Monday, January 30, 2012

Pregnancy Is Contagious

Watch out because pregnancy is contagious! I got a call after work today from a good friend I haven't talked to in a few weeks. She called to say she was expecting. I was over the moon excited to have a pregnant friend who I love so much and will be a stay at home mom next school year so we can have play dates :) I talked for a long time comparing notes and talking about how excited we were. I then had to hang up because I had to get to yoga. Low and Behold an old college roommate is there- 10 weeks pregnant! There seems to be something in the water around here...

Of course both these girls had surprise pregnancies which is funny to me because we put in so much work to have our baby and these girls just had an oops moment. I guess some people don't need a year of hard work to increase lung function, genetic testing, and seeing several specialists to safely have babies.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Anterior Placenta

An anterior placenta happens when the placenta grows near the woman's stomach rather than the back. It simply has to do where the egg implants and is not an issue for pregnancy. The BAD part is that the placenta acts as a cushion between baby and mom's tummy which can make movements harder to feel and movements may be felt much later than pregnancies where women do not have anterior placentas. I was so sad to hear this because I want to feel as much of Peanut as I can.

I have been feeling Peanut since about 16 weeks which is pretty early so I was a little confused as to how I had an anterior placenta. The more I thought about it the more it made sense. I feel Peanut all the time, BUT I only feel her on the sides of my stomach or really low. I never feel her right under my belly button which from my ultrasound I know she hangs out there. I hate that I don't get to feel her as much as I should, but after reading online about anterior placentas I am grateful I felt her so early and so often. Many women with this positioning don't feel baby until well after 20 weeks when baby is strong enough to be felt through the placenta cushioning. I also read that the placenta changes positions throughout pregnancy as it grows and so I am hoping it moves out of the way.

For now i am enjoying every movement she makes and love finding patterns to when she moves. She likes to wiggle after I eat, when music is playing, and when she is around daddy. I love this little girl so much already and I can't wait to have her in my arms.

Anatomy Scan

I was SO looking forward to our anatomy scan because we would have 30 minutes of Peanut viewing time. Not gonna lie it wasn't nearly as fun as I thought it would be. (It is a really long story, but I want to have all the details)

First off as I was leaving work I hit major traffic (which never happens on that freeway that early) because there was an accident. I was trying to remain calm because I had no idea how long I would be stuck going 0 miles per hour. I eventually got home to grab my husband and head out together to the doc. We then hit traffic to the hospital which I knew we would because on a Friday that freeway is always a mess which wouldn;t have been stressful except I was already running behind because of the traffic I hot earlier. We get to the office and are trying to check in when the lady informs us that we were at the wrong office!! There are at least 4 in the city and we went to the wrong one! Ahhh. I don't know why they scheduled me at this other location and I had no idea where it was. We then got directions to the correct office while luckily was very close and we made it only a little late. Now I love the office that I usually go to even though it is big, but it's really new and beautiful and everyone is so darn nice. This other place was old and gross and it was seriously lacking signs. We relied on random people walking in the hall to find the ultrasound room only to find a sign that said "sign in at MRI" We had no idea where the MRI office was and again signage was seriously lacking. We FINALLY made it , but were stuck in a packed waiting room. Then we waited....for an hour!

We finally get called back and I was just happy to see our little girl. My other office (where I got the NT scan) had two screens, one for the tech and one for the mama so you can see everything that is happening. This old decrepit hospital only had one for the tech. My husband got to position himself so that he had a perfect view which I was happy about, but I think the mom should have a good view too. I tried to twist so I could see the screen, but it wasn't all that great. She explained that they would be doing lots of measurements so it may be a little boring, but she would show us baby at the end.

At first Peanut was curled up sleeping by my right hip bone. The tech needed her to move, but Peanut wasn't having it. I was worried she would be lethargic because I didn't anticipate an hour wait so I was really hungry and figured little Peanut was too. The tech had me drink some water and oh my gosh little P went crazy! She was all over the place. The tech kept saying, "Your baby keeps playing games with me." and my husband who had a much better view said she was squirming everywhere! The tech kept laughing because of silly things Peanut was doing which I thought was cute because she does ultrasounds all day long, but you could tell she still liked her job and the babies she was looking at.

