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Pregnancy really has been rather uneventful for me so far. No sickness or fatigue (or any other weird stuff). Thank you, Jesus! I feel so…

Pregnancy really has been rather uneventful for me so far. No sickness or fatigue (or any other weird stuff). Thank you, Jesus!

I feel so good. Keeping up with running seems to be helping a lot. I still hate doing it but always feel great afterwards. I've started going late in the evenings to avoid the crazy heat, but I'm pretty sure I sound like a water buffalo breathing no matter when I do it. 🙂 Last night it rained on me the whole time, and it was great!

We're starting to get excited. Up to this point it hasn't felt "real". People told me I would cry when I had my first ultrasound. Are you kidding me? Cry out of disappointment maybe. I couldn't see anything! And even when they printed off the picture I couldn't make out a shape of any kind. Ha! But now that I look a little more than bloated, it's finally starting to sink in. And we find out very soon if I'm growing a boy or a girl. Of course we have no clue, but every time I picture the baby I see a boy. Weird!

Now that I'm starting to get a belly, I'm receiving fun little tidbits of unsolicited advice. "Honey, you really shouldn't wear those tall shoes while you're pregnant." "Don't you dare paint the baby's room. The fumes are toxic." Toxic fumes? Do people not clean their houses for 9 months?! "Wait until that baby is born. You will finally experience true love." Okay, I know what they're trying to say, but that's just sad. Sad! "Lunch meat carries bacteria. Don't eat it." Well, I'll just pray extra hard over my turkey sandwich before I eat it in a minute. And oh the looks from other women when I'm carrying a Starbucks cup. Whatever, ladies! I think it's more important for the baby's well being that I don't kill Anderson.

I'm so thankful for my Mom. She's been really helpful for us. I was almost in tears about trying to clean out closets to make room for baby stuff, (if you saw my closets you'd cry too) and she just came over and did it. I sat on the floor and told her where to put things. Pathetic, I know. But I'm pretty sure she knew I was teetering on the edge of a breakdown, and she just jumped in and did what needed to be done. She's going to be such a good Grandma!

The old wives tales are really cracking me up too! I eat A LOT of spicy food; so naturally, I'm also eating a lot of Tums lately. But anytime I mention heartburn, someone knows why I have it.

"Your baby is going to have lots of hair."
"You're having a boy".
"Your baby is going to have red hair."

I had to stop that last lady right in her tracks and ask her if she's ever seen my husband. If we have a redheaded baby I'll have a little explaining to do. I do think the first one might be right though. I'm pretty sure this kid is going to have an afro. I've seen Anderson's baby pictures!

I think God's trying to teach me to be kind and graceful when responding to all the pregnancy experts out there. So far I haven't snapped at anyone or told them just how ridiculous I think they are. 🙂

Anderson says I haven't had any mood swings…yet.

28 comments

  1. You are so cute with that little tiny bump! Is that a braid in your hair?! I love it.

  2. Awww~ you look adorable! There will be even MORE unsolicited advice as time progresses! I remember being told mayonnaise would be the end of me! HA! I'm so happy for you~ you guys are going to be amazing parents!

  3. Awwww! I love your bump! You need an "I love my bump" t-shirt…hahahaha! I love you so much, you're both going to be phenomenal parents. After all, you've had great examples!

    And yes, your mother is awesome! 😉

    Congrats on your bump!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. HAHA – I SO agree with the not killing Anderson being important…I didn't give up coffee with either one and Rob was thankful for that! In Germany, my Dr told me "no caffeine but you can have no more than 2 LITERS of beer a day"…seriously, 2 liters??? of beer??? Needless to say, I stuck with the coffee 🙂 Glad you are doing well!

  5. Cute! I know this is going to sound crazy..But as soon as I took the test with Corbin I knew he was a boy. Any dreams, any thoughts, any clothes or bedding I looked at all boy…and yep he is def a boy!! So maybe you arent as crazy as you think. 🙂 And you think the unsolicted advise is bad wait until COMPLETE strangers start touching your belly…LOL! Congrats again!

