Friday, August 31, 2007

What waist??

About 2 days ago my stomach all of a sudden seemed to pop out. I am having a difficult time finding pants that I can wear to work. I don't want to pull out the maternity pants since I haven't announced my pregnancy at work yet. That would make it VERY obvious. People are probably just thinking that I am gaining weight. Last year I had to buy all new pants b/c I lost so much weight...I was down to a solid size 6!! That was never before in my vocabulary. 6 is long gone now...wonder if I will ever see that size again...

On Monday we have our 13 week appt. Robbie and I are both off work so we are hoping we can hear a heartbeat. If we do hear it then I am going to announce the pregnancy at work on Wednesday.

Over the last hour of work today I felt about 8 strong movements in my left side. I can't think what else it could be other than the baby. Can't wait until Monday to hear the little critter!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I can feel the little strawberry!

For about a week I have been feeling a little movement. I know I didn't feel Soleil moving around this early but I really didn't know what to "feel for". The first time I felt this one move we were spending some quality family time at a hotel pool. I was sitting in the sun watching Robbie and Soleil swim and I definitely felt some somersaults! I wouldn't think I would this early since the baby is only the size of a strawberry. Guess it will be an extra active one!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Homebirth Midwife is a go!

We hired Cori (the midwife I spoke about in the previous post). She came on Monday for our first appointment. She took all my medical history, blood pressure, blood samples, etc. Soleil is already starting her training to become a midwife. She loved trying out the stethoscope, she felt my glands on my neck after Cori did and she was SO interested in all of Cori's equipment. We weren't able to hear a heartbeat yet but only being 8 weeks we were really pushing it even trying. I have been feeling ok. I wouldn't say I have had morning sickness, but often I don't feel 100%...more like 80%. I have been taking all of Soleil's naptimes as opportunities to nap myself...which is what I should be doing right now! I do get quite sleepy by this time of the day. Soleil is still getting up at least once a night....although last night she was up 4 times!!! She has also apparently been preparing herself for back-to-school since she has been getting up before 7AM! We bought some books about babies and have been pointing to my abdomen and telling her there is a little baby in there. She likes to point to her belly and say there is a baby too. I don't think I am ready to be a grandparent yet! He-he.