Thursday, October 30, 2008

I feel her!

So I can officially say that she is moving around in there....and I feel it. I tried explaining it today to Jeanne and Keri over Thai food but I don't think I did the explanation justice. It feels like a little finger pushing on the inside of your belly, but it is such a slight movement that you almost have to be waiting for it to happen.

I'm so anxious for Troy to feel her which will hopefully happen in the next month.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Half way there

I hit the 20 week mark today; seems like it has taken forever but then again my weeks and days seem to fly by. Still waiting to 'pop' as everyone says they do around 20 weeks, not really happening yet but hopefully in the next couple of weeks it will. I had Troy take some belly pics last night but they sort of looked ridiculous as they look like I'm just sticking my belly out - was going to post them but think I'll hold off. My clients are finally starting to ask if I'm expecting (which is a pc way to ask if I'm pregnant) which I suppose means that my belly is protruding a bit more than I think. So risky to ask someone that question but they do see me on a regular basis and have been for years now so it's nice that they feel comfortable enough to ask me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and a great Halloween.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend with the Haighs

Troy and I had some house guests this weekend; his dad and his wife Deb were here visiting us since Thursday and we had a lovely time with them. They live in Charleston, SC. so we only get to see them once a year while in Alaska however Troy sees his Dad every November when they meet up in Wisconsin at their familys' dairy farm for deer hunting. So it was a treat to have them stay with us especially since the weather was incredible with the leaves changing and clear crisp skies - they don't get to enjoy the 'fall' weather in SC like we do here so they loved all the changing colors.

Yesterday we hiked Rattlesnake Lake off of I-90 and it was a perfect day to get outdoors; not too cold to be outside and not too warm to be hiking. The hike is only 4 miles round trip so it was a piece of cake but perfect for a Saturday afternoon. I am quite proud of myself that I don't let my pregnancy get in the way of outdoor activities that Troy and I love to do. After the hike we went to the North Bend Bar & Grill for some beer and lunch. It was painful watching Troy, Larry and Deb enjoy their Mac & Jacks Amber after a great hike but they had O'Douls Amber (which is quite tasty) so it was good enough for me.

Last night we went and saw The Secret Life of Bees which was a really cute movie and then came home and watched a bit of a late football game and said our goodbyes as they went to bed to get up at 5am for a 7am flight.

All in all we had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see them again come March when the baby is here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Drum Roll please.....

Troy and I are excited to announce that we are having a little girl. The appointments went great and she is right on schedule with her growth. I'm about 18 1/2 weeks so hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will finally get to feel her.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The countdown begins

Tomorrow at noon Troy and I will find out the sex of the baby, I can't believe the day is almost here - and as Katie put it, "it feels like your waiting for Christmas". I cannot sit still and thank god work is quite busy right now so I'm not sitting here in my office thinking about it ALL DAY LONG. This will definitely make it seem more real and I'm quite stoked to not have to call it "IT" anymore. There seems to be a 50/50 thought between family and friends whether we're having a boy or a girl; friends think it's a girl and all the family thinks it's a boy.

We'll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for tomorrow around 5pm.

Have a great day!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Maternity clothes here I come....

Today is the first day I decided to wear maternity clothes; not because I really need to yet but because my regular jeans are becoming a bit too tight around the waist, and the belly band is not the most comfortable thing in the world. When you use the belly band you don't need to zip up your pants (which is good since I can't anymore) but sometimes the band rides up a bit too far and that leaves a nice show for people that just so happen to look towards your zipper.

The first maternity clothes purchase is a pair of Mavi jeans (thanks to Katies suggestion) that my Mom bought me at Mimi Maternity and they are so so comfortable. They are actually super cute as well and almost look like old-school Levis. The band is super thin and you don't even notice it's there even if I'm wearing a thin tank - it just blends right in. It's going to be such a nice change tonight at EL T's to not have to unzip my pants after I stuff my face with Mexican food...and then proceed down the street to DQ to get a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard. I can't Wait!

Super stupid pic but Troy was outside messing with the boat so I had to take this myself