Sunday, August 20, 2006

Almost halfway there!

Well, this coming Wednesday makes 20 weeks pregnant - meaning we'll be exactly halfway there! Time flies when you're having fun :) But, I have a feeling time is going to start flying even faster - school starts on Tuesday and with a full load of classes I'm sure January is going to sneak up on me faster than I want it to! Speaking of full loads - I finally got my last textbook, making the total 6 books for 4 classes - and each book is bigger and heavier than the last! I had to break down and get the rolling duffel bag out of the garage because there's no way I can haul all of those books and this belly around all day - and the belly isn't even that big yet. But, the semester ends December 14th, and the baby's due January 10th, so I am sure that the belly will be quite big enough by then! I just hope that the rest of the pregnancy goes as well and as easily as the first half. Anyway, not too much else going on right now.. spending my last few free days napping, swimming, and eating!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Must be a sign..

How appropriate is it that I first felt the baby kick while watching Valley of the Dolls and finishing off a pint of Ben & Jerry's?

PS My little sister graduated from college on Saturday! She's so OLD :)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Ultrasound Day!

Well, today we had an ultrasound to "check cervical length" (but really to try and see the gender) - and wouldn't you know it, our baby is modest! So, we made the best of it and looked at his or her face, and belly, and arms and legs - complete with fingers and toes :) Everything looks fine - in fact, the baby is measuring 18 weeks 3 days (even though I am currently only 17 weeks 5 days) so it looks like we have an overachiever among us! Mike videotaped the appointment, I'm going to try to post it here later today. And we have the 'real' ultrasound to check for measurements and body systems and stuff at our next appointment, so HOPEFULLY we only have to wait 4 more weeks to find out if we're going to be buying dresses or baseball caps!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Oh my god! My friends are such nut jobs - yesterday was Mike's day off, so we decided to go out to see Clerks II (highly recommended, by the way). After the movie, we're driving through town looking for a restaurant for dinner - or SO I THOUGHT. Turns out, he drives us over to Chris and JoAnn's house, where a whole bunch of our friends are waiting with a surprise birthday party for me! I was so shocked - I can't believe I had no clue! JoAnn, the original Italian Jersey girl, whipped up a ton of chicken parmesan, salad, and TWO cakes - all of which were freaking delicious...I left her house looking 6 months pregnant at least! We had so much fun, and I just can't believe that I didn't figure it out until we were pulling into their driveway! I love our friends :)

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