Friday, February 6, 2009

Can you hear me in there?

When Leslie was pregnant, all I wanted to do was feel Connor kick and talk to him. I had to control myself as I think it made everyone uncomfortable. One day we were at the McHenry's so Leslie laid on the couch and let me touch her belly and talk to Connor. I guess I really was talking loud or maybe even screaming. I wanted to make sure Connor knew Aunt Michele's voice. I did not think anything of it. Now that I am pregnant, I assumed I would talk to my babies a lot. As of yet, I have not talked to them at all. Not sure why it feels strange now. Maybe when I am feeling the babies kick I will talk to them more.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Boy/Girl, Boy/Boy, Girl/Girl

I am talking about the babies. I am anxious to find out. I have had one dream they are both girls and one dream there is at least one boy. Neal and I have always referred to them as boys. We talked to the ultrasound tech and she said that is more common. We figured it is like a car.....everyone names their car a female name and calls their car my girl. Perhaps unborn babies are just male. Some women say they just know what they are carrying. I have no clue, but I do feel pressure. Pressure to make sure everyone gets what they want, although I really have no control over it. I know people always say this, I just hope they are healthy and stay cooking inside of me for as long as they need. I also hope they love each other and are there for each other like I am with my sister.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Can we really do this?

I was questioning our abilities the other day in the car. I asked Neal if we could handle this. Not that we can get out of this now or that I want to, but could we really do it. His answer, we have been through so much the last 2 years and made it, we will be able to do this too. The answer was good enough for me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


When Leslie was pregnant she had a book that said the husband should do the marketing while the wife was pregnant. Marketing? What is there to market? Market for a new non-pregnant, skinny, happy wife? It took a while, but they finally figured out the book was old school and was talking about grocery shopping. I laughed, as if I would not be able to grocery shop when I was pregnant. Seriously, I am a tough chick, I can handle the grocery store. Boy was I wrong. Once the morning sickness hit, the grocery store was my worst nightmare. All of that food all around me. One visit, I actually pulled into the parking lot and decided I would not make it. Good thing I went home because I got sick as soon as I walked in the door. This past weekend was a milestone in my pregnancy and one that Neal was very happy about....I actually made it through a full shopping trip at the grocery store, all by myself. I even managed to cook breakfast and lunch that day. Although neither meals included meat, it was quite an achievement. Funny how just a year ago, I was taking care of Neal and now he is my slave. Marriage sure is great!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Someone asked for a belly shot. When my belly does not look like it contains beer, I will post something. My emotions have changed greatly over my gut. At first I could not wait for the belly to grow. I was so excited to be pregnant and I wanted the whole world to know it. Now, quite frankly, my expanding belly scares the crap out of me. I already have a pinched nerve or something happening in my right cheek (not the one on my face). What will happen next? How will I sit at my desk and type at work? That will be a picture to post. I am sure like every other woman on earth that has carried her child, I will figure it out. I know whaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Deep down, I guess I do not really care, I am just so happy to finally be prego.

I am finally starting to gain weight. I am 17 weeks pregnant. I have read women carrying twins should gain more weight early to ensure the babies are bigger since they have a greater chance of being premature. I have read a lot of different things I guess. Who knows what is really true. At 17 weeks, I have now gained 6 pounds. I gained about 3 on and off my first trimester. The last three kinda snuck up on me over the last 2 weeks.