Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Week Eleven.

"Week Eleven"? What does that even mean?

Well, let me explain...



We're having a baby! (Which is a weirdly wonderful thing to be able to say, let me tell you.)

You may have seen a post a couple of years ago in which I accurately predicted that "life doesn't always follow the nice neat path you have for it". What I also believe is that things happen when they are supposed to happen, and someone's decided that 2013 is when Baby V is ready to join our crew.

And because we had been hopeful for two years, I had sort of lost a bit of the optimism and on-pointness I began with. It was no longer top-of-mind that I could be pregnant, so a slightly puffy-feeling tummy didn't tip me off right away. I have yet to experience any of the nausea or sickness so often coupled with early pregnancy (and I am SO THANKFUL for that luck), so no clues there. Trips to the bathroom became more frequent, but I was also making an unrelated effort to drink more water, so that seemed like NBD.

What finally tipped me off was diabetes. (One thing to be thankful for, in this whole pancreatic mess?) I am running low all the time, and am hungry all the time. The relentless lows, which also have involved many middle of the night excursions, are to thank for finally igniting my brain lightbulb so that I could say, "Oh, maybe I should pee on a stick". And so I did, late at night, and promptly lost my mind for a few minutes.

After a flurry of phone calls the next morning, I had an appointment set with my OB-GYN for a few days later (this happened over MLK Jr. weekend, which means I didn't know I was pregnant when I declared that blog break, but again... happens for a reason). I had no idea how far along I was, so imagine my shock when the ultrasound tech told me that "Yep, looks like you're 10 weeks!" Exsqueeze me, what? Ten? Like, almost done with the first trimester, ten? We also were able to hear a heartbeat so strong and loud that it momentarily paused my own, and we're told that everything looks normal so far; a label for which I've never been so thankful in my entire life.

I'll be spending the next 29-ish weeks (gosh, is that IT?) frequenting doctor's offices, eating more fruits and veggies and whole grains and lean proteins and OMG can't we fit a cheeseburger in here somewhere, and clearing out the office nursery to make way for a wee one. I already miss many things, the most of which is my beloved caffienated coffee, to whom I've considered writing love letters of longing on more than one occasion. Lots of work ahead, you guys. Lots of work.

But also, a lot of happy. More happy than I can fathom right now, I think.

60 comments:

  1. How exciting! Congrats to you!!

    -Marta (White Bear Lake, MN)

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  2. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!!

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  3. So excited for you!! Woohoo.. Baby V. :-D

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  4. I am so happy for you! I loved having babies.. I had four. My baby is now 15. I hardly put my babies down and loved to nurse them and read to them. Congratulation! You puppy looks very proud! You will always be a bit of a hero to us. It was your YT video that showed us how to insert the dex. It was the only training Fred got! Easy peazy lemon squeezy!! Anyway congrats again!! Woohooo!!

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  5. Holy Mackerel! Congratulations Kim!!!

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  6. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  7. I am so happy for you, and that is going to be one lucky baby to have you for a mommy :)

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  8. That is fantastic news! Congrats!!

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  9. OH MY GOOSES!!!! So awesome!!!

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  10. I know we've never met, but when I scrolled down and saw the picture I actually said, "awwwwwww" out loud and then teared up. I am so happy to hear things are progressing so well and that you and baby are healthy. It really gives me an incredible amount of hope for when it is my turn (God willing). Take care.

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  11. Yayyayyayyayyayyay!!!!!! So super excited!!!!!!

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  12. Congratulations, sweetie! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  13. I'm so incredibly happy for you! Congrats, Kim!

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  14. Oh my God, I am so happy for you guys!!

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  15. Yay! Oh Kim! WOW! Yay! I am so happy for you. YAY! Congrats!

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  16. What a Crazy, fun surprise! I really miss the belly and the baby days. I'd do it again in a second if given the chance. Congratulations!

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  17. First of all...... OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! :D

    I am so happy for you guys! You are going to be stellar parents & Billy is going to be an AWESOME big brother! :D

    This baby is going to be SWIMMING in blue swag. :D

    And I'm such a dork that I'm crying. How goofy am I? Tell the wee one hi for me. :)

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  18. Beyond thrilled, my friend. The best #triscuitsurprise of all freaking time. :D Congratulations!!

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  19. Holy Moly! Wonderful! I'm so happy for you!!! Congrats! xo

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  20. if only there was a show called I (ALMOST) DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT or even I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT (FOR SEVERAL WEEKS IN THE BEGINNING). ah well, as least your story won't end up with baby v in the terlet! ;)

    CONGRATUFREAKINGLATIONS! :D

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  21. So happy for you - you will be amazed how "wow" it becomes.

