Friday, October 9, 2009

Aliens attack

Ahem. Is this thing on?

So, guess what? I'm having a baby. True story--the action is supposed to take place in April.

I know there is nothing miraculous about getting knocked up; 17-year-olds do it every day without even trying. Still, I am a little bit amazed that Mr. A. and I could create a new person with just stuff we had lying around the house, as it were. (Does that sound smug? I hope not.)

I'm at 14 weeks now, which means the first trimester is over. I didn't get morning sickness, thank jebus. The evil thing about morning sickness is that you can't really call in sick for it. I strongly believe that anytime there is puking, the puker should get to immediately call DAY OVER. She should go home and hide under the covers and, if she can hold her head up, she should spend the rest of the day watching the BBC Pride and Prejudice on DVD.

She should not have to try to hide her puking from her coworkers and then bravely go back to typing at her computer or meeting with her boss or whatever. I hereby salute all the women who have done this. You are awesome, but I am glad I was not amongst you.

Symptom-wise, I have been pretty tired (to the point of narcolepsy, in the beginning), but that's gotten better lately. There is also the constant peeing, but you probably don't want to hear about that. And the gas. Wait, where are you going? Don't you want to hear about the magic of creation?

I had my first ultrasound on Monday, which was pretty rad: scientific proof that there is really somebody in there. I got two pictures, one where the baby appears to be boxing, and the other in which it's sucking its thumb. The ultrasound ended up lasting for well over an hour because the baby was bouncing all over the place, and refused to bounce into a certain position they wanted. Mr. A. said: Not even born, and already won't sit still for pictures.

The technician who did the ultrasound said, "That sure is one cute baby."

Am I crazy, or could it be that she was flattering me? For one thing, I think we all know in our hearts that every single ultrasound picture that has ever been taken looks pretty much exactly the same. I mean, sure, babies at 14 weeks do kind of look like cute babies--surprisingly so.

But they also kind of look like they might be planning an attack on Sigourney Weaver's spaceship. You know what I'm sayin'?

16 comments:

Lass said...

!!!!!!!!!! Your pic came up on my Facebook page this morning and I thought, "I wonder what's up with that library lady?" And now I know!

I am so thrilled for you and the Mister. A thumb-sucking baby boxer who might or might not be an alien! WOOOOOT!

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Congratulations! And personally, I spent much of my pregnancy identifying with Ripley, especially in the 3rd trimester when I could stare at my belly in the mirror and watch the occasional recognizable body part attempting to burst out. Freaky. But in a good way. A very good way.

Brandy said...

Congratulations!

Is this ultrasound yours?

We're due in late February, so I'm only about 6 weeks ahead of you, and goodness do I know what you're talking about, the whole weirdness of making a whole person from scratch.

Good luck, and congrats! It's exciting, and a bit terrifying. :)

Jen Robinson said...
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Jen Robinson said...

Dude no way!
I saw you in the meeting on Tuesday and thought to myself "My she's looking very Rosemary's Baby with the short hair but hot Vidal Sassoon glowy Rosemary when she first gets her hair cut, not weird devil baby w/ locket towards the end Rosemary" and I had NO IDEA you were with child. I'm going to go ahead and call myself psychic for that one. I'm also going to say "with child" more often.

Maven said...

Congratulations!

Jennie said...

Hooray!!! Congrats! Me too, though due in June. This is so exciting! *doing a little happydance*

Librarian Girl said...

Remember a coupla weeks ago?!!!!! When I heard that you were pregnant and our emails were full of overuse of exclamation points?!!!!!! I am totally doing it again!!!!! Because still!!!!!! Awesome news!!!!!!

cadiz12 said...

congratulations!

Barb said...

Came here via Librarian girl ~ had to check it out cause my daughter is also due in April. Congrats!

Adelnye said...

Congratulations!!

Make!Do! said...

First thing I thought - no lie - was lucky baby! Lucky, lucky baby to have you and Mr. Awesome as their parents. Very exciting and thusly, I am excited for you. Can't wait to hear much much more.

jadeejf said...

I don't remember now how I stumbled across your blog, but congratulations!

arajane said...

Oh geez, where have I been? Congratulations!

myra-lee said...

Yaaay! Congratulations to you and Monsieur Le Awesome!!! That's superfantastic. I think we're around the same age, so you must be relieved that you won't be subjected to any more high-pressure spiels re: all the things that can go wrong when a woman is careless enough to wait until she's WELL INTO HER THIRTIES to reproduce.

myra-lee said...

I just want to apologize for my prior asshole-ish comment. I didn't mean to be an asshole. I was just going down my own self-absorbed road, thinking about how I too would like to be with alien but seem to have chosen a life that absolutely precludes kids forevermore, and about how people will not lay off with the advice/fear-mongering. But I didn't mean to crap on your happiness! So lame of me. Sorry.