"That's how Gumbo is. You add what you've got and what you end up with is wonderful no matter what."
Blog of the Greenwells of Rockville
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We made a baby!
We made a baby, and now the baby is growing in me. We are calling the baby Gumbo. We are pretty sure we made it with the energy we got from eating piles of crawfish at the Louisiana Colleges Alumni Crawfish boil. Baby is due in late February, therefore I am planning on giving birth in early March.
So far the pregnancy has been going well. Due to some hormone issues in the fam (and myself) , I'm taking thyroid and prometrium every day, also having progesterone monitored every other week via LabCorp.
We took a home pregnancy test on June 18 or 19, positive.
We had one ultrasound a week later, we were only 6.5 weeks so all we see is a grain of rice. But the grain has a beating heart. Wow! Now I am at almost 9 weeks. I am tired all of the time, but could also be due to new job that is filled with type A personalities who work all of the time and don't even take lunch breaks. Don't want to fall into that. Luckily, I'm a type B, so I think I'm immune. =) hopefully, plus the fact that baby Gumbo is more important than anything else right now.
Tom is being amazing, he is picking up my slack at home. I get home, lay in bed and pray for merciful rest. In the meantime, I hear him cleaning the kitchen, emptying the dishwasher, and tidying the living room. I feel like all I do is sleep or rest all of the time. He's such a good spouse. I can't wait to see him with the baby. =)
He is telling everyone he knows, trying to keep it a secret, but not really trying at all. The first person he told in my presence was a couple at the grocery store with a baby. He was so excited. They told us to go to the movies as much as we could before the baby comes. Tom went out and bought a bunch of discount tickets, and we saw Wall-E last week.
I, on the other hand, am keeping mum. I've told a few people, but want to tell most people in person. One friend couple (Josh and Ashley) called us last week and told us they were due in January. I had to tell them that we would be due in February! It was fun to tell them that way.
Symptoms: tired, likes to cry, boob pain, one incidence of morning sickness after getting off of Metro going to work (gross and embarrassing, but at least I had a bag to yack in).