Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daily Note: February 17, 2009

I've been keeping a secret from you. Secret keeping is not my forte, so you can imagine how difficult this has been.

Here’s the thing. I’m pregnant. And nauseous. And tired. All of the time. Which is totally the wrong way to announce something as exciting as this! Because truly, I am thrilled. Jeff and I both are. But I severely underestimated the power of hormones and their ability to bring me to my knees (literally). When we decided to do this, I had these ridiculous visions of me wearing adorable cardigans unbuttoned over my adorable belly and feeling all calm and motherly while eating a healthy, well balanced meal. Instead, replace this vision with regular me, only bloated, zitty and wearing my ratty yoga pants and hoodie around the house moaning about how I think I'm going to barf and this will be closer to accurate.

We had our 12 week ultrasound today and everything seems to be running according to plan. The heart is beating crazy fast and it appears to be inheriting Jeff’s height, running almost a week ahead of schedule for its size. Thankfully, my misery seems in direct proportion to the baby's success so I can't complain too much. My due date is September 1, which still seems miles and miles away.

Want to see it? Here’s my favorite pic of the day. You're looking at it's right profile and that's its hand reaching up. My assumption probably should have been that the baby looks like it’s about to suck its thumb, or maybe waving at us. But instead I think it looks like it’s throwing back a brewsky.

Gaaaaah! We’re having a baby. Can you believe it? Every time I ask Jeff that question, his response is, “Um, yes. That was kind of the whole point, wasn’t it?”


cranky rae said...


Baby! Hope you're cooking a fat one in there. Glad it's out in the open! I am *so* excited!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations Jill! I am so happy for you both. And I love Jeff's response. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart, Jill. This is such wonderful news. And 9/1 will be here before you know it!

Mandy Buchan said...

hahaha. Every time you quote Jeff I die laughing. I love it. It always makes me think of the time he borrowed our vaccuum...of course I should have started this with a CONGRATS!!

Hey...and don't think that you have babysitters right next door if you keep dissin' Maple Gate lady. Although I'm not sure if you trust your spawn with the Buchans.

trish said...

WWWAHHHH!!! Congratulations!

When do you find out if it's a boy or a girl??

Kristin said...

No, I can't believe it. But there it is!

Heather J. said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you. Those first few months are KILLER but it DOES get better, don't worry. :)

Mary Anne said...


BIG congrats!
This is really exciting.
Makes 30 a lil less scary, no?

If you're already 12 weeks, that means the morning sickness will hopefully subside soon!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jill! And don't you worry - cute cardigans are on the way. My due date is less than one week before yours and in this past week my sickness has started to fade away and the cute cardigans I bought last week are on (though I put on the ugly super comfy clothes the minute the keys in the lock after a long day). Your docs got some state of the art sonogram equipment, I'm a tad jealous of the clarity. Love that your baby is already throwin' one back - no shame in that being your first thought!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Hillarious! I know the feeling, "Look at the cute pregnant woman, isn't she glowing?!" versus the, "what is her problem, she's grumpy!" I don't think you are that way though, cause I been there baby! :)