Friday, February 20, 2015


Seriously, guys. Feeling all this baby's little flutters is the weirdest thing, but at the same time it's not. It feels like I've always or never imagined it. In a word: indescribable.

I feel him (assuming it's a him) shift around just about daily, besides today where I felt him during every school period. I'm really hoping that all this moving is going to tire him out so when he's here, he'll just sleep and not want to run all around always. But I doubt that's even close to how it works. It's fine, I'll just be happy to have him.

There is one thing that I'm not the biggest fan of, though. Lately, I've been SO HUNGRY ALWAYS. This has never been a part of my life. Some days, when I was by myself at home all day, I would just forget to eat. Either that, or I would just snack most of the day till dinner. Not anymore. I could seriously eat like 5 or 9 meals a day, it feels like.

Snacks just don't cut it most of the time and I'm getting tired of going to grab something after school before I beast-out on somebody because I'm starving. I'd be happy eating fruits and veggies if they were an entire meal, but that just circles back to snacks. I want a full meal: side dishes, entree, drink, the full deal.  Here's the catch, though. I am a terrible cook and I'm hungry NOW. NOT WHEN FOOD HAS BEEN COOKED. Now. As in immediately.

Okay, I had a snack and it's better... but now I just need like 7 more snacks and we can talk. Thinking about it makes it worse. My current every second feeling:

That's all. Just thought you'd like an update.
Love, Miss Ellen

Monday, February 9, 2015

In a Heart Beat...

We had our 16 week appointment today! Good news: we heard the heart beat! 155 - regular! We'll have another appointment with a specialist in a week or so to see all the organs and find out the gender! Wee!

And I'm starting to look nice and round and wearing real maternity clothes. It's all exciting!

Just thought I'd post an update. This weekend we got to spend a little time with Sean's sister Rhiannon (and might again tonight if she can get on a dumb airplane)   and it was great! It's always nice to see some of Sean's family.

And this next weekend is Valentine's! Sean and I are going to a super fun ball and it's gonna be awesome! I'm just really lucky.
Miss Ellen

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sinking in

In all honesty, it's still pretty strange to think that in a few short months, I'll be a mom. I almost cried a little while watching the Mother's Day episode of Raising Hope with the realization of it.

But I'm actually super excited although this all seems like a dream still. Even with the bump getting bigger and occasionally having little flutters (maybe?), it's so unreal.

I think it might be because I've been dreaming about this since I was so little that it doesn't seem like it's happening. Crazy.

Anyway, everything is going well. I'm feeling better about wearing fitted shirts and I'm eating way more than I was a few months ago (for example, I just ate 4 string cheeses, a small bag of sunchips, and 2 airheads as an after school snack). So it's all good news.