  6. That is the funniest post! I love it! Cute picture of your baby bump, too! So excited for you guys!!

  7. I looked at this picture and said…. "NO WAY"!!!!!!!! I thought everything you said was sooo funny. Keep the stories coming.

  8. You are so funny! Thanks for the laugh tonight. We are so happy for you and Anderson and you look adorable! Babies are wonderful and you will be a great mom, just follow your instincts and you will be fine through the pregnancy and afterwards!

  9. You are so adorable! I smiled REALLY big when I saw your picture! I can't wait to see when your bump gets bigger and when you find out the sex. So happy for you! Your documentary is cracking me up!

  10. I LOVE running in the rain, too! 🙂 I adore this post. And good for you not buying in to all those silly bits of advice. I'll refrain from telling you how UNFAIR it is that you are skinnier pregnant than I'll ever be unpregnant. Oops…I guess I said it! 🙂 Seriously though, you're gorgeous!!!

  11. omg, you will totally get unsolicited advice. good for you for having a great pregnancy so far! that would be awesome if you have a boy, too! then all of the boys can play soccer together, lol!

  12. Yes, you will get tons of advice. I too got the comment at the Starbucks counter "You do know this has caffeine in it, right?" Me: "Oh yes, I am allowed one a day" I felt it was the only way to get by. However, I think my little one can't keep still now as a result. Oh well, the caffeine got me through the day – I just tried not to drink too many. Great picture.

  13. Lyndsay,
    Just enjoy each moment. Being pregnant was so much fun. Your little bump looks adorable. I am so happy for you and Anderson. Love ya

  14. oh good!! =D I agree with you, having children might bring a different meaning to your life, but I definitely think people should feel happy and fulfilled before they have children — children should enhance an already happy life =D P.S. Cute baby bump!! P.P.S. I drank my starbucks while pregnant too =D No worries!!!

  15. Awww congrats Lyndsay! You little belly is so cute 🙂 I lve reading about your preggo adventures – peed my pants a little about the turkey sandwich havig bacteria 😀
    xo Sarah

  16. hahah oops! Sorry I think I said something to you about seeing the world differently once the baby is here =D It's just such an amazing experience I always get so giddy when someone is having their first baby =D hahah on a side note, you think you're getting a lot of unwanted advice NOW, just wait til the baby is BORN LOL!

  17. katie! no!!! i know what you mean, and you didn’t say anything in a condescending way…at all. i just think it’s awful when people act like your life is meaningless until you have children. and you DID NOT come across that way. 🙂

  18. your bump is so cute! we thought for sure we were having a boy too, but found out today we were SO wrong. And yes, we get lots of advice too, most of it goes ignored! You know what's best for you and the baby. My doctor said coffee is fine, and as long as I keep it down and take my prenatals I can eat what I normally did. Although I do miss oysters and sushi (= I think the "rules" change every year. My mom was told the total opposite of what everyone says now. Congratulations t

  19. Oh my goodness! You were already adorable not pregnant, but you are going to be a gorgeous preggo! Wow! I bet you are going to look like my last maternity client looking like you swallowed a basketball at 9 months pregnant. too cute! Congrats again! Btw, I just KNEW I was having a girl with our first baby. So, I was right, but with the twins, I dreamed I was having ONE GIRL. hahahaha! Instead TWO BOYS. 🙂

  20. I guess maybe we should say – you cannot even begin to prepare yourself for the amount of love you are about to feel. People can tell you all about how much you will love that baby, but there is no way you can even imagine it! Good luck. You look gorgeous!
    P.S. Sart self defense classes now! Soon complete strangers will think they have a God given right to come up and touch all over your belly!

  21. you are such a doll preggers!! glad to hear you're feeling well!
    congrats and i'm so excited for you guys! {img}826_5{/img}

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