Tuesday, May 21, 2013

snips & snails

First glimpse of our baby BOY:
Did I mention the fact that I was positive it was a girl & did not even entertain the possibility that it was really a 50/50 chance? Needless to say I was shocked & asked the technician to double-check... after a 2nd assessment she is still fairly certain we have ourselves a baby boy. It took me a few days to process it but I am used to the idea now. He practices karate on the regular & gave us a good show during the appointment.

I will spare you the other ultrasound pics because 1. most people can't tell what's in those even when they're labeled and 2. I can barely tell/remember what's in them even though I was there and had everything explained to me.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I am pregnant.

That's right. I am a sacred vessel bringing a precious life into this world. Said precious life is actually almost half-way cooked (Mother's Day will be the official hump-day: 20 weeks). May 14th is the big day when we find out whether we're having a Joseph Jr. or a Josephine. So far this pregnancy has been really really easy on me. If this is how it'll always be Joseph just might get his wish to have 15 kids. Maybe.

19 weeks

Aside from the gradual inflation of a spare tire in my mid-section, the main symptom of my pregnancy has been cravings. Folks, these things are real. For the first few weeks I just wanted hamburgers. Juicy, meat-y hamburgers. For the next 3 months all I wanted was produce: salad, cucumbers, apples, sun-dried tomatoes. Chocolate? Taco Bell? No thanks. Please pass the bell peppers and hummus. I have never eaten so healthy in my entire life. I know it's not a bad thing, it's just totally weird. [I should note: eating a pure veggie/health-freak diet did not stop me from gaining a few tons the first trimester, what's up with that?] Most recently I just eat scrambled eggs and hot sauce. Mac n' cheese and hot sauce. Or, just hot sauce. (Awkward: coworkers walking into my office as I am downing a plain packet of Del Scorcho... on multiple occasions)

Based on these cravings, I am not entirely convinced this child is mine. I have always had a hard time feeling comfortable around babies. People say it's different when it's your own, but I have no idea if I can count on all those motherly hormones to endear me to this child. However, I do love burritos. This is a fact. Like babies, they sometimes smell like cheese, produce lots of gas, and leak their contents all over your hands. Yet they are still amazing and leave you satisfied with life. For these reasons we have decided to name this child Burrito. Because really, how could I not love something named Burrito? Problem solved. So now the real question...

 Do you think Burrito will be a boy or girl?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Check it out

I have been lazy but lots of fun stuff been happening around here in the last few months.
  • Spring is heeeeeere. I could NOT be more thrilled. 
  • I started a new job in February working for child protective services. I love it. Seriously, my favorite job so far in life.
  • Joseph got a paid internship in Tucson over the summer. (ye$$$, $o happy about thi$) Obviously, since I JUST started a new job I won't be able to go with him :( but we will make it work with frequent trips back and forth. And, although I'm not shallow, I'm $ure $omething will $often the blow of our $eparation. 
  • Joseph survived his first year of law school. Nay, excelled. He was also the runner up in the moot court competition. Translation: he won an award for being such a smooooth talker. No surprises there.
  • And last but not least... I'm starting to get fat so it's time to spill the beans: