THERE IS A BABY IN MY UTERUS.
So, on to the FAQs:
How did the baby get there?
I am not sure. I've spent a lot of time with children and babies in the past couple of years. I think I must have caught it, like the flu. Also, I'm not sure how the baby transfers from my belly to the little blanket in the stork's mouth. You'll have to ask your mother.
When is your due date? How far along are you?
June 18th. Andy's birthday is on June 9th, and Father's Day is June 16th this year. Oh, and my school year ends June 11th. That puts me at 12 weeks on Tuesday.
How do you feel?
Thanks for asking! I feel fine--insomuch that at times, I don't feel pregnant at all. I haven't been sick once. The most I've felt is a bit of fatigue and some aches and soreness. Also, I feel pretty hungry.
Is it a boy or a girl?
Don't know yet. We'll find out, but we're not into the whole "pink and blue" bit, so it will mostly be to mentally prepare ourselves for the outcome. You know, and help us choose a name.
Speaking of names, have you thought of any?
Not really. If you have any ideas, please send them our way!
Who was the first person you told?
After our immediate families, the first person I told was my girl Januka, a Bhutanese 65-year-old who speaks very little English. She was my English student in Pittsburgh, and calls me every couple of weeks just to shoot the breeze. She says she wants to come visit me and the baby.
Nah. I've been eating a ton of eggs lately, so maybe that counts. But at the same time, I am not really sure that my constant desire for sweets and fatty foods count as "cravings," and not just "fat kid disease," which I suppose is a condition that pre-dates the pregnancy.
How did the cats react when you told them?
Yunus is happy, and has taken to protecting my belly and giving extra massages to the baby. Annie is just too wrapped up in her own cuteness to care, really.
Also, here's a picture of Nugget, taken at 10 weeks. Love that little belly!