Hi ladies! I'm battling a case of insomnia so I thought it would be fun to catch up here before I go back and try to sleep again :o)
Wissa, haha that was an on the fly shot from a few weeks ago because people asked for a shot. I'll attach the shot below but it's outdated and my stomach (or I call it "the monstrosity" (affectionately because I'm actually quite amused with the growth these days)) has gotten bigger. DH is thinking that I should take another one with him in it and he'll blow out his stomach and we can both look pregnant. Funny thing is that he's quite in shape so I think that it's really amusing he thinks that would be doable but hey, that sounds like fun regardless. Once we get that photo, I'll post it too.
YAH to reaching 10 weeks!! I'm so excited for you! :oD Awww and how cute that your DS has red hair! My DH has red hair too and I would love a baby with red hair although since I'm Asian, I'm thinking that my genes are dominant and therefore, our babies are likely to be dark haired and dark eyed. oh well. So, when is your next appointment? How are you feeling?
Monkey, yah for finding clothing that you like! Isn't it nice to be shopping for summer already? :o) I'm actually so happy that the weather is turning warmer mostly because I didn't want to spend the extra money on a coat to fit this belly! As for the registry, I like your philosophy! i ended up making a registry too and it was a struggle to figure out what to put on it. Honestly, I didn't want a baby shower...I'm not into the parties or being the center of attention. However, our friends are all pushing us to have one. I think I would have ended up with a surprise baby shower if I didn't agree to one. As it is, DH is planning the shower (with some close friends' help) because he knows how I want it. (in a bar, with some kind of other entertainment happening...I think that by the time we have the shower, it'll be NBA playoffs time!) However, because of timing, we won't be having it until I'm around 31 weeks so I have reserved the right to cancel if necessary. haha
I totally get why you would be impatient for the US! i think for all of us, it's just been waiting for one thing or another so of course you're impatient. Just one more week (less now!) and you'll see your beautiful baby! it's so exciting. As for arguing with your DH, isn't that just the way of relationships? I feel like everyone argues about the same things over and over again. I know DH and I do. Luckily, we tend to agree on most things but there are times...But anyway, I'm so glad you got some quality time with him! As for your nephews, awww! It's amazing how quickly they grow. I bet they will be excited to play with their cousin when he/she is born!
Gozal, thank you for your beautiful sum up of your relationship with DH. My biggest fear is a change in the relationship with my DH. I love how we are right now and really, I can't imagine us any other way. But I know things will change when the babies are here. However, I am happy for the hope that while we both will change and our relationship will change, you found that the growth can make you even closer. I took a relationship class in college and they mentioned that people's satisfaction with marriage dropped drastically after having children. I really really hope to avoid that! if you can, give us some more tips!! (Wissa, you too, please!) By the way, sorry you threw up :o( I hope that your MS dissipates soon too!!
By the way, the thirst never ends. I'm CONSTANTLY thirsty. I'm always drinking water and therefore, going to the bathroom. Hopefully, soon, you guys will get over the MS so that you can drink a lot of water and NOT throw it up!
Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you all. I love being on this journey with all of you!
Oh and Wissa, here it is! Photo at 21 weeks, which means it is around 4 weeks outdated. haha a lot of growth since then! I'll update when I get a new one!