Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dear Internet, I've been keeping a secret...

You see, dear Internet, I'm pregnant.

There. I've said it. I'm pregnant. 14 weeks today, to be exact. At the end of my first trimester. The baby is due Aug. 19.

Already my jeans are getting tight in the waist on me. But that's partly due to the increased eating I've been doing. I've discovered that if I keep cramming food in my mouth, then I won't get sick.

The biggest symptom has been the fatigue. I've been getting 10 hours of sleep a night, plus trying to sneak in naps. I never knew I could be so exhausted all the time. This made the cold, snowy and dark month of January particularly depressing.

So what makes a couple happily married for 14 years decide to get pregnant? Well, we had never ruled out kids, we'd just never pulled the trigger and decided to try. And with my husband's 40th birthday behind him and mine fast approaching, it seemed like we were at the now-or-never moment.

We didn't tell our friends and family that we were trying. So, when we made our rounds over the weekend to let people know, we were met with some very priceless reactions. There were even some tears. We'd good and truly convinced everyone that it was never going to happen.

Of all our friends and family, only one couple admitted to even suspecting, and that was because they'd noticed I'd stopped drinking altogether and my boobs seemed to be getting larger.

Truthfully, I haven't missed the alcohol, and I'm still in the same bra size, although now they're a lot denser and fuller.

What I have mourned, though, is having to give up restaurant Diet Coke. You can keep the canned stuff. I never did love it. But the restaurant stuff, it's pure heaven. What's the difference? The canned stuff is sweetened with aspartame, while the restaurant/fountain Diet Coke has saccharin in it. According to the books I've read, aspartame can be consumed in moderation while you're pregnant, but saccharin is right out.

Well, so that's my big announcement. I promise not to turn this into a pregnancy blog, although I'm sure pregnancy topics will come up. But first, there are some posts I've been meaning to write about my dog's bad knees and a karaoke party we had a few weeks ago. Oh, and there's our upcoming snowboarding vacation in Park City, Utah, next month, where, of course, I will not be snowboarding. Nor hot-tubbing.

Ah, the glamorous life of a 39-year-old, first-time pregnant woman. After all that excitement, I think I'm ready for another nap.


  1. Anonymous2/18/2009

    Hey! Congrats to you two.

  2. Congrats! And I wish you both a happy & healthy pregnancy!! :-)

    (Something about those words, "I have big news" that tends to get me thinking it's baby-related. And I was right! hee hee hee)

  3. Aww Congratulations!!!! How exciting and thanks for sharing your news with us bloggers and readers.

    I hope all goes well.

  4. This is awesome news! I'm so happy for (with?) you! My wholehearted congrats to you and your husband!

    As for turning this blog into a "Mommy" blog, I don't think anyone will mind at all. It is your life - and your blog. Go for it!

  5. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! That's fantastic! Congrats... and may your pregnancy be completely worry-free. I'm so happy for you guys!

  6. Kids are the best thing ever. *Such* good news. What an awesome treat awaits you both. :)

  7. As Kelly said, 'OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!' I can't believe it! I'm so happy for you and now I have an even bigger (no pun intended) reason to visit you this summer. Maybe I'll skip the BlogHer conference in July and come visit in Aug... say after the 19th??

    Such great news Haley! Your kid is going to SO hot. ;P

  8. Karina2/18/2009

    I will also add my OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!

    Congrats, Haley!!!! Turn this blog into anything you want. Baby blog or whatever works for you. And tell Dave Congrats from me too!!

    This is so....awwww....Your mom must have lost a good way. Big smiles from them all I'm guessing.

    I used to carry around Saltines for my morning (all day) sickness.

  9. Congratulations! That's great news.

  10. Thanks for the congrats everyone. We're very excited. Just 6 more months to go! (Which seems like forever, but I know it'll go quickly.) It's fun to be able to talk about it for a change. Thanks for sharing in my good news. You guys are the best. :)

  11. Congratulations on your happy news!

  12. Congratulations Haley. It is good to have at least one I think. I wish it had worked out for me. Hope the pregnancy goes well and you get over being so tired. Sure will make the time seem to pass quickly if you sleep through most of it. :)

  13. Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm looking forward to updates and more baby pictures!

  14. Congratulations!! I wish you both all the best.

  15. yay. congrats! get ready for the good times! it's amazing to me, almost, what other women notice about other women. we can just tell.

  16. WOW!!! That was literally my reaction when I read the first sentence of your entry. Congratulations! I always figured your guys had just decided not to travel down that road. But it'll be nice to have you in the club!

  17. Anonymous2/27/2009

    OMG!!!!!! Haley, Eric told me a few days ago, but I had no idea you guys were considering this!

    This is totally cool. Now Ian isn't the littlest anymore.

    This is wonderful news! Congrats and hugs!!!!!!

  18. Anonymous2/27/2009

    An awesome blessing!


    Try to enjoy every moment.

    Glenn and Jen

  19. Tom McP4/21/2009

    Congrats. I was stunned when I read this post. I think you told me once or twice that you'd never have kids (that could be exagerated by memory and old age)!
    This will be a great experience. Kids are a lot of fun (tons of work) but you'll wonder how you lived without them.


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