So, right after I wrote the last post I did exactly as I said. I sat on the couch watching the Masters with my husband, drinking chai, and knitting on my Argosy. And thinking. For about three hours. I thought about the previous two weeks and had myself completely convinced. I decided that I needed confirmation. I told my husband that I was cold and I was going upstairs to change. When I returned. I sat very close to him on the couch, looked him in the eye, smiled, and said "Merry Christmas".
He paused, thought, and said "Really???"
I beamed, "Yes."
Again, "Really? Are you sure?"
Laughing "As sure as I can be! Do you want to see?"
Getting off of the couch, "Yes!"
I was three weeks and three days pregnant, with the positive test to prove it. I'm due on December 19th.
I am now in my ninth week and just started my third month. The nausea was manageable. The fatigue was (and sometimes is) overpowering. I am beginning to feel better. I've lost weight, but I've outgrown all of my pants. I had an ultrasound at seven weeks one day and saw/heard the heartbeat. Everything became much more real in that moment.
Telling loved ones is the absolute best. Their reactions are so much fun. Elation, happiness, or a subdued "cool". My dad was too funny. He initially said a very calm, "Oh, that's nice." Then paused for a few moments and with much more excitement declared, " Oh, a tax deduction!" Doesn't he sound just like a dad?? :) We are telling my husband's family tomorrow. I can't wait.
Knitting? Very little. Between the fatigue and the nausea I have had little interest. I pretty much work and sleep. I am going to Webs next weekend for the giant sale. I took another class on a beaded scarf. My bloglines was at almost 800 posts to read and I have recently gotten them down under 400. I'm very much looking forward to the knitting retreat. The organizer said that she has 13 paid and 15 is the minimum. She has had others express interest, but haven't paid yet. It doesn't sound like she would cancel, but needs 15 to break even. So, if you know of anyone that might be interested, please let them know.
Episode 364 – Lower Threshold of Propriety
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