I haven't had the energy to post much of anything lately! Even though I'm out of the first trimester now, I still feel tired all the time and like all my energy is drained by work. It seems I've finally turned a corner on nausea over the weekend and was able to eat well on my birthday. Good thing, since Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays! We had our 15 week appointment today, and Penguin is going strong, with a heartbeat about 140 bpm. Next appointment is December 26, and for our Christmas present, we get the gender reveal if Penguin wants to cooperate!
The other big thing has been the wedding. We had the public wedding on November 17. It was rainy, but it held off to a drizzle for the ceremony, good thing since it was an outdoor ceremony! Sister Bear (my friend Katie suggested that the kids need blog names, and suggested Brother Bear and Sister Bear. Brother Bear is older, and there is a Baby Bear in the books, so, sold!) hadn't been too keen on the idea of an outdoor wedding, but I didn't really know how to tell her it couldn't be in the church because Mommy and Daddy are Catholic and divorced.
Oh, yeah, and we meet with the head priest at the church on Friday about getting both of our marriages annulled so we can get married as far as the Church is concerned. Mine should actually be easy, since The Ex and I could not have children without means that the Church deems unacceptable. We'll see about Bear's.
Oh, and I forgot to tell y'all how telling The Ex went. It actually went well! He said that he was happy for me, and it didn't actually seem like "let me just say something nice to get her off the phone," because then we ended up chatting for an hour more. This from the person that said he didn't want any more contact with me after we got engaged. Whatever, I'll take it and go with the flow. I'm just relieved that it wasn't painful.