Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby Bump

We promised not to overload you with baby info, but I do think that it's time for an update. I'm now happily 12 1/2 weeks along, and my morning sickness has subsided! This blessed miracle occurred about the same time as school began, praise be to JC. I'm still uber tired, but that's to be expected.
I have found out a few interesting tidbits that I'd like to share with you. First, after my 9 week appointment that involved removing 5 vials of blood from my arm, it was noted that my blood is Type O Negative (my favorite band). This means that I have the Rh Negative factor, which translates to additional injections for Karen. I meant business when I said that I wanted to conquer this fear, so we are viewing this most recent development as an "additional opportunity to get over this phobia." Nice.
At our 11 week appointment we were able to see the baby and he/she was hiccuping and swimming around and it was miraculous. The baby just didn't want to hold still and it made me cry and laugh all at the same time. Steve and I both had this ominous thought that perhaps the baby is already a tad ADHD. Is that what you get when two teachers make a baby? Yikes.

And now, some pictures for you.

This is after my 9 week appointment when said blood was removed from my body. I am flashing the I love you sign for my child so that he/she might know that this sacrifice was for you, baby. You might be pleased to know that I did not pass out, which is an accomplishment for me. I did, however, cry rather loudly and the nurse gave me a sucker when it was all over with. Also, Steve took me to Dairy Queen. What a guy.

This picture was taken this afternoon to show off my baby bump. Can you see it? It's getting very noticeable, but I still haven't told my students yet or their parents. So please don't tell them.

17 comments:

Lauren said...

it is so fun hearing all about it. please do continue to update and i love pics for those of us who are far away.

mme. bookling said...

OH I AM OVERJOYED to see the cute floating baby and also your cute self and baby bump and new boobs and yeah. Gush Gush Gush.

I am so proud of you. I could cry.

.escamilla. said...

my blood is the same as yours. not a fun thing to have happen but i actually enjoy getting blood taken. i'm not sure why. i have issues.

your baby bump is soooo cute.
can't wait to see a bigger version in person if ya'll are around when i'm home during christmas!

miss you guys!

christinaandbrian said...

i love dairy queen.

ThePuertoRicanSlant said...

AAAAAhhhhhhhh! I'm so excited yo!!!

sarah hornacek said...

prego pics = precious.
sorry to hear about the extra (needle) injections. no fun. can't wait to watch that belly grow!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Lookin good!!

Annie said...

You look so good girl!! I smile whenever I think of how much Marsha is LOVING all of this:). Take lots of naps.

lovemyguys said...

YOU, Miss Karen, are the cutest thing EVER!!!

d. vanheule said...

the i love you sign. nobody throws that one out any more. genius

Christina Ellis said...

I'm so glad your morning sickness has subsided, it's nice to not have to worry about that isn't it? At the beginning of my pregnancy, they took 7 viles of blood, so not fun! Your bump is so cute! You're so lucky to be showing early, you can really document it!

amycoverdale said...

karen! i'm SO excited for you.. 3! :) you guys will seriously make the best parents. I think though that you should probably move up here to Redding. yep. i miss you guys and hope you keep us posted on all this fun baby news! congrats! Jeremy and I have a little baby kitty at our house right now :) i'm kitty sitting for my mom.... thinking about stealing here though-she is so cute, you'd love her. of course, you'd love any kitty, right?

Jason Day said...

You guys are going to be amazing parents. I am so happy for you.

Kim Day said...

You look great!!! Sorry to hear about the extra needles :(
And my opinion is that there can never be enough stories about new babies....it is always exciting to hear about other pregnancies- so write about it as much as you want.

JoshuaP said...

:)
i am praying that your new baby looks like you karen...and not steve

Shannon said...

I love that you cried and got a sucker.

Fortunately, you actually don't need to get pricked very often. But you do get really good at peeing in a cup.

:) I'm so excited. So is Ben. He can't wait to meet his new little friend.

jenni anne said...

AHHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!i have not checked anyone's blogs in forever, and i just saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am SO excited there is going to be a new dunlap!!!!! i wish i could run and give you a big hug right now! congratulations to you both!!!!!