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13 Weeks

I'm at Harold's for the weekend- He's being amazing. I think we're going to find a way to slide into domestic partnership pretty well. Laundry, dishes, meals, cleaning, etc. We're (and by we, I mean me) looking around the house for ways to make it more "family" friendly and less like a bachelor pad. I have a large list of things I want so it's Harold's job to convince me of whats most important. The folding chairs for dining have to go, however. Not to diss his skills, he's done a pretty good job with this house. Just needs a little women's touch. We're enjoying some hardcore chill time, since soon we won't have too much time to just sit and be bored...


12 Weeks 1 Day

I have decided I want a girl. I saw a "Deluxe Walk-in Kitchen" and wanted to play house IMMEDIATELY! I also would love to see Harold with a little girl. I don't think it would be hard for her to get him wrapped around her little finger. Only 8 more weeks until we can find out! Harold went to a wedding this weekend, and will be in Georgia all week. I miss him! I'm getting excited to move in.

Sara Wagner came to visit this weekend and we had so much fun. It's always good to see a friendly face! She also has been through this whole pregnancy thing 4 times!

I've gained weight, and at this point just feel fat and not pregnant.


10 Weeks 6 Days

Looking for jobs again. I dislike looking for jobs, especially when I love the one I have so much. However, I am moving in September. To Harker Heights, Texas. Never heard of it? Weird, probably because it's not near Austin. But it's all good, because I'm living with Harold and thats the best case scenario. It just didn't financially work out for Harold to sell his house and move closer to Austin, so this is really our only option. There is a backyard. I like that. Even though Texas grass sucks. Either way I'm getting excited and this makes everything so real. I'M HAVING A BABY!!! Craziness.


10 Weeks 3 Days

I just got a pregnancy journal... it's a perfection. It's the most wonderful thing I've ever purchased. I actually felt a wave of calmness come over me after going through it all and putting sticky notes on all the really important pages. It has lists for EVERYTHING! I really had hoped to be prepared before even starting to try for a baby, but this makes me feel better and feel as though I will get everything done in time.

I also got a blanket... White with big orange polka dots... SO excited. It's kinda a peachy color though, hopefully it's a girl =).

I've started packing up some of my stuff. I'm not entirely sure where I'm moving yet, I just know that I'm moving. Scary. I have too much junk-

I found out that I can't get any pre-natal coverage from Harold. This means a whole nother year of school... BOO! The new year will be filled with a full load of classes, a full-time job, and a NEWBORN! Am I crazy?


10 Weeks 1 Day

Hello All! Even in these last few weeks of my first trimester, I still find myself as tired as ever. It seems like every time I wake up from a quality nap I have at least 3 missed calls from all of you who care and are simply curious about how I'm doing. So, hopefully this helps and saves me from the guilt I am constantly feeling that I have a "million" people to call back.

I am officially 10 weeks yesterday. I went to my first appointment all alone, which was scary but so incredible. I felt a lot of mixed emotions, because on one hand it is so incredible and amazing, but on the other hand it's scary and sad that I'm so unprepared for everything. It feels like I've been waiting for this moment forever, but when I actually got it I wanted to take it back because it wasn't my "perfect" dream scenario. No married, no money, so far from family and friends... However, all in all, I came out of the appointment incredibly excited and in love with the baby. My due date is January 3rd, so it looks like no snowy Minnesota Christmas for Joanna. Harold has promised to stay home with me for Christmas so at least I won't be alone =). The doctor said the baby was perfect size, and I got a picture and everything! (Still need to scan it) It really doesn't do the baby justice though. I got a pretty good look! Arms, legs, head, and heartbeat! The baby kept moving and the doctor said "We've got a little show-off!"

I had a little nausea off and on this weekend, which I really haven't had up until this point. No vomiting, however, so I'm happy. But other than that I'm feeling good! I love you all!