Tuesday, July 21, 2009

14 weeks.




Lima Bean @ 14 weeks and 4 days.  Got two views this time around, a profile picture and a picture when lima looked at us.  Our bean decided to bunch the cord between his/her legs preventing us to see if he/she is a "cheeseburger" or a "hotdog."  At first we sweetly thought that baby was looking @ us and waving on the second picture, the more I stare at it, the more I think he/she is flipping us off laughing at us, reminding us he/she runs this, & when he/she is ready he/she will show us her "cheeseburger" or his "hotdog."  If ever...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Name a pregnancy symptom..

You name it -- chances are I'm experiencing it...

ultimate exhaustion -- check.
frequent urination -- check.
constipation -- check.
sciatic pain -- check.
carpel tunnel in my wrists -- check.
nausea/vomiting -- check & check.
heartburn -- check.
headaches -- check.
dizziness -- check.

Am I miserable?  No.  Quite the opposite actually.
Would I do it again?  Without a doubt.

On another note, it's Comic Con season again....

place to stay per my Aunties -- check.
sharpies -- check.
business cards -- check.
freebie promotional items -- check.
booth time -- check.
spending limit lecture -- check.
crisp clean captain america shirt -- check.
nervous husband -- check.
pep talk -- check.

Ken's all geared up ready to charm the shit out of some scantily dressed anime women and men dressed in tights and capes.  It's going to be an amazing time.  My lack of energy and aversion to smells of vinegar and feet, is keeping me from going this year.  I am however, sending my wonderful mother-in-law in my place, to do the beaming with pride and shedding of the proud tears.  Ken will again be at the SLG booth this year Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 10 am to 11 am.   This year he'll not only be promoting Tales to Suffice & getting you hyped up on the upcoming issues, but he'll also be co-promoting another project he was a part of called, Strange Eggs Jump the Shark.  

I am incredibly proud of Ken, as my husband, as an artist & writer, & most importantly the father of our lima bean.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Digging Deep.

After a day of vomiting landed me in the ER and completely wiping any ounce of energy I had on reserve, I lay in bed on the second day and tearfully asked my husband where I was going to get the energy to do this for 6 more months...

In search of the right thing to say, Ken convinces himself that I am pregnant with a superhero & that the reason why I feel so drained is that our superhero needs ALL of the energy.  Ken is able to sleep better at night.

I call the bestest for some rational advice...except she's convinced that I am pregnant with a half vampire/half human, referencing Renesmee, from Breaking Dawn.

Superhero or 1/2 vampire, girl or boy, it's sucking me completely dry.  Ideally this was not how pregnancy was supposed to be like.  In my head there were no ER visits, no constant headaches, or extreme feeling of weakness so much I could faint at any minute.  I didn't envision myself lying on my bathroom floor after vomiting the 46th time or that the distance from the bed to the bathroom suddenly felt like 46 miles.  Pregnancy in my head was maybe a couple weeks of nausea followed by beauty & fun...13 weeks in I'm digging deep to find the beauty in pregnancy & praying & hoping that fun will soon ensue.