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…
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!