And so it begins...

My head is throbbing, my nose is stuffy, and I'm exhausted. Guess I must be pregnant!

Well, I don't think the stuffy nose has anything to do with the pregnancy--pretty sure I'm just coming down with a cold. And I suppose you could argue that my head is given to throbbing, regardless of pregnancy (though this is slightly different). But I really am pregnant! I'm 12 weeks along, the baby is due October 21st, and we're both very excited. We had an ultrasound yesterday, and it was so fun to see the li'l thing moving around, kicking, and swallowing. It actually looks like a baby now, instead of the peanut it was a month ago.

You can see the baby's head to the left, and its hand up by its nose:

NT ultrasound 2 tinyThis one is more a full-body shot, head on the left, foot out there on the right (that's the umbilical cord coming down from above):

NT ultrasound 3 tinyI really don't know what else to say at this point. I'll probably have more to blog when I feel better--goodness knows I spend a lot of time thinking about this baby, so you'd think I'd have more to say. This cold is just really starting to hit me, so I feel pretty lousy. Oh, but I haven't been super sick the past three months. I've been very tired, and frequently nauseous, but I haven't been throwing up, so that's fabulous. There have been a lot of headaches, but I think it's just that I can no longer take my meds, not that they're actually any more frequent than before.

It's been fun to start telling people finally. I had an awful time keeping this a secret, especially when people asked what's new with us, and we just had to keep saying "Nothing, really." Hooray for being through the first trimester!

5 thoughts on “And so it begins...”

  1. Congratulations! And actually the stuffy nose could have EVERYTHING to do with pregnancy. Your (or at least my) sinus membranes swell and I'm always super congested when I'm pregnant. I'm so happy for you guys!

  2. Hooray! This is what I was referring to when I commented on Kyle's last blog post about him having something more interesting to write about. Allan thought I was just telling him his blog was boring. Perhaps if I had added a 😉 at the end, he would have understood my point.

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