Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Cookie Overdose

21 weeks - I have insomnia but I blame the cookies. We are hosting a cookie tasting this week and I baked 10 dozen cookies so far. Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Kisses and Berry Squares. That is all I smell around our place - cookies. Potter even put up a tree as a surprise for me. It was 80* outside but Christmas in our tiny living room - stockings, music the whole deal. We haven’t had a tree in years because we’re always somewhere else but it was a nice surprise to see all of my ornaments I got as a kid hanging there. Now if I can only keep from getting more as gifts, we should be all set. I guess having a kid will change our traditions or lack there of. His family are all getting together at his brother's house in Cincinnati for the holiday’s this year. Hopefully, Brooklyn and Zuko (dog) will get along. We are excited to see everyone, play in some snow, and relax...[lol - Brooklyn's ugly x-mas sweater]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Announcement

This week we are telling work and announcing a “new member to the show” on Friday. One two people in the office know and they have promised not to say anything, however, they both said they are horrific secret keepers. That is not what you want to hear! Each day we thought it would be fun to give out clues on the air about who our new show member was. Some of the listeners got it right away and others thought we were re-hiring old co-workers. Finally, we announced I was expecting by having our intern read an Oscar envelope of the name. She read it an said, "Really? You are? You don't look it." She got a hug for that and if I could give her extra credit on her internship, I would have. 
 I also pulled a fast one on Potter. He didn't get to attend many doctors appointments so he hadn't heard the heartbeat yet. I recorded it during my last visit and sprung it on him. His eyes got huge and he said, "what is that...is...is that our baby?" [No, I broke into some other woman's appointment and said, "Can you hush for a sec? I need to record your child's heartbeat."] Needless to say, he was shocked and teary eyed. Everyone was so cool about it, our radio family was more excited than my biological family!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Is that The Turkey?

17 weeks - Thanksgiving 2009 - 
We went to visit my family in PA. I felt like I have been showing for the last 2 weeks so I was shocked when I kept hearing,“but you don’t look it!” I guess that’s the benefit of Facebook pics, you can always edit out your gut before you post them. 
 Mom was shocked at the ultrasound I showed her of the baby at 12 weeks. She said, “Who’s is this?” Then she was very happy, crying - the whole grandma deal. She also told us we would be wonderful parents. However, she was looking at Potter when she said it. Hmmm. She snapped a pic of the ultrasound and sent it to Aunt Mary Ann who replied back - Is that the turkey for later? We had to explain via text that she just called her niece or nephew a turkey. She was crying at work, people kept asking her if someone died but she was just so excited to be a great aunt. 
 I also tried to track down my dad/brother in Seattle but they weren’t answering their phones, so I texted my dad the news. He texted back at midnight (my time) and was very excited to be a grandpa and was sorry his missed the earlier calls. I figured he’d tell someone, while I was sleeping I just didn’t know who. My dad called my 2 year old niece and said, “Do you know what a cousin is?” My brother was in the background saying, “What the hell are you talking about are you drunk?” My only brother was a little slow to figure it out...
 We have told our Charlotte friends and friends in Seattle. One of my girlfriends said, “That’s crazy! You’re in your second trimester, enjoy it, it’s all down hill from here!” I think she meant the uncomfortableness not the next 18 years. 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

No Gender, No Problem

14 weeks - I don’t have much to write, other than I am feeling way better than I did a few weeks ago. My tummy is at 41 inches. I was so sick, then on Tamiflu, then had a flu shot, then had a H1N1 shot. We have also decided not to fid out the gender of the baby until delivery. Everyone we have told thinks that’s crazy. I keep saying my only two requirements are healthy and human. Surprise for us! 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Roller Skating Party

13 weeks - We went roller skating last night for our Halloween party and don't worry, I didn’t fall. We also attempted to break the World Record of doing the Michael Jackson Thriller Dance on roller skates. Yeah, your mom and dad are bitchin’. Hopefully we’ll be in the world record books in 2010! For the dance, not for having the worlds largest child.
 - We are ROLLER COASTERS - get it?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm looking for an eyeball...