The first 30 minutes were pretty boring because she was zooming in so close that we couldn't tell what we were looking at. Even when she told us we couldn't tell unless it was her heart (cause it was beating) or certain bones. She couldn't talk too much because she was measuring and typing a lot. Suddenly I had a horrible back cramp and I had to ask to sit up for a minute. I realized that in order to see the screen I was twisting my back and it caused a cramp. I then had to lay straight and had almost no view of my little baby. The tech did show us the arms, legs, feet, eyes, tummy, and a few other parts that we could make out, but the majority of the time we were confused. I did get to see all 4 chambers of little Peanut's heart which was so cool.

At the end the tech was telling me that Peanut was so wiggly she couldn't get a few measurements and we may have to come back. She finally got the last shots she needed, but said they were blurry because of Peanut's movement and we still might have to come back to get them redone if the doc thinks they aren't clear enough. Fine with me cause I love seeing our little girl.

To the fun part! The tech turned the screen so we could see our little girl. She asked if we knew the gender and I said that at 13 and 18 weeks they said girl so we assumed it hadn't changed. She did the typical crotch shot and showed a empty space between her legs and said that it was definitely a girl! I am so beyond thrilled we are having a girl and I love hearing it confirmed even though I already knew. We got to see a lot of little Peanut and we got lots of pics. She then told me the baby was breech, but because they flip around all the time at this point it was nothing to worry about. She also told me I have an anterior placenta. This made me so beyond bummed and I will explain it in the next post since this one is already too long!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Busy Busy Weekend

Tomorrow is our long awaited anatomy scan. It is the 20 week scan that looks at baby's development to ensure baby is growing exactly as she should. I have heard that it can take up to 30 minutes to get all the information they need which means we may get to see Peanut for up to 30 minutes tomorrow! I am so beyond excited. Unfortunately, it isn't until 4:15 so I have to get through the entire day before the scan. I hope the day goes quickly. They will also confirm Peanut's gender, but we already know (guess at 13 weeks and again at 18 weeks. I saw the "goods" at 18 weeks and she is NOT a boy) so I am not too worried about having Peanut suddenly turn into a boy. I will be posting anatomy scan updates soon!

In other AMAZING news...we got the HOUSE!!!!! The landlord called and said that weird and unusual things were happening every time someone else looked at the house. People got in car accidents, people got sick and were hospitalized, and all sorts of crazy incidents happened that prevented them from renting the house so she decided to stop the search. She said that with all the crazy things happening she realized that the house was meant for us and she was taking down her sign. I am so relieved we don't have to wait one more day to secure a place to live. The house has everything we on our wish list plus more (like a fireplace) and it was within our budget! We are so excited to start the new chapter of our lives in a new (for us) home in a much quieter neighborhood. We sign the lease on Sunday, but we won't move until the end of February. The only bad thing is we have to pack!! Now that is scary.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prenatal Yoga

So as you may have read in other posts I am a yoga junky and love kundalini yoga. After becoming pregnant I had to stop going to Kundalini and started going to prenatal yoga. I really miss Kundalini and my yogi, but I feel safer going to someone that specializes in pregnancy. I also love that my instructor is a lactation consultant and also teaches birthing classes. The BEST part it is 6 blocks from my house. If it didn't start after dark I would walk to it.

The whole class is on strengthening the mind and body for labor and delivery. She is always telling us what positions to do during contractions, which to do if you experience back labor, and which positions ease baby further into the pelvis. It feels so empowering to be back in yoga and back to being more in touch with my body. I feel so in tune with my lungs, my mind, and my baby during the sessions. Little Peanut gets so quiet and still during the class which is so relaxing that sometimes I feel like I am in a sleep state, when I am not breathing through the fatigue of certain poses that is. Last night at the very end of class when the lights were going back on and everyone started talking little Peanut gave me a nice big flop. I don't think she was ready for class to be over :)

I love looking around the room of all these woman with little babies nestled inside their wombs. The women range in all stages of pregnancy and last night we even had a woman who was due to have a c-section the very next day. I am hoping to befriend some of these other mommies and who knows maybe we can start a playgroup together someday.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

You're GINORMOUS Today

I guess my belly really grew in the past week because kids and adults alike were saying how now even with my heavy coat on they can tell I am pregnant. After catching a glimpse in the mirror at the bottom of my coat sticking straight out, I can see what they mean!

