Monday, February 20, 2012

Where did my weekend go?..... Oh yeah, I slept through it

Oh my lord..... I've never been so tired!  I used to function on no sleep, and now I've going to be at 8:30 and I still can't keep my eyes open.  I literally woke up this mornig at 5 and said to myself: you only have to work 1/2 a day today, you can be back in bed by 2!! This sucks!  I had my first experience with nausea this weekend, it started Friday night and than again on Saturday night.... come to find out, it was because of the new prenatal vitamins my Doctor gave me to try, so I chunked them immediately....  Forget that!  But other than that I've been very very blessed with no symptoms.  It's wonderful!  I had to break down and go buy some new dress pants for work this weekend:  I could only zip them 1/2 way and they just were not comfortable anymore.... 8 weeks today and I'm officially wearing maternity pants.  I joked a couple of weeks ago to my sisters that " the top 1/2 is definitely pregnant, but it hasn't told the bottom 1/2 that we are yet"..... well that's starting to change!!  Lord.... everything is starting to change and move around, especially my hips!  Dr. Chapman said it would be ideal to put on 3-4 lbs my first trimester and than from months 4-8 to put on about 1 lbs a week for a total between 20-28 lbs. 

8 weeks + 2 lbs

Oh, exciting news!!!  I'm pretty sure Alston and I have decided to wait and not find out the sex of the baby!!  I'm so excited!!!  I didn't want to find out and Alston did.... so after some discussion I think we are going to wait.  The anticipation is so much greater when you don't know, it'll be so much more exciting for when I do finally go into labor!!!  Although, after doing a little bit of baby shopping this weekend we did discover that society really doesn't make it very easy to have a gender neutral pregnacy....for the most part everything is either "Boy" or "Girl".  We did find one outfit that was gender neutral; super cute pajama outfit.  It was a 4-piece set: a little grey hat that was done to look like a little bear with the two ears on top, a pair of footed grey pants with the feet done to look like little bears, a white sleep shirt and a footed body suit with yellow and lime green stars on it.  Very sweet looking and super soft.

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and undoubtedly inhabited”
 By Anne Buchanan & Debra Klingsporn

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's finally Friday!!!

Oh thank the lord today is Friday: I'm exhausted!  Between starting my new job this week and being pregnant, I can't stay awake past 8 PM!!

So, I have a lot of things that has happened since my last entry.  Mom got to come down and stay with Alston and I this week: which was fabulous!  We meet Dad, Mom and Uncle Tony in Shreveport on Saturday; had lunch and hung out for a sec.  Mom leaves tomorrow, so we are meeting them again in Shreveport for lunch.  We had a really great visit, I was so glad she decided to stay with us. 

Monday was my first day here at DPW Building Maintenance.... lord it is so different working for the government: they are in NO hurry to do anything.  My hours are 6:50 to 3:25 with an hour lunch, and needless to say you might get 4 hours of work out of some of these people; it's crazy.   We'll see how it goes, I'm ready to have some structure and organization (which is one of my first priorities)

We found out that our due date is October 1, 2012: Alston really really wanted an October baby!  It was so neat.... a little surreal to be seeing our little peanut.  I wasn't far enough along to hear the heart beat, so my next appointment is March 6: which I will be 10 weeks, we should hear it than!!!  Its such a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!