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Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy 5 Year Anniversary!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's hard to believe that it was 5 years ago today that Ross and I walked down the aisle and got married. It was a great day that we remember often, with lots of family and friends by our side. We usually celebrate with a "Wine and Cheese Day" which is pretty self-explanatory and also not in the cards this year so instead we'll be celebrating tomorrow night at the restaurant we were engaged in, Danal. We both feel that we've been blessed to receive the best gift we could have hoped for this year and next year he or she can celebrate with us as well. Here's to 5 wonderful years together with the plan of many, many more to come.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

7 weeks, 1 day Belly Shot

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I figured I probably needed to start with the belly shots soon so that I started with one that was pretty true to my normal body since my cheese consumption has started to surge. I've been feeling pretty good except for extreme fatigue throughout the whole day and bouts of nausea that usually occur when my body needs food (which is quite often) and then about 30 minutes after I've eaten. I've been eating pretty well, despite the mass cheese consumption, and am still working out every other day as well as continuing with weekly modern dance class for as long as I can. I have class tonight and since last week was a little rough - I found myself almost falling asleep on the floor while stretching and then looking a little green after doing a phrase with a lot of direction changes - I think I may have to break the news to my teacher tonight.

Belly Size: Still abs of steel but developing a slight gelatinous layer, possibly due to cheese consumption.
Weight Gain: Still in denial that this will happen.
Cravings: Anything that won't make me nauseous 30 minutes after eating it. Cheese.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baby Hoss's first photo

Sunday, October 18, 2009
This past Thursday we went to my doctor for our first chance to see Baby Hoss up on the big screen. I was a little past six weeks so it was just at the point where we could hope to see a heartbeat and see a heartbeat we did! Baby Hoss's heart was flickering like crazy much to our relief and the baby measured about 5mm. Our next appointment is November 13th when I will be a little past 10 weeks. That appointment will be with our actual OB, Dr. Jacqueline Worth, and hopefully we will get another chance to see the little gummi bear.

You're Welcome, World....

After five years of marriage and close to 10 years together as a couple, Ross and I are happy to announce that we have procreated. We figure that this will be the most beautiful, talented, and intelligent child to ever be born, but we may already be a bit biased. We decided we were ready to have a baby this past winter and after a summer of "living it up" we were lucky enough to get pregnant pretty much right away. Though some couples don't always reveal their pregnancy status until after the first trimester, we're having a hard time keeping our excitement in and have begun telling family and friends. We also figure that once our friends see me out at various events without a glass of wine in my hand, the jig will be up. Our due date is early June (probably the 6th but the doctor has yet to confirm) and we look forward to the day when we welcome our little boy or girl (affectionately known as Baby Hoss) into the family.

So we know what everyone's next question is: When are you moving from your tiny, one-bedroom apartment in the middle of one of the busiest neighborhoods in Manhattan? Well...we're not. Not yet anyway. We plan to stay in the apartment we've been living in for the last five years through most of baby Hoss's first year. We do realize most people will think this is crazy, but we figure this is NYC and there are a lot of other people a whole lot crazier than us so we can't be that bad. We don't think it will be easy, but we have ideas on how to make it work that I'll be chronicling here so keep reading!