Sunday, September 12, 2010

Growing and Growing

I think I'm going to have an active little boy. Like most pregnant women, I have to get up continuously in the night to use the bathroom. Well, when I get up, I can usually feel him moving around in there. I hope that is not indicative of his sleeping habits when we leaves his womb with a view.

We are currently 25 weeks and counting; however, when people ask me how far along I am or when I'm due, they are usually suprised that I'm only 5 1/2 months along. I know my belly is growing and growing by the day and probably looks rather big for only 25 weeks, but I do have a short torso, so I think the baby doesn't have a lot of room to stretch downwards so he has to go outwards. That's what I think. So this is me at 24 weeks.

And this is me at 25 weeks...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

19 weeks and counting

My first week back to work has been great. Last night I found myself dozing during the 2nd inning of the Braves game and had to call it a night at 7:40. Besides going to bed extremely early, all is well back at work.

It seems like everyone wants to recommend a book to me now that I'm pregnant. I'm a reader, so I don't mind it. There have been 2 that I really like. Pregnancy Week by Week is very informative, and I like it because it tells me what to expect for each week, which is really important to me because it's my first time. It also tells us how big the baby is and how big I should be. :) The book that I have been reading the past two weeks is The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. The disclaimer says that it's everything your doctor doesn't tell you. This book actually makes me laugh out loud because the writer is so blunt. It also made me feel not-so-ridiculous for waking up 2 weeks ago in the middle of the night crying because I was thinking about what I might feel if my dog died. I'm not crazy; I'm just pregnant.

One of my favorite things about being pregnant is that it a pregnancy season amongst my friends (and most of them are having boys). It makes it more fun to go shopping and go out to eat with my pregnant friends than by my pregnant self. Last week I got to hang out with my 2 best friends from middle school Heather and Miriam. Heather just had Baby Brayden 3 weeks ago, and Miriam is due in 2 weeks. It was so much fun visiting with Heather and her adorable little boy. It's so hard for me to fathom that I will have one that little in a couple of months. The most fun part is that we are all having boys and are looking forward to them being in the same class at Child's World in a few years.

Brayden & me

Heather & Brayden

Saturday, July 31, 2010

What is it?

On Friday morning Kyle and I went to our ultrasound fully expecting to be told that we were having a girl. We were totally shocked when she told us that we were having a boy and hovered above the proof on the screen. I couldn't keep my composure and cried throughout the whole thing. We were both speechless. We just KNEW we were having a girl. I had decorated the little girl's nursery in my head, just waiting for the confirmation to order everything online. I continue to be amazed at God's surprises. Kyle and I have been praying all along for a healthy baby, not really caring about the gender, but in my heart I knew that I wanted a little football player. As we were waiting on the doctor after the ultrasound, Kyle started asking me about how I wanted to decorate the nursery. Being truly overwhelmed, I answered that I couldn't talk about it because if I did I would start crying again, and my tears were becoming pretty embarrassing by this point.

We had previously decided to have our parents over for dinner to tell them the exciting news. Since we found out in the morning, I had to keep myself busy all day long because I was soooooo excited to tell and celebrate with them. I decided to make party costumes so that I not only kept myself busy but also help build excitement for the party.

Annabelle with her "Big Sis" cape.

Bocephus wearing his "Big Brother" shirt.

As you can tell we really love our animals.

Ever since I was little my mom has always created a scavenger hunt to give us our big present at Christmas. She still does this game even though her youngest is 21 and we don't have any kids around. But we all get really excited running around the house to get the next clue. So I really wanted to come up with a creative way to share our news with our parents since this is our first child, and I had a little bit of time on my hands. So in the spirit of Waller tradition, I made up a scavenger hunt for our parents. At the end they each got a present to open, which was an ornament that said "Welcome Baby Boy," which I thought was fitting because we are having a Christmas baby.

Here is a little bit of the fun we had on the scavenger hunt...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby aches

It seems like since I got pregnant there is always something aching on my body. Two weeks ago it was my wrists. I was certain I was going to have to go buy some sort of wrap and that people would be asking me, "what happened?" and I would have to answer, "oh nothing, I'm just pregnant," feeling like a big dork. Last week a part of my lower back on the right side started hurting every time I put pressure on my right foot. So anyway, this week it's my feet. I have been working in my classroom to try to prepare before pre-planning. I have come home with some major feet aches. So now I'm on the hunt for some comfortable yet still cute shoes I can wear to work.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pregnancy Ettiqute

I have recently reached the point in my pregnancy where it is visibly evident that my mid section is growing larger. I have always heard that it is rude to say something to people unless you know for sure that they are pregnant. So when the lady at the Publix deli asked me if this was my first child, I was shocked that a stranger acknowledged my belly. It also suprised me at how proud I felt that someone asked me about my baby. It really made me feel good that I am officially recognized as a pregnant women.

The second thing I've always heard is that pregnant women don't like for their bellies to be touched. It seems odd to me that it is so tempting for people to want to touch fat pregnant bellies. The first time it happened to me was two weeks ago. My baby bump is still small and as my sister puts it, easily mistaken for me eating a big lunch. It hasn't got that hard feeling to it just yet, so when it was touched by someone else it was a weird feeling. I hadn't seen my parents in a couple of weeks and we stopped by on our way back from the beach. When my dad saw me, he gave me a hug and immediately touched my belly. I didn't mind it at all. It was just kind of weird. Just another thing to get used to I guess.

So we find out the gender of our baby this week. I keep calling it "my baby" because it's in my belly. Kyle corrected me recently and said, "Sarah, it's our baby." I know he's right but it feels like mine because it's in my belly. Anyway... we have the same feeling on the gender. We both think it's going to be a girl. I have thought this from the begining. I don't know why, but I just do. Kyle does too. So we'll see. In the meantime, we have had some of our friends and family make guesses as to what they think the gender is going to be. Above is a recent picture of my belly in Amelia Island. I can't figure out how to get the picture on the bottom since this is my first blog.