I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


Big shirts and hot weather

I'm so happy I'm not extremely pregnant this summer. It's thick outside... So thick that your sweat glands start working the moment you set foot outdoors. It's so hot, the dogs don't want to be out there.

I've had some annoying headaches lately... I'm not sure why. It usually happens when I haven't eaten enough. But today, it's still there. I really don't want to take any medicine.

We had family in town and they got to see the ever expanding belly. I like the belly... I think it's kind of big this early. But they were pretty nice about it. I had a former student visit the station earlier this week and she wasn't so nice about the belly. She asked me how far along I was... And commented about how that seemed really big already. Rude. I think the size is obviously a sign of how my body didn't forget about being pregnant a single day.



So I don't really feel sick anymore... Which is awesome. I have energy again.

But I really feel everything stretching. It's wierd. I can actually feel spots where Cam stretched more than others. The body remembers a lot.


Feeling a lot better

I'm starting to feel human again... The nausea is fading... And I can actually go around at work and at home without making sure I'm carrying snack food around with me.

It's kind of scary to not feel sick anymore... It makes me worry if the pregnancy is still going okay... You know, the normal mommy worries that come with the territory.

My next doctor's appointment is a week from Friday -- we delayed it a week so Randy would be in town for the big heartbeat appointment. I'm hoping to record the sound and post it to the web!


The Cat's Out of the Bag

So in the last couple of weeks, we've gone public with all of this exciting baby talk.

Baby Z is making her or his little self known more and more every day. I already moved to pregnancy pants... Just because it's more comfortable. I think the baby bump is more obvious to me than anyone else... But that's okay.

I told my parents while we were in Maine. I announced it with a gift of a baby picture frame that read: "Coming January 2006" There were lots of smiles and hugs.

The morning/night sickness got worse in the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping now that we're very close to the end of the first trimester that the ickies will slow down and go away. There's nothing worse than running around during breaking news and trying to hold back nausea. Yuck!

We still haven't told Cameron. But last weekend, he found a baby bib we bought in Maine. He asked me if it was his for when he gets little. I told him he'd never get little again... So he was confused and kept asking questions. But he got distracted and we moved on. We still have 29 weeks to go... I'd rather not make him wait as long as we do.