Some cool, autumn-like weather has finally arrived and it is making me SO excited for fall! It’s my favorite season and I think I’m extra excited for it this year because I spent the entirety of Fall 2010 hovering over a bucket with pregnancy-induced dry heaves. Here’s what will be different about this year:
Instead of walking from my couch to the bathroom, C and I will be going for walks around campus.
Instead of making runs to OBGYN appointments, I’ll be running a 5k.
Instead of logging into my email to discover that I’m forced to quit my grad assistantship, I’ll be logging many miles on the treadmill at the gym.
Instead of dreaming how awesome my baby would be in order to make my misery worthwhile, I’ll be spending this fall hanging out with my amazing little boy.
Instead of lounging in pajama pants, I’ll be rocking some jeans and hoodies this fall (my fav!).
Instead of laying around watching tv all day long, we’ll be getting out and watching the leaves change colors on all the gorgeous trees around here.
The list could go on… I’m super pumped for football season and I’m also hoping to find somewhere to have a bonfire this fall!
In the months since I found out that I was expecting, several of my friends have also announced their pregnancies. I can’t even begin to say how excited I am for each of them! We live out of state, so I usually find out via email and inevitably end up letting out a squeal of delight when they tell me their news. I’ve pondered my excitement and decided that it stems from two places.
One, I now know the excitement (and shock!) that comes with a pregnancy – especially a first pregnancy! I’m excited for what they have to look forward to, the way their lives will also be changing. I’m thrilled to be able to share in their joy.
Two, I’m excited that I’m not the only one of my friends going through the crazy, confusing world of pregnancy and expecting your first child! Most of my friends are between the 23-25 range. Besides one other person, I was the first of my friends to start having kids. Now I’m glad to know that the hubster and I are not alone. It makes me feel a little less old and…matronly?
Anyway, congratulations to my beautiful, pregnant friends! I am beyond excited for you
Tomorrow morning we have the anatomy ultrasound and will be finding out the gender of our baby! I am so excited and filled with anticipation that I even had trouble sleeping last night. I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep tonight either. Even more than wanting to know what we’re having, I am hoping that everything will be okay with the baby’s anatomy. Five fingers and toes on each hand and foot please!