Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So, my plan was to blog about this last week but I was sick Monday & Tuesday and super busy the rest of the week. Better late than never though!

We went to Victoria, BC two weekends ago for our Anniversary. I was a little worried at how I would do since I was just getting over the flu and still getting "morning" sickness. Amazingly enough I felt great pretty much the whole weekend! I felt better each day and wasn't nauseous the whole weekend. It was nice to be able to enjoy the time together and not have to spend the whole weekend on the couch in the hotel room!

When we got to Victoria we still had a few hours before we could check into our hotel, so we took a tour out to the Butchart Gardens. What a beautiful place! Because of how late in the year it was there really weren't too many flowers in bloom, but we got to enjoy the fall colors!

It was so cold that day!

The Sunken Gardens....so beautiful!

Eric getting in touch with his inner Asian as we head into the Japanese Garden.

The colors were absolutely gorgeous!

They were starting to decorate for Christmas. They do the 12 days of Christmas we found the "Maids of Milking"

We walked so much I got a little thirsty! (The little sign below says "This water not safe for drinking")

So this boar is from Italy (I don't remember full story and Eric is still asleep!) and they would rub his snout for luck. Eric felt the need for some luck!

So that is pretty much our first day in Victoria. I think I will leave that for now as this is already super long!

Monday, November 23, 2009

12 weeks

I had my 12 week appointment last Wednesday. It is so amazing to me how fast time is flying by! I feel like we just found out we were pregnant! The appointment went really well and the baby is doing good, which is all that we can ask for.
The worst part of the appointment was that they had to draw my blood for the THIRD time! I warned the nurse the first time that my blood clumps and she assured me that it was the result of technician error. Well I think she had to eat her words...twice! I haven't heard back about this last draw yet, but I hope that all is well. If not I will most likely be sent to a hematologist (which is not something I look forward to), so cross your fingers for me.

This week was also full of exciting surprises (ok, well maybe just one)! I am feeling oh, so much better! I have not been nauseous since Wednesday (and that was very mild) and it is awesome!! I feel like I have been waiting for this day forever. Now I just feel like I eat ALL the time! But I much prefer that to being sick.
The best part of not being sick is that I cleaned!! It had seriously been like 6 weeks since I had felt well enough to clean and the house was really starting to show it! Yay for a clean house and a fridge that doesn't make me sick when I open it!
I am also enjoying my new internal alarm clock...waking up at 6:00 am no matter when I go to bed is tons of fun...oh the joys....

Mandy asked me the other day if I was starting to get a baby bump yet and this is what I told her "I can tell that it's there, but I really just look fat!" I had Eric take a picture of me, but I just can't get myself to post it because I look so horrible in it (sorry Jen)! Maybe in a few weeks I'll look pregnant and not fat!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

9 Weeks

Alright, so I have been pretty non-existent on the blog front lately. I blame my sickness! I get home from work and just can't really do anything at all! Poor Eric has not only had to deal with a sick, pregnant wife but he has also had to pick up the slack around the house. Good thing I have such an amazing husband who is willing to help me out and deal with me at the same time! Hopefully the next 3 weeks will be the last of my sickness and I will be back to my normal self and able to do things, like keep the house clean!!

We went to our first doctor appointment on Thursday and had our first ultrasound!! It was so amazing to see our little baby, and even more amazing that they know it is a baby!! Right now our little one is 2 cm, so tiny!! It is going to be amazing to feel it grow and I can't wait for our 20 week ultrasound to actually see it! We also got to hear and see the heartbeat (which was 174 bpm), which was absolutely amazing!

I feel so blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to bring a child into the world and I look forward to the next few months and all the changes that will occur as the baby grows and develops.