I can just imagine how wonderful it would be to have a stay-at-home mom friend to call during the day to get out or maybe swap off kids when we really need to get something done by ourselves. It just seems like we could always be helping each other out since neither of our parents live within less than 30 minutes of us. In fact, she's already helped me out by bringing over all her maternity clothes this week. Will I seriously get that huge???? (Disclaimer: I mean that in no offense to her...obviously the 3rd trimester just does that to you.) It's just so hard to imagine.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Weeks 11 & 12 in Review
03.11.10 - 03.24.10
Whoop, whoop......finally no more operation undercover pregnancy! Now we are all up to date! Yay. I'm sure you are all about to gouge your eyes out after reading about pregnancy for the last 12 posts. It will slow down, I promise, but I have to document. I have to!
These past two weeks were fantastic because we finallly got to share our news! We suprised our parents...or rather shocked them....by giving them "thank you" gifts for helping us move. They were bibs of course. My dad...still in shock to this day....completely missed the meaning of the bib and was utterly confused. Michaels mom cried and wouldn't stop hugging me saying it was the best gift ever. Dad asked for a stong drink and said he wasn't ready. He'll come around. He has a few months to get used to the idea. My sister and sister-in-law were both equally excited for us.
By the end of week 11 I've been feeling back to normal more so than ever. Even red meat is starting to sound ok again. In fact, I've been hungry ALL THE TIME!!! I have been trying to restrain myself slightly because to be honest, I haven't been to the grocery store yet and all my options here are not so healthy. If I'm going to be eating a lot, I'm going to have to start making better choices than normal.
I've been thinking a lot about how much I want to be a stay at home mom. I really hope that we can financially swing it. I really can't be sure though until after we've lived here for a few months and get a better idea of what our bills are going to be like with the new house and lifestyle. One of my best friends from high school lives just maybe 5-10 minutes away from us now and has decided that this will be her last year of work. How perfect would that be for us both to be able to stay at home and help each other out? Oh, I hope it works. Sacrifices will have to be made of course, but I truly think it would be worth it.
Ok, so here are the belly pics, weeks 10, 11 and 12. I just can't tell anymore if anything is happening. Can I have a sonogram soon please. I need proof. Hmm, maybe I'm still in shock like my dad!
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