Sunday, June 10, 2012
Happy time is Baby time!!
In case you missed the exciting news via Twitter & Facebook, I'm pregnant! YAAAY!!! I'm about 5 weeks along (according to their weird calendar, anyway. The baby was conceived 3 weeks ago, but that's not how they measure it; go figure), probably due in February.
We just told the Grandmas 9and everyone else) this weekend. I made these crystal bracelets (for the girls) and keychains (for the boys) for each family member that said things like "Nana," Grandma," "Hello, my name is Uncle Bobby," etc. We have them their presents and waited for the gasps! This will be the first grandbaby for everyone, so everyone is SUPER excited! My mom cried all day, told everyone we saw all about it, lol.
The crazy thing is that my sister is also pregnant, just about as far along as I am, so we'll be racing to see who will REALLY give Nana the first grandchild. I told her no having them on the same day, because we live over an hour apart and of course Mom can't be both places at once! It'll be kind of nice, since I was beginning to despair that my kids would ever have any cousins, or if they did, they'd be so far apart in age that they wouldn't be interested in one another.
There sure does seem to be something in the water, though; my best friend is pregnant (5 months along), and one of my husband's best friends' wife is, too, also 5 weeks along. Craziness!
I;m going to try and stick to my low-carb diet for the most part. not TOTALLY, of course; it wouldn't be safe for the baby for me to only eat 20 carbs a day, so I'm bumping it up to around 60-70 carbs a day, which is the "maintenance level" of the low-carb diet, and I'll try to get those mostly from fruits and veggies. I won't lose any more weight, but I shouldn't gain too much, either. Everything I've looked at online seems to back up my belief that this will be fine for the baby. After all, I can't imagine that I'll be denying my baby any real nutrition by abstaining from sugar, bread, and pasta.
My first prenatal visit will be July 2nd. We're so excited!!