Thursday, March 29, 2012

Confession Of Sorts...

Hey ladies-

It's almost Friday, thank gawd. This week has been a whirlwind, that's for sure.

That said....

I figured.....

It's finally time to come clean...

not that I was dirrrrty or anything...

But you know what I mean.

I kid.

Geez, I may not be as absolutely crazy consumed as I used to be, but I still love Twilight. That's for sure.

This is actually when I meant..

Slightly disturbing, I know.

Yup, that's right, another Twitard in this community is pregnant.


I'm actually 13 weeks today, 1 more week to go until they count the start of your 2nd trimester/4 mos.
Who knew it could happen the first time?!?  I was on the pill for FOREVER, then went off & had two normal periods...the first time we did it, BAM! I think both of us thought that it would take awhile & neither of us wanted to put too much pressure on the situation.  Turns out that either DG's sperm happen to be little  Michael Phelps clones, or I have some pretty snazzy eggs.  Either way, it was a one shot wonder.


Anyways, all has been great so far.  I definitely had a few weeks major food aversions & a bit of nausea. I was also a bit more tired than normal...but nothing major.  Just had our 2nd Doctors appt. this Tuesday morning and heard the heartbeat for the first time ... which was pretty darn cool. It was 155 bpm.  However, Tuesday afternoon I had a very tiny bit of spotting when I wiped (sorry TMI,) which of course freaked me the fuck out.  It was very pale brown & I DID NOT have any cramping or red blood...but I seriously almost passed out from nerves.  I spoke with both a nurse, then my OBGYN & they assured me that it's fairly common. Apparently about 30% of women experience some sort of spotting.  They said the only time to be really concerned is if I'm cramping with red blood.  Of course that hasn't set my mind at ease...but I assume most any other woman would feel just as nervous as I do.

I know things can happen, and I have sort of prepared myself for it since I found out back in late January...however I can't live every day worried (easier said than done.)  What's meant to be, will be. Right? One day at a time.  But so far, so good.

Advice, thoughts, experiences WELCOME in the comments.

Oh yah, and I'm not really showing neighbor noticed the other day, but I think it's because I had on thin yoga pants and a tank. Here's a pic we took at 12 weeks.

Not much....

PS Not drinking wine sucks ass. Those that told me I'd get used to it, or not want it are nutso.

Just sayin'.



  1. Congratulations!!! I'm so very happy for you both.

  2. OMG, congratulations!!!!

    Won't bombard u with comments, tips, etc., but I love talking pregnancy & childbirth. If u have questions feel free to ask, when it comes to pregnancy there is no such thing as tmi.

    One thing I tell all my preggo pals: enjoy hot meals now, once baby arrives u won't get em for awhile.

  3. Thanks ladies- I love hearing everyones advice, don't hold back :)

  4. You know how freaking happy I am for you and DG! Love the post, the baby bump, and you.


  5. Iamsofreakingexcitedforyou!! Yaaaaay! Congratulations! I want email updates after your appts., I want belly pics, etc.! Yay!

  6. Thx LIsa & J. Will definitely update. x

  7. Congrats!!! So exciting...nothing anyone can say will make the irrational fears go away...just buckle up for the ride!!! Muwah!!!

  8. Oh, Jen! What fantastic news!

    Pregnancy is truly a roller-coaster ride - and first pregnancies even more so - I'm so pleased for you both!

    Can't wait to hear more!

    CC x

  9. Woohoo!! Congrats honey! I have done this twice so I am here for you. Xoxoxoxo

  10. Woohoo!! Congrats honey! I have done this twice so I am here for you. Xoxoxoxo

  11. Yay! I'm so happy for you! The only tip I have is MOISTURIZE to avoid stretch marks. I wish I had :/ I also kept "what yo expecting" by my side and referenced it frequently.

    One last thing, if it's a girl, name her after me ;)

  12. Woohoo!! Congrats honey! I have done this twice so I am here for you. Xoxoxoxo

  13. Thanks VR- I know, you're a pro!

    Mox- We were thinking Bella or Edward. I kid.

  14. CONGRATULATIONS, BB!!!! That is so exciting! Another Twi-baby!! You must procreate...we need more little Twihards running around. ;)

    Your story sounds like mine. I went off bc, had one normal period, and bam...preggo!

    155 is a pretty fast hb! Could be a girl!

  15. Yay!! Ditto to what @Smitten said. I haven't had a hot meal since 2001. And welcome to the Irrational Worrier Club. We don't have jackets because we're too busy worrying to make them. (Did the baby cough? Do you think it's RSV? SARS? Brain tumor?)

    Buy yourself a nice bottle of wine around 8 months. Then you have something to look forward to.

    1. Mmmm wine. I have had a sip here or there, of other peoples still tastes good. No worries on the email, I do the same thing!


  16. So happy for you both! You're going to be an awesome mum. Congratulations!

  17. Congratulations! Such wonderful news. <3
    Do all that nesting stuff now, don't wait. :)

    Did you sign up for They send you weekly emails to tell you how your baby is developing!

    Any time you want to do a post called "Stupid Shit People Said and/or Did to me and my Belly While I Was Preggers" I am so there with my stories! :)

  18. Squeeeee! I'm so happy for you and DG! It's great being a mom! :) Congratulations! xoxo

  19. kiTT - That is a GREAT idea! lol

    Thanks all you ladies, everyone is so sweet. xo

  20. Wow! It feels like you just got married yesterday. Congratulations to you and the hubby on your little one! How very exciting!!!

    1. We did! Haha, in September. But we we have been together 7.5 years ;) Thanks xo

  21. SOFA KING excited for you!!! I have absolutely no baby-spawning advice for you, but I will be a sympathetic ear in the "I miss my wine!" department, is that ok???

    Also, I think my baby bump is bigger than yours - oh wait, mine is a pizza bump (not as cute or charming, jftr). You are going to be one of those people who looks like they stuck a hearty cantaloupe under their shirt at nine months in - I can tell! : )

    Big hugs to you and the fam! xoxo

    1. Thanks STY! You had me LMAO at the baby bump comment. You're tall and thin so shut the heck up...I'm short & me it's a good angle ;)

      And the wine...oh the wine. I'm of course now used to not drinking at night, but I miss that glass of wine sooo bad. The taste, the feeling. Geeez. I'm getting all emotional ;)

      Love ya!

      xo J

  22. I'm so happy and excited for you and DG!

  23. Congratulations Jen!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I'm late to the party. This is such an exciting time for you and the hubs....enjoy every moment. What wonderful news!!!

  24. I must have been living under a rock...I saw in someone's comment in a more recent post that you are pregnant!

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy the ride! Maternity clothes are so much better nowadays, compared to 12 years ago when I was pregnant. :)


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