Thursday, March 31, 2016

Out to Pasture

Hi, DH here!  In Julia's tradition of a Friday (OK, Thursday) picture post, I am posting some hot manly man images to accompany my post today.  I have to admit I've been working out a bit lately, late at night, in my man shed.  I love doing pushups, and can now do more than 50, which isn't bad for being 51!

Sometimes it seems like vanity, but on the other hand, I want to stay in shape.  Julia is 20 years younger than me, so getting old isn't an option.  Working out helps me feel young, in addition to looking young. 

But since we've gotten pregnant, there hasn't been very much of this:

Or this:

To some extent, I know it's me.  I told Julia that I feel like I've been put out to pasture, like a STUD, meaning no sex anymore.  Somehow, in the conversation, I made a goat sound instead of whinnying like a horse.  Now she refers to me as the old goat in the pasture ;)

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Yesterday, we saw her Dr. and we heard the heartbeat!  140 beats per minute, pumping away.  She's been worrying that there's no baby in there, so that was quite a relief.  Next visit we'll get the "official" ultrasound.

So I will keep working out, and trying to tempt her with my goat-like prowess, although my balance is horrible and I hate the taste of aluminum cans.  Having a love-life while pregnant is a beautiful, but different experience, heh.  And I'm still working on my next "big" blog post, although I'd better hurry up and get it out there, before it's too late: Should I spank my wife when she's pregnant?

Happy Thursday Friday!  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Life in the first Trimester

Hello blogland,

and thank you very much for all the well wishes! We both truly appreciate them! We haven't told a lot of people in real life yet, but are starting too. I am now at 11 weeks, nausea, which happened mid-afternoon and then moved toward evening has disappeared and last night I actually slept most of the night. (BIG Accomplishment)
We have finally told our children, who reacted exactly as I thought they would - the older, almost eleven year old almost started crying she was so excited to have a baby to take care of, and the eight year old congratulated us, and has been touching my tummy every time she sees me. So sweet!

We have also told DH's parents finally, who I think responded better than I had expected. So since that is off our minds now, and I am almost at 12 weeks, we are starting to relax a little.

Big sigh of relief, lol.

No spankings though. Not much sex either.  :) If DH would ever catch me awake, we might have a chance, but I have been so tired, and then up in the middle of the night not being able to go back to sleep. But the biggest difference to me this pregnancy so far is, that I am not worried about DH and I. I am not worried he feels like I put him aside. We know each other better, he is more confident in my love for him, and I in his. It is really lovely, I have to admit.

And yesterday marked my first day without a nap! wohoo. So hopefully that will mean a more active second trimester. Here's to hoping!

Have I missed anything here in blogland while I was sleeping?