Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm Still Alive

So, um, yeah. I've been a bad blogger. Really bad. It's been 26 weeks since I posted. 26 weeks! Sheesh!

OK, so what have I been up to all of this time? Well, for one thing, I'm still pregnant!!!! Holy crap! We're actually having a baby!

What else? Well, life. It's been busy. I've still been reading and keeping up with everyone, but I just haven't taken the time to post. I'll give you the quicky version of what I've been up to for the last six months.

Morning sickness. Why do they call it morning sickness? I felt OK in the morning, but was sick the rest of the frickin' day all through the first trimester. Suck! Suck! Suck! But after everything some of us go through to get pregnant, I didn't really want to complain about it. Thanks goodness it passed.

Worrying and freaking out. I really struggled with decisions about testing. Some dear friends had a baby with a terminal genetic disorder last winter. They lost her this summer right around the time we were having to decide if/what testing to do. Their struggle affected me deeply and was at the same time very inspiring. We opted not to do any kind of prenatal screening.

Work, work, work. Oh, how I wish I didn't have to come back to work after my leave. But my job's pretty secure and we need that paycheck. E lost his job this fall and was out of work for a little while. Luckily he's working again. And this schedule may even work out so that we can go without daycare for a while. Yay! And for the most part, all is going well with our rental properties. There hasn't been much drama in a while.

I'm a Mrs. Yep. We got married this fall. We had an intimate ceremony with just a handful of family and friends. I was 22 weeks pregnant, which made dress shopping a serious challenge. :) I also found out that wedding planning isn't nearly as much fun when you're nauseous. But it turned out to be a perfect day. Married life is going well. I'm still in the process of changing my name, though. Ugh!

My sister sucks. She didn't come to the wedding and didn't have anything nice to say about the baby. Her response? "Oh." She's a fertile so I know she doesn't get it, but seriously? What a troll! We used to be fairly close, but she's chosen to spend her life with someone who's miserable and it has clearly rubbed off on her. I shed a lot of tears over it and lost a lot of sleep, but I've decided I don't need the extra stress. I just wish I got to see her kids without having to suck up to her. I hate that she uses them as a weapon.

Feelin' good. I really feel blessed that everything is going so well. The baby's doing great. I haven't had any bleeding or other scary events. I'm within the normal range on weight gain. I'm definitely getting round (I'll post a pic or two soon) and slowing down a bit, though. Sometimes my back hurts and I have heartburn. All. The. Time. But we're so lucky!

We're having a... Well, we found out a long time ago, but that warrants its own post. I have the nursery bedding and paint and hope to get everything done this weekend. I'll post a picture.

It's been so long that I still have lots more to say, but I think that's enough for now. Maybe that will force me to get back into posting regularly.


  1. YEAH!!! An update!! So glad to hear that things are going well. I can't wait to see another post so we can hear if this baby is a he or a she. :-)

  2. I came across your blog via ICLW and I was sure it would take me a while to catch up on your pregnancy, but alas, you've done the summing up for me! :0) Glad to hear you're doing well.

  3. Congrats on the baby and getting married! I love reading IF success stories. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly!


  4. Your success story was just what I needed today :)
    Congrats on marriage and baby!

    Happy ICLW

  5. Congratulations on your marriage and the new little person! I remember being asked about those prenatal screenings. It's pretty scary but I, too, chose not to do it, and both of my "babies" turned out just fine. One graduated from college Saturday & the other is planning to attend the police academy soon. *sigh* They grow up quickly! -- Linda (onbloggingwell.com) via ICLW

  6. congratulations on your pregnancy, i wish you the best of luck!
    merry christmas
    ICLW hugs!

  7. Found you through ICLW. Congrats on the pregnancy!!! Merry Christmas!

  8. ICLW

    I have a sister who is like your yours and learned to detach. It is great and no tears spilled.

    Congrats on the newbie baby!!!!!

    Hugs and best wishes for the new year,

  9. Congratulations on your marriage and your baby!!!!

    Happy New Year!


  10. You've been so busy! I'm thrilled to hear the little one is doing so well. I can't believe you only have 40 days to go! Time flies I guess...