La Jolla Photos

Posted on March 10, 2007

I finally got on my husband’s computer and got the rest of the La Jolla vacation pictures. You probably forgot all about them, didn’t you? I almost did… But anyway. Here they are:

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There were tons more pictures and some were really, really good, but don’t feel like uploading them all. 🙂

Filed under: Photography , Vacations

Belly – Week 20

Posted on March 08, 2007

The baby is healthy and developing normally. There are no signs of any developmental problems or defects. The baby was moving around energetically during the entire ultrasound which lasted a little over an hour. It was so amazing to watch the baby move on the screen and feel the movements inside my body at the same time.

When I saw the baby on the screen for the first time, I started crying because it was just so beautiful and it was my baby. It was there, it was alive, and it’s all mine.

I watched as the technician pointed out the hands and feet, but I didn’t need her to show me. I knew, intuitively what everything was, because it was my baby… I just watched in awe as the little critter moved and danced about on the screen. For the first time since my wedding day, I couldn’t stop smiling and tearing up at the same time. It is just so beautiful and amazing to watch a life growing and living inside of your own body. What a blessing!

Now I think about raising this little person inside of me. I wonder who they will grow up to be and what their personality will be like. I have the responsibility to help shape their life and who they will be. What a blessing and yet what a scary, scary thought. I know I can be a good mother to my child and I can’t wait to show them all the wonderful things there are in this world to discover. I won’t keep them too sheltered like my mom did to me. And I won’t neglect them either. I just want my baby to know how much I love it and always feel like they can come to me with anything.

The ultrasound technician got several clear shots between the legs during the hour long ultrasound. We’re having a girl. I couldn’t have been more surprised! I thought from the very beginning that I was having a boy, but I guess my instincts were wrong. I actually always wanted a girl, and I think I thought it was a boy mostly because I was nervous about having a boy. I think it was my way of preparing myself “just in case”.

She’s beautiful, healthy, and I couldn’t be any happier right now. It seems like everything in the world is perfect.

Our Baby

Filed under: Belly Pics , Pregnancy

My Other Baby

Posted on March 06, 2007

In spite of all the recent excitement about my pregnancy, I haven’t forgotten my first-born puppy, Mini. She loves the new apartment and our new La Z Boy couch. She’s still adjusting, but she looks pretty comfy already…

Filed under: Our Family

Lime And The Coconut

Posted on March 05, 2007

Week 20

Baby’s Length: 6.5 in

Baby’s Weight: 10 oz.

Baby’s Size: Coconut

Halfway to the finish line!! Only 20 more weeks to go… or less. It took this long for the whole “I’m going to be a mom” idea to actually sink in and make sense. And yet I have a feeling I still won’t fully grasp it until I hold my baby in my arms for the first time.

Hopefully, Bambino will cooperate on Thursday and we will finally be able to tell whether it’s a boy or a girl. I’m so excited and anxious and I just can’t wait to find out. I actually be able to shop for baby clothes! Speaking of which, why do they have to make baby clothes so ugly? Especially for little boys? So far, I haven’t found any little boys clothes I would put on my child. Well… except baby Gap clothes, but who can afford those?

Soul Gardening made an excellent post on breastfeeding last week, while Motherhood Uncensored approached the subject of libido-less husbands in her usual humorous way. Both were interesting posts you may want to check out if you have time.

I’ve been wondering lately what form this blog will take after my baby comes. Will I have time to blog anymore? And if I do, will I be one of those mom’s that drives everyone crazy because I can’t talk about anything else but my baby? Should I prepare myself ahead of time and make this blog more child-friendly or do I want the flexibility to talk about the hard subjects like Asperger Syndrome if the mood so strikes me? I don’t know. It’s something I will have to keep thinking about for a while yet, I’m afraid… Or maybe I’ll just have to wait and see.

Filed under: Pregnancy

Magic And Birthdays

Posted on February 26, 2007

Week 19

Baby’s Length: 6 in.

Baby’s Weight: 7.5 oz.

Baby’s Size: Magic 8-Ball

I had a fun birthday party Friday night at Margaritas. I was disgusted that the waitress sang Happy Birthday after I explicitly told her not to and she lied to me and told me, “Oh we don’t do that here.” When her and 6 other waiters were done embarrassing me with the horrid song, my brother tried to egg them on and get them to sing it again and I grabbed her and told her if she sang it again that I would make sure she didn’t get a tip. I was so pissed!! The only thing worse than people singing Happy Birthday to you in a restaurant is a surprise party. I HATE surprise parties.

Saturday, which was the actual day of my birthday, I went to the mall and bought myself a really nice pair of maternity jeans and few comfy pairs of pants. Then we came home, are leftover cake from the night before, and watched TV. Very relaxing and very nice.

