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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feeling Good - Month 4

week 15

Sooooooo....I totally forgot to set my alarm last night after playing volleyball, then coming home and catching up on Amazing Race and Castle. Oops. I flew out of bed the minute Karl's alarm went off - an hour later than mine usually goes off. Any other week, and I wouldn't have been able to move as fast as I did. But I'm baaack. I'm feeling really good, though very tired. I'm going to try hitting up the gym this week too. I have an appointment with my trainer on Sunday. He says he has a good article on exercise and pregnancy for me to read.

Me at 15 weeks! Baby K is the size of an apple.
Friday I took off work but still got up at 6:00 a.m. so I could write most of the morning, which felt so great. I decided last minute to take the day off. I have some major revising to do that I've been putting off since I've been feeling so up and down. Then I got in my car and drove 4.5 hours to surprise my dad. He was meeting some friends for dinner with my mom, and I wanted to give him a big 60th b-day hug. I've been missing my parents a lot and my dad has been asking Karl if my belly is getting big. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show him in person. I arrived as they were getting ready to sit. His face was priceless. Worth the drive. Everyone wanted to see my belly - unfortunately there's not much to show. I showed them and they were like..."where is it??" Still no big bump, and I'm okay with that. But after Karl took this picture of me, he said, "Oh yeah, you're definitely getting big." Thanks sweetie.

The weekend was a fun time to spend some alone time with my parents and talk about baby K and the future. My mom and I went shopping just to browse and check out all the baby stuff out there. Oh boy, did we have fun. It's so funny because I was so giddy about our wedding and my mom was just kind of all calm and chill. But now with the baby, she's the super giddy one and is all smiles and is picking out clothes and toys and ohhing and ahhing. It's so fun. We bought some "yellow" and "green" outfits that were totally adorable and had a real nice time. I can't wait to do that again!!! I now have some major researching to do on cribs, strollers, car seats and such. There are so many things out there.

And as of now Karl and I have planned not to find out what we're having. It'll make labor better, right? Ha!

New Cravings
  • V8
  • oranges

Crazy dreams
  • Dreamt I had a boy - but he was autistic.
  • Dreamt I was lost in a castle and burnt some random man's face off with a pot of soup.
  • I've been dreaming of a lot of random men I have never met in my life. Most have dark hair, side burns and facial hair. All are screaming at me for some reason or another.
  • Dreamt my grandpa asked my dad to put him down with a shot of poison and I had to watch (I woke up crying on that one).
  • Dreamt a John Deere tractor took out my Mazda 6 and my cousin Rob jumped in and kept driving it into a tree over and over...
  • Dreamt I stabbed my brother Mark in the crotch with a knife and then Karl and I were shot by machine guns.

I feel like I have this crazy new level of intuition. Like I know things are going to happen before they happen. It's weird. Maybe it's all in my head, but so far the feeling I get inside hasn't let me down.

That's all I have for now but more to come.