Dan and I got hit with another stomach bug this weekend (we were a whole lot of fun with the boys bouncing off the walls on a Christmas high while we tried to see how little we could get off the couch) but I think we're all as healthy as we're going to get around here now. We had Christmas get togethers every day between Wednesday and Sunday (at least it was only one per day) and I think we're finally settling down from all the running around and sugar and presents.
I was glad that the pants I received (no one knew that they'd have a short wearing season this year) all fit for now. I figure they'll fit again eventually so I might as well keep them. I'm sort of surprised that my normal clothes all feel fine without modifications still. I'm not complaining! Let's see how long I can pull this off. I've got the next size up in not-maternity and probably a pair or two of pants in two-sizes-up plus plenty of winter maternity. It's summer that will be problematic.
The telling of the family members went well. My sister found out the night before my mom due to our goofy sisters-marrying-cousins family. She was really excited -- she hasn't been in town for any of my pregnancies, so she's looking forward to watching me become enormous. My mom, the only one I was worried about, was really surprised and reacted pretty much positively. I think my dad was just surprised. Dan's family is really excited and has warned my 8 week old niece that she should enjoy the next seven months in the spotlight. Hopefully the future 10-months-separated cousins will be good buddies.
I feel great in the morning, tired in the afternoon, and queasy/bloated all evening, especially after eating more than an average portion of dinner. Christmas dinners are not my friend. I've been able to survive without napping some afternoons, especially if I'm out doing something active, but it's rare to have a day where I don't curl up somewhere at some point. I've fallen asleep with the boys more than once. I gave myself 10 days off of work but I'm trying to get work done in the evenings again and we'll see if I can pull it off. For this week, I can get more done during the day while Dan's home. I'll have to re-evaluate what I can realistically get done once the school schedule resumes on Monday. At least I'll be able to work while Leo's at preschool and I feel good in the morning. With the boys' pregnancies, I felt worse earlier on, but it was getting better by now. I'm not sure what to expect this time. I appear to have escaped vomitting again, at least.
Sorry if I confused anyone with my post-dated entries. I realized afterwards that I explained myself in the first one, but that came up last on the page. It feels weird to just click 'publish now' now. I probably won't openly talk about the pregnancy on Twitter or Facebook until we hear the heartbeat, hopefully on MLK Jr Day when I have my first official appointment at 10 1/2 weeks.