Definitely the most noteworthy news of the year is that I'm going to have a baby! I'm due November 5, so that makes me currently about 13 weeks. The above picture was taken at 9 weeks and I have my second sonogram today, so I'll be posting pictures from that soon :-)
I have been excited from the start, but I think it's starting to sink in a little that the baby will actually be mine to keep. I've spent so much of my life taking care of other people's children and loving other people's children that I really couldn't imagine having one of my own and what that would feel like. I'm trying to imagine my life in six months when the baby comes home and it's with me all the time...no nights and weekends off as I've grown accustomed to with Sam. But more-so when I look into it's eyes and know it's a part of me. Pretty amazing stuff.
I haven't felt great during the first trimester, but no real sickness to speak of (let me again stress that I completely support the notion that Jennifer Williams should be admitted to sainthood). A lot of tiredness and a general "blah" feeling, but in all, I've been blessed in that this time around. What fun I am having plannng the nursery and picking out baby things!
Well, things to do, as always. Hopefully I'll get good pictures at my 3-D sonogram today!
And by the way, yes, I do realize I'm due 2 weeks and 1 day apart from Merisha, and no, we did not "plan" it that way :-P It's going to be fun!