Monday, July 30, 2007

Tales of a pregnant klutz!

I have been told several times now by several different people that being pregnant makes you forgetful and clumsy.  I have always been forgetful, so I can't really say whether I am more so or not.  I can say with absolute certainty that I am definitely more clumsy!  The most embarassing thing happened to me yesterday!  I was grocery shopping at Walmart.  I had finished shopping and was loading all my groceries onto the conveyer at the checkout.  The very last thing I took out of the cart was a nice large container of blueberries.  Well, the blueberries didn't make it onto the conveyer.  I dumped them all over the floor!  I was completely mortified!  Of all things I could have dropped it had to be the thing that can roll forever.  There were blueberries everywhere!  I had to tell several people to be careful so they wouldn't smash them all.  A nice worker came over and swept them up for me while I ran back and grabbed another container.  I kept apologizing to her and she was very nice about the whole thing.  I just hope things like this don't become normal.  This could be a long 8 months!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Girl Name Decided

Amelia Elizabeth Winnell Byrd for a girl. No name for a boy. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Growing a Baby is Hard Work!

I'm just about 7 weeks along now. Physically I am feeling great, not a bit of nausea. I have been exceptionally tired this past week though. This morning Darren got up before me. I am usually up and out of bed right away without a problem. This morning was rough though. I just couldn't seem to get going. I told Darren I was just going to call in sick. He didn't like that idea. He actually told me I need to save my sick days for when I'm pregnant! What? Hello! I already am pregnant! He can't seem to understand that. He thinks I will only be pregnant when I'm like 7 months along and huge! Its a bit annoying. Darren seems to think I have no reason to be tired. He thinks I spent the whole weekend doing nothing. Well, it was Harry Potter weekend, so I did spend a big portion reading, but I also did the dishes, washed and folded 4 loads of laundry, vaccuumed the house, and went grocery shopping. I think I accomplished a lot. I also exercised for 45 minutes both Saturday and Sunday. That, on top of the fact that I'm pregnant, is a lot of work. I am tired. I just want a little sympathy once in a while. Ok, enough bitching. I'm over it now.

In other news, I think we may have settled on baby names. We have tentatively agreed. Anything can change, so I think I'm going to keep names to myself until we know for sure what we are having. The only sticking point I can see now is that Darren insists our child have 2 middle names. I think its a completely ridiculous notion, but I can see that I will most likely cave first. Darren is waaay too stubborn to budge on anything. :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Feeling great!

Well, I guess I am now about 5 1/2 weeks into my pregnancy. Its still very early, but I'm feeling great! I had two days last week where I felt slightly nauseous, but I haven't felt that since. I''m hopeful that morning sickness won't start at all. That would be really nice. My mom had 4 kids and says she didn't feel sick for any of them. My doctor says thats a good sign that I may not either. Of course, morning sickness might be a good thing as it would prevent me from overeating. I haven't had a problem eating anything thus far. My doctor says I need 1800 calories a day, so I'm trying to be really careful. I've been trying to eat a variety of foods and get all my fruits and vegetables. I have also been exercising every day. If I can keep this up I should be ok. I have the potential to gain a massive amount of weight if I don't pay close attention. 25-35 pounds is the range I'm supposed to gain. I'm shooting for 30 maximum. I think that will be easy enough to lose again later.

We received a nice present of baby books from Jami and Priscilla the other day. Thank you! I have to say though, I don't really think we need a book of 50,001 baby names. Can you imagine how hard picking a name will be now? Darren already had horrible names picked out. This book is going to make it so much worse! He has already said we should just close our eyes and point to one. Very scary!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

doing my part

Since I knocked Kelli up I figured it would be a good gesture to attend the first baby meeting at the doctor. Me being me, I brought my MP3 player, regional jet course book and of course my trusty cell phone to update this page. Sitting here, there is way too much estrogen. I can feel the evul beams coming from all of the other women as the men that knocked them up arent here. The approximate due date is March 13....8 days before my birthday. Sucks to be the kid, my birthday is always going to overshadow theirs. the next visit is August 30th......I will be in Jacksonville then.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

So Far So Good....