I went to the high risk OB on Wednesday and all went well. After getting all the vitals, urine, and everything else in order the doc told me to hop on the bed to we could see baby. I haven't seen her since 13 weeks and on Wednesday I was 18 weeks (now I am 19) so I was beyond excited to see her. OMG, she is beautiful and so big (for 5 1/2 inches)! I really love her more each time I see her. She was looking right at us and kicking her little legs. The doc asked if I knew the gender. I told him they guessed at 13 weeks, but it wasn't confirmed yet. He asked if I wanted to know, he didn't have to ask me twice! He zoomed in and I had no idea what I was looking at! He then pointed to the screen and explained that it sure looked like a girl to him. The second he pointed I knew for sure our little girl was indeed a girl! I was so thrilled even though I already was convinced she was a girl. I was also relieved because we pretty much already have a girl wardrobe in the closet waiting for her and several of the outfits were gifts so we would have been in trouble is she ended up being a boy!

I have to give a little student update because they are making my pregnancy so much fun. My students love to assess how my pregnancy is going based on my stomach. Every morning they scrutinize my rounding belly and make sure to report their findings back to me around lunch time. One Tuesday I was told that I was ginormous, but by Wednesday I shrunk and was just kinda big. My belly seems to fluctuate a lot in their eyes. I don't think they realize that what I wear may have some effect on what my belly looks like. I also had one student come up to me with a friend and confide that she was worried about the safety of my baby. She explained that she was concerned that my coat was getting too tight and I was squishing the baby too much. Her friend then added that her concern was that my buttons might fall off. They really are so cute, but I am glad I don't have body weight issues because being called big and huge would probably not help the situation!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Big Changes Besides Baby

I am currently living in a one bedroom apartment in the city. We loved living here as a young married couple and took advantage of the amazing coffee shops, restaurants, music in the park, farmers markets, and night life. It has been an amazing place to live and we will miss the convenience of having so much at our fingertips, but we in need of more space and a quieter life with the baby coming. We want a yard and quiet green belts and parks to take Peanut on walks. So we are in the market for a new home to rent. Unfortunately, the place we would love to live (where I work) is so overpriced that I am not sure how anyone can afford it so we are stuck going to a surrounding town.

This past week we have been looking at places to live, researching the area (neighborhood watchdog- a great site to check out where sex offenders live- you would be surprised how many there are), and viewing properties. We found a place that we love and is within our budget. It has everything we would need, lots of space, a yard, is close to a school so no sex offenders, really low crime rates, parks close by, and a river nearby too. We turned in our application and I just got a call back from the potential landlord. She said everything checked out great and wanted to know if we were still interested and if when we wanted to move in. Yay!! I was so excited to end our search!

I told her we needed to give out apartment 30 days so we would like to move in towards the mid/end of February. I figured that way we would have an overlap with both places for a week or two so we could have enough time to move/clean. I am still a little perplexed as she responded that she really didn't want the place vacant that long because of course it means that she is not making money while she waits for us to move. She said she was going to keep showing the home and if nobody takes it by the first it is ours. Huh? 

I see her point and I understand preferring to make money immediately, but how many people are willing to move the very next week after finding a place? I guess if you have money to pay rent at an old place, a deposit and rent on the new place then it is doable, but what a waste of money. Or maybe someone that is losing their home may be willing to do that too, but then wouldn't their credit be bad and therefore they would fail the credit check? 

I guess we are back at square one which is so disappointing because we really thought we had everything worked out and we want to get settled before I get too big. I know we still have a shot at the place, but we need to keep looking in case someone else rents it. Oh well. Back to the drawing board...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Confessions Of A Pregnant Cyster Part 2

You can catch my last confessions here

7. I love the fact that my body is preparing for our little girl, but I have decided that having a big chest is way over-rated!

8. Now that I m feeling much more normal and am out of the scary 1st trimester (when there is a high risk of miscarriage) I often forget I am pregnant even with this big belly!

9. The further along I get in this pregnancy the more I worry about my mortality. I keep thinking I just can't miss Peanut's first job, wedding, first child, last child. Hell, I even want to meet my great grandchildren. There better be a cure soon!!!

10. We are in the process of moving out of our little apartment and house hunting is driving me mad! I really despise moving!

