157, 6.8, 10.20.2012

12 Apr

Numbers make things feel more real.

157 heart beats per minute.

6.8 cm in length.

Due date: 10/20/2012!

John and I are overjoyed to share that we’re expecting our first kiddo this October!  And annainmedschool is about to get a bit more interesting, or at least a little more chaotic, so any and all advice on parenting/balancing careers/managing how to not break your child in the first year of life is welcome here!  (Seriously, please!)

I won’t bore you with all the details at once, so just the bare bones for now:

I’m about 13 weeks along and have been struggling (often failing) to keep things secret.  At this point, I feel comfortable disclosing our good news because (and this is not to sound morbid) I figure that any potential bad news in the future would shake me in such a manner than I would want/have to reveal it anyway.  Right now, the fetus is healthy, I’m healthy, and John is tolerating us like a champ!

I’ve heard enough horror stories about the first trimester to know that I have no business complaining.  However, I will say that the last three months have been both hilarious and fascinating in retrospect, and I’m looking forward to jotting down some of my favorite stories from them!

Finally, a few pictures of us trying to appreciate the process…

The night we found out we were pregnant:

10 weeks (the size of a baby carrot) & 12 weeks (the size of a lime):

(I elected to cut off my head in this last picture because it was taken at 4am [surgery…], and you really don’t need to see my face at that hour.  But, we had bought the lime, so we just thought, “Whatever, let’s just do this is scrubs, then make a breakfast mojito shake or something.”)


16 Responses to “157, 6.8, 10.20.2012”

  1. Erica April 13, 2012 at 12:00 am #


  2. lifeattwentysix April 13, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    The baby carrot picture is cracking me up. Also, your dress in that picture is so, so lovely.

    • annaojesus April 13, 2012 at 4:13 am #

      Aw, thanks love! It was right before my Dad’s wedding–why I look somewhat presentable 🙂

  3. ericrosoff April 13, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    yay! not sure which of us had more trouble with the secret keeping!?

    • annaojesus April 13, 2012 at 6:03 am #

      ha! me, definitely me 🙂 you only slipped the once!

  4. ahyesplans April 13, 2012 at 7:57 am #


    • annaojesus April 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      Thank you so much! We’re ecstatic!!

  5. Todd April 13, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Congratulations! What fantastic news!

    • annaojesus April 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      Todd, thank you! I will have to pester you and your wife for advice!

  6. Alaina April 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys and I know you’ll be great parents. You guys will have to come visit C’ville- I have so many friends with babies that I’m sure by then I’ll have a Pack N Play that stays in the guest room. Can’t wait to meet baby Jesus!

    • annaojesus April 14, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      Alaina! We miss you!!! How are you doing? Congratulations on the position in Charlottesville–I’m so so happy you’ll be there, but I’m also terribly embarrassed that I never made it to NC :/ My apologies! Thank you for the sweet note!

  7. phenomenemily April 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Oh my god, Anna, that’s fantastic!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • annaojesus April 14, 2012 at 6:49 am #

      Hi Emily! Thank you so much! We’re excited! How have you been???

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