Well, now most of the world knows that we are expecting, so I thought I would post as to how things are going for me so far (you know, so the three people who check this blog-- some of the same people to whom I talk on a regular basis-- can get re-updated on the pregnancy).
I am feeling pretty good now, at 10.5 weeks. Baby graduates from an embryo to a fetus this weekend, yay! Tony calls it our baby's first graduation, and thinks we should take photos with a cap and gown. I was quite nauseated for weeks 5-9, but am mostly better now. In the mornings, I feel yucky until I eat some protein, and then eat again and again until I feel good about 10 am. Then I have to have lunch at noon or I am mad, then a snack by 4, and dinner by 6. Lately, I get sick in the evening, after dinner, and I feel pretty bad until I fall asleep. But! No vomit.
Aaaand, the bump has begun. I guess I was skinny enough before getting pregnant that starting to show now is "normal," but I still feel a bit freakish. Not that I can change anything. I think part of it is that I didn't have a chance to lose any weight with morning sickness, so the cute layer of fat on my belly from before is pushed out from the baby. I am told it is cute, but I can already tell that people, after they ask me how far along I am, are silently calculating how large I will be at the end if this keeps up. Crazy! I have a kinda public job, so most of the town now knows that Tony & I are expecting, and people are already checking out my belly "area". I went and bought a couple of dresses the other day and some loose shirts to keep me until I need to buy maternity clothes, but we'll see how long that lasts.
In case y'all are wondering, we don't plan to find out the gender of our baby until birth.
Well, that's all I've got for an update on the pregnancy. Tony, Buster, and I went to California last week to visit friends and I have some photos I'll post soon. We had a great time and came out of the long roadtrip relatively unscathed, except for a couple of ticks and general exhaustion. We even missed the snow that Mount Vernon saw on Sunday.