Friday, December 21, 2007

Precious Feet

Above is an enlarged photo of the "Precious Feet" lapel pin. These little feet represent the exact size and shape of baby's feet just ten weeks after conception. While they are known as an international "pro-life" symbol, they are also special to me this week as we are hitting week ten tomorrow! It is amazing to me to read about what develops each week. It is so fascinating and kind of overwhelming to think that a little life is being formed inside my womb.

I know its been quite a while since I have posted an update! Life around the holidays is always busy! I have not really suffered much and for the most part I feel pretty good! The worst pregnancy symptom I get to deal with so far is exhaustion, leaving me little motivation or energy to blog. I have found myself going to bed frequently around nine, which kinda drives me crazy. But I'd rather be tired than sick & tired. I am so thankful that I haven't been throwing up everyday! I know I am one of the lucky few to be feeling okay. There are few things that do make me queasy, a lot of foods I have no desire to eat. But so far, so good!

I found a great doctor in Laguna Hills, who delivers at Saddleback Memorial Hospital which is a very nice hospital and very close to our home. I was thrilled when I met my doctor, and I knew right away he was the one I wanted to deliver our baby. My first appointment went well, and he said so far everything looks good. I go back on January 7th, where hopefully we will get to hear the heart beat! I was really worried about possible pregnancy complications due to my weight, but the doctor didn't seem to be too concerned. He said right now the biggest draw back is we may have to wait a few extra weeks before he will be to hear the heartbeat. But he assured me that I am in good health and that he has many women who are in my same situation get through a healthy pregnancy without complication, and at this point there is nothing to worry about!

I realized I never posted an update as to my parents reaction, but yes the cat is out of the bag and you don't have to keep it a secret anymore. For the most part I would say they were pretty happy with the news! My mother was not thrilled about the possibility of being called "grandma", because she thinks she is too young to be a grandma. She's not! She just looks to young, that's all! She immediately suggested that we need to find a younger sounding alternative name to call her... so she will probably be going by Nana. I was hoping to have my camera ready when I gave out the onesies, but the battery died just prior. It was very late at night and it was just before Chanel's adoption party so no one got it right away. They all thought it had to do with welcoming a new family member but they had a hard time processing words like "Grandma", "Grandpa", and "Uncle". It was pretty funny, but I was surprised it took them all a few minutes to get it.

My next update will most likely take place after the new year (after my next doctors visit). We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Telling the Parents...

We were able to get in to see a doctor on Friday, and he confirmed it! We are expecting. I am feeling such a huge rush of all different emotions. We are excited, but I've never been more nervous in my life, especially about telling the parents! We have decided to break the news to them in one week from today. We are going to be in Atascadero for Chanel's adoption party. I wanted to come up with a creative way to tell them, so I went to target today to buy some onesies. I also went to a craft store and bought some puff paint. I just spent half the afternoon painting them to say: "I <3 My Grandma", "Grandpa <3's Me", "Uncle's Monkey", and "Auntie Spoils Me". I also bought a little long sleeved t-shirt for Chanel that says "Auntie in Training". We are going to wrap them up and have them all open them at the same time on Saturday morning. I will try to have my camera ready to catch the reaction! Until then it's still hush-hush on the big news!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Surprise!

This morning I woke up feeling a bit of nausea, and then I realized I was almost two weeks late. I had also seemed to be unusually emotional the past few days, crying over the most stupid things. But I had taken the test once already, about a week ago because I was late and it came up negative. So to ease my mind I decided to take the other test in the package, and much to my surprise it was positive! Before that I thought I may be cursed with the stomach flu on Thanksgiving... WOW! I don't even know what to think. I am happy and excited because I can't wait to be a mommy, but at the same time I am so incredibly scared and nervous about what is to come. This was not exactly planned or expected right now and we have quite a bit to plan for. Thank God pregnancies take nine months, it will give us time to prepare! I'm sure I won't be saying that in nine months when I am about to pop, but for now it sounds good. Please keep us in your prayers as we embark on this journey, that this will be a healthy pregnancy. We also need to find a good OBGYN! I thought this would be the perfect occasion for a first blog... so until next time.