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Friday, October 27, 2006
My kid is currently a little bigger than a grape.

My muffin top is currently threatening to pop my pants button.

It doesn't add up.

Damn it... how can I blame this current state of chubbiness on my poor child? 'Cause you know it's definitely not because I ate, like, a half pound of pasta last night. Nope, not at all.

Updated to add: Damn, am I craving buffalo wings right now. I neeeeeeeeed them. Pregnancy cravings, anyone?

I'm back!
Oh, sweet vacation... why can't you last forever?? Yep, I'm back home. And back at work. Blech.

I haven't taken the pictures off my camera yet, but I'll try to post some soon! We had such a wonderful time. I can't tell you how great it was to spend nine whole days with my husband. We really enjoyed each others' company so much and had such a good time reconnecting with each other. It's easy to get so wrapped up in work and all the things you HAVE to do on a daily basis, so this vacation was just amazing.

The best part? The FOOD. If you have ever been on a cruise, you know what I am talking about! We ate non-stop. Gawd, it was awesome. Food makes me very happy.

(It may also be making me just a little fatter.) But I choose to blame the ever-growing "belly bean" for my tight pants. I can get away with that, right?

Speaking of the bean, everything seems to be going just fine. Save for a few days when I was a little green around the gills, I haven't been having much morning sickness. I feel a little tired, but that's it! I have another doctor's appointment on Monday. The time is just flying by... as of tomorrow I'm ten weeks along!

In other news, I've gotta apologize for not keeping up with everyone's blogs. I promise I'll read and comment when I get a chance!

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Just picture me on the deck...
... drinking a virgin daiquiri. Yep, I'm off to my vacation today! We're leaving for our cruise and I.CAN'T.WAIT!!

Plus, adding to my peace of mind... my sister is housesitting for us, so my furbabies will get lots of love and attention while we are gone!

I won't be back to posting until we get back, so I'll talk to you then!

Friday, October 06, 2006
Hello, baby.
We had our first ultrasound this morning, and it went great! My doctor says the baby is measuring perfectly at 6 weeks, 6 days. It's about 9mm long right now, and we even saw a tiny blinking heartbeat!

Here's a picture of my little "belly bean!"

Yeah, I know. It just looks like a little blob, but that's MY blob! :) The little lump under the baby is the yolk sac. I'm so relieved to finally see what's going on in there!

The story of how I found out is hilarious. You see, the baby was a little bit of a surprise to us. Without going into too much detail, I normally ovulate way later than most normal women. I know this because I've been charting for about a year. But this last cycle, I actually O'd about 2 weeks early. And guess what happened!

It's funny, because I just felt weird... like something was odd with my body. I was expecting my period but hadn't seen anything yet. I was sort of crampy, but in an unusual way. In fact, I was chatting with SillyHily over email one day, and I mentioned that. She, of course, ordered that I go take a damn test, already! I just laughed it off and figured my period would show up soon.

Fast forward two days, and my patience runs out. I go buy a test and pee on the stick. The following frantic email messages ensued:

TO: SillyHily From: Kelly

Holy shit. Hil. I just broke down and bought one of those first response tests. THERE WERE TWO LINES. Oh my god. I am in shock.


FROM: SillyHily TO: Kelly

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was just typing to someone else and saw your e-mail come up and only saw two words "oh shit" and was like, OH SHIT. I knew. So I clicked!
OH MY GOSH KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This totally sucks that I'm at work b/c I can't scream or say OH MY GOSH!
Is Jason at work?
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stop smiling.

That's right. My great internet buddy Hilary was the first to know! I waited until that night to tell Jason in person. I gave him four pregnancy tests (yes, I am obsessive!) wrapped in a box. And I got bibs for the dogs that said "big brother" and "big sister" on them. He was shocked, to say the least.

Today's ultrasound has me really excited now... it just seems... REAL! To think that our little baby's heart is blinking away right now just puts a grin on my face!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Tragedy hitting close to home
First, I want to thank everyone for their congratulations and well-wishes! You guys are the greatest! We're very excited, although it is still very early and there's always the slim chance that something could go wrong. Apparently I'm in my 6th week and I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. Next week I will get an ultrasound, which I can't wait for! I'll have details about tomorrow's appointment as soon as I can!

I thought this post would be filled with happy baby news and details, but I have more sober thoughts on my mind right now. I'm sure you all heard about the shooting at the Amish school house in Pennsylvania. That school happens to be just an hour from my television station, and I was sent there yesterday when we heard the news on the police scanner. We were one of the first TV crews to arrive.

I am so very sad about this horrific event. So far, five little girls have died. Two of them were sisters, ages 7 and 8. Five other girls are clinging to life. Such a senseless, horrible act against a very peaceful and non-violent people. I was there all day yesterday and filed a number of reports live from the scene. If you'd like to watch them, go to this website:

That's the link to my biography... at the bottom of the page you'll see a list of my recent reports. The first three listed are from yesterday. I don't even know how much sense I made, because I did those reports within minutes of arriving on the scene, but I think it conveys just how crazy the whole situation is.

Please, keep these little girls and their families in your thoughts. As for me, I am having a hard time not thinking about them.