Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Skippy Says: A Visit From The Stork (Skippy's Pregnancy)

Be honest-- have you guys secretly been thinking I consumed a few too many desserts over the holidays? While that's undoubtedly true, it's just part of the reason I've been looking rather, um, portly lately. Here's the other and (hopefully) primary cause:


Oh yeah. You remember that biological clock I talked about? It's very happy. As am I.


Here's the thing-- keeping secrets is not exactly my forté. Ok, that's not really true. Keeping other people's secrets is actually something I'm really good at. It's my own secrets that I can never keep to myself. So you have to understand how ridiculously difficult it has been for me not to share this news with you guys. So difficult, in fact, that I went around telling a bunch of people who I knew I'd never see again, so it didn't matter if they knew because if something went wrong, I'd never have to tell them. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not. I walked into a GNC store and loudly asked the person working at the counter if fish oil was safe to take while I was pregnant, which I clearly knew it was, just so I could get the words "I'm pregnant" out of my system.

I'm 12 weeks and 5 days along today, and my baby is somewhere between the size of a large plum and a peach (I'll be a full peach when I reach 13 weeks this Thursday!). Hopefully that explains a little somethin' about this:


Ok, fine, that's bigger than even the largest plum or peach, but there's also a bunch more blood and fluid and stuff in there. Plus my uterus is moving up into my belly and expanding in size. Oh, and this was taken late at night so there's a full day's worth of food and bloat in there. Listen, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

To anyone that's reading this and trying to get pregnant themselves, I have this to say: I had no idea how difficult this process could be for so many people until I started doing a little research after Ryan and I decided to start trying ourselves. Unlike what we are taught to believe in sex ed, most of us don't get pregnant the first time we have unprotected sex. I certainly didn't. Have faith and keep trying-- it will happen. As my mama told me when I got frustrated, "you're just waiting for your baby, it will come." I can't tell you how grateful I am that it did.

63 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm so excited for you :) I love babies and to think it is the size of a plum/ peach; how cute!
    xx

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  2. Awwwww congrats!!! I'm so happy for you and Ryan! :)

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  3. Awwwww! Congratulations!
    I'm so excited for you two & happy your wait is over :]

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  4. Congratulations! This is so exciting!

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  5. Congratulations! I cannot wait to see maternity fashion and eventually infant fashion :) So happy for you!

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  6. :) You look SO cute with that little bump! And... just so everyone's clear... I'VE KNOWN FOR WEEKS!!!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so so so so so excited and happy for you! You look adorable and I had absolutely no idea! Congratulations to you and Ryan!!! YAY!

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  8. Eee, congratulations to you, Ryan, and the little peach! (I had no idea!) You will be an adorable, sassy mama. Best of luck!

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  9. Congratulations to you and Ryan! Yeah! I am so happy for the two of you! Can't wait for the awesomely chic pregnancy outfits! Read your bio-clock post: exactly what my brain is doing right now, yelling at my ovaries, all day long.

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  10. congratulations!!! thats so exciting. yay for you and your husband!

    http://tuyyo2you.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh my god!!! Congratulations to you both what exciting and wonderful news! So very happy for you :) :)

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  12. Hoooooooooooooooooray!!! I am soooooooooooo happy and excited for you...I know it's a ways away, but I'm so eager to see your sweet little one!!! Congrats <3

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Congrats, that's so exciting! You look beautiful and I did not think that you had put on any weight, but did guess when you said you had an 8 a.m. doctor's appointment yesterday. We have not started trying yet, but I have already done the research and it's terrifying that it can be so difficult for some couples. I'm sure your readers would benefit from hearing more of your story, if you're interested in posting. Enjoy this time, and I can't wait to see some of the cute "baby bump" outfits you put together!

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  14. I am so happy for you! I can't wait for a bunch of adorable maternity outfits to start showing up here!

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  15. Lol. It's true. Megan, I <3 you.

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  16. Congratulations! You are too hard on yourself - you look great!

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  17. im new to your blog, but wow, congrats... sooo lovely!! cant wait to see your fantastic journey. Get ready for the best ride of your life!! Motherhood is beyond everything you can imagine. Best wishes for a happy healthy pregnancy!
    Rachel x

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  18. Congratulations!

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  19. bestdressedinthenestJanuary 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Congrats! You look great!
    http://bestdressedinthenest.tumblr.com/

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  20. You are beautiful! Congratulations again, I am so happy for your growing family <3

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  21. Congratulations to both of you, guys! xxx

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  22. HOW EXCITING!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    BTW... you are funny. What did the GNC folks say?

