Thursday, December 15, 2011

Speak now or forever hold your piece

Which could also be called, get out now, while you still can!

What I'm trying to say is, from this point forward, I reserve the right to blog about any portion of this pregnancy that I deem fit to share with my 16 (sigh) followers. Now, I am not necessarily a massive over-sharer, so you shouldn't be too worried, but I just wanted to put it out there in case anyone is offended by ultrasound pictures, morning (read: all-day) sickness, etc. This also means that I'll be very open if anyone wants to ask questions ... without trying to scare you off from ever having children.

Now then, onto the fun stuff! 

The basics

  • I'm currently 13 weeks, 2 days along - in non-parent terms, that relates to about 3.5 months
  • I've just started my 2nd trimester ... still waiting for the symptoms of the 1st trimester to ease up
  • I have, in fact, been sick. For eight weeks now. But I'm not losing weight and the baby is healthy!
  • We are, of course, thrilled. And yes, this was an "anticipated" pregnancy 
    • Side note: why does everyone ask, "Is Ben excited?" - of course he is. What do you expect me to say, "Oh, he's just hoping it's his..." C'mon people
    • Another side note: When did it become appropriate to ask someone if their newly announced pregnancy was planned? Personally, I think that's awkward
  • We are planning to find out the baby's gender, hopefully sometime next month
  • My due date is June 19, 2012 - the day after my sister's birthday

So YAY! Little Baby Eckerson, which I have fondly been referring to as either "Junebug" or "Bacon" will be here before we know it and I'm so excited to share the journey with you gals


  1. I'm totally anticipating those kinds of questions when we announce our pregnancy, especially due to our situation as The Man has 4 children from his previous marriage, and I have an ex-husband (but no kids) who still lives in the small town where we live.

    I hope you don't get too many more of those kinds of comments! But I do like your response to "is Ben excited?"! Gold! You should try it out on a few people and see what they say!

  2. As I already told you today, I am so excited for you!!! And I'm so excited to have a pregnancy buddy!!! I'll have the girl, you have the boy and one day they'll get married.

  3. SO EXCITING!!!!!! June 19th is my parents' anniversary :) They would have been married for 41 years on 6/19/12! What a wonderful day!

  4. Congrats!! So exciting. I have to ask - do you call the baby bacon, because you've been craving bacon? That was my thing during my first pregnancy! Bacon and anything that resembled hangover food :-)

  5. This makes me so happy! Congratulations! You, the Hubs and the tiny person stealing all your calories and energy are in our prayers! SO SO happy for you!!!

  6. I love that you have a nick-name and that the nick-name is Bacon.

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