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“I Love you Thiiiiiiiiiiiis Much”

callie

Seriously, does it get any cuter than this?? Callie constantly cracks me up with her awesome personality. She’s such a cutie. I told Joe that I really don’t know how the baby will even come close to Callie’s cuteness. Of course, I know it will, but it’ll be tough. 🙂

Great Day

Wow, yesterday was such a great day. For the first time, I really *felt* pregnant. I ended up wearing my one pair of maternity pants because, frankly, they were the only comfortable pair I have, and right now, comfort is all I care about. With those and an empire-waisted shirt, I really looked pregnant. I looked down all day and saw my belly sticking out. It was so awesome.

So yes, I’ve been wearing maternity pants for the last two days. My regular pants just put too much pressure on my abdomen. Today after work, Joe and I went to Kohls to see if I could find any other pants (since I only have one pair). I found two cute pairs of capris, and I found a couple shirts. One is a t-shirt that says “Baby Love”, and when I tried it on, I just looked fat in it, mainly because my love handles were so pronounced and because you can still see the indentation around my belly button. My belly isn’t smooth yet. But, as I reflect on it, I didn’t start off with a flat stomach. I started out with quite a bit of stomach pooch, so I really can’t be too bummed right now. Sure, it’s more pronounced now, but it won’t be long before I really start looking pregnant.

Last night, I was feeling a little bummed because I’ve seen bloggers behind me in pregnancy having heard their babies heartbeats, and I have yet to hear mine. I’ve been really wanting to hear it, and now that I’m halfway through the four weeks between my OB appointments, I’m really wanting to hear it or see it. It’s hard to get used to monthly visits. Joe put his ear to my belly tonight and said he heard something really rapid. My brother, who is a nurse, says the baby’s heartbeat should be able to be heard without amplification just like mine can, so we like to think that Joe did hear it. Maybe our little baby knew how much we wanted to hear it and was helping us out.

Twice my Size

Holy cow, guys. I noticed my belly was a bit bigger today, but now if I let it out all the way, I look like I’m 20 weeks pregnant. Seriously. And it’s really firm, not flabby. Yikes. I’m sure at 10 weeks I should not be looking like this.

Making Adjustments

I’m two days away from the 10-week mark. And, I’m now in that pregnancy limbo period where I’m too big for my normal clothes but not big enough yet for maternity clothes. I can still button my pants, but they now push on my lower abdomen and are incredibly uncomfortable.

Today, I think I’m going to pull out my yoga pants and start wearing them to work. They’re black and can pass for dressy pants, especially when paired with a work-acceptable shirt. And, they have an elastic waist, which is the best part. Besides that, I’ll probably start wearing my pants unbuttoned if my shirts allow for that. I think I have enough shirts that will enable me to pull that off.

Or, I could just suck it up and start wearing maternity pants early. In the grand scheme of things, does a few weeks early really matter?

Callie and her Bear

Joe woke up Sunday morning and found Callie’s small bear cuddled up between us. During the night, Callie had grabbed it, jumped up on the bed with it and put it in between us. She’s seriously the cutest cat ever.