Monday, June 17, 2013

Oh Hey There! It's June!

Wow. I cannot believe how long it's been since I last blogged. I suppose some updates are in order. We found out in March that we are having a BABY GIRL. Said baby girl is due on July 12. Less than a month to go! Oh, goodness. Most of me is excited to meet the little lady and the rest of me is scared s***less. In all honesty, I just want to keep her alive. Bob and I kept Maggie Dog alive so hopefully we can manage a small human, right? It has been an overall smooth pregnancy with no complications (except raging hormones, serious heartburn, charley horses, and baby on bladder making it feel like I had a UTI). I guess pregnancy can't be all glamorous. One thing that has been interesting is how small the tummy has remained. I'm measuring right on track and Little Lady is healthy and growing, but the belly has remained rather small from month to month. Here is a progression of the growing bebe:

 14 Weeks

17 Weeks 

 28 Weeks

34 Weeks

I finally feel like when I go into public people are looking at me like a pregnant woman, not a she's-been-eating-too-many-jelly-doughnuts-lady. There was a while there where I looked awkward (see the first two pictures). It was as if I had gone back in time to Junior High and was in that "developing" stage. Niiiice. 

Anywho, I spent the majority of the pregnancy working for Wasatch County doing Speech-Language Pathology. It was a great year and I loved all the wonderful people that I worked with. The last day of school was bittersweet since I have decided not to return next year. Commuting 80 minutes a day was wearing on me, and I don't think I'll want to make the same commute with a baby at home. Instead, I've accepted a position to be a private contractor down here in the valley. I'll be able to make my own schedule and work 2 days a week. Boom baby! I honestly couldn't ask for a better setup after having a summer baby. It's like there's someone up there looking out for us, or something ;)

So, with school out I've become a full-time couch potato/cleaner extraordinaire. I've started organizing every drawer, cupboard, nook, and cranny of our little house. I've assembled furniture, and probably lifted stuff that should be off-limits. Oh well, no contractions yet so I'm not worrying. I'm pretty much just a parasite host at this point. I'm in no rush to get this baby here, but I am anxious for her to come so I'll have something to do besides cleaning and organizing all day. I'd also like my body back. Granted, I'm planning to breastfeed so I technically won't get my body back for a while, but at least when she kicks it won't be aimed at one of my organs.

So, all-in-all, things are going well with the Neve clan. Bob works, Maggie sleeps, Baby wiggles, and I clean. 

And the fun is just beginning...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oh Boy! Or Girl?

Operation find-out-what-the-baby-is commences tomorrow at 1200 hours. I'm betting on human and girl, and Bob is betting humanoid and boy.

My niece is 100% sure it's a girl and got upset when my mom tried to explain that we haven't found out the sex yet.

Both nephews on my side think it's a boy, but that could be because they are also boys and want another buddy to play with.

I'm honestly just hoping that it has two arms, two legs, all its fingers and toes, and at least one eye.

I'm also nervous as heck as if it'll be my fault if it's missing a body part. I can hear the technician now...

"How careless can you be? You only grew the baby one arm! Don't you know that most humans have two?!"


Anywho, all-in-all it'll be nice to finally have a pronoun to give this fetus. Calling it "it" is soooo first trimester.

Thoughts on what I've been growing these past 4 1/2 months?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sometimes I Exploit My Baby

I know I said I wouldn't post anything about baby/pregnancy until we found out what the little squeaker is (besides human), but if you are looking for any updates you can read my new blog.

After I found out that I was pregnant I starting thinking how I wanted to keep a baby journal. Every time I tried to write something down it felt too sappy and soooo not me.

I had some time to kill this last Sunday and decided to start chronicling the most random things that have happened during pregnancy (that no one warns you about). You know, constipation, random embarrassments, all the glamorous things.

Before I knew it I had titles for close to 10 posts that I wanted to write. I've since added another 10 and written 3. I tell you, this is so much easier than journaling, "today at the doctor's appointment the baby's heartbeat was 160bpm..." (and way more entertaining, might I add.)

Anywho, jump on over there if you feel so inclined. If you're not interested in the lady-growing-a-human schtuff, ignore this shameless plug for my cool, new blog and carry on with your regularly programmed awesomeness.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Baby Mama (& Papa)

Well folks, we did it. After 13 months of trying, Bob and I finally found out that we're having a baby.

[Insert squeals of excitement and nervousness here]

We were so happy when we found out that we cried. All. weekend. long. I cried because I was happy. I cried because I was scared. I cried because I was exploding with anticipation. I cried because I felt nauseous and realized that pregnancy is 9 months long. And I cried because my heart went out to all the women who have wanted a baby as much as me (maybe even more) but for much longer.

I have since cried because "Break My Stride" came on the radio when I was driving to work. That was hilarious.

Also, movie premieres, sappy commercials, and having to leave Maggie at home when I go to work have made me cry. (No joke, there were, like, 4 mornings in a row when I started bawling because I had to go to work and leave Maggie at home alone).

My moms have been totally awesome since I feel completely clueless with everything going on. Also, Google is a close friend. I've googled everything under the sun beginning with the phrase "Can pregnant women...?"

So, to document a few things:

I am almost 15 weeks into growing little Nevelet. Yes on finding out the sex. We have very traditional, classic names on the baby list. No, I will not post a weekly picture of my belly. I will also not post annoying updates on my growing belly, cravings, wiggly baby (which I can't quite feel moving yet), or how tired/annoyed/happy/overwhelmed I feel at that moment.

So besides this post, the one about baby's sex, and letting you know when s/he comes, that's about all I'm going to bug the cyber world with.

I do continue to hope and pray that some of my close friends trying to get pregnant will have their luck change soon. Each month that passed that we weren't getting pregnant felt like a stab to the heart. It was hard to not think that something was wrong. Also, it seemed like every woman in a 5 mile radius of me was pregnant. I even blocked some people from my Facebook feeds because it made me sad to read their pregnancy updates.

Anywho, here's the picture I posted on Facebook as proof that I've got a baby in my belly:

I'm feeling pretty legit. In fact, I'm too legit. I'm too legit to quit. (Really, it has a fast heartbeat, fingerprints, and peach fuzz. We're in this for the long haul).

Well, NeveChild. I look forward to seeing a creepy picture of you via ultrasound in a few weeks (honestly, those pictures freak me out), and embarrassing the crap out of you for the rest of your life.

Adventure awaits!