Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busting out

... of my trousers! I've spent the last couple of weeks convincing myself that all the trousers I own are low-rise enough to fit under my big belly without cutting off any vital blood vessels ... but my stubborn-ness (not to mention my over-worked buttons) might not be able to hold out much longer. Here is how fat I am now:I had gained 3lbs at my OB appointment this past week (I am now heavier than I have ever been in my life, a feeling I should probably get used to...!), and my BabyCenter email for week 16 said I have a growth spurt to look forward to over the next couple of weeks. So perhaps I should begin investing in some larger clothes. *sigh*
On the plus side, I think I felt the baby move! I was sitting in class dreaming about Papa John's heavenly pizza (which, yes, I ended up ordering for lunch), and felt a little 'pop' a few inches below my belly button. It was very different from my normal hungry-grumbly feeling, and it was light enough that if I'd been walking around I don't think I would've noticed it. Since then I've felt a couple things that could be 'fluttering', which I'm told is the correct nomenclature for those first little wiggles ... I asked my wonderful OB Dave if I should actually be able to feel anything this early and he said it's possible - so I'm going with it :) I've actually felt energetic enough to go running this weekend - made it a grand total of about 1.2 miles, but that's better than the zero miles I've totaled so far since I got pregnant...!
Mark and I had a great trip last weekend to South Carolina for an interview at a residency program he's interested in ... I have some gorgeous pics of pretty South Carolina autumn to put up here, but for now the more pressing issue is my Acute & Chronic exam tomorrow, the content of which I have barely glanced over once. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pregnant bride

I realised this is probably going to be the last time in my life that I'll ever be able to fit into my wedding dress again, so I finally got some bridal portraits done! Since I loved all our wedding photos that Tiffany took, I asked her to do my bridal ones too...
We went to Gilcrease, a museum and park just outside of Tulsa, and spent a couple hours taking pictures and chuckling that I was pregnant for my bridal protraits! Here are a few of my favourites.... Thanks Tiff!