Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm totally pregnant

Yeah, I couldn't come up with a cute way of saying it, so BOOM there it is.  And here is my 13-week-old spawn waving to you all with a monstrous mitt:
Hello, fetus!  I'm 14 weeks tomorrow and I'm just starting to feel human again.  Although I still can't poop, but manage to pee about 80 times a day.  I also had to do some serious editing on my awful acne in this picture:
I got pregnant the very first time we tried (thank you, Clearblue Easy Ovulation testers!) and I was definitely not expecting that.  While I didn't have any sickness, my allergies were unbearable and I was just depressed that I was tired all the time and didn't want to leave the house.  This may change going forward, but I really hate being pregnant!  Good thing there is a prize at the end :)

Oh yeah, the kitchen.  We are in the process of removing all the contents of the cabinets and are ripping them out this weekend. 
The cats don't like the noise, but they sure do love climbing into those empty cabinets.  
We have chosen a granite called 'Phantom Green' in a sueded finish.  I LOVE IT!  It looks like soapstone but isn't soft and doesn't require all that oiling. 
By the way, we are going with the new oak flooring in the kitchen that I posted about before.  This weekend is demo, then electrical, then drywall, then flooring, then I have a headache for New Years.  And then, our cabinets arrive and I go into labor!  Just kidding.  I hope.     

81 comments:

  1. Congrats!

    Oy, pregnancy acne. It didn't hit badly during my first pregnancy, but during the second? And it was before we had a digital camera and photoshop. There aren't many photos of me pregnant. ;)

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  2. FABULOUS!! Congratulations!

    fyi, if you are taking prenatal vitamins the large amounts of iron in them can lead to constipation. (I switched to Flintstones for that reason.)

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  3. Congratulations! What exciting news! Soon that little one will be swinging a hammer :)

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  4. AWW! Congratulations!!
    So exciting! Hope you are feeling so much better soon!

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  5. Huge congratulations! Glad you're feeling better... second trimester was fabulous for me, hope it goes well for you too. Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  6. Yay congrats! Wow on the first try that's crazy. LOL I like your timeline for everything!

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  7. Congratulations Sara, that is wonderful news. I hope that your allergies improve and that the tiredness disappears so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. All the best. xx

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  8. aaah! i am so so happy for you!!!!!! and on the first try- you guys are already pros.

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  9. CONGRATS!!! That is super awesome news! You guys will be amazingly cool and great parents!

    And congrats on kitchen progress too, you granite is super foxy!

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  10. Wooooo Hooooo! Congratulations! The second trimester should feel a lot better. Enjoy it if you can.

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  11. Congrats! I'm 25 weeks and I fully admit I hated being pregnant until about week 16. But really the 2nd trimester has been such fun. Baby is kicking and I no longer look like I just ate a big burrito for lunch. Hope the rest of your pregnancy improves!

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  12. You totally are pregnant!! Congratulations! Constipation ain't the half of it... but it is all worth it in the end. Enjoy the journey!

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  13. Congratulations to you both! I hope your pregnancy begins to agree with you the further along you get.

    BTW, that is totally how I would have titled this post also.

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  14. Congratulations Sara! (I got suspicious when the posts got less frequent lol). Can't wait to see what you do with a nursery. You know. When you finish that little kitchen reno. ;)

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  15. wow congrats, that's wonderful news!!

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  16. Congratulations! Such exciting news. :)

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  17. Congrats!! :) I wasn't a big fan of being pregnant either (read - puked everyday for 6 months) but you're right - the prize at the end is totally worth it!! Very excited for you!!!

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  18. Congratulations!!! I don't have kids, but always hear that things get better into the second trimester, so I have my fingers crossed for you :-) Feel better soon!

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  19. Congratulations!!! Our babies are exactly the same age! Crazy! Hurray for second trimester!! :)

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  20. Congratulations!! That is super exciting. Hope you start feeling better :-)

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  21. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! That's so exciting. =)

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  22. Congratulations! And yay for being out of the first trimester! My preg-acne got much better after the 1st tri (slowly but surely) and the same with the fatigue. It was all really gradual though, no magically waking up at 14w and feeling like a million bucks, unfortunately.

