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August 1, 2009

Lots to Share

Coming out to the office and friends
Thank you all for your advice on letting my co-worker know. I opted to send an email instead of doing a face-to-face. My concern was that it would become about me with her having to plaster on a fake smile, ask a million questions and push down all the feelings that she would feel like she couldn't express. She was very appreciative of my sensitivity to her feelings and she has been so great all week. The rest of the office and friends are so excited for us. Although it's a relief to have the cat out of the bag it has amped my anxiety that there are more people to tell if something goes wrong. I wonder when I will start to relax.

NT Scan

We got to see Bit again this week during our NT scan at 11w6d (measured 12w2d). Everything looked good according to the ultrasound tech and we could see Bit have it's hand up by it's face. We could see 2 legs, arms and fingers. Heart rate was 171. We'll find out the results next week (not that it will make a difference either way). I'm still waiting for this to feel real. I know it's strange with all the ultrasounds we've been having, all the preparation and symptoms but this still doesn't feel like it's happening.


Daycare

We have started touring the daycare circuit. Trying to get our name on as many waiting lists as possible. Some of the places left us feeling very sad and discouraged but fortunately there are those few bright shining stars that give us hope that there is a place that will meet our list of criteria. One place is absolutely amazing. Teaching Spanish, sign language, music, etc. The teachers come to the home for home visits...it felt like the Harvard of daycares. Only problem is that Bit wouldn't be able to start until August so we would have to figure out an interim solution for 4 months.

Symptoms
Sorry I've been MIA all week. With the disappearance of nausea has come the headaches. I'm normally prone to headaches but without my trusted Advil to make me better I've been left with cold compresses and heating pads to try and ease the pain. One more week and we're in the second trimester!!

16 comments:

Mina said...

I'm glad it went well with your co-worker, and happy you finally got to share those news with the office :)

I hope the headaches ease up!

Ineke said...

I volunteer for 4-6wks.

Naomi said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I love the ultrasound picture...your little bit is growing and growing! Thanks for sharing...I've been checking your blog like crazy to see if you had updated!! Best wishes!

She said...

congrats to you both on the wonderful ultrasound pic. the kid is looking great. i'm so happy everything went well with telling your co-worker.

Sarah said...

Hi! I've been lurking for a little while and I'm so excited for you both on your upcoming little one! I saw that you were looking for day care so I just had to speak up. I really really don't intend this to be a plug but I'm the director of a daycare in central Austin (off Enfield). If you're interested in more info just let me know (ssarahtops at gmail dot com).

Lisa said...

Gosh that first trimester flew by quickly. It just felt like you got your bfp yesterday. I'm glad everyone is doing well.

Nic said...

Pleased you decided to send an e-mail to your co-worker. Cant believe you are twelve weeks already! Congratulations! great U/S pic!

Growing up Clangley said...

That day care sounds like the one our 5 year old went to. However she was on the waiting list for 2.5 years! Jump on it!

mekate said...

So glad for you great ultrasound (wonderful photo!) and so sorry for the headaches. I hope you find a way to manage them that works for you. I am much better about discomfort/pain when I know I can end it or ease it.

And about being out about being pregnant at work-- I get both that it is a relief and also that it ups the ante if something goes wrong.

So far all is perfectly wonderfully perfect, and you're in the home stretch of the 1st trimester-- all things to celebrate!

Glad your co-worker is ok. This stuff is so hard. And I know your sensitivity was appreciated.

take care,
Kate

anofferingoflove said...

aw, what a sweet picture! :) thanks for sharing!

Creamy Silver said...

Congratulations on all the good things happening for you guys! I'm amused that you upgraded from the size of a lemon to a plum. You all must grow fruit differently where you're from.. ha!

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

Glad it all turned out for the best with your co-worker...

Pufferfish said...

I know the co-worker situation must've been very difficult, so I'm glad you were able to do it.
Congrats on the great ultrasound! I hope you get the results soon. We don't have to wait for results at our place, I wonder why? We get them that day.
I'm sure it will start to feel real very soon! You are so close to 2nd trimester now!

Lizzie said...

hey - i've sort of tuned out and stopped blogging - but just wanted to say how very, very happy i continue to be for the two of you. much love. xo

poppycat said...

Yay!!!

Gayby Rabies said...

I'm glad to hear that everything went well with your co-worker. There's no easy way to deal with something like that. Bit sure is starting to look cute, like an actual baby!