My first trimester is almost over! This coming Monday I will be 12 weeks along. I am starting to show a tiny bit- just a bit. I had my first ultrasound last Monday, and in the last month and a half, I only gained 1 pound. I have been really sick, so I was quite surprised to see that I had gained that at all. After the ultrasound, they pushed my due date up another week, just because I measured a good week and a half bigger. So now, I guess I am looking at November 20th or so.
Work is going fabulous. I feel great while I am working. I tend to get sick in the evenings, and I am thankful that I have the energy I need at work. I started wearing maternity clothes this past weekend. A group of my friends went out with our husbands to Outback for dinner, and I wore a pair of Gap maternity jeans. They were really cute and comfy. They have all been really fun to try on and wear! I have more maternity clothes than I can ever put on though. I counted yesterday, and I have 7 pairs of maternity jeans. Between my mom and me, we must stop! Ha, ha! I have as many khaki pants, capris, sweat suits, blazers, tanks, button-ups, and skirts. I really think the shopping part is about over already. I still need a swimsuit. Rachel took life guarding classes and got hired at the local swim park to work all summer, so we already have big plans to swim. : )
David is still floating on cloud nine. He has been incredible. He has cooked every night we have eaten at home for the last month, done every single dish for the last month, and even mopped the entire house last Sunday afternoon. He does toilets, tubs, and laundry. I have not lifted a finger. He puts me on the couch with ice cream, and I don't complain. When we see kids out in stores or what-not, he says, "That will be us!! Look, look!!" He is really cute about all of it. I'm glad I waited him out. His support and excitement reaffirm me. One of the pictures not posted looks a little scary- you know how ultrasound pictures can be. It looked like a smiling skull with slanted eyes and a big smile. David was so excited by it because it looked a T-shirt he has. The shirt is called "Bone-Head" biker, and it has a skull driving a motorcycle. It says something about letting the wind blow through your bones. He and my dad thought the baby looked like a bone-head biker. You know, coming from a motorcycle family, looking tough is vital, so as a family, we are already proud. : )
School is out in just a few days- 17 to be exact. I am looking forward to summer, but will miss my children terribly. My students know about my pregnancy and have been so sweet about it. In fact, David came to my classroom today to visit, and after he left, my kids talked about what a "tall" daddy he will be. Their minds are so innocent and pure.
My mom is far ahead of me with baby shopping. While I am waiting to find out before I shop, she has already purchased a bassinet, car seat, stroller, potty chair, rocker, and made numerous burp rags and bibs. They are precious. All of this is for her house, so that she can hang out wherever she wants with baby McCash.
A view of the face
A bottom and little leg with foot
Happy Summer to you all! : )