Monday, April 9, 2012

Game Changer

Hi friends! I know it's been a little while. I took a little hiatus. Things around here got kind of nuts, what with hubs gone and all. And, well, it's been hard to blog about life, when my life has been changing. 

You see, on February 21, we found out that we're expecting a baby!!!

Yep, you heard right. Our little baby is set to make his/her appearance November 1, 2012. What a HARD secret to keep. We just broke the news recently to coworkers and friends. My family knew right away, and so did close friends. Let's be honest, when I refused my usual glass of wine, they knew something was up. 

To say this pregnancy has had it's ups and downs is an understatement. Hubs has been gone for most of it, meaning he's missed out on my daily upchucking, dry heaving, nausea and overall lack of energy. Lucky him, right? Plus, hormones are NO JOKE. One minute I'm happy face, the next minute, I'm weeping to one of the dogs. My anxiety is in full swing. But I'm learning to deal with it. 

Plus, daycare is HARD to find and it has stressed me to the max. I assumed the one down the street that was convenient and I liked would have room for my baby. Wrong. So wrong. Most home daycares in the area have no room until 2014. Or they're SUPER expensive. After weeks and weeks of searching, I finally found one that I love. It's a little out of the way, but hey, can't have everything. 

You might think I started early, but with home daycares only taking 2 children under 2, infant spots in quality care settings are hard to find. I wrapped that shiznit up this afternoon, signed the contract, reserved my spot. Booyah. Planning at its finest. 

So, now? I'm nearly 11 weeks pregnant. Down 12 pounds due to my nasty food aversions and nausea. Meat and I only recently became friends again. But hey, at least I'm starting down weight, right? I can only assume it'll pack on soon. Especially after that bag of sour gummy candy I ate this weekend.

Am I excited? Of course. Scared? Yep. Afraid we'll have no money anymore because, damn, kids are expensive? Yep. But it'll all be worth it. Mommy is a role I've wanted to play for a very, very long time. 


Cole said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!

Mandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What exciting news!!

Aly & Aaron said...

Congratulations, Heather & Nile!

I have to admit, I was getting a little suspicious when I didn't see any posts for a long while! So happy to hear your great news. :)