11. I don't know how much more tired I am now that I am pregnant, but I now allow myself to nap whenever I feel like it even when it isn't necessary. I claim it is good for the baby!

12. I sometimes wait until about 30 minutes before my husband comes home to quickly clean the house and make the bed so I look like I was productive on my days off (even when I was really napping all day).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

18 Week Update

How Far Along: 18 weeks and 2 days
How Big Is Baby: The length of a sweet potato (about 5 1/2 inches long- baby grew one full inch in the past 2 weeks!) She also weighs about 6.7 oz which is not quiet 1/2lb.
Total Weight Gain: I think around 6 lbs. I originally thought I wasn't gaining enough, but at my appointments last week both  my CF dietitian and my OB said I was right on track. Still only eating when hungry and eating healthy. I was more than happy to force calories, but my dietitian said to do exactly what I am doing!
Sleep: I am still sleeping like a baby. I almost never have to pee in the night, but I always wake up with a full bladder. However, my dreams keep getting crazier and crazier!! I also sometimes dream of baby. I LOVE those dreams <3
Movement: The past couple of days she has been moving a lot! I started to feel her around Christmas, but then all of week 17 I felt nothing! I was trying not to worry because I know she is so tiny that regular movement isn't expected till after 20 weeks, but I was still stressed. My OB said that is completely normal and not to worry. Sure enough baby was healthy- great heart rate and measuring right on track. 
Food Cravings: Still no cravings. I still think they might be a myth, but who knows.
What I Miss: I miss my pre-pregnancy skin. My skin is much better now in the 2nd trimester, but I am still breaking out a little and since I can't use any acne face wash (you can't use benzole peroxide or Salicylic acid. I switched everything over to 100% natural products when I found out I was pregnant anyway, but I wish I could use a little acne wash once in a while) soI just have to stare at the little bumps and hope make-up covers them.
What I'm Looking Forward To: My anatomy scan. I seriously cannot wait to see our little baby again and I want to make sure she is healthy! I also want to make sure they still think she is a girl!!!
Milestones: Baby is yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing!
Symptoms: I had acid reflux for about a week, but I haven't experienced again this week at all. Little tip for acid (learned this in Nutrition about 7 years ago and never needed it till pregnancy) a natural way to alleviate acid is by drinking milk. Acid= acidic, milk=base so they neutralize each other. Quick story: I drank some juice right before bed and instantly felt acid reflux. I was all stressed because laying down makes it worse and I was trying to go to bed. I poured a full glass of milk and the second it was gone the acid was gone and I slept without any discomfort. But I did have to get up to pee after drinking so much before bed!! 
Other: My bump seems to be changing everyday and I love love love my bump! I looked at pics from prepregnancy and I couldn't believe how flat my (not so naturally flat) stomach looked. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Doctors, Doctors, and Dilemas

This has been the week of doctors! I had CF clinic Monday and an OB appointment today. So there is great, good, and not so great news. I will summarize so this doesn't get too long.

The Great:
  • Everything pregnancy wise is going really well!
  • My blood pressure is really low and the docs are very happy about that!
  • My weight is perfect according to my clinic as well as the OB.
  • My baby is GROWING a lot! My uterus is already above my belly button!! Wow, I had no idea she was that high already. The books say they hit the belly button at 20 weeks, but I am short so that must be why she has already passed it! The doc said I was measuring right on schedule. Yay Peanut!
  • Her heart rate is perfect. I love her so much!!!
The Good:
  • My urine test came back sugar in my pee and my CF doc said I didn't need to test for diabetes again until "normal" pregnant women test...sometime between 24-28 weeks. It is good that the doctors aren't concerned at this time, but I know things can change quickly.
The Not so Great
  • My FVC is the same which means my lungs aren't squished yet- Yay! But my FEV went down 0.07Liters. This was about 2%. There are several possible reasons for this
    • It could be due to the fact that I stopped a lot of my meds- Azithromax, Spiriva, Singulair...
    • It could be a fluke. My doc said if I gave a few huff coughs I could possibly get back that 0.07L
    • It could be a sign of an infection brewing.
    • It could be that my last number was a freakishly high blow since it is not my normal baseline.
  • So I am going back in 3 weeks to check my numbers again and see if I need meds. Part of me is freaking out and wants meds now to make sure it doesn't get worse and part of me is freaking out that I don't want meds unless I really need them because of baby. I will call if anything gets worse of course and I may just call to see if I can go in 2 weeks instead of 3. I knew at some point I would need meds because I have never gone 9 months without orals, but I kinda was hoping I could avoid it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I am Now The Coolest Kid in School!

