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Waiting to find out sex? No.

In I'm a Baby Mama! on January 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm

The main argument I hear to wait to find out the sex of the baby is the glorious surprise at birth. This is simply not a priority to me. Why you may ask?

1. I cannot wait for these sorts of things…I like to know what’s going on, I like to be prepared, and let’s face it–I’m still impatient.

2. I want to further bond with the child I’m carrying and stop calling the baby “it”

3. I want to buy cute gender-specific items

4. There is already enough surprise and suspense built into the experience of a first-time childbirth, I do not need additional mystery. For example, what will the baby look like, how long will it take to first cry, what will the cry sound like, what will it feel like to look into baby’s eyes, how will it feel to hold the baby, how will my fiance be during birth, how will the birth experience be, how will the baby react to being in the world on its own for the first time, what will the baby’s hair look like right away…that’s PLENTY.

So I will be finding out the sex asap, waiting about a month from now for when I get the ultrasound to tell me. MAYBE with future children I will wait.

My prediction, along with 98% of everyone else I’ve spoken to, thinks its a girl. We shall see!

New Symptom: Heartburn

In I'm a Baby Mama! on January 8, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Ok I wouldn’t call it heartburn as much as I would call it a digestive problem. It’s new for me, but common in pregnancy starting the 2nd Tri. Basically it feels like something is stuck back behind my ribs…like I wanna push it down or burp but neither occur. I hear this can be accompanied by a burning feeling, which I don’t have. I’m taking Tums.

I also plan to inhale some incredibly spicy, delicious mexican food from our favorite truck up the street. We’ll see how that goes over.

Prenatal Dr. Appt…from the mans' perspective

In Adventures with NF (BabyDaddy), I'm a Baby Mama! on January 6, 2009 at 8:44 am

Check this out, humerously written by the father of my child during his first visit INSIDE an OB/GYN Dr office. It’s here on his blog, The H.A.M. Report.

I was proposed to on Christmas Morning!!

In Adventures with NF (BabyDaddy) on January 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Well well well…the moment has finally happened. Miss “I don’t think marriage makes a difference in a relationship”…Miss “marriage freaks me out bc everyone I know has gotten a divorce by their mid/late age”…Miss “no rush”…is officially going to be MRS. Lana Perry!!!

I couldn’t be more excited about it, and to be honest…all of my fears and thoughts about why I didn’t think marriage mattered have vanished. Becoming pregnant has shed a whole new light on myself, my man, and our relationship! We are truly partners–not just a girlfriend and boyfriend–everything has shifted, and apparently, we like it!

I must admit…I’ve known he was “the one” since the day I met him. From the moment I saw him, I wanted him forever. Once I got to know him, it just solidified it. We are truly soulmates, best friends, lovers, creative partners, spirtual partners, and parents! It’s a great combination. I’ve doodled “Lana Perry” a million times, complete with hearts.

He proposed to me in a way that is very uniquely *him*…it would almost be what I would have guessed he would do, even though I was COMPLETELY shocked! After looking at my Xmas gift (along with a pen), and following a romantic letter to me, there was an envelope. In that envelope was a piece of paper that said “Will You Marry Me? (Check Yes or No)”. It was adorable and I loved it because like I said, it’s very *him* to propose in this way hehe. This was one of maybe 3 moments in my life where I’ve truly been speechless, other than yelling YES–that much I could handle.

“The Big Day” will go down in 2010…post baby’s birth…and post baby fat 🙂

This isnt my ring, but I love it. Ive got my diamond promise ring from last xmas holding me over for now ;)

This isn't my ring, but I love it. I've got my diamond promise ring from last xmas holding me over for now 😉

2nd Trimester…when a lot of stuff will happen.

In I'm a Baby Mama! on January 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Well I’m now officially into my 2nd Trimester! I’m 14 weeks and 2 days pregnant 😀 Things are moving along nicely, went to the Dr a second time, all is well! I would say I generally feel really good. I have much MORE energy and much LESS nausea…which I hear is a big bonus of the 2nd Trimester for some lucky women. My baby is currently about 3.5″ long, about the size of a woman’s fist or a lemon. This week it’s learning to make facial expressions and pee haha.


This is what's going on at 14 Weeks 🙂

I’m currently a bit irked that this man who works out of our office said to me this morning, “baby like to eat!” in reference to my morning bagel. I mean sheesh, it’s not like I had 4 bagels in front of me!? Definitely annoying to hear comments about eating a lot or anything like that when I feel like I’ve gained 20lbs in the last 2mo. Ugh.

Things are a bit in limbo. I am patiently awaiting to “pop” so that I have a real baby belly on my instead of bloat belly. I can’t wait until I can feel the baby move as well, that will be so exciting! But for now I just feel large and not very pregnant. It helps to talk about it or get asked about it, because it reminds me I AM in fact pregnant. This is the trimester where the baby moves, the round belly forms, and I find out the sex–lots of things going on…just not yet.

Much of the cramping issues that were highlighting the 1st Tri are also gone. Although now I’m in the wonderful world of muscles being pulled in my abdoman and groin area when I move after not moving for awhile.  A little annoying, but so far nothing has been so bad that it’s debilitating (my new fav word). Some of these headaches, however, have gotten me down.

Cravings include: Orange juice, fruit, pastries.

Exercise includes: Not much over break to be honest. I will be back in the gym this week, it seems so pointless though.

Nutrition: I wouldn’t say I’m not nutritious, but that rather that my nutrition is paired with a lot of crap. I’ve totally given in to what I used to eat that caused me to gain…dozens…of pounds. Which is scary, but hey–I’m aware I can shed 45 and will shed that and more post-baby. For now, I’m indulging–it’s too much pressure and stress to try to eat healthy all the time while pregnant.

Favorite Indulgence: my daily Whole Wheat Bagel