    Congrats again!

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  23. Congrats to you both! I also got pregnant that first month...and disliked being pregnant. Hang in there. Will you find out the baby's sex?

    Take care and rest. The kitchen will be ready for new baby.

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  24. Congrats!! That's so exciting! And I'm sure everything will fall into place with the kitchen!

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  25. I am so excited for you!!! Another big congrats from us! :)

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  26. Congrats!!! How exciting - I have a friend who got pregnant on her first try and didn't use any tester of any kind that I'm aware of. I can't wait to start trying in a couple years!

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  27. Holy moly! Everyone's having babies! That's big news - congratulations!!! I love that you didn't even try to beat around the bush. :)

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  28. Congratulations on your impending parenthood. Rest now!

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  29. Congratulations, that is AWESOME news!!!!! I swear, there's something in the water these days. I hope the symptoms chill out a bit for you, but either way - so excited for you!

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  30. wow, congrats!! such exciting news! i hope that you start to feel better soon.

    also, love the counter choice. i hope that things go smoothly/quickly with the kitchen reno!

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  31. Congratulations, Sara!! That's so exciting!

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  32. Oh my gosh! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  33. Congrats!!! So exciting. I am about 2 weeks behind you-and haven't announced it yet to non family and close friends, shh-but of course had to chime in since I'm so close behind you. The first trimester is the pits - please let me know if the second trimester is all it's cracked up to be. I've had the acne (it was my only symptom for the first few weeks) and the exhaustion - oh, the exhaustion. Luckily I'm 'regular' still :) Good luck to you! Can't wait for updates (pregnancy, baby and home)

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  34. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!!! That's super exciting :) Among my friends week 14 or so was when pregnancy started to suck a lot less, I'll cross my fingers for you!

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  35. WOOHOOO!!!!!! Great news! I am seriously going to have to find new blog friends- EVERYONE is pregnant! Congrats :)

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  36. Yeah! Congrats!! OMG all of my favorite bloggers are pregnant!! Whoo hooo! I am too! Only 6 weeks ahead of you. I wish I was better about blogging all of it, but really who has the energy?! Yeah!!!

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  37. Oh...and yes it gets better. At least it did for me :)

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  38. Congratuations!! How exciting!

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  39. Ahhh! Congratulations! I never believe anyone who tells me they love being pregnant. I'll do it someday but I bet I'll hate it, too. ;)

    Way to go!

    Emily

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  40. Congratulations!!!! I knew it was coming! I sure hope you don't have to get rid of that dressing room of yours! And I can't wait to see that nursery - you guys do such fabulous work! (Ha! In both baby making and construction!)

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  41. Ahhh!!! Congratulations--you're not far behind me!! : )

    What an exciting time...pregnancy sure is a trip, right? ; )

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  42. Try a cocktail of half grape juice, half prune juice in the evenings. Make it very cold and its not bad. Don't stop the prenatal vitamins,you do need the iron.

    Margaret

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  43. Awesome news! And I can't wait to see the nursery, which I'm sure you're going to squeeze in sometime after the kitchen cabs and before labor (hopefully!)

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  44. woo hoo!!! so excited for you guys...and for me, because this means NURSERY DESIGN!!! You'll feel better soon, but yeah, it's kind of sucky.

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  45. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! :-)

    I totally LOL'd at the 'still can't poop' remark haha. Oh does that bring back memories. It gets better, except after the baby arrives {like while your still in the hospital and the following 2-3 weeks}... ya.... let's just say I felt like I needed a permanent enema ... I know TMI but it was allll for the baby! :-)

    Congrats again, so happy for you! :-)

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  46. Thanks everyone! I have such awesome readers to stick with me through my lethargic posting....hopefully I feel frisky again real soon :)

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  47. OHMYGOSHSARA! I'm so happy for you! Yippee! Congrats! Congrats! And you really look amazing. Truly! Hope you feel more like yourself and enjoy this last part of your pregnancy.

