Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

Everyone is still sleeping here. My sister and her husband are visiting this weekend, and I am the only one up... likely due to the fact that I'm the only one that didn't drink last night. :-) We are having a fantastic weekend, and we are so happy they were able to come this weekend. We've also now told our immediate families, and we even got to tell our weekend guests in person, which was a special treat.

Strangely, E and I aren't too nervous so far. I really thought I'd be much more uptight, waiting for bad news. It hasn't yet been a week and we have a long way to go, but we are feeling very good. I have a few minor symptoms. I am pretty tired, but I am also anxious, which means I'm not sleeping well. I have significant soreness that seems to fluctuate throughout the day, but is getting worse on average. I have some very slight indigestion after eating, but it seems that eating food that is good for me tends to lessen this (note to self: avoid waffle fries and donuts. And, no, I did not eat them at the same time, let alone on the same day.)

Quite frankly, I've never been filled with so much joy. It's so early, we know. We know too, how easy these things can slip away. Still, I think both E and I feel an amazing sense of contentment now; something we've not been able to accomplish before. The world feels like a different place than it did last month - hopeful and peaceful yet exciting with big unknowns. I'm all choked up just thinking about it...

We have our first Dr's appt on 10/5. I was so out of it when I was talking to the NP's office that I didn't even ask what we would be doing there. It seems that heartbeats can be heard at 12 weeks, so we probably won't have that opportunity. It's only a month away, though, so very close! We are also going to take a tour of the birthing center next week or the week after, to look into options other than hospital births. We have a good relationship with our NP's office, but want to investigate our choices and make the best decision for us.

So, that's as far as we've gotten. We bought a few books, and I won't be eating any more of that delicious chevre in our fridge. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and support. Thank you for being there for us.

Have a fantastic holiday if you are in the U.S. and a great Monday if you are elsewhere!


Keri said...

I still have big happy tears for the both of you - for the THREE fo you!

I'm glad you're not too anxious. & that you're still feeing pretty good.

Were your families cute when you told them?

Anonymous said...

Let the rest of the world sleep...the lazy bums...and let the little one grow big, strong, determined, with just a little bit of attitude. So, who needs waffle fries and wine? For you, I will sacrifice and eat/drink them for you. Happy holiday to you all. Love. Dad

sandra said...

I keep feeling happier and happier for you guys, so I can't even imagine how happy you must be. Yay!

K J and the kids said...

Isn't it great to have things that make you sick. :)
Pretty soon the whole FRIDGE will make you sick....seriously...opening it will make you sick ! Well maybe :)