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks :) They said it was just fine, as I knew they would :)

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  24. OMG!!!! Congrats!!!!! I can't wait to read more about it; I bet you and Ryan will make fabulous parents.

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  25. Congratulations, mama-to-be! You are glowing in that photo. :) When you mentioned an early doctor's appointment in the other post, I kind of wondered ... :)

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  26. HOORAY!! Congratulations!! You're going to be a wonderful mother... with the most adorably dressed baby in the continental US.

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  27. Aww!! Congratulations! How exciting! :)

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  28. How wonderfully exciting for you!!! Congrats :]

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  29. Oh my goodness huge congratulations!!!! I cannot wait to see how your lil one grows through the next months :) Yay for mama-ness!!!

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  30. Congratulations that is so exciting! Nice job keeping the secret so long ;)

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  31. How exciting!! Best of luck to you and the baby! :)

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  32. Oh my goodness! This is sooooo exciting, and I'm so happy for you! I've had lots of friends who have tried and tried to get pregnant and had to wait many months to finally get a positive result, so I'm sure it was really hard for you. Still, that just makes it that much better now that you get to carry that little one around for the next few months :) Oh, and NO you did NOT look like you ate too much dessert. You look just fine and had me completely fooled!

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  33. Awwwww yay!!! Congratulations! I love seeing other people get pregant and have babies and become moms. It's the best! =) So happy for you!

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  34. Yay Inna!! I'm SO excited for you!! I had no idea that you were pregnant (I couldn't tell at all by your previous pictures) I hope your feeling ok?! The first trimester is so tiring....hang in there!! Your going to make the best mommy!!

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  35. Oh, this is such such great news! I'm so happy for you! :) Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for the last few sentences too. :)

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  36. I remember reading about your ticking clock darling. Congratulations to you and your husband, this is a very exciting time for you both. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  37. WOW! congrats!!!

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  38. chillairandperfumeJanuary 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    I am SO excited & happy for you, darling!

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS! So that explains the extra-wide grin in the last few posts. I'm happy you were able to conceive, and my thoughts are with all those out there still trying. Hope you relish every moment of this great new adventure.

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  40. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Congratulations!!!! Oh my goodness, this is fabulous news! Just look at this end-of-day defying glow - you look fantastic. I wish you and Ryan all the very best; have fun picking out cute baby outfits :)

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  41. Congratulations!!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  42. Congratulations Inna! I'm super happy for you and I know you were talking about having a baby a few months back so I'm thrilled that you'll have a baby of your own!

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  43. congratulations lady! what a cute little peach belly :)
    xx

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  44. oh wow - congratulations lady!!! how exciting - cannot wait to see how you do maternity wear :)

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  45. Whoa, congratulations!! So happy for you :)

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  46. Congratulations Inna...what amazing news! I can't wait to hear about your progress over the next 6ish months. And just so you know, I had no clue that were pregnant. You look great - love the baby bump!

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  47. Congratulations :) Great news :) That's two style bloggers I know who are preggers :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  48. Skippy,

    I am so happy for you I just had to come to this post and say another congrats. Ahhh I am so excited for you two :)

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  49. Awwwww congrats! You are so freaking cute and this post is adorable and I'm so happy for you!

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  50. Inna!!!! Congratulations!!! You are so darn cute showing your little peach off!! :)

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  51. Oh my gosh! Inna, congratulations! This is so great! I hope your pregnancy goes smooth and trouble-free for you! (I'm spitting and knocking on the wood for you. It's a Russian thing :)
    I'm so happy for you! :)))

    xoxo Olga
    http://hotpinkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  52. Congratulations Skippy!!! You're going to have the cutest best dressed baby ever :)

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  53. Congratulations! How exciting! I can't wait to see your new outfit inspirations!

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  54. Dilshad ContractorFebruary 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Congratulations, Skippy and Ryan!

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  55. Congratulations! Cute baby bump!

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  56. Awwwwwww congrats!!!!! Such amazing and wonderful news! XO Lori

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  57. I m so happy about you!!!!!!!!!!!...

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  58. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm not sure why I haven't seen this yet but I am so happy for you! Make sure you check out my Parenting 101 post! LOL http://www.thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com/2012/01/mom-factor.html

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  59. Oh my gosh, I miss a few days and miss this announcement!??! Congratulations, I am so happy for you and Ryan! Your baby bump is adorable!

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  60. How did i miss this announcement?? MAZEL TOV! www.casualglamorous.com

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