So I decided that because I am getting so big and the weather is too warm to stay bundled up it was time to tell the kids about the baby. I work a lot in a 4th grade classroom so I decided to tell them first. The kids were so unbelievably excited and I instantly became the coolest thing since sliced bread. Even the boys were all into it. So here is the highlight of what my precious little 4th graders said after finding out.

  1. A group of girl admitted that they thought I was pregnant, but nobody wanted to be the one to ask because maybe I just got fat!
  2. One boy asked, "Does the baby have a dad yet?" I think someone needs a birds and bees conversation...I told him I was married (hence the Mrs, but I don't think kids really think about that) and that was enough of an answer for him.
  3. One boy raised his hand and said he had extra toys that he doesn't play with anymore and asked if my baby wanted them. My heart melted!!
  4. I then had about 10 kids offer me their younger brother and sisters clothes, toys, and worldly possessions. Kids really are the sweetest!
  5. Since the baby will be born in the summer some of the kids wanted to give me their address so I could mail baby pictures! Hahah so cute.
Pregnancy Advice from 4th Graders
Apparently 9 year olds know a lot about a lot about having a healthy pregnancy so here is the advice I was given throughout the day!
  1. Babies love sweets so eat a lot of them.
  2. Babies have a tube that goes in their mouth so everything you eat they eat too. I think she was confused about the umbilical cord.
  3. Don't eat ice it will give your baby birth marks. I think this is a wives tale.
  4. A girl suggested the ring on a string to determine gender and even offered to bring the ring.
  5. Apparently a student knows someone who is 6 months pregnant and my bump is almost the same size. The student informed me that the other woman has a skinnier baby which is why her bump is smaller.
  6. This wasn't advice, but one girl asked me if I was eating tons and tons. I told her that I am eating more, but not tons and tons. She got real serious and told me that even if I thought I wasn't eating a ton I was because that's what you do when your pregnant. I guess she knows more about my food intake than I do.
  7. Pregnant women are really picky. When I asked what she meant she said that her pregnant aunt gets mad when her uncle doesn't do things just cut her pineapple the right way. 
  8. Have a fat baby, they are cuter...
I am now a "we". I have kids saying bye to my baby and they love giving the baby little rubs and hugs. Some people hate having other people rub their belly, but when a little nine your old is rubbing your belly saying sweet little messages to your baby how can you not love it? Besides I think good vibes for the baby is always a good thing! My husband keeps saying how this is the most loved baby and she isn't even born yet!

I still have to tell a 2/3 split, 6th graders, and 1st graders. I will be sure to let you know how those go over, but the forth graders sure gave me a few good laughs!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Roundy!

I officially look pregnant and I am absolutely LOVING my body! For the first time in my entire life (and the last time I am sure) I love looking in the mirror and thinking, "God, I have the perfect body!" It is so true. Those models can have their barely there figures because I wouldn't trade these (growing) curves for anything!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First Week Back

So I survived my first week back to work. I didn't realize how nice break was until it was over. Sleeping in, eating whenever I want, and taking daily naps made me spoiled. I was worried about the stress and hectic schedule of the school year, but my energy level has been fine. Although I will admit by Friday evening I was so ready for the weekend!

I would say the hardest part about working at a school and being pregnant is having to pee so often. I get exactly 2 breaks in my day. One is 15 minutes, the other 30. These breaks include any photocopying I need to get done, bathroom breaks, snack, and lunch. I NEED to eat at each break or I will die, but it is also a requirement I pee. Luckily, my staff is now aware of my pregnancy and they are much more forgiving when I ask 4 times a day for someone to watch my kids or keep and eye on my group while I run to the bathroom. I have the luxury of doing this, but I have absolutely no idea how mainstream classroom teachers survive the day with a full bladder all the time. It makes me kinda glad (for the first time ever) that I don;t have my own classroom. I have to say the last few months when the peeing becomes even more frequent will sure be interesting!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Word Is Out!

