Friday, August 29, 2008

NYC in the fall

I'm soooo excited!!! I received a wonderful surprise last weekend from my mom and Ame. They're taking me, Becky and Erin to New York City this fall!! I cannot wait! It's going to be an awesome girls' weekend with some of my favorite people. And considering I'll be 26 weeks pregnant at the time, it will probably be one of the last girls' weekends I'll have for awhile!

We're planning on going to some broadway shows while we're there. Hopefully Wicked, Hairspray and Godspell.

The details are still being worked out, but it will be so great!

As for our other activities, I'm not sure what we'll be doing. We've all been to NYC before, so there's really no need to hit all the tourist attractions. I certainly could see them again because they truly are amazing, but we'll just have to wait and see. Honestly, it doesn't matter too much to me what we do as long as we're doing it together.

We leave on November 8th and return on the 11th. I've never been to NYC in the fall. I definitely think I'll like it :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is that really kicking?

So yesterday I was standing and talking to two of my friends and co-workers. I'm listening to one of them tell a story (I work in the library with storytellers, of course it was a good one) and all of a sudden I feel this movement in my lower abdomen. Have you ever been really hungry and been able to feel your heartbeat in your stomach? Maybe this is some weird phenomenon for me because David says that's never happened to him. Anyway, that's what it felt like, only it was way down low...where the baby would be. It was this repetitive movement that lasted maybe 4 or 5 seconds. I've heard that sometimes first-time moms will mistake gas for the baby moving. Believe me, people, I've had gas and it's never felt like that before! I don't know if it really was the baby moving, but I choose to believe it was. I haven't been able to feel anything since, but I'm just so happy that there's another life inside me. I can't wait to feel it kick even more and continue this bonding time with my child! Soon after I feel it more consistently I'll be so excited to share those movements with David and the rest of my family and friends. If this baby's anything like me, we'll have a gymnast on our hands and there will be no problems with other people being able to feel the movements, too. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Big News

So, here's the news I've been waiting over 2 months to share. I'm pregnant!! I'm going to be a mom. It's the thing I've wanted more than anything in my whole life. And it's going to happen in 6 months! I just can't believe it. There have been so many things that have happened in my life that I'm incredibly thankful for. This ranks in the top 3. So, my due date is February 18, 2009. I'm 13 weeks along right now. Things are going very smoothly. Except for being incredibly tired, I haven't been sick at all for which I'm very glad. Apparently it runs in my family since niether my sister nor my mom suffered from morning sickness. Things really are going well!

David and I are still adjusting to the idea of being parents. Even though both of us want this wholeheartedly, the fact that this is going to happen takes some getting used to. Sometimes I think David really won't believe it's happening until I start to grow, but I think since he's been able to tell some of his friends he's really started believing it more. Just last week we got to hear our baby's heartbeat on Doppler, so I think that made it more real for him, too. It was truly incredible.

So, folks, prepare to welcome Baby Little into the world in about 6 months. It will be an amazing moment. I'll do my best to keep you updated on all the exciting moments leading up to the big day!