Knocked Up!


I’ve been exhausted lately (so much so that my blogging is lacking), and even blogged about it a month ago that I thought I might be coming down with something again.  The gym felt much harder, I had to lower the weights and reps (even my grip got weaker!), and exercising just hasn’t been pretty (but I kept up for the most part, even if my trips to the gym are shorter now and more wimpy).

I came back from Thailand having annoyed the crap out of Michelle because I had to pee every 5 minutes.  Add that to sore boobs (ah, fun!), it made me wonder, hmmm, maybe…

I mean, it’s no surprise that I’ve been having baby fever but couldn’t even think about it before our Palau diving trip in April.  After April?  All bets were off.

So I got home from Bangkok at 6am, kissed Karl good day as he headed off to work, then collapsed in bed.  When I woke up, I decided to check if my suspicions could be right…  So Karl came home that day to Lily wearing this shirt (and yes, it went right over his head…  *sigh*):


Yep, keeping this a secret for the last month has sucked, I’m not going to lie.  It was one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging:  not only I’ve been too tired (I mean it’s like jetlag + time difference + feels like I haven’t slept in days kind of tired, and I have insomnia now on and off, which certainly hasn’t helped), it’s also hard to blog when you have to omit exciting news, no?

Though people traditionally spill the beans after they get through the first trimester, they’re not like me, who cannot keep a secret about myself, ever.  I’ve told some people already, hinted to others, but now at 8 weeks I’m ready to officially announce:  this family of two humans + dog + cat will be adding another human in March 2013!

I don’t think telling the news sooner or later will affect the outcome of this pregnancy (and heck, if god forbid, something bad DOES happen, I will for sure be blogging about it!).  Our goal was to wait until we heard the heartbeat at the 8 week appointment.  Might as well tell folks before I get to the US then have to explain why I can’t drink the Hefeweizen I’ve been craving so bad for the last year, right?  (Sorry, Manila, San Miguel does nothing for me…)

And yesterday, we came home from our doctor’s appointment with pictures like these…


And heard that heart pumping fast at 169 beats per minute!  See that big round thing?  That’s the baby’s head.  The body?  Already sprouting some limbs.  All this and the baby only measures 1.67 centimeters today, crazy, huh?

And on other super exciting news:  yes, it’s true, by the time this post goes live, hopefully we’re on our way to the US!  Crazy to think we leave Manila at 6:30am, fly 18 hours to Detroit (making a quick stop in Tokyo on the way), have a 2 hour layover in Detroit, then fly another 2 hours to Charleston, but still make it to Charleston by 4pm!

I caught up in some of my laziness this week, so some posts will be popping up from my Thailand trip, but I’ll try to update from the US too!


Filed under Baby, Lily, Pregnancy, Travel

48 responses to “Knocked Up!

  1. mm

    Congratulations!!! Have a wonderful trip back to the US as well 🙂

  2. Ro

    Carla — what a beautiful post! Congratulations to you both. You guys are going to be great parents, and Lily, of course, will be a darling big sister. Have fun in the States, and remember to break for snacks while shopping at Target.


  4. So amazingly happy for you! Have a great R&R! First trimester is honestly the hardest. I ran (kinda) during the first tri, but was able to do so much more during the second. Just know that if you choose to run, it can be done while pregnant! Kick back and enjoy the next 8 months. You’ll feel like they drag, but when you look back, you’ll swear they flew by!

    • I was able to run a mile here and there a couple of weeks ago, then that nasty hip pain that had disappeared was back 😦 Took a couple of days off, then ended up taking a week off and choosing naps over workouts *sigh* Hoping to get back at it after R&R.

  5. WOO-HOO!! Congratulations! Safe travels and enjoy that R&R!!

  6. I am SO EXCITED for you guys!!! I agree that the first trimester was the hardest too. I wish I had pushed through with running or at least some exercise though, because by the time my energy came back, I had lost so much of my fitness that I just gave up. Regardless, enjoy the ride. I’m so excited to follow as you go through this new transition.

    • I’m really hoping to keep up w he exercising too! I know the next two weeks there’ll be nothing (let’s face it, I’m on vacation, got 9 flights in 2 weeks, a 12 hour time difference, any free time will e spent napping), but hoping to get back at it when we land back in Manila!

  7. Melissa

    Congratulations! What exciting news 🙂

  8. Congrats! So happy for you guys!

  9. Laura

    Congratulations to all of you! Such exciting news. I hope you are bringing 5 extra suitcases for all the baby stuff you are going to buy from Target.

  10. What a fun way to let your husband know, even if he didn’t quite get it. Congratulations!

  11. Dani

    Congrats Congrats!!! Isn’t hearing that first heartbeat just kind of amazing?? So happy for you guys!!! 🙂

  12. Yippee! I am so excited for you!

  13. SO EXCITING! Hilarious that Karl still didn’t get it the first time. Hahah! Parabens!

  14. jen of the pink pearls:)

    hurrah! and wishing the very best to you

  15. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  16. Alison

    Congratulations from a long time lurker. Enjoy this new journey.

  17. Is it sad that I didn’t even pick up on the having to pee every 5 minutes que? Congratulations again!!! Proud to be one of the first to know– and if you ever need a run cause you’re craving of XYZ, don’t worry Ill be there– to send Garry to the store 😉 Love, Auntie Michelle

  18. Congrats again!!! Thrilled for you guys!!!

  19. Awww, congrats!!!! So exciting!!!

  20. I love this 🙂
    Congratulations, again and again.

  21. I know I’m quite late to the punch here, but I wanted to say congrats to you and Karl!! 🙂

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