Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We have had a pretty crazy '08. After 3 surgeries, countless injections and more tears and heartache than I could have been prepared for we feel so blessed to be expecting our little one. A year ago I never would have imagined what this year would bring but honestly I now can't imagine not going through it all. I think this process has taught me patience, perseverance, and hope and I think I will be a better mother because of it. We are looking forward to an exciting '09! Hopefully we will see some changes for the better taking place in the economy and of course we will becoming parents.
We are looking forward to a pretty low key New Year's Eve. We're heading over to some friend's house and then heading up to the cabin with the Vann family for a few days. Next Tuesday we have our big ultrasound where we will confirm the sex and get the baby's measurements. I'm really excited to be able to see him moving around again. I'm starting to feel him more consistently now. I love feeling him kick and move around and I'm anxious for J to be able to feel him too! I'll post more pics later but here is the belly pic from today at 19 weeks. The little guys is now about 6 in. long and weighs about 9 oz. Mango's are one of my favorite fruits, too bad they really aren't in season because my mouth is watering looking at that one!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Other than the freezing temps around here this week (we are waking up to temps in the teens which is very unusual for us), we have nothing very eventful going on. We are just getting ready for the holidays and trying to stay warm.
We watched my friend's daughter Nevaeh on Sat evening which is always fun. She is such a sweet little girl and is starting to crawl. She was born on May 30th so she and our baby will be exactly 1 year apart. Here's a pic of Jimmy and Nevaeh checking out the 1st snow of the year.
Last but not least, the fruit of the week which is no such thing this week. It's actually an onion. Onion's are pretty much my least favorite food. Yuck, although my little guy is an onion I won't hold it against him. Hopefully he won't make me cry like onions do!
Um, no...I actually don't!!!! This baby is obviously the most important thing in my husband's and my life right now and probably will continue to be so until the day I die. If you had been through what I went through to create this little guy you might understand but if I am offending you for keeping a blog about my pregnancy then by all means, don't read it. And, certainly don't take the time out of your busy day to comment about it.
Whoever you are please take your negative comments elsewhere...enough said.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We had a good weekend hanging out with friends and relaxing at home. This weekend I think it's time to get started on the X Mas shopping. I have done none so far (I feel like scrooge this year) so I'd better get the ball rolling.
I had my first comments from strangers this week on my popping stomach. A stewardess on a plane last week told me she thought she saw it kick! I had to laugh since I've hardly felt him kick yet but at least she knew I was pregnant and not just fat. Also at the dry cleaners today the woman behind the counter asked me if I was expecting. I proudly said "YES!" It's fun to walk around with a pregnant belly. It makes me feel special like I have the importance of a whole human growing inside me. People look at you differently.
I am feeling great, pretty normal, just bigger. Tonight when I was sitting I think I might have felt him for the first time. I felt a little tap tap, 2 times. I don't think it was gas and it was in the spot where his little foot could be. I can't wait to feel more!
This week the baby is as big as an avocado. He is almost 5 inches long and can now hear us! I told Jimmy to watch his mouth now that his son can pick up his voice! He is also now growing eyelashes, eyebrows, hair and toenails.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I took J to Babies R Us for the 1st time on Sat. which was a fun experience. He was having a hard time keeping everything straight (apparently bassinet, boppy, swing, glider, stroller, Ergo, etc. all start to sound the same after a while). It was fun though and now I am looking forward to registering in a few months. Nothing else very exciting going on around here. I am off to San Fran tomorrow morning for my work X Mas party and then we have a pretty quiet weekend ahead of us.
I'll leave you with another belly pic taken today at 15 weeks. I'm starting to look more pregnant by the day!