Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Week 10 Update

Sorry for the lack of posts the last week. I've been tired and queasy and not up to the task of dragging myself to the computer to type. Thankfully I'm feeling better tonight, so you all get a post!

(And actually today officially begins week 11, but I thought I should let you know how week 10 went first.)

There wasn't much excitement around our house this week. Primarily the ordinary housework, go to work, relax time. I swear if I wasn't queasy 90% of the time, tired 80% of the time, and using the bathroom every hour I wouldn't even think I was pregnant! Oh, and there is the breaking out like a high schooler, moodiness, food cravings, and other assorted pregnancy symptoms. I don't understand the stories about women who don't even know they're pregnant until they give birth!

One thing that did really hit me this week is something I'm sure all parents go through. Wondering about bringing a child into the world. I mean, between all the pain and suffering we go through, the possible surgeries, the losses we sustain in our lives, the day-t0-day grind, why would anyone want to be part of this? I think it was mostly my father-in-law having surgery last week that really made me think. He came through great and hopefully will feel a hundred times better once he's through recovery, but what if something had happened?

I've been fortunate not to have a major loss in my life thus far. But just the thought of not having someone there, of losing them forever really makes me pause. Of course we still have children and continue to grow our families but I think it's something that comes more the the foreground once you know you'll be bringing a child into the world and subjecting them to all of that.

Okay, enough with the heavy stuff. Now on to what I'm sure is everyone's favorite part of the blog (although I know it's not mine!), the pictures:

There is no obvious changes yet, but we want to stay faithful to our week-by-week update. And just to show everyone that Eric is not gaining any sympathy weight, feast your eyes on this!
Not quite the same Buddha we all used to know and love, huh? He has done an amazing job of losing the unnecessary weight and keeping it off. Hopefully he can inspire me to lose the baby weight next year. But of course, safely and not in a hurry.

I think that's all for now, I'll try to post again soon. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


  1. Great post...have been wondering when it would come! Did you take the pic on Sat or Sun? Keep them coming!

  2. There is another way of looking at it. when you bring a child into this world you can make a differnce just think of all the people niesling will touch through life. By giving her/him life you touched all those lifes also. Life is what you make it out to be in your mind, either good or bad there is always a choice.

    hope the symptoms go away soon. Hang in there.......
    Havea great week.

  3. Still waiting...
    Hope you are feeling better!