11 weeks - Today I went and got my H1N1 shot. Several hospitals have been giving out the vaccine to high risk groups. We have been using hand sanitizer like crazy making sure I won’t get sick. The only thing that really makes me ill is meat and some gory stuff on TV. I watched a CSI Miami episode where they went looking for the eyeball of an accident victim to “extract the fluid” - yeah, I almost yacked. The pic is actually candy! YUM!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The lady will have salad...

9 weeks - My diet has changed since last month, I can only eat salads. No meat, just salads with light Red Wine dressing. I also have cut out all caffeine and carbonated beverages. I think I have lost weight at this point, if this whole baby thing wasn't going on, this diet would rock. I know it's only a matter of time before I feel "rotund with child". We are currently debating how and when to tell people about our newest edition, I want to wait, Potter is dying to tell. The weather is starting to get a little cooler in Charlotte so wearing baggy sweaters doesn’t seem so odd. I am sure people can’t tell yet but in my head they can. I have looked in the mirror twice and said, "Do I look knocked up in this?" 

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Swine Flu and You...

Oh and since someone in my office has swine flu, the Dr. put me on Tamiflu right away. What? Am I not suffering from enough uncomfortableness over here? Tamiflu basically makes you have the flu so you don’t get the flu. The stuff is horrible and I have to be on it for 2 weeks. So nausea, vomiting, chills the whole deal and here’s the worst part - I paid for it. So for the first part of my pregnancy, I paid to have the fake flu for 2 weeks while still working. I am going to kick patient 0 in the junk when I see him. I also put a baby conversation embargo on the husband, so he can only discuss it after work. 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rookie Dad

I thought up of fun ways to tell Potter he was about to be a dad. He favorite thing ever is cookies. Not Macaroons or Ginger Snaps, I am told those are the cookies of the devil but soft chocolate chip cookies. So after absorbing the news of pending parenthood, I went to the store to pick up an obscenely large cookie and pink and blue frosting. I decorated it with two question marks and put it on the counter. He was at the gym and when he came home he said what’s this? I said oh, it’s a present. He looked at it and said ohhh cookie....wait, why is there frosting on it? I told him to pick a side - pink or blue? He suspiciously asked, why? I said, I don’t think it will determine the sex of the baby but it might. He was shocked and cried, “Really?!” After I got the first congratulatory kiss, he shouted, “My boys can swim!” Seriously?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I no say confirmed!

Today I found out someone in our office has swine flu and oh yeah, Potter and I are expecting our first baby. This was shocking news and somewhat hard to understand. Not the whole birds and the bees part, I got that, I am talking about the actual doctor telling me. When you go to the doctor, they put you in the lobby to wait, from the lobby you go to the lab to wait, from the lab you go to a tiny room to wait. While all of this waiting is going on, I was thinking, what’s taking so long? Do people still get scurvy? I must have scurvy and they are trying to figure out a way to break it to me gently. 
30 minutes later a nice Asian nurse came in and said, “Here is packet for confirm pregnancy, Dr. will be in minute” and slammed the door. Time stood still. She came back in and said, “Have questions?” I looked at her and said, “Umm no, I’m good. Oh wait, I do have one quickie, what’d ya’ have for lunch, just curious.... The nurse started to say salad when I cut her off. “Yes, I have questions, like what the hell are you talking about? Confirmed what? Are you saying one of the tests you did is confirmed, so I am pregnant?”  No, she babbles in broken english. I no say confirmed. Yes, I said, you just said “confirmed”. No she starts again, “I no say confirmed, Dr. do exam. Have great day!”  And the door shuts with a thud. The Dr. comes in 15 minutes later fresh from his golf game. He has a big smile on his face and out the door he yells, “Nurse Yin, is her pregnancy 100% accurate? And the nice Asian nurse yells angrily back, “I told confirmed!” Turns out I was 6 1/2 weeks along with a due date of May 8th.