The Fella  and I are spending the week in the Dominican Republic for a little babymoon. Wait, did I forget to mention that I’M PREGNANT? 🙂

It didn’t exactly slip my mind (between the nausea and the constant exhaustion it’s been pretty hard to forget); we wanted to wait until I was past my first trimester and all of our testing came back normal to announce it publicly. I have to say that I’m still a bit paranoid, but I’m trying to not let my previous loss color this pregnancy. My thyroid is still an issue, but so far this little one is a strong lil bugger and I’ve had zero complications this go around…knock on wood.

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Inez has been a great big sister so far, whenever I lay down on the couch (which is most of the time) she lays down with me, keeping my belly warm with her head. She’s spending the week with my parents. I miss my furry little belly warmer.

And, since good news comes in waves, The Fella also got a new job. He accepted a new position that starts next week, and as soon as he hung up the phone from accepting the position I immediately started looking up last minute vacation deals. Something tells me our days of romantic getaways are going to be pretty few and far between in the years ahead, so we best take advantage of the limited time we have left as just a couple of kidless folks. 

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Don’t worry, those are virgin.

In preparation for our week in the Greater Antilles I downloaded some prenatal exercise DVDs to my computer. All inclusive resorts are slightly less harmful when you can’t drink, but my baby bump started showing at exactly 12 weeks, and am looking a little more pregnant than I feel comfortable with right now, so now that I’m out of the more dangerous trimester I’m planning on upping my exercise routine to include more than the gentle elliptical routine I relegated myself to for the last few months. . After all, I’m going to need to keep up my strength to get this kid out of me. 

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Our first order of duty was to take a walk on the beach.

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And to say “hi” to some of our neighbors.

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Our Internet connection is somewhat fickle, but I’m going to try and post a few blog posts this capturing our adventures (mostly eating and sleeping) and misadventures (who knows what!) in Punta Cana, as well as my December resolutions.

Mamas, did you go on a babymoon?

Did you know that Pregnant women are more susceptible to sunburns?