Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 21

Wow, we are over halfway through this thing. That is hard to believe. On the other hand, I feel like it has been going on forever. Time is a weird thing, no?
We had the 20 week ultrasound last week. Everything appears to be in order - all the vital organs are there. Peanut didn't want his picture taken, though, he kept covering his face with this hands. B. thinks he is already a worrier, just like his mother.
No, we don't know if it is a boy. I just picked a pronoun. We decided not to find out. I am a planner, so this was difficult for me. At the end of the ultrasound, I asked the tech if he could tell if it was a boy or a girl. He said he didn't even look, because he didn't want to accidentally give it away. That ruined my plan to call later and find out, but now that I know no one knows the sex, I am okay with it. It will be a fun surprise in May! Or June, if Peanut decides to take his sweet time.
The baby is measuring bigger than it says it should be in the books, and I am hoping this doesn't mean I am on my way to a 10 pound baby.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Things I was Obsessing About/Consuming About Before You Were Born

(Not including all the of the baby-related obsessions, because there are just too many.)

- Can the Packers make the Superbowl this year? (Edit to add: YES!!)

- Angry Birds

- Seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and worrying about how I will get away to see Part 2 because you will be here. (No offense.)

- How many Christmas cookies can I eat in one day?

- Can people tell I am pregnant, or does it just look like I ate my weight in Christmas cookies?

- Rereading Harry Potter. Reading the The Hunger Games and worrying about how they are going to cast Katniss, one of the most kickass heroines around.

- Thinking about reorganizing my recipes, but never actually doing it. (Yet.)

- Wearing a Badger snuggie while watching football games. (But you are a Gopher fan, don't forget.)

- Watching: Fringe, 30 Rock, Community, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Glee, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife (You will not be allowed to watch any of these shows.)

- Reading: The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, New York, Cooking Light.

- Craving: Vegetarian sub sandwich from Milio's (hold the sprouts and mayo, add pickles), Cheese, Popcorn.

- Wondering how all of the many celebrities who are currently pregnant manage to stay so perfect looking.

- Being way too excited about the fact that Parks and Recreation is back on the air soon. (Can you tell I watch a lot of TV?)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Twenty Weeks

Sometimes I still can't believe there is an actual, growing, living thing inside of me. Even though I see it in the pictures and feel it kicking. And my stomach is getting bigger by the minute. Okay, I guess I can believe it, but it is still hard to wrap my head around how much our lives are about to change. I don't think I really will understand it until The Peanut is actually here, but I will say it is a good thing we get 9 months to try to prepare for the arrival of a new human.

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was excited, but extremely apprehensive. We had some setbacks before successfully creating The Peanut. I had an early ultrasound at 6 weeks. This was one of the most nerve wracking days of my life. But, we saw a tiny, flickering speck on the screen, which we were assured was a baby.

During the first trimester, I was incredibly tired and nauseous. It is amazing how that tiny little dot can make you soooo tired. B. and I decided to put off buying anything or even figuring out what we needed until after holidays, because I was just too. overwhelmed. Well, here we are - the holidays are most definitely over, so we're really going to have start doing some stuff. Luckily, I already have one very important thing - a baby-sized Green Bay Packer's sweatshirt.

I meant to start writing here months ago, so I don't know if that bodes well for my future commitment to this space. However, I wanted to have a record of what I am going through, and more importantly, a place to post pictures once The Peanut is born for all of our family and friends who live far away and who we don't get to see often enough. Here we go!

Peanut at 20 weeks. Hopefully it will look less like Skeletor when it is born.