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  22. ALL THE CONGRATULATIONS, they are EXPLODING.
    Much love to all THREE of you!!! (And Billy too, of course!! :D)

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  23. Congratulations! This is amazing news and I wish the best for you and your baby! c:

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  24. Hoorayyyyyy!!!! How exciting!!!! Congratulations!!

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  25. Fantastical & wonderful news - And I am so happy for you guys!
    Xoxo

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  26. Let me know what color blanket you'll want when you decide. Jess squealed when she told me after your chat.

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  27. Awesomeness! Pure awesomeness!

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  28. Congratulations! So happy for you. Can't wait to see you blog about your pregnancy & new mommy experiences!

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  29. CONGRATS! This is so so SO exciting!

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  30. Congratulations from New Zealand! Amazing news :) I'm so pleased for you both. Best wishes

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  31. Congratulations!!! So, so exciting and so much to look forward to!

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  32. This will be the most comments you'll ever get on a blog post I reckon. This one or the one where you announce the little life that has joined the world.
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS doesn't even come close!

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  33. Long time reader, first time commenter.
    Congratulations!!!!! So exciting! I'm almost 14 weeks so I can't wait to read about your journey.

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  34. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!

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  35. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

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  36. Congratulations....being a mother is a wonderful journey!

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  37. Congrats to you and Aaron, Kim! We are so very happy for you both! You're absolutely right: Everything happens for a reason and on the timeline it's supposed to.

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  38. I know what you mean about it happening when it's supposed to. I don't think our adventure could have happened any other way. It just . . . worked out.

    Also: eat the cheeseburgers. I became so overwhelmed with b.g. management that I kind of just ate whatever was good for my blood sugar, even if it wasn't the ideal health food. And I had the 5 guys cheeseburger-and-fries combo worked out perfectly, so I had a lot of those. Plus, IRON!

    I'm so damn happy for you. And for Billy, who looks so proud in that picture.

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  39. I am so happy for you and the spouse! Great news. Hope the next 29 weeks are as good as the first 10.

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  40. Congratulations!! Praying for a wonderful, safe, healthy pregnancy for a beautiful family! Everything does happen for a reason. I hope you will continue to share your experiences with us (even with a break every once in a while :) )

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  41. Oh ym gosh! Congratulations!!! That's awesome! I'm so happy for you!

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  42. Happy tears for you Kim! Congrats!

    Jason in Orlando

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  43. Oh wow!! This is SO GREAT! Congratulations! Can't wait to follow along on your journey!

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  44. Hi! I'm a type 1 diabetic and I read your blog frequently and 39 weeks and going in to get induced TOMORROW! I'm not going to lie, the last 39 weeks have been really really hard. Not so much the diabetes aspect, just the being pregnant itself. I only wish that you had been pregnant earlier so I could follow your story while I was going through all this stuff! Congratulations and I hope everything goes as smoothly as it has for me at least diabetes-wise.

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  45. I am so very happy for you two! You're going to be great parents.

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  46. SO completely AWESOME! I'm so happy for you. And how exciting that you find out when your first tri is almost OVER! Hah! So excited to follow your journey.

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  47. Go Team Vlasnik! :) Congrats, you guys.

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  48. *claps and jumps up and down* i am so excited for yall! such an awesome blessing!

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  49. Congratulations! How lucky to get to skip some of the stress of the early weeks! I wish you a very uneventful pregnancy.

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  50. Congratulations! I love reading your blog, and I am hoping to start on the pregnancy journey myself so I will be stalking your blog even more as you chronicle your experiences. What an awesome blessing!

    Jill Dade

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  51. Wow wow wow! That's great and I love that diabetes was kind of a good guy in this story. (How kind of diabetes to clue you in!)

    Congratulations!

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  52. Congrats Kim! Very exciting! All the best to you, your husband, and the little one on the way! Laura K

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  53. My very belated congratulations. Super news indeed. Best wishes all the way from Oz!

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  54. I have been struggling with the fact that it is different in getting pregnant with type 1 diabetes. I just wanted to say I just saw your article in the diabetic living magazine and came to your blog just barely. Thank you for this blog and personally this article it gives me hope :)

    Anelise Judd

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  55. Yay!!! Another August baby to add to the DOC!!! First Magpie, then Little Ring, and now your little bundle!!! Super congrats!!!

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