Sunday, September 20, 2009

Still going strong

So this past week has better. I haven't felt AS sick, which I'm hoping means this is all going away! No major breakdowns or crazy cravings, and I actually cleaned the house yesterday while JP was hunting!

This week has also brought a new first - my belly is poking out and my pants are starting to get tight. It's not too bad in the morning, but by lunch time I'm scared to go to the bathroom because I'm worried I won't be able to zip my pants up again.

Now, some of you might be thinking that it's way too early to have a belly (yes, I've had the same thoughts) but I haven't gained any weight since I got pregnant. I'm not sure how since I don't want anything remotely healthy to eat, but everytime I get on the scale it tells me the same number. Anyways, I'm hoping this is another sign that maybe I won't gain 100 pounds during this pregnany (which was a very real fear of mine since I LOVE to eat!)

So, here's my first official belly shot taken at the beginning of the week!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pregnancy Thus Far

So, a lot of people have been asking me how I've been feeling, so I decided to make a list.

I must preface this list by letting everyone know that I LOVE that I'm pregnant! Jeremy and I both know what a blessing this is:)

BUT, if I'm being honest, here's how I've felt since being pregnant:
* nauseous
* extrememly tired - unlike anything I've ever experienced before
* acid reflux - again unlike anything I've ever experienced
* only moody at the beginning - JP's appreciated that
* Cravings - I don't have the same cravings day to day - it varies. Saturday it was Krispy Kreme doughnuts, today it was a turkey sandwich with Hellman's mayo, and one day last week it was a cheeseburger
* I've only been irrational a couple of times - once was this morning when JP (in all of his sweetness) was making the above mentioned sandwich and forgot that I had asked for Hellman's mayo and instead used Duke's Lite mayo. When I freaked out politely reminded him that I wanted the other mayo, he very calmly made me a new sandwich.
I know, I know - Bless his heart!
* I no longer care if my house gets cleaned or if the laundry gets done - I only want to eat and sleep.
* I've been a little more emotional - but I'm already an emotional person, so I don't think this has bothered JP.
* I'm learning to let go of the fact that I'm going to gain weight - I've been telling myself that it's too early to gain any weight, but I've finally realized that at some point the scale has got to go up. So why not let it be today?

Ok, now that I've shared the joys of my pregnancy thus far, I want to remind everyone that I am thrilled that we're going to have a baby. I just hope that in the next couple of weeks my body will be thrilled too!

As a side note, it has been decided that our baby will be known as BP until we decide on the official name:)
Our friend Lindsay came up with this one night because I kept referring the baby as Baby Pyle. She immediately said "Call him/her BP." When JP heard this, there was no other option.

Let's just hope that once BP gets here, he won't still insist on calling him/her by that name:)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1 Samuel 1:27

Well, here's the big post I promised you! Only, I'm going to leave you hanging a little longer:)
If you know your Bible, then perhaps you have already figured out what this post will reveal. If you're not familiar with that verse, then take a look at the following pictures and see if you can figure out what's going on.

So, in case you haven't figured it out yet,


We are so very excited and I'm so glad that I can share this news with EVERYONE! You can't even imagine how hard it's been to keep my mouth shut - or maybe you can.

We are 8 weeks pregnant.
Our due date is April 21st.
Our first doctor's appointment was today and everything looked great.
(They didn't do an ultrasound and I'm still really bitter about that, but I'm sure I'll eventually get over it.)
JP and I are thrilled that we are going to be parents.

'For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.'
1 Samuel 1:27


I've been asked for a clue about the post that's coming this afternoon, so here it is:

Looking forward to Spring 'showers'!

Can you figure it out?
By the way, you're not allowed to guess if you already know:)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Stay tuned...

I've got a really great post coming tomorrow with some really exciting pictures!!!