Meagan Musing: September 2008

Meagan Musing


Baby Update

I had my OB appointment today and everything is just great with baby and me. The heartbeat was 152 and it was 160 at 12 weeks. I have no idea if that points to a boy or a girl according to the old wives' tale - anyone know?

I also made our BIG ultrasound appointment today! We go in on October 22 and hopefully, hopefully get to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. I'm so ready to know! As soon as we know I can start buying stuff! I've really been holding out on the baby gear and it's driving me nuts. It's all just so cute and I'm ready to get rolling.

I'm also really ready to feel this baby move. I'm not really sure what I'm waiting on though so that makes it kind of tricky. The books say flutters or popcorn popping, but that seems rather vague. Surely I'll know what it is when I feel it.

So really I just need to work on being patient...which seems to be so much easier said than done.



Did you know South Carolina is more humid than Dallas?

Last week Brian and I headed to South Carolina for our friends' wedding. We went a day early so that we could spend some time in Charleston as neither of us had ever been and we needed to fly into that airport anyway.

It is a beautiful, extremely old and humid city.

We had an excellent dinner at 82 Queen Thursday night and then Friday morning we were up at 7AM to have breakfast with our friend Kelli before she went to work in downtown Charleston. Does that tell you how much I love Kelli? I got up at 7AM while on vacation. It was a first for both of us.

We headed out to Myrtle Beach that afternoon and stopped for another great meal on the way. They seafood was just so good! We each had a cup of crab, tomato and jalapeno soup and, really, I could have had two bowls and called it a meal except for the fact that my heart was trying to claw its way out of my chest. Oh, the joys of heartburn. But the soup was totally worth it.

We spent the weekend catching up with some old friends and meeting new ones. The ceremony was on the lawn right by the water.

Matt was an excellent groomsman. He's had lots of practice this summer, and I think he's got the seating the guests job down pat now.

There was a great band, but I have to say, it's really hard to dance without a glass of wine or two. Brian was disappointed, but I thought I was a trooper. I danced twice and we stayed until 11PM - six hours of wedding celebration!

When we got home I saw a few pictures of myself from the weekend. I immediately went out and bought maternity pants. Wow - it was time.

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Are you ready for some Football?

It's time for Fantasy Football again! I'm playing in the same league I played in last year - The Chuck Norris Experience. I have a lot to live up to since I came in 2nd place last time. I'm also playing in Brian's brother's league. I'm the only girl playing with a bunch of guys I don't know, and I'm really hoping I beat them all. Girl power!

Brian and I settled in to watch the NFL season opener last night and it was so exciting. Football season brings about new beginnings: kids go back to school, there are new styles in my favorite stores, and it's perfectly reasonable to sit and watch TV all weekend long again.

Matt and Kelsey are coming over to watch the Cowboys' game on Sunday. I'll be wearing my Tony Romo jersey and we might do a little grilling beforehand since I have 24 turkey dogs in my fridge. I also have real hot dogs for the guys, so I think we'll be eating hot dogs for the next 10 days anyway. I will admit it'll be a little sad to go through an entire football season without a single beer, but our baby is totally worth it so I won't complain (much!).

Hope all your favorite teams win this weekend as long as they're not playing the Cowboys!