I wrote this post a while ago and have been waiting for the right time to post it. I just couldn't think of some clever or cutesy big "reveal", so I'm just going to say it...
Baby T. is now on the way!
When are you due/how far along are you?
This question can be asked two ways - either the past or the future.
You can tell people how far you have come or when you will be done with your pregnancy (and then a new set of responsibilities start). I find that most people (myself included) cannot do the math that fast so you usually tell them both. Right now, for me, it's 12 weeks (that was then, now it's 16 weeks).....due May 18.
Are you going to find out?
The Gender. This is a big question and again, most people feel pretty strongly either way (and have no issue telling you). Right now, for us, we would like to keep the gender of Baby T (as we are affectionately calling my little partner) a surprise until we meet him or her. Most of the reactions I get are - "YOU'RE CRAZY! I would have to know for my own sanity and planning purposes!" Or GOOD FOR YOU!!! It's so FUN to be surprised." It's interesting to see who the crazy people and who the good people are (although it's not terribly revealing). I think that my work has made me a little more A type that I would like to be and not finding out is much more in line with the B type that I have always been. Surprise! It's a baby!
How are you feeling?
I think this is my favorite question so far because I feel incredibly lucky and truly blessed to say that I feel pretty amazing so far. I did not have any morning sickness. No barfing. I was worried about that. How does that work? While presenting in a meeting - "According to this chart....hang on....*barfs in bucket*....we have steadily climbed in the last 3 quarters.....once sec.....*barfs*......" Whew. Thank God for small miracles.
Sometimes I felt a little nauseous and then I would eat something and then I would feel a little sick but not nauseous. Does that make sense? It did at the time but reading it again, it seems absurd. However, that only lasted a few weeks. Sometimes I did not feel like eating a healthy meal of chicken, broccoli and brown rice so I ate a bagel. Then some popcorn. Finally some grits. See the pattern? WHITE CARBS. Most pregnant women report that they are incredibly tired. I am usually tired anyway so I would say that I feel more tired that I was but it's not horrible. I have given up all caffeine although I know I am allowed to have a little, but I figured I would use it in a pinch when I REALLY needed it. Now shut up and give me a cookie.
More facts and info to come- thanks for sharing. We are so excited have are very happy to have all of your in our lives and appreciate your love and support.