As I briefly mentioned in the WIPocalypse check-in post, I spent the holiday weekend driving around southeastern Pennsylvania this weekend, visiting family members from both my mother’s and father’s side. I admit it was an exhausting trip – I put more than 600 miles on my car this weekend driving from Providence to Easton, then to Lebanon, then to Birdsboro, then back to Easton, and finally back home.
The funny thing is that a lot of the “heading to PA to see the fam…” trips are a flurry like this. But this one was particularly exciting… and exhausting, because this was one of those Big Life Event trips.
As of today, I’m 11 weeks along… official due date is March 29, 2013.
We’ve moved (mostly) past the “wait… WHAT?!?” shock and are starting to get into the excited mode. I’m sure that will build next week once I’m in for my first ultrasound and we hear the baby’s heartbeat.
Family members were very excited (and surprised!). My dad’s leaning toward more of the shock and worry mode… but since he’s been an OB/GYN for going on 40 years, I can understand his worries. I’m 37 now, will be 38 when this baby’s born, and obese. I’m scared, too. But as I told him – I can only do the best that I can do… eat well, keep moving, and stay positive. Hopefully he’ll come around from the shock and begin to celebrate, too.
I’m feeling good now, but the past month has been a little rough. Until last week, the morning sickness was omnipresent with just a constant low-grade nausea all day. Thankfully I’ve only had a couple of days where I’ve actually gotten sick. I’ve been careful to avoid the foods that don’t sound appealing right now (including my sacred coffee). I’m making sure to go to bed when my body tells me to. I honestly don’t remember ever getting the sleep I’ve been getting these past few weeks.
And this week, I’m starting to feel like I have some more energy. This is a good thing. *crosses fingers*
But seriously… holy crap. I’m going to be a mom to something that doesn’t have paws and fur.
When the hell did I become a grownup?!?