Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Telling the Family - Month 2

post written August 21, 2011
6 weeks

This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil. (info from
Oh, and by the way, we're pregnant!

That's pretty much how it's been coming out in front of our parents and siblings. We didn't do the t-shirts or wrapped up frames, though those would be nice. Instead it's been more like, "How was your weekend? So yeah, we brought some boxes over. Oh, and Christie's pregnant." And then the eyes bug. It's awesome.

Tonight we told Karl's parents. Jim (Karl's dad - my father in law) just got back from Alaska. We decided we wanted to come over and hear about his trip and see pictures. He gladly showed off his amazing pictures and indulged in crazy bear stories. Then Karl decided to speak up and said, "We're just storing some boxes in your garage for Nancy's garage sale. Oh, and Christie's pregnant."

The faces and on Jim and Judy (Karl's mom and my mother-in-law) were so priceless. It was great. It's so hard not to get choked up every time. The scary part is letting them know that it's still early and anything can happen, but we figure the more people we have praying for a healthy Baby K, the better - but we still don't want the whole world to know until we're past that "safe" period.

Month 2 - Six weeks (in my Twins shirt)
I will say I love bringing joy to everyone's faces and can't wait to tell everyone!!!

As for how I've been feeling. Considering the past two nights I've stayed up way past my bedtime and have woken up fairly early, I've been pretty much tired all day long. I really don't feel motivated to do much, which worries me since I always have so much to do.

I almost felt like I was back in college this weekend. Just didn't do a whole lot of anything. I wish I was more like that all the time because it's nice just to enjoy two days off from crazy work.

I did wake up with my first wicked headache this morning and didn't have any Tylenol lying around and had an appointment with my trainer at 9:00 a.m. at Life Time Fitness. I literally had to shove a boiled egg down my throat, as I felt a little queasy. I told my trainer immediately I wasn’t feeling the best and we worked through the circuit at a slow speed, but perfect for me. My headache was fine during the workout but after it was wicked. So I went to Walgreens and talked to the Pharmacist to make sure I was buying the right headache stuff for baby.

Then I went back to bed. And pretty much the entire day was spent lying in bed. And I'm okay with that since the past two weeks have been incredibly stressful with work and figuring life out. I really enjoy relaxing right now.

Tomorrow Karl and I celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary!!!!! I have volleyball at 7:15 so we decided we'll do our fancy night out on Tuesday. I really found a good one in that man! The first song we danced to on our wedding day was Then by Brad Paisley. The lyrics are so true. I really thought I loved Karl on August 22, 2009 to the max. Who was I kidding? I love him a million times more and then some. Ha...and I thought I loved you then...