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Yep, it's true...

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:30 am
by SCgurl
Figured I'd post this here-I kinda slid it into another thread. :wink:

So while you all were having fun in Colorado, I kept myself busy around here. Busy enough that, um, I'm due in mid-May :baby:

I'm still riding as much as I can, within reason. The air helps the nausea, but I'm letting the BF pull the bike out of the garage for me and staying out of heavy traffic.

We're already planning on a combination surfing/motorcycle themed nursery :laughing:

:party:

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:28 am
by Johnj
Gee...I wonder how that happened.


:multistars:

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:59 am
by dr_bar
Congrats on the great news... Is this the first???

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:19 am
by SCgurl
dr_bar wrote:Congrats on the great news... Is this the first???
Yup-37 years old and this is my first pregnancy. Can you say "SCARED OUTTA MY MIND!" :roll2:

But we're excited, if still shaking in our shoes. :laughing:

I figure if the baby made it this far with all the crazy crap I've done since August, we're going to be just fine.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:07 pm
by Lion_Lady
For me the worst part of being pregnant was that I didn't really know what I didn't know (about what my body would do and feel, mostly). So I couldn't even ASK what to expect.

Strangers would just volunteer their horror birth stories also. That got REAL old.

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:53 pm
by SCgurl
Lion_Lady wrote:For me the worst part of being pregnant was that I didn't really know what I didn't know (about what my body would do and feel, mostly). So I couldn't even ASK what to expect.

Strangers would just volunteer their horror birth stories also. That got REAL old.

P
I know all about not knowing right now-I had no idea I was pregnant until it dawned on me that I hadn't had a cycle in a while. I just had achy hips and back and I've been really fatigued. Didn't start getting nauseous until this week-and I think that has more to do with the vitamins in combination with radically changing my diet.

I've been driving my friends nuts with phone calls and questions. I have a legal pad ready to go with questions for my Dr. visit on Tuesday.

My biggest fear? I was 22 inches long and almost 12 pounds at birth. My brother was 24 inches long and almost 13 pounds. We both had black eyes from the delivery and broke my mom's pelvis. :shock: I don't think other people's horror stories are going to phase me.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:36 pm
by tymanthius
Congrats!!

From a guy's point of view, back when I was 20 (I started early), the series of books 'What to expect when' are great. There's 'when you are expecting', and then some about certain age groups.

Helped me understand things that she couldn't explain to me, so I didn't take nearly as much of the craziness personally.

At any rate, it's a must read for him, and I'm sure it will help you.
:)

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:15 pm
by mazer
Ahhh, motorcycles and surfing - a great combo.
Congrats and Im glad to learn that something so wonderful helps with the morning sickness.....

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:25 am
by coffee_brake
Aww, heck.....

See now if you'd have just come to CO with us...you wouldn't be in this pickle!!!

You want I should send you pickles?








:teehee:








And I am SO SO SO kidding, congrats and I just know you are going to do a great job with your man making this kid into a fine young American.

Woman I am attending a wedding (Heck I'm in it) at Folly Beach this coming weekend, for my good friend and we're all riders or rider-friendly, rolling in from Augusta for her wedding and ensueing party. Groom is on a Triumph. I'm taking the Kawasaki. We're all a real friendly, no-frills group, wanna stop by and have some punch afterwards?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:52 am
by SCgurl
coffee_brake wrote: Woman I am attending a wedding (Heck I'm in it) at Folly Beach this coming weekend, for my good friend and we're all riders or rider-friendly, rolling in from Augusta for her wedding and ensueing party. Groom is on a Triumph. I'm taking the Kawasaki. We're all a real friendly, no-frills group, wanna stop by and have some punch afterwards?
Uh-yeah! :D Call me or PM me if you need my number-I literally live on the way to Folly. I'll have BF pull out the bike for me. :mrgreen:

ETA: We just be back in the 80's and sunny next weekend if you need a weather forecast-not sure about Augusta, but we only got to 57 yesterday :shock:

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:32 am
by coffee_brake
Great, I'm tired of rain.

What we do need (and yes please PM me your phone, I think I already sent you mine), is a cheap hotel nearby. Know of any? Even a KOA with the little cabins would do.

I'm spending the day sewing my own bridesmaid dress....silver and purple.... :blink: At least I get to pick my own style.

Oh well, what we do for our friends.....

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:44 pm
by SCgurl
Jenn, sent you a PM about hotels...and silver and purple is not all that bad compared to the orange/hot pink color combo sweeping the wedding scene here (I do some lighting work for a wedding designer).

And pickles and olives have always been on my list of addictions. :lol: I seem to be gravitating towards things like apple juice and pears. :wink:

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:30 pm
by dean owens
congrats. we have two little girls and they are amazing. they take a lot of time and energy but i wouldn't trade them for anything.

this might sound stupid coming from a guy... but i wouldn't pay attention to any horror stories. my wife went all natural with both of them and was a champ. unless something goes wrong (very small percentage) your body is designed to have children. women have been doing it for thousands of years and surprisingly we're all here... safe and sound.

again, congrats. the first one is so cool. all the things you don't know. all the planning... getting ready... painting. enjoy it. on word of advice for both you and your husband(?) is that both of you should get a notebook and start a little journal. just little thoughts. cool things that happen. trust me. there are so many things you think you'll remember that will be ancient history in no time. not only will it be cool for you, but one day your kid will have a glimpse into you that they would have never had. i have started this process way later than i wish i had. so many things i've already forgotten... and they're only 1.5 and 3.5 years old. oh, and the what to expect books are good to.

have fun.

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:50 pm
by SCgurl
Thanks for all the suggestions. My doc recommended the "What to Expect" book as well, so I'll go look for it after my afternoon nap :).

I just got done at the docs. Momma and baby are perfectly fine. Baby has a great heartbeat, and loves to dance for the ultrasound. :laughing: We pulled May 24th as a due date based on dates and the size of the baby, so we weren't too far off based on the guesstimate I originally used.

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:50 pm
by coffee_brake
So good that you won't be in the last months during the SC heat....that would just be miserable. Good timing!

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:40 pm
by blues2cruise
When people start telling you their horror stories, just tell them you don't want to hear the stories.

You will have enough to think about, without worrying about the what ifs?

Enjoy the experience. The sickness will eventually go away.

Congratulations. :D

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:42 pm
by blues2cruise
coffee_brake wrote:
I'm spending the day sewing my own bridesmaid dress....silver and purple.... :blink: At least I get to pick my own style.

Oh well, what we do for our friends.....
We of course expect to see some pictures after. :P :mrgreen:

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:04 pm
by coffee_brake
blues2cruise wrote:
coffee_brake wrote:
I'm spending the day sewing my own bridesmaid dress....silver and purple.... :blink: At least I get to pick my own style.

Oh well, what we do for our friends.....
We of course expect to see some pictures after. :P :mrgreen:
Yes I think I'm the only one with a camera...oh it was awful, but the outfit is done. I hate setting zippers.

Now I'm looking forward to meeting SCGirl near her home in SC!

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:29 pm
by Wrider
Wow and I thought I was big at 9 lbs 10 ozs!
Congratulations! Sorry I didn't comment earlier just got internet back, but congratulations!

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:19 pm
by coffee_brake
Jenn(SCgirl) in Charleston and I met up for some seafood the day after the wedding. We had a lot of fun talking about bikes and babies.

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Pics of purple outfit forthcoming.....