Monday, October 26, 2009
This weekend was like a reunion of sorts. In my first trimester I didn't have the energy to see very many friends. But this past weekend I went to a housewarming party, a baby shower, AND a dog's birthday party! From the looks of the first picture with the doggies and balloons you can see that this is no joke. All of those girls are former DCC's and we had a blast visiting with each other and playing catch-up. And of course they were excited to see my baby bump. That's me at 24 weeks pregnant with Leah, Jennifer, and Bonnie-Jill.
It is great to feel good! These past few weeks have been fantastic! Marc and I went on an awesome vacation to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Everyone on the tour was surprised to see me running up to the top of cathedrals, climbing stairs, and even riding a donkey. Some were extremely disapproving of how active and care-free I was, but other than exhaustion I was ecstatic to run around Europe and Africa and soak up as much of the culture as possible.
We found out the day before we went to Spain that IT'S A BOY! The second picture is at the doctor's office right before we found out. I thought it was a girl because I've been so emotional, but I never had morning sickness, so maybe that should have been the tell-tale sign.
Since we've been home I've been getting a lot accomplished including exercise and preparing for our baby boy's arrival. I still have a lot to do in his room. Right now it is full of stuff from my old apartment and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to put everything and what I can get rid of. We also have two pseudo-offices in that room, and all that clutter gives me a head-ache. Fortunately I have time this month to get it knocked out one day at a time.
I'm really nervous and excited about my job this week. I got hired to work bottle service for a slew of halloween parties. I'm excited because the money should be fantastic, but I'm nervous because the people that hired me do not know I am pregnant. I just found out we are supposed to wear angel costumes that show a little midriff, but they said we could wear a white tank top under it if we don't want our tummy to show. I'm sure I can wear the skirt and halo and am bringing some white shirts that work with my belly. Hopefully they won't discriminate against me and I will be able to work this temporary job all week long!