hence why it might be good to know the gender so we can get crackin on thos boy names or not worry about it!)
Do you already know what you are going to do for the nursery (can you tell my friends totally know my love for interior design)?
I don't have any detailed plans. I do know that even though we will be finding out the gender of the baby, the baby will have a gender neutral room that is consistent with the design asthetic of the house. I have a few ideas and will post the progress as it goes. Right now I am contemplating which room the baby will go in and how to make room for all the baby stuff in our cute little house! Also I am really waiting to get some of my energy back before I really get my creativity going. I did however decide that a good sew machine is going to be a must for my nesting process!
How did you and T's parents take the news?
Since this will be the first grandchild on either side you can only imagine how they took it! They were super excited, of course. But the sweetest thing was my grandmother when I told her said, "oh you will be the best little mother!"
Alright, I promise our blog won't be taken over by baby stuff (yet). Honestly I am hoping to chronicle some of our adventures as we enjoy our last months together as just T and I on here. We have been together for six years, married for three and lived in three different states together, it has been an awesome adventure and we can't wait to add this little one to our family so they can share all the adventures with us!