I have to unfortunately tell you that you are the absolute last to know my secret. And since you are the last, it is obviously no longer a secret.
I have an ever-growing belly. Ok, not FORever-growing. Just about 26 1/2 more weeks of growing, and then hopefully WHOOSH it'll start shrinking back to normal.
That's right. I'm 13 1/2 weeks pregnant! (See why I've been sort of MIA around here? It's exhausting starting a new job while trying to finish the first trimester.)
Of course, it's not my only excuse. We're also hosting a bridal shower this weekend, we had to celebrate a birthday last weekend (and visit with an out-of-town friend), plus all the cleaning to go with having company, and oh by the way I started my new job, and I literally slept 12 1/2 hours the first night after (that means I got home, ate, fell asleep, woke up and went to bed).
Unfortunately you are the last to know. I mean to tell you earlier, but I've been rather busy, distracted, sick, sleepy, and busy.
And of course, everyone is ecstatic. Including Romeo. He won't be once the baby's here, but he currently enjoys cuddling up next to my belly to sleep. I kid you not. I think he maybe thinks he's keeping baby warm? I don't know. He's also become clingy to the point that it's annoying both my husband (he won't even EAT when I'm home unless I'm right there with him) and myself (I have to be there with him for everything, including EATING).
So now you know. I've been dying to write about it! And I can't wait. I'm not so sure I enjoy pregnancy. But of course the fun is yet to come- feeling baby move and such. I'm very happy about what the end result will bring, however. It's all very much worth it. Now if only I can get my mother to stop telling me what I'm not allowed to do, I'll be just fine!
To satisfy everyone, here are a few pictures. Baby bump at 12 weeks (I haven't uploaded 13 weeks pics yet) and an ultrasound picture.
I honestly feel I just look fat at the moment. But the bump is steadily growing, so I'm sure it's merely temporary. And the alignment of the mirrors really is no help at all for the photos- Mike is supposed to be fixing that.
PS- My mom has nicknamed him/her as "Panda" apparently because that's what he/she looks like in that same ultrasound photo. So that is what we are calling baby.