Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What's in a Name?

I have hit the 10 week mark, we are 1/4 of the way there! I know that 10 weeks doesn't sound very long, but I'm already wondering whether I'd ever want to do this again. I'm so tired ALL of the time. I never used to enjoy napping during the day, and now I find myself wanting to put a cot of some sorts at the office. That way I could snooze whenever I felt the need. It's not a lack of sleep that's making me feel this way, unless considering 9-10 hours sleep a night a lack.

Brandon and I are starting to get pretty excited. I guess as excited as you can be when you don't know if there's one or two, or if it's a boy or a girl. So pretty much, we're excited about something we know absolutely nothing about. We do know, however, that it's no longer an embryo and has made it's way into the fetus stage of life. So in a way this could be considered our first milestone of parenthood. It may not be as great as the first tooth, or first steps, but it's all we've got, so I'll take it!

A few weeks ago, I bought a Baby Names book from amazon. Now our main goal is to find a few names for each sex that we don't get sick of after a few days. We've made the decision to find out the sex of the baby as soon as we can. Mainly because I'm impatient and can't wait for things. A lot of people say that there aren't enough big surprises in life, so why not wait, but I don't need to listen to them. They don't know me. So we've decided to find out the sex, but have also decided we'll go into the delivery room with a list of the top name picks, and decide when we finally meet this baby of ours.

My next doctor's appointment is October 6th. Our 12 week mark! It'll be too early for any of the juicy details, but it'll be the first appointment about the baby and not about me. So it will be refreshing to find out more. It's still sometimes hard to think that I'm actually pregnant because I think I need to see and hear things to believe them. Hopefully that will all happen next week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Just wanted to say a big congrats to Brett and Jaycee on their new pregnancy, and to their daughter Khloe, she's gonna be a big seester! ( They'll be due in May)

Also, Erica and Jason are expecting their first baby while they're living in Amsterdam. Congrats to both of you as well. (I believe they're due in March)

And again, Congrats to Jose and Marya who will be having their first baby about 2 weeks before we do. (They're due in April)

Adam and his wife are expecting any day now, Brandon and I hope all goes well for them.

Last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron and Sara for making it through the first year with their son Evan James. He becomes One whole year old tomorrow. WAY TO GO! Give em hell kid in your second year!

So many changes are coming, it's amazing to me that this time next year we 2 will be an established 3! I hope the changes are soaking in for everyone else too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Alexander Was Lucky.

I am assured that today will be a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I made myself waffles this morning, and placed them in a nice container, to take with me and eat on the ferry. I found out as I opened our backpack, that the waffles were actually sitting on the counter in our kitchen. I wanted those waffles, and I was so mad, because I was so positive that I set the container in the bag. I brought a fork, but what good is a fork without waffles! I'm sure that I'll quit ranting sometime before the day is done.

This weekend was pretty busy. Saturday we attended Alena's wedding(She's my good friend Leanne's little sister), and went to a Mariner's game with Brandon's brother Cameron, and his wife Sara. It was fun, but it got kinda cold after a while(It was a night game). After the game we walked around Pioneer Square for a bit, and stopped for some food. We got home really late and passed out as soon as we got home.

I've been able to fall asleep very easily lately. Usually, I'll go to bed pretty late, and lay there waiting to fall asleep. The past few weeks, I've been going to bed earlier, and have fallen asleep right away. It's kind of nice.

Sunday, we went to Alannah's 1st Birthday party(Brandon's cousin Jeremy's first baby). It was pretty cool to watch all of the kids running around enjoying the day. It's amazing to me that a year has already past. Which isn't saying much I guess, because to me, it's hard to believe that 5 weeks have past since Brandon and I found out I was pregnant. I can't wait for a 1st birthday party. It will be here before we know it.

Sorry to cut this short, but I'm hungry and need to find something to take the place of the amazing waffles I missed out on. Hopefully I'll be successful.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dull in the Center of Excitement

Sorry Everyone! I've been a very unresponsible blogger. Really, I just haven't felt like sitting in front of the computer long enough to come up with anything worth reading. In the last month or so, I've been to the doctor twice, have discovered that food is not as appealing as I thought it would be, and have been able to fall asleep 3 hours earlier every night than I was able to before.

The doctor's appointments weren't anything to brag about. It's still too early for ultra sounds and fancy things like that. Basically just medical history background, and a very uncomfortable physical exam. I have, however, received results from my blood and urine tests and everything is exactly where it's supposed to be. That is except my water intake. I need to drink more water. I know that it's healthy and there's no such thing as too much, but it's so boring. I like juice! I have my next appointment in October, so I'll try to keep the blog updated.

I feel that I'm writing the most completely boring information and can't clear my head enough to think of anything better, so I'll work on it tonight and hopefully have something worth while tomorrow.