It's been a while since I've updated, but the site's been on my mind. I didn't have much to talk about, other than the state of my constitution and even I was sick of hearing about that.
But now, we have news. We have a heartbeat, strong and certain. 160 bpm and whooshing along out loud, for everyone to hear. The baby's already a show-off.
The whole experience was very strange, and surprisingly moving. I closed my eyes to listen, and finally realized that there is a tiny little something living inside of me. INSIDE OF ME. Could life be weirder, or better?
And for the first time in my life, I have a weight issue to brag about: I have gained only one pound in the entire first trimester. One pound. Enough said.
No updated sonogram picture - I guess the next one will be around 20 weeks. That's when people can find out the gender, if they want to. And I've decided, for both of us, that we want to. Deciding on one name is hard enough - I'm not deciding on two if I don't have to! I haven't decided whether or not to share the gender information with people when we find out, but we'll probably share. I've never been good at keeping my mouth shut, and we all know it.
We're off to Cancun for a week, where the baby and I are going to enjoy the sun, and the food, and the virgin drinks. And if life continues to be good, this recent reduction in morning sickness will keep up through the vacation, if not longer. I've heard this weird thing about babies needing food, and it's high time I was able to keep some down. But I've also heard that a virgin daiquiri has fruit in it, so we'll be okay, either way.