September 4, 2006

Baby On Board

Guess what, World?!!!


I’M PREGNANT!!!

First, the facts:

  1. It’s a BOY
  2. I’m 21 weeks along
  3. Due January 15, 2007 (Barely missed the tax write-off. Oh well!)

Secondly, What I Love So Far:

1. Showing my Belly Off – I’m a proud mama, and if you land in our home any evening, you’ll get a full dose of my beautiful, round, exposed belly. Sure, I practice more modesty at work, but I have no qualms about tight shirts. I love anything that screams “Look at my gut!”

2. The Ultrasound (or Sonogram, whatever) – Even though prodding my full bladder for an hour felt like a form of Chinese Torture, every second was too short. I couldn’t take my eyes off of that squirmy little monster.

3. Feeling the Little Guy Move – Fascinating, comforting and sometimes irritating, it’s the funkiest feeling ever. Even more satisfying was the first time Marc got to feel it. I’m afraid I’ll feel so empty when it’s gone (or relieved? I don’t know, ladies, you tell me!).


4. Cleavage – I’m not sure if the mama or the papa is happier about these developments. It’s pretty great, though.


5. Doting – Everyone wants to take care of the pregnant lady! I haven’t carried anything heavy at work for months. Apparently lifting a bag of lotions will give me a hernia. Well, just in case they’re right, who am I to take that kind of a risk?

6. Father and Son Bonding Time – Here’s where I get all mushy. The moments Marc spends whispering to and rubbing my belly are my favorite of all.

7. Eating Whatever I Want – I’m so obsessive about my cravings that my sweet hubs has learned not to say anything as long as I’m within reason. (Even when I’m not, he’s learning to be careful.)


And finally, the reasons it’s not so great (I’ll gloss over these). They include: midnight trips to the bathroom, sleeping on my left side (my poor shoulder), moving at a snails pace, and being sleepy, forgetful, cranky, moody, achy, and suffering a wide array of digestion issues. The list goes on, but I'm told I’m “lucky” because at least I didn’t puke!!

17 comments:

Alice said...

This is such lovely news. I am incredibly happy for you and boy shmoy don't rule out Alice as a possible name.

melbo said...

Well, Alice Cooper IS from Wisconsin... There's nothing quite as sentimental as paying homage to your homeland!

verniciousknids said...

Wowee...congrats to you both on such wonderful news about the little melbotte! Here's hoping you continue having a puke-free pregnancy ;)

Mrs. McDreamy said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys! There are so many fun parts about being pregnant, but the best of all is being done! Can't wait to meet the little guy.

BTW, I can't believe how patient you were to wait to tell people. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops after the double pink lines appeared.

Mind Spewer said...

Congrats, Melbo! Hopefully he'll be like you and not Marc.
Ha, ha!

Lizzy said...

Yay, this is so exciting! Isn't it so fun to feel them move? And the boobs and the belly and all of it! It's so fun. Except the peeing and sleeping part...

Congratulations!!

melbo said...

Thanks, guys!!
Actually Ali, you can talk to Marc about the whole waiting to tell people idea.
And MS, I hope he at least LOOKS like Marc. I sure don't want a son with crooked teeth and breasts.

Sue Ellen Mischke said...

I'm so happy for you and your cleavage!!! Congrats! So happy for you and Marc! :) What a lucky baby boy he will be!

Simon Birch said...

Congrats on the soon stud to be. As a male I have no qualifications on talking about what you are going through; I am glad to hear the variety of sweet requests have come to pass the digestive track. On a side note I noticed not only has the cleavage grown but that you are suddenly a blonde as well! Talk about two blessings in one! Again congrats!

melbo said...

Thanks! The blonde thing caught me by surprise but I must admit, I'm a pretty hot mom.

Mrs. McDreamy said...

My doctor said at a few appointments, "The first sign of pregnancy is you lose your mind, ha ha." My hubbie got a kick out of this and repeated it daily/hourly. I seriously would be in mid-sentence and then say, "what was I talking about" It was very frustrating, but lets you get away with alot.

Gargantus said...

this means that you and marc shared copulations, right? This proves Marc is not a virgin!

BillieJean said...

That cleavage shot of you is pretty hot.

Marc said...

You now have your proof Garg.

Mind Spew said...

Is what Marc says true that you conceived while using protection? Marc's swimmers must be SUPER swimmers.

melbo said...

You have no idea

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