Monday, June 22, 2009

Still not showing...

I'm 14 weeks and 3 days today and STILL waiting to see a pregnancy bump. I mean, I can totally see my body change and there is a little something there, but with clothes on, it is hard to see anything and no one would know I'm pregnant. My friend, Nikki, is due only three days before me and she has the cutest pregnancy bump! Oh well, it will be here soon, I'm sure.

It's funny how you feel during the beginning weeks of the second trimester -- I find that my fatigue isn't so bad, etc., but you can't feel the baby move, etc., so now I can't wait until my appointment on July 8th so I can hear the heartbeat again. Maybe I should buy one of those at home ones so I can worry less.

It's finally summer in Chicago. Yea!! 90s and humid this week -- makes for some good thunderstorms which I LOVE (but scares the dog half to death -- poor girl). I'm not a real dress girl, but I so want to get a couple of cute sundresses. They would be so nice and cool and easy to wear as my belly gets bigger. Think I'll check out Old Navy...since I'll be buying maternity clothes soon, I don't want to spend a lot of money.

I'm thinking of teaching voice lessons again. Looks like I might be able to get a piano and once I get that I can have people over for lessons. :) Yea!!! It would be a great thing to do after the baby comes -- don't have to leave the house. Plus, I REALLY miss sitting down and playing the piano. It would be nice to even start taking lessons again.

As always, Walter is an amazing husband and I am so blessed to have him. :) He is going to be an AWESOME dad!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oh yeah, I forgot...

The other thing about running the half-marathon this past Sunday is that I was 12 weeks pregnant. What?! Yep, you heard me. I'm now thirteen weeks pregnant. SURPRISE!! :) Walter and I are super excited and the baby is due December 18th (my birthday is December 13th!).

Obviously, we didn't want to completely announce it until the end of my first trimester, when the risk of a miscarriage is reduced. I feel great and haven't had much morning sickness (just felt a little 'ugh' once in a while). I just had an INCREDIBLE amount of fatigue -- getting out of bed seemed to take everything out of me. So, if I've seemed a little bit out of it the past couple of months, that's why. Walter has been great, even though I've been too tired to even clean the house. :) Thankfully, I have started to feel TONS better this week.

Gotta go to bed, but I'll post more later! :)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

So Proud!

I am so incredibly proud of my sister!

This past Sunday, my sister and I ran a half marathon in Chicago. This was a huge accomplishment for my sister. She had never really run before and decided three months ago to make this her goal (most people start with a 5k, but us Veermans like to take on a real challenge :) ). We signed up for the race and I created a training plan for her. I know it was difficult at times for her, but she persevered through the training -- even threw up after one of her runs. Now that's a champion! Oh yeah, did I mention that she just delivered her third child only six months ago!

We got up EARLY Sunday morning and headed to the city. Kara was incredibly excited and nervous. She had worked so hard and had so many people rooting for her... I decided to run beside her the whole race and I'm so glad I did. I told here there was no way in he** I was going to let her quit and knew that I would drag her to the finish if I had to. :) I found myself tearing up as we came around the home stretch because I am so proud of her. She is an amazing woman and I keep thinking about what she has just modeled to her own children. I know they are incredibly proud of her as well (and bummed they couldn't see her run. Although they would have been completely bored since they are only 4 and 6). Plus, she got a cool medal for finishing it. :)

Anyways, just wanted to pass on how proud I am of her and how much I love her. We actually got to spend a lot of the weekend together -- Friday evening/night we headed to the city to pick-up our race packets, had dinner at Adobo Grill (YUM! -- one of my favorite Mexican restaurants) in Old Town (Pipers Alley), and then headed to the Cadillac Theatre to see "Mary Poppins." I have a wonderful sister. Way to go, Kara!!