Week 13 started with an emergency trip to Gap Maternity for some jeans. I may or may not have wanted to cry at work due to the tightness of my pants even with the belly band (PS skip the belly band, I wore it like 4 times and went straight into maternity pants- no looking back now).
I also finally told work today!! It helps that I work at a place that is so accepting (well, except for that one guy in another department who apparently likes to tell folks not to have kids due to overpopulation- surprise, I haven't rushed to tell him the news yet).
Overall, they are truly happy for me, and while I won't be taking a full year- they reminded me that they do have to legally keep my job open for an entire year if I so choose it (just to clarify, that'd be an unpaid leave of absence).
Also, THANK YOU for all the awesome love and congrats when I announced the news on this little old blog. Little Jaws is loved.
Speaking of Little Jaws, it's a perfect peach (I switched over to the Bump because I didn't want to have to refer to my kid as a medium sized shrimp).
As for me, my energy is completely back- whoo hooo. And I think I am actually starting to enjoy this little adventure. I even started looking up baby gear- which I had stopped from week 5 to 11 due to the first trimester blues.
I also started to get my first bits of unsolicited advice. Wow, those were uncomfortable. Basically, I have no desire to figure out my birth plan at the moment- or to read a library of books on having a baby the natural way. I also have not decided on what sort of child care option we are going to use, but I do know that not working is NOT an option for us.
Knocking on wood, this baby will come out at some point, and I have 27 more weeks to figure out how that is going to happen, and another 5.5 months after that to cement down child care. Some may call it denial, but whateve.
The first of many parental decisions that works for me- keeping myself in the dark as long as possible.
And with lack of a better bump watch picture, here we are an an awesome wedding in Seattle: