Sunday, February 13, 2011

So sicky sicky!!!

I have not written in a while, mainly because the #$%* has been hitting the fan with 
work. Ok, well maybe it's not THAT bad, but there is definitely some "restructuring" 
going on. Not only has this restructuring dissolved some partnerships, it may have
also dissolved some friendships. The stress of it all has been keeping me up at night
and as a result I have gotten a terrible cold. 

For the last two days I have basically slept on the couch trying desperately to breath
through my nose. Nothing is helping, but I guess that is to be expected as I am limited
to saline nose sprays and lemon tea. I hope this cold passes soon, I have a long week 
ahead of me to resolve these work issues and a mama due any day now. 

As far as the pregnancy goes, everything seems to be going well. I am gaining lots of 
weight, but not in really the right spots. My arms, legs, and of course my butt are growing
at an alarming speed. I can no longer fit into most of my cloths, but it doesn't really 
seem to be because of a "baby bump". I will be excited for the day you can tell that a
little one is in there, but until then I'm afraid I will just look pleasantly plump. 

I have started slowly back into an exercise regime. It was really hard for me to stay 
away from exercise for the first 12 weeks (and probably unnecessary too, but I am a 
worrier). I have been spending about 1/2 hour on the elliptical every day or two, and 
started to lift weights. I have always continued with yoga and teaching prenatal fitness
classes, so I wasn't as bad off as I thought. I will keep with the elliptical until I feel 
comfortable enough to head back to spin class. 

I guess there is not much going on other then that, I am off to my in laws for sunday 
supper, I am going to try my best to look as lively as possible. All I really want to do
is stay home and sleep...oh well, maybe tomorrow? 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Together we can make sure someone calls her Mama

This weekend starts an online auction for Sarah at 'Babies Babies Everywhere but none
that call me mama' Her and her partner are adopting and have fallen short in funds just 
2 months before the big day. They have been waiting a long time for this little miracle
and my hope is that we can all ban together and bid on her items. Here is the auction:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

13 weeks

I made it, I can hardly believe it, I am here at 13 weeks with a beating heart, two if 
you count mine! I have been waiting with white knuckles this whole time and I hope 
this means that I can finally exhale and enjoy this time with my peach. 

I get made fun of by my girlfriends about my "stoic" attitude towards this pregnancy so 
far. I think they want me to squeal and jump up and down, but I have been so cautious 
about everything the squealing has just not happened and wouldn't jumping up and down 
knock the baby loose? I'm just kidding about that last bit.......kinda. Even today at the appointment when we heard the heartbeat my hubby teared up and I just said "oh good, 
it's there", it seems to takes a few hours for the good news to sink in. 

I also purchased my first pair of maternity jeans, not really because I need them, but 
because I wanted to try on the fake bump they give you at the store. I have to tell you
that I looked perfectly round when I tried the 9 month bump on, I guess that's what 
happens when your just 5 feet tall. I adored having the "bump" and the maternity jeans
on, although I knew it wasn't real, it kinda helped me realize how real it is about to 
become. The bands on the maternity pants also hid my love handles quite well, which 
is a bonus....I wonder how early is too early to start wearing them! haha

Well thats about it for the last few weeks, tonight I am attending a brainstorming 
meeting to explore ways to get IVF funded here in our province. I hope we can make 
some headway and come up with some great rally ideas for the next year, the government needs to hear more about the benefits to funding IVF.