Monday, May 10, 2010


13 weeks tomorrow! Yippee, I've finally made it through the first trimester with a healthy pregnancy. It was easier this time in a sense, because I didn't even know until I was 8 weeks along, so I only had to really worry for 5 weeks. When I did worry I just kept telling myself I've had really bad luck, it doesn't mean that there is a repeatable reason why I keep miscarrying that had yet to be diagnosed and treated.

The expected due date is November 15 or 16, depending on which doctor or application you'd like to reference. I'm kind of hoping for the 11th, just because in hubby's family most of them have their birth month and birth day as the same value (i.e. 7/7, 8/8 and 9/9).

I've had to use some maternity clothes for the last couple of weeks, just because my pants keep slipping low under my tummy and either that's uncomfortable, also if I move my arms about then my tummy is exposed as the shirt rides up. The problem I've found with maternity pants though is that I don't have enough tummy to keep the elastic waist up, so the weight of the pant itself drags down and then I trip on the cuffs of the pant.

Anyway, very excited! I'm already planning the theme of the baby's room, I'd like to paint it a light green with a gray undertone (I want to use the term sage, but that might not be right), and then to have a jungle/safari theme to room. I've already got a stuffed elephant and a stuffed giraffe (both by Ty Pluffies). I want to also put up one of those shelf like moldings around the room at about 4.5 ft high. I've been seeing it in model homes, I think it's just crown molding with a 3 by 1 on top to make the shelf (and maybe another 3 by 1 against the wall to attach the crown molding and other 3 by 1 too).

So although I'm really excited, I'm still scared and like some of my friends say, although I might not realize it, I'm probably stressed about the pregnancy going full term and probably won't take a truly deep breath until the baby is born healthy. Which is true, I still often say when talking about plans for maternity leave or the future are prefaced with the condition that this pregnancy works out.


Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I am so FREAKING happy for you. And I know you won't let fear ruin your pregnancy. Enjoy the 2nd trimester.. it truly is bliss!

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mom of 2 said...

How exciting and wonderful!! I'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy for you!!! :)

hope548 said...

I am so happy for you and I imagine as you get further into the pregnancy and see that everything is going along just right, that you may finally relax a little and enjoy it. I hope all continues to go well!

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Jenn said...

I'm so excited for you!! Now I have a theme to work with - Your baby is gonna be so spoiled (by me)...just saying...

I never relaxed until D. was in my arms and we had the ok. He was in hospital for 6 days, had a rough start and really bad jaundice - The day we brought him home, I took him out to the mall, I couldn't wait to show him off!