Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Don't Blink

Wow, 2008! Where did 2007 go?? It seems the older I get, the faster the years go by. 2007 held a lot of changes for me and Gregg- we up and moved from Florida to Pennsylvania, started new jobs and made new friends.

In 2008, even bigger changes are in store for us. We'll celebrate five years of marriage and become parents! It seems like only yesterday I got my BFP, and now I'm approaching seven weeks. I know that's still very, very early in pregnancy and I have 7 1/2 more months to go. But I also know these next several months will fly by, too. I want to enjoy every moment of them.

When we were leaving Dr. Peterson's office two weeks ago, the receptionist said to us "Don't blink. Before you know it, your baby will look like this", and showed a picture of her two grown, twenty-something children. I've heard my mother say many times over the years, "Oh, it seems like just yesterday, you were in diapers", and I'd usually roll my eyes. I have a feeling I'll understand exactly what she was talking about very soon.

It's hard to imagine while it's cold outside and my tummy is still flat that I'll be as big as a house in the hot, summer humidity. The dress I picked to wear for my sister's wedding in July that was designed to make me look stunning will now make me look like a beached whale. It's time to choose a flattering maternity gown, if there exists such a thing. Yup, '08 will definitely bring more than its fair share of changes.

I am amazed at how our little Baby B is growing each week. At 6w 5 d, it's tiny heart is already beating and the central nervous system is coming together. Facial features are beginning to develop. I wonder if he/she will look more like Gregg, or more like me. Right now baby is the size of a small lima bean and will grow to the size of a pea by next week.

I'm still feeling relatively good. The last couple of days, though, right before and during breakfast I've felt like I was going to blow chunks (sorry, TMI) but the morning passed by without event. My lower back is achy on and off, and I'm still pretty tired throughout the day. Last night, I fell asleep around 8pm! What a party pooper. No staying up 'til midnight to ring in the new year for me.

I've also been having an aversion to beef lately. I am a lover of all things beefy: hamburgers, steak, meatloaf, pot roast. But now the thought or smell of a beef product makes me want to... you get the picture. I feel grateful that I'm not spending each morning hugging the toilet, which oddly, makes me feel less pregnant but I know not all women actually experience morning/afternoon/evening sickness. It's kinda strange writing about all the little nuances of my newly pregnant body, too, which will become an open book to my OB in the months to come. Yay.

I'm looking forward to all of it. :)

Don't blink,
cause just like that you're six years old and you take a nap.
Then you wake up when you're 25, and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.
Don't blink, you just might miss your babies growing like mine did, turning into moms and dads. Next thing you know, your better half
is there in bed and you're praying God takes you instead.
Trust me friend, 100 years goes faster than you think.
So don't blink.

- Kenny Chesney


erin said...

I'm so glad the appointment went well....I can't wait to read more about how things are going and I will be keeping you in my prayers for the yuckies to pass--my friend had awful morning/afternoon sickness and I know it was hard for her.

I hope you have a wonderful day!!


audreybreier said...

I hope your morning sickness doesn't get too bad. I've heard of people having all day their entire pregnancy..luckily I only got sick a few times.

It really is crazy how fast time flies. Cade is already 7 months old (well, he will be on the 7th). I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital and in just a few months we'll be having his
1st birthday.

Enjoy your pregnancy! I love reading about it..makes me want to do it again :)

Christine said...

Best of luck for your pregnancy! Your mom & sis told me the news when we got to chat last weekend (then I read about it on your blog the next day). Your mom told me about the "special delivery package" and was very happy about the whole thing. I can't wait to hear/read more about it in the months to come!