Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Life the Past Little Bit

Well, I will first start off by saying that morning sickness (or pretty much just daily sickness) kicked my butt. I was pretty much not human for about two months. But thanks to prescriptions (Zofran saved my life) and the end of the first trimester, I finally feel human again (although I think any woman who's had a baby will agree that you never feel completely normal when pregnant).

We don't really have much to report in the Nelly household. Rich finished up the cross country season with the Gonzaga cross country team and is now looking forward to indoor track starting early next year.

We enjoyed our Halloween and got to see my parents and the Dre for Thanksgiving. Now, we're getting really excited for Christmas. We had our annual debate on when it would be appropriate to put up the Christmas tree, and this year we actually waited the longest we ever have to put it up (the Sunday after Thanksgiving).

Rich and Andrea ran the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. My mom and I tagged along for moral support.

Putting the star on the tree

Our ornaments for the year (Rich's on the left, mine on the right)

And now that I made it into the second trimester (and I've stopped throwing up everyday) I've really started to get my baby bump. Rich and I notice it most, but I swear it has exploded (not literally) the past week. I already feel huge, so I wonder how I'll feel about 20 weeks from now.

We took this about a week ago (15 weeks), but I swear I'm bigger than that now. 

I decided I'm going to take pictures every Thursday (this is the day, according to my due date, that I can say I'm starting a new week), so I'll compare my tomorrow picture with this one to see if it's just in my mind. It's still hard to not feel self-conscious when Rich comments on how big my belly has gotten. In the words of Cami (my also-pregnant sister-in-law who is due just about the same time as me), its really weird to gain weight and just embrace it with open arms!

One final observation, when you tell someone that you're pregnant, they automatically look at your stomach. That's also a little uncomfortable - not a region I generally want people staring at. Now I just can't wait for people to start touching my belly (I hope you caught the sarcasm). Apparently, I still have a lot of things to get used to about being pregnant.


  1. Haha, I'm not sure it's something you get used to, but in the end, having a little one is all worth it. And you still look way tiny! Though I have felt like I'm huge too, but people still are surprised to hear I'm pregnant, let alone 26 weeks. And yes, you get bigger. =) But, like I said, in the end it's worth it. Love you!

  2. AAAAH! Shara! You are so cute!!!! I remember feeling huge but not really being huge, especially the last month. I literally felt like I was going to pop, but I don't think I really actually looked that big. You asked how I did student teaching while pregnant...I was one of those rare people who *ahem* never threw up once... :| I don't know how I got so lucky. I felt nauseous and definitely exhausted a lot, but never had morning sickness. AAAHHH I'm so excited for you!! And glad you're over the worst. :)

  3. I taught while I was pregnant, too. I think God helps you get through what you need to when you're pregnant and have other things you need to do. =)