First off, let me apologize for my extended absence. After the long, relaxing weekend, my brain and body were just not ready for the chaotic week that work would throw at me. I feel like I say that every day but this is the first week of registration for the school I work at. Meaning, I can't check in with you lovely folks as often as I used too. Hopefully you forgive me if I update you on what's been going on in my life.
Friday afternoon, I hopped in the car and headed to Virginia Beach to hang out with some pretty awesome ladies and lay on the beach. Each day, we did our usual daily sunbathing and would then shower, primp and head out to dinner. Twice to the Taphouse (one of our faves) and on the last night, to a bar and grill off 19th street. It could very well have been named The 19th Street Bar and Grill. Don't take my word on that though.
Jackie, Kristin, Megan, Laura, Heather and my (very puffy) self.
We had a blast and are already planning next years trip. Fingers crossed we can go sometime in the Fall, minus the new babies.
Speaking of babies, I figured you might be wanting an update on that too? No? Yes? Don't care? Well, I'm giving you one whether you like it or not. Only because it's the only thing on my mind these days and this baby seems to be sucking the life out of me. (Dramatic. I know.)
Ten Weeks Preggers.
Technically, I'm 12 weeks pregnant today and can't sit down comfortably with my pants buttoned but in the picture, I'm 10 weeks and just starting to notice some tightness is my clothes.
If you follow me on twitter, you'll notice I haven't had the most comfortable pregnancy so far. Some women boast about having zero nausea during pregnancy and I'm completely envious of them. I've been sick since the day I found out, some days worse than others. I finally broke down and asked my doctor for a prescription because I couldn't keep down water or bread on Monday. Most days I can keep the sickness under control if I munch on crackers or peanuts every few hours but when it gets bad, it gets REAL bad.
Onto a lighter note, if you want to know, my fetus is the size of a lime and has fingernails. I know this because I've watched Juno one too many times. Also, my Droid app tells me the same thing. My sister keeps telling me I should read actual books to learn about pregnancy, guess I should get on that.
And if you are really bored and want to keep reading, here are a few facts about my pregnancy so far. Stolen from my fellow mom-to-be Sara:
How far along? 12 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +2 pounds.
How big is baby? About 2 1/2 inches, the size of a small lime.
Maternity clothes? Nope. Not yet. The help of a hair band or my belly band help with keeping my normal pants up.
Stretch Marks? Nope
Best moment this week? Getting prescription drugs to help with vomiting. That's about it.
Movement? None from the baby anyway.
Food Cravings? When I can eat, El Charros tacos. And orange soda.
What I miss: Being able to suck in my stomach. And booze. No, I'm not an alcoholic. It's just really hot outside and I want a Corona.
What I am looking forward to: Getting my baby bump instead of looking like I ate too much for lunch.
Nausea/Vomiting?: Every day. All day. We've gone over this...
Labor signs? Nope
Gender? Jury is still out.
Belly Button in or out? Innie for life. I hope.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Sleep? Pretty well, although I'd like more of it. I'm exhausted.
Weekly Wisdom: Eat what you can, when you can. Whatever sounds good is usually all I can eat. Which means I'm surviving on peanut butter and El Charro's tacos.