Oh Yes, and Then There's This
Chris and I are doing what billions have done before us: we're making a human being
That's right, we're pregnant! And we're VERY excited, hooray!!!!
I'm almost 14 weeks along. So if you're doing your calculations, you are correct, I was pregnant while on the renovation roadtrip. 8-10 weeks along in fact. The hardest thing about it was actually keeping my big mouth shut because I wanted to tell everyone, but I was able to hold myself together. Chris is excellent at keeping a poker face, but I give Christmas presents in August because I'm too damn excited so you can imagine the problems I had trying to keep it together! :)
I may or may not have slept on our luggage and air compressor in the backseat at 8 weeks, which was actually the most comfortable place in the car. Baby is very healthy, so obviously I will recommend this as an excellent sleeping position while pregnant
Overall though I have had a pretty lucky pregnancy so far. I went through maybe 2 weeks of light morning sickness. Just some simple nausea, but nothing too bad, and no ejection, so I feel very lucky. I was a bit tired on the trip, but I was able to fight it off with the excitement of being on the trip, so that's good. The exhaustion has really set in now however and I can barely make it to 9pm, ha! I'm still trying to stay active and go to the gym about 4 days a week. No running allowed still (from my broken tibia this summer, grrrrr, it takes a long time to heal), but I'm on the elliptical, bike, rowing machine, stair machine and I really need to start swimming again. But let's keep it real also: one thing that's started lately EVERY NIGHT that used to only be sporadic: the worst gas ever. Seriously, Cashew (our nickname for it) wants my belly to explode into one big huge gas bubble every single night.
I will answer your 2 curious questions that many people have asked:
1) yes, it was planned. Chris and I were both always on the fence about kids, him a lot more so than me. In fact, about 2 years ago (when we were tiling our bathroom actually) he definitively said he didn't want kids and I really had to think about what that meant. I love Chris - would I not have kids too? Would we break up? As I thought about it more and more I realized that I didn't want to break up just so that I could have kids, I really wanted to have a kid with him. I just value him as a person so much and think he is awesome and would make a wonderful human being and I wanted to make someone with him. So we talked about it for the next year and a half or so - did we really want to do it? Would it cramp our style? Are we selfish assholes? You know, all those questions :) And we came to the conclusion that we did want to do it. And lo and behold the first month we tried, it worked. It was actually a bit shocking that it happened so fast. But it was time to hop on the baby train!
And 2) we are still not getting married. Chris and I have been together 7 1/2 years. I know he loves me, he knows I love him. We're very happy how we are and we see no reason to change that. Sure, we may be damned to hell or whatever, but it works for us
It's been a lot of fun telling everyone, mostly because they are SO SHOCKED. And getting to do something that makes our families so collectively happy is pretty awesome. There have been lots of tears (of happiness. I hope ;), lots of hugs, lots of smiles and lots of excitement. It's pretty awesome to think that I'm growing a little person in my belly and already so many people love it.
So that's the news, Cashew on the way! Just another construction project, right? :)