So I officially told work which was actually more difficult than I thought. Being at a school there is never really a time that everyone on the whole staff is in one room. I started telling people as I saw them, but it was hard because often when I would see someone it was not an appropriate time to tell them such as in front of a whole class of kids. I told as many people as I could Tuesday and today. At the faculty meeting (which only includes teachers so all specialists, yard duty, special ed teachers, paras, etc were not at the meeting) my principal announced my pregnancy. I am so happy to have everyone know! I am going to tell the kids soon, but can't decide how to do it. I am getting so big that they are going to figure it out soon so I need to hurry!

Our staff consists of primarily women and most have had children and many are grandmothers. I have had such a wide reaction that I thought I would let you know some of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly responses to my pregnancy.

  1. I got a few screamers and gaspers. These are my favorites!
  2. A few people got teary eyes. Awww.
  3. 90% of people hugged me and I think 100% said congrats. 
  4. I had a few ask to touch my belly which I think is cute. I don't mind belly touching at all.
  5. I was told 100 stories about others women's pregnancies. Haha. Luckily, nobody gave me any labor horror stories...yet! I did get a few pregnancy horror stories including having sciatic nerve pain so badly that the woman was wheel chair bound for the end of pregnancy. Also, some women said they were required to take off work for various reasons. I also had women tell me they worked until the day the delivered. Guess you never know what to expect.
  6. I have been asked "Was it planned?" Yikes! Yes it was, but that is a RUDE question to ask!!! I simply told her yes. She is the youngest staff member and doesn't always have tact so I wasn't really offended, but I can imagine if the baby was an accident it would be a little awkward.
  7. The winner of worst response (although her initial reaction was wonderful) came after the woman asked me how I was feeling. When I told her that I felt great she went into a story about how when she knew something was wrong when she felt perfect during a pregnancy and sure enough she had a miscarriage. I think she realized after that it was probably not a good thing to say so she backpedaled a little and went on to explain that her other pregnancies were horrible. It really didn't bother me, but talk about foot in mouth! Another woman in the room said she had 2 pregnancies and felt amazing during both of them and still feels pregnancy was one of the best times of her life. So again, I think everyone is just so different when it comes to being prego. 
I have since been given several books and book recommendations from staff members which I think is so very sweet. Everyone has been so supportive and excited about this pregnancy. I really love my staff!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

16 Week Update

I was avoiding these fill in the blank type questionnaires because I felt like they were impersonal, but they really are an easy way to summarize what is going on so here it is:

How Far Along: 16 weeks and 2 days
How Big Is Baby: The length of an avocado (about 4 1/2 inches long)
Total Weight Gain: I think around 5 lbs, but working on gaining a few more.
Sleep: I sleep like a baby! I used to get up to pee (1st trimester) up to 3 times a night, but now sometimes I have to get up once and sometimes not at all. I know they soon I will get too uncomfortable to get a good nights rest, but I it is too early for that. They say the second trimester is the honeymoon of pregnancy because it is the easiest.
Movement: I am feeling my little one move!!! The most amazing feeling ever!!! The movements are still subtle and are only about every or every other day at this point. I also only feel them when I am really still, usually when I am trying to fall asleep.
Food Cravings: I don't understand food craving..I have never had a I-need-it-NOW craving....ever! If someone mentions something that sounds good I may think, "wow, I would love some ___ right now", but I felt the same way before being preggo. 
What I Miss: Not much. Maybe sushi...oooh and ahi tuna. I do miss ahi tuna.
What I'm Looking Forward To: Feeling little Peanut all the time. Everyone says I will regret wanting to feel baby so much, but I figure this is probably my only pregnancy and I may only get to feel baby for a short 5 months I think I can handle it.
Milestones: Websites seem to vary on this topic, but some websites say baby can start to hear this week. I am going with the it because it is too cute to think she can hear us talking to her and I will never know if she really can't hear us yet.
Symptoms: Will people hate me if I say none? I really think I have had the easiest pregnancy (so far) know to (wo)man kind. I was tired the first trimester and my skin got pretty bad, but I have more energy now and my skin is finally clearing up. Yay!!
Other: I am excited to go back to school Tuesday to show off my new bump. I am also going to start sharing the news that I am pregnant and I can't wait to see how the kids (and teachers) react. I am a little scared of being exposed to all those winter kid germs. I have been living in a germ free bubble at home for the past 2 weeks and I just don't want to get sick :/