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  48. Congrats! We are 17 weeks pregnant with our first as well - and twins no less - so I am excited to watch how you grow and how your blog (and home) evolves with a little one on the way!

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  49. Ahhhh!!! I'm behind on reading blogs and just found out! Congratulations!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

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  50. Congrats to you! I want to affirm for you that its ok to hate being pregnant. I absolutely hated it. I had all day sickness for seven months, my hip clicked loud enough for others to hear with every step for five months, and my little miss was so high that I could not breathe. I loved feeling her kick and I defiantly miss that. It was more than worth it, but it was awful!

    Congrats again!

    ~Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com

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  51. bahhhhhhhhhh!!!

    i'm screaming over here!!!

    so excited for you! congrats!

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  52. I can't believe it! yay! I'm so happy for you...and your blog is growing...check out the number of comments you are getting! :)

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  53. Congrats!!! So happy for you! I left a comment a few days ago, but blogger was acting all stupid! :(

    Anyway so excited for you and your husband, so cute newlyweds and pregnant!! I hope you start feeling like you again soon! Best wishes - Katrina

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  54. I love how quickly you shifted this post from talking about a major life-changing event (yay!) to talking about your new kitchen... which I guess could be called a "major life-changing improvement." CONGRATS (on the baby and the amazing new cabinets ;)!

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  55. Congratulations, Sara! Looks like we are right at the same spot! We can keep each other going. :)

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  56. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. It goes by so unbelievably fast. It was this time last year I found out I was pregnant and now I have a three month old. Whoa! Enjoy your pregnancy. Once you start showing you'll be amazed how much attention you get--it's totally fun!

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  57. ahhhh yay babies!!! congrats lady! a new kitchen and a new baby....what more could you ask for :-) Looks like some nursery posts are in your future!

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  58. Totally awesome!

    ...and a kitchen reno too (wow, I've been away from reading blogs for too long)!

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  59. OMG! Where the hell have I been?! COGRATULATIONS, S!! It's a wild ride but so worth it. And pregnancy (like raising a child) gets better, I promise. You'll get some of that energy back....AND your bowel movements, I swear. =]

    I am so so so so excited for you, I think I just peed from all the excitement. Seriously, I'm positively giddy!! Happy & healthy months ahead for you, my friend. Keep us posted!

    LOOOOVE the granite you chose--it TOTALLY looks like soapstone w/out the maintenance, you're so right. I'm filing this away for our future kitchen.

    P.S. This must be a record for me--2 references to bodily functions in one comment.

    P.P.S. You get major props for living amidst reno chaos while prego.

    P.P.P.S Just when I can booze it up again, you can't. Thinking of you....

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  60. BTW, you look fab.u.lous. I can't wait to see the nursery!! There I go, making this about me. =]

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  61. Whoa, how on earth did I miss this?!?! CONGRATULATIONS!! You look wonderful. Really. And I'm so glad you're starting to feel like you're coming back to life.

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  62. Holy cannoli! That is so awesome- congratulations! Yeesh, I really need to keep up on my blogging/blog reading. You are going to have one AWESOME kitchen in which to warm bottles and moisten rags for wiping baby puke off of yourself. Congrats again!

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  63. Yay, preggers! Congrats lady! It seems to be an epidemic surrounding every aspect of my life at the moment. Everyone I know is currently in the process of procreating. And I just bought a house that barely fits my stuff... J's stuff still lives in boxes in the basement! lol

    Love the granite you picked, it's beautiful!

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  64. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Late to the party am I! So happy for you guys and BAM first time, well done!! :)

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  65. So many exciting things going on for you guys! Congratulations on the new family addition! You will be able to nest all winter.

    Love the granite you chose...I can't wait to see it in your new pretty kitchen. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  66. Whaaaat?! That is SO exciting!!! Congrats, Sara!!! I'm holding up a big wine glass in your honor. Baby Reno is going to have the most beautiful house (and coolest parents) to grow up with!

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Thanks so much for reading....your comments mean a lot to me!
Sara