I am not crazy. My clothes are definitely tighter already. This is going to be a long nine months. Darren doesn't seem to believe a word I say. Nice. Oh well, I have been feeling pretty good lately. All those early symptoms have disappeared. What I should say is I have been feeling pretty good up to right about now. This evening I have started feeling nauseous. Its not bad. I don't feel like I have to throw up, I just feel sick. If it stays like this I should be able to handle it. Hopefully it doesn't get much worse. I guess we'll see. My first doctor appointment is on Thursday morning. I don't know if Darren is going to make it, but I sure would like him to come to at least a couple of them. My supervisor at work has a pregnant wife and he goes to all her appointments. I know Darren is busy, but I really hope he can fit me in his schedule. :)

Isn't it funny that Darren is talking about a new car when he still has over a year left on his current lease? Only Darren is that crazy. Notice how all the cars seem to be very inefficient and have bad gas mileage. He will have to get approval from the bank of Kelli before his next vehicle purchase. If he wants one of those options he better find a high paying job!

Early going

A week into this...I am fine. Kelli is having body issues. She is already complaining about clothes not fitting and her bra not fitting. I dunno if it's the pregnancy or body/mind playing tricks on her.

The whole name thing. I brought up Michaela....Kelli didn't care for it. Peggy (mother in law) likes it. I am still no on Logan.

I have to turn in my car in 13 months. I am not sure what I will get next. Should I get a family car? Or macho car? I like the Dodge Magnum, Scion XB (new model), Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Nissan Altima coupe. listed in order below.





Thursday, July 5, 2007

Early pregnancy symptoms

Well, this has been quite a shock! I've only been off birth control pills for a month. Apparently I am very fertile. :) I could tell I was pregnant for an entire week before I got a positive test. No one really believed me though. They all thought it was the side effects from stopping the pills. I could tell something was different though. I had never felt like that before. I had mild cramps, really bad breast pain, and lower back pain for an entire week. It was definitely not premenstrual symptoms. Darren was very skeptical. I took a couple of tests early and they both came back negative. I even called the doctor thinking there must be something wrong with me. The nurse I talked to didn't seem concerned though. She told me to wait until Friday and test again then come in for a blood test if it was negative. Well, I obviously couldn't wait that long. I tested Wednesday morning and was shocked to see the positive test! I had to take a second one just to be sure. Of course that one was positive too. So, I called the doctor back this morning and scheduled my first prenatal visit. I was expecting to wait a couple of weeks because thats what happened with my sister. They actually scheduled me for my first visit next Thursday. I'm told it will take 3 hours! I can't imagine what they could possibly do to me in all that time. I bet it will involve a lot of sitting around and waiting. I guess I will find out. :) Thanks to everyone for all the congratulations! This will all take some getting used to. We have 9 months to straighten out the name situation. I guess I will need a baby name book after all!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


So Kelli told me that she wanted the name Logan as a boy. I didn't care for it. Last night on the way home I tuned into XM Comedy. Right as I tuned it in a comedian started a joke about the name Logan for a baby. It went something along the lines of "Yeah Logan, like Boston Logan International Airport, when I look at my kid I want to think about crappy traffic, delays and pissed of people." That pretty much took Logan out of the mix. So that still leaves Charles Lindbergh Jamal Jesus O'Scotty Byrd for a boy…and Amelia Erheart Maria Suki Barbara Shaquanda Byrd.

It's official

We're preggo. March 2008 I guess. Avoid the rush and shop now. pregnancy_test2.jpg

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lucky shot?

Well less than a month into this Kelli thinks she might be preggo. She felt ill in the morning for a few days and is having other odd pains. She can take one of those fancy test sometime this week. Stay tuned.