Some days it’s so hard to keep track of how far along I am. I had such a busy week last week, that when people asked me how far along I was yesterday, I had trouble answering them. I’m like, “Eighteen weeks… 19 weeks… something like that! I guess about 5 months along now. Wow, has it really been that long? haha”

Seriously, people weren’t kidding when they said that the time would just fly by. I guess this is how it’s going to be until I’m around 65. Then maybe time will seem to slow down again…

I find out the sex of the baby in less than 2 weeks!! Yay!! I really can’t wait. We’ve been talking about names for a couple weeks now, so it will be nice to know which ones we’re going with – boy or girl.

I’ve started having a few annoying pregnancy things like leg cramps, back pain, stomach pain, trouble sleeping, headaches, etc but nothing too serious or worth complaining about. From what I’ve heard, I’m pretty lucky and am having a fairly easy pregnancy.

I never thought I would turn into one of those people that didn’t want to hear baby/pregnancy/parenting advice. When I found out I was pregnant I thought that I would have an open mind and try to listen to what other people have to say, just to give them a chance in case they really do have some good advice. But at this point, I have trouble even bringing myself to talk to friends and family about the baby or my pregnancy.

It seems like people automatically assume they have a ticket to be really annoying and intrusive when they find out your pregnant. Even complete strangers! Is this our culture over here in America, or is it like that everywhere?

And if your pregnant or a mom, and you’re reading this, did you have this same problem when you were pregnant?? How did you deal with it?

Filed under: Birthday Wishes , Everyday Life , Pregnancy

Belly – Week 18

Posted on February 23, 2007

I don’t know why my belly looks so bumpy from the side today… It’s usually a bit smoother looking than that! Although Jaclyn says I’m the only pregnant woman she’s ever seen with abs. 😛 I have weird abs… They are always there, even when I am not doing any sit-ups or exercising.

Went to see my midwife last night. I find out the sex of the baby the second week of March!!! Yay!! I can’t wait!!

Going out to eat with my mom, brother, sis-in-law, their 3 kids, my grandmother, Jaclyn, and Elijah tonight for my birthday. Should be fun! I’ll be 21 tomorrow!!!!!! And I can’t even drink… What kind of a deal is that?

Filed under: Belly Pics

Belly Of The Month

Posted on February 22, 2007

I’m in The Maternity Gallery as the Belly Of The Month picture!! Neat, huh?!

Check it out >>

Filed under: Belly Pics

Daisy Dreams And Laundry

Posted on February 19, 2007

Week 18

Baby’s Length: 5.5 in.

Baby’s Weight: 5.5 oz.

Baby’s Size: Gerber Daisy

I find it hard to believe that it’s Week 18 all ready. Only God knows if I’m actually Week 18 or even further along than that. I still haven’t scheduled a dating ultra sound… I have an appointment on Thursday to see my midwife though. Just another routine visit. Hopefully then, I will make an appointment for the ultrasound to find out how far along I am and whether it’s a boy or a girl.

I have been really discouraged about blogging lately, so this will be short. I’m still getting my apartment in order, trying to get on some kind of sleeping schedule, and eating myself into oblivion. I will try to get another belly pic posted this week. I can’t promise anything though!

Speaking of pics, I still haven’t gotten the pics from the California trip off of my husband’s computer yet. I will try to get him to do that for me when he gets home from work today. I’m up to my ears in laundry! I’ve done about 3 loads, but still have 8 more to go. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t do laundry for 6 weeks.

I have lots more to do and don’t feel like writing, but wanted to post just in case anyone was expecting an update.

Filed under: Everyday Life , Pregnancy

Belly – Week 17

Posted on February 16, 2007

Managed to get this pictures taken real quick… Not a very good picture.

My belly doesn’t look very impressive or that much bigger than last week… But you asked for a belly pic, so here it is!

I promise next week I will post a much better belly pic.

Meanwhile, if you want to see other pregnant bellies, check out these links:

Maternity Gallery

Pregnancy Photo Calendar

Expecting Models

Pregnant bellies are so beautiful! I really love being pregnant…

Filed under: Belly Pics , Pregnancy

Poem To My Husband

Posted on February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day

This is to thank you for always being by side
For comforting and holding me when I am all confused inside.
This is for the phone calls you make every day
Just to tell me �I love you� and hear what I have to say.

Thank you for all the time you give me
I appreciate it more than you know.
Thank you for listening as I ramble on�
And looking past the drama and the show.

Thank you for telling me I’m beautiful
Even when I don’t feel that way.
You have no idea how much it means to me
All the nice and loving things you say.

Thank you for giving me this baby
That grows bigger every day.
I’m so glad that you are with me
I hope it stays this way.

This baby means so much to me
Because I know it’s half you.
Now I know a whole new love
One that is deep and so true.

Thank you for staying with me
Almost 4 years we’ve been together
I am so glad that I can share my life with you
And I want to love only you, forever.

© (2/13/2007)

Filed under: Holidays , Quotes & Poetry

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