Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sicky Mc-Sickster

Like my title? That has been my name for the past 2 weeks. I finally realized today I just need to go with it and get better. I have been trying to go to work all week but have only lasted a few hours at a time. Basically I started with a cold that led to coughing which led to me not being able to breath leading to the ER and an upper respiratory infection then onto my Dr. appointment yesterday which concluded I now have something worse than bronchitis but not quite pneumonia.

Being pregnant while sick really does extend it I think. I'm so thankful my mom was visiting this week from Indiana. She has been a great help and it has been nice having mommy around while I feel sick. :) Of course Dhrumil is a great help too, but no one is quite like your mom...

ANYWAYS hopefully I will be feeling better soon and get back to focusing on the baby growing in me and on doing all the fun stuff we have planned for the next few weeks. Before I got sick I was finally feel energy again and it was wonderful!! Also tomorrow we find out if the baby is a boy or girl and so I'M SO excited about that. :) We might go register if I feel up to it on Sunday.

Next post... boy or girl!?! Any guesses? :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Newport RI - mini Babymoon

Since "babymoons" are all the rage right now I thought that's what I'd entitle the small trips we take before Baby Shah. About a month ago Dhrumil called me up in a small panic "we only have 6 months left so I've been buying tickets all day long." That made me happy and since we don't have enough vacation time to take a nice week long trip before the babe arrives, small weekend trips and events will suffice. It will be an adjustment when the baby is here to not be able to go anywhere at a drop of a hat, but I must say I have some wonderful examples from my friends who are quite mobile with their little ones.

So first on the list was Newport, RI. I have been wanting to go to Newport for a while since I love beauty and history... this town definitely has both. We stayed at a B&B and had quite the quirky woman as a host. :) One of the rooms in the house was filled with carrots... no joke. Fake of course but in every way you could imagine... ornaments, wall hangings, magnets, sculptures and so on. We were the youngest at the B&B by 50 years, but we had wonderful conversations with the other guests at breakfast. I was thankful to have a boost of energy that weekend and we were able to see a lot. The best part was walking hand in hand with my husband and just enjoying each other's company.
I have to say I still can't believe I have such a wonderful man in my life... still hard to grasp I found my other half. I still have those days where I'm like... wow I'm married... I'm old enough to have this life. And then BOOM wait I'm having a baby? Even though I wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and even though we discussed the possibility of children for a while it's still so hard for me to grasp the reality that there is a baby growing inside of me. I feel like I have a new identity... future mom. I'm still me and yet I'm not. Working through all of these thoughts and feelings has been a little hard, but I'm so excited to see our baby and go on this new adventure with Dhrumil.