One good thing was that I'm far enough along that I get to have normal abdominal ultrasounds now. Yay! Not that the other kind was terrible, but it was a little uncomfortable. I'm really glad that the mound of goo he put on my stomach was warm! So I got to see little Nugget again. Wow, was Nug active! He (or she--he is just so much easier to type, so I go with the sort of gender-neutral 'he') barely quit moving the entire time. It was really cute, because at one point we could see both of his arms up over his head, and Brett totally sleeps with his hands behind his head sometimes, so I started laughing. I got to see feet with toes, and hands with fingers. It was so much fun! Even Dr. Whalen was surprised at how much Nugget was moving (and kicking! Not looking forward so much to THAT in a few months). We got some good pictures, and I'm really happy that everything is going so well. I've been terrified of miscarrying, especially since it took us a while to get pregnant in the first place. I know something could still happen, but it's nice to be safely out of my first trimester!
I'm also looking forward to my worst symptoms hopefully going away. Granted, I hear horror stories about women having morning sickness their entire pregnancy, but hopefully that won't be the case with me! The biggest thing is the fatigue, though. It's not easy working 12-hour shifts when I feel like I need a nap after lunch!
We had lot of fun celebrating Brett's birthday with Mom, Heather, and Chandra. They're always so much fun, and the game night Heather had was a blast. We didn't do a whole lot for his actual birthday on Saturday, since I worked all day, but I did give him his gift--a Penguin's third jersey, which he's been wanting for AGES. He was so excited. It's really cute, because when he gets all thrilled about his present, it's seriously like watching a little kid at Christmas. His entire face lights up, and he gets this huge smile. It's fabulous. I love it. So, anyway, we had some friends over for dinner on Sunday and I made a delicious Tollhouse pie....yum. Actually Brett's request, although of course I was more than happy to make my favorite dessert!