August 28, 2007

my bump. my bump my bump my bump.

my little baby bump! That's right, I said baby bump.

The Carlisles are very proud to announce we're having our first baby! Due date is Feb. 9, 2008. I was going to preface this post with one of those "tune in tomorrow for a big announcement", but I figured that would be too easy. I have been holding out on your for 17 whole weeks, but I could do so no longer.

Here's a photo of me at 15 weeks:

See it? It's there..and bigger now at 17 weeks. I'm still wearing my regular jeans, but we'll see how long that lasts. Now my recent crafting/sewing binge probably makes more sense. Since we found out I've gone into major nesting mode - MAJOR nesting mode. Like I basically gave Forest a list of things that need to be done around the house before the baby comes because I know they won't happen afterward.

So far I've been feeling pretty good besides some intense exhaustion during my first trimester and crazy cravings for Maruchan Cup of Noodles and Ramen. I hear MSG is really good for developing fetuses....

We have an ultra-sound appt. in a few weeks to (hopefully) find out whether we have a little Mr. or Miss on our hands. Forest and I have a non-monetary bet going. Can you guess what I think it is? Read "think" as "want".

In other news, I shot a beautiful wedding on Saturday and pretty much spent the rest of the weekend recovering. I didn't think being pregnant would really affect shooting that much, but after 9 hours on my feet with my 20 lb camera in my hands and barely any food I was spent. The photos that I've seen came out great and I look forward to showing them to you later this week.

Yay for babies!

16 comments:

faithsalutes said...

The baby better love me. And I predict it will have a vagina.

Vallen said...

Is tha Faith thinking or wanting. I better get busy on few pairs of those cute little booties I promised you - gender neutral colors of course. Congratulations. I better go congratulate Grandma.valentina

Vallen said...

Sorry for the weird errors. I'm writing with the laptop on my tummy.

nice-etc said...

HOORAY!! that's wonderful news!
February is a good month for a bday! something fun to look forward to after the holidays and to perk up the winter!

Nicole | Making it Lovely said...

Congratulations!

Kristy said...

How sweet! Congratulations xxx

melkorka said...

Congratulations!

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

Congratulations!

big hair betty said...

I second the 'Yay for babies' and also second the cravings for cup o' noodles. They've gotten me through many a yucky days. Can't wait to see all your nesting projects!

Sarah Barlow said...

Congratulations Raya!! How exciting!! Love the little baby bump!:)

Chris & Tammie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sooo excited for you and Forest. :) :) :) :)

kristafaye said...

You are going to be a very cute pregnant lady! Congrats!

Krista said...

Congrats! So weird about Top Ramen and Cup O'Noodles... I did that too while I was pregnant. And for a little while afterwards. :)

cor said...

I can't WAIT to be an Auntie! maybe I will just move in and you can have a full time governess (governess?) can't decide what's cuter...tiny baseball caps or baby size bikinis. You're such a cute little mama!

Christa said...

I'm with Faith in betting on a vajayjay for the little Carslile.
I'm so excited for you guys!

margaret smyth said...

Congrats Raya only just catching up on my bookmarked blogs. How exciting!