Friday, May 29, 2009

First Baby Dream

Well this was quite the dream. So far this pregnancy I have been calling our little bean a she or her, no idea why that is just what comes out without even thinking about it and when I picture our baby I picture a girl. Either why I would love either sex. Well the other night I dreamt that I was laying in the hospital bed after labor and delivery and everything is over. I am laying there, the roomed is filled with my family and Joel is nowhere to be found as we haven't got a hold of him yet, he was at work. So apparently I delivered the baby myself and am now surrounded by 15 people, whom are my family but my husband hasn't even seen HIM yet. Yes it was a boy, a beautiful baby boy with very little light colored hair and blue eyes and he was I am going to say close to 15 pounds as my uncle who was holding him set him on the floor and he started crawling to his grandma.

So many weird things in this story,
1st- light colored hair? I will be so shocked, as I was born with a full head of dark hair as was DH, in fact I had to have my first haircut when I was 3 months old thats how much hair I had.
2nd- Blue eyes? My eyes are green and Joel's are the darkest brown, of course we can get a blue eyed baby, I know how genetics works but I just find it funny
3rd- 15 lbs, are you kidding me, I would die and he can crawl right after coming out of me, Crazy!!
4th- Where the heck was Joel, there is no way he wouldn't be able to make it from work he works 30 mins away.

** So on to my dream the next night, I dreamed we had a beautiful dark haired baby girl who was a perfect size and swaddled in a pink blanket.

My mind is really playing tricks on me

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

9 weeks

It is hard to believe we are already 9 weeks. It is so exciting, even more exciting because our baby actually now looks like a baby. I cannot believe the changes our little one has gone through. It really is the most miraculous thing on earth, what a blessing from God, so much so that I need to thank him for this blessing several times a day. We are just so unbelievably greatful.

This week I am so tired, thankfully I am no longer working at the moment, because I have spent the last four days going from the couch to the kitchen to the computer. I am so tired, but I couldn't be more happy as jelly bean is going through a big growth spurt the last 2 weeks. I am also very bloated now, I can't even hid it anymore but my pants still seem to fit, which I am thankful for.

Our Baby at 9 Weeks

-Baby is beginning to move, but you won't be able to feel anything for some time.
-Baby is growing nipples and hair follicles (although there's still a chance you'll be giving birth to a baldy!) * There is a very slim chance of this as I had my first hair cute at 3 months old.

-His pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and anus are all in place, ready to poop and pee a dozen times a day when he's born.
-Your baby's head is half the size of his body and his little chin is tucked into his chest. His tiny tail is beginning to shrink away, giving Junior a more human and less amphibious look.
-Until now, all pre-babies look the same "down there." This week, however, your baby will begin to develop either male or female genitalia. In layman terms, your baby is beginning to develop her hoo-ha or his wee-wee. While you won't be able to find out the gender of your baby for several more weeks, the version you'll give birth to is being developed right now.
-At this stage, your developing fetus is 1-inch in length, about the size of a martini olive (you remember martinis, don't you?) and weighs a mere 2 grams—a little less than a penny.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

8 Weeks

Well I haven't updated in quite some time, it has been pretty hectic here the last few weeks. It is hard to believe we are 8 weeks already, the last month just flew right by. Let's hope this month does the same because I cannot wait to get out of 1st tri.

I am feeling great, The nauseousness I had stopped around week 6 so now the only symptom I have is major fatigue and getting up to pee through the night. Also I get so dehydrated during the night that I need to bring water to bed with me.

We still haven't told Joel's parents but will be doing so on May 30th. He wanted to tell them in person and this is the first time we will see them. I am a little nervous as to what their reaction will be as well as what his sister and her husbands reaction will be as apparently they are suppose to have kids next. I just pray they will at least be happy to his face.

I have no bloat pictures yet as I am not really showing much of anything that you would be able to see, I am a little bloated but it is hidden by shirts and pants, yes my pants still fit. This is crazy to me as at 5 weeks I went out and bought a maternity skirt, capri's and jeans as I was so bloated then but now I am not. Oh well I will get my use out of them soon enough.

Jelly Bean is right now the size of Eva Longoria's Engagement ring, pretty funny comparison. It blows my mind how much he/she has grown in the last month. It is so exciting.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Baby Presents

This baby is so loved already. Yesterday I went shopping with my mom and she bought little jelly bean a blanket, face clothes and a few books.

Also alma1107(BFPB) sent us the most adorable things, they are so cute and we love them.

Here is Finley guarding the baby stuff, right before he took off with the face clothes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Morning Sickness has hit!!

Well I was kind of hoping I would skip this altogether but I am not so lucky. I flew home on Saturday and felt horrible the whole way. One flight was 3.5 hours and the second was 1.5 hours and man was I sick. I didn't throw up but I felt like it the whole time. I called Joel crying after the first flight because I didn't even want to get onto it. M/S is bad enough when you are in an open environment but when you are hot and dizzy and feel like at any moment you are going to lose it is horrible when there are 100 other people within inches and feet of you. The plane could have seriously crashed and I would probably not have noticed. I have never been so relieved to be home and off of a plane in my life before. Joel and Finley were super excited to see me, especially Finley. As soon as he saw me coming to the car he was going crazy jumping everywhere, he then smothered me in kisses, such a cutie!!

We skipped church yesterday as I knew there was no way I would be able to sit through 2 hours, afterwards we went to mom and dad's for lunch. I was feeling great up until the afternoon when m/s hit again so we went home and I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening on the couch. So so far no vomiting just an strong feeling of nauseau and like I will be sick.

So far Jelly Bean hates:

all food, especially fast food and sweets
my beloved pizza, oh how I miss you
and water!!

Jelly Bean likes:

Corn pops, I have eaten a box since Saturday night
What a healthy baby I have!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Well I haven't updated in a few days. I have been on vacay with my mom shopping, and relaxing. It has been a great time. I have done quite a bit of shopping, a bit too much actually but I do need new clothes as my bloat is starting to really come on and make my pants uncomfortable. Today is our last day here and tomorrow we will be flying home, 6 hours, arghhh. I told my mom I wish there was a faster way to flying and she burst out laughing but on the way up here I was really feeling awful and being on a plane makes it so much worse.

Joel is getting pretty lonely, well I think he has been since day one. He hasn't even slept in the bed the whole time I have been gone. He said it is too weird sleeping in there without me, so he has been camping out on the couch. Only one more day and I will be home to my own bed, and my two boys. I can't wait.

As far a little jellybean goes, things are going really well. I am getting tired, and if I don't have a nap in the afternoon, I usually fall asleep before 9:30. Also I am beginning to feel a bit nauseous in the evenings or if there are strong smells. This was pretty evident last night when I got in a cab and the cabby was well, let's just say not smelling the freshest. I had to put the window all the way down and pretty much stick my head out of it. Thankfully it was only a 10 minute ride. Let's hope this doesn't progress into full blown m/s.