Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Peanut Grows

I am now 14 weeks along in this journey called pregnancy. I am now wearing full fledged maternity clothes, which has been quite an ordeal. It seems that all maternity shops, and even regular clothing stores with maternity clothes, think that women who are pregnant want to wear moo-moos. And no, not all pregnant people wear an XXXXL either. I guess I'll have sacrifice a little bit of style over the next six months. I'm sure those moo-moos will come in quite handy in the eight and ninth month!

The Peanut is still going strong. I'm awaiting baby flutters which I've heard feel sort of like butterflies in your stomach. The books I've read tell me that this should happen sometime this month, can't wait!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oh, baby!

Jaime and I are so excited and blessed to be awaiting the birth of our first child. As of today, I am 13 weeks along. This week is the start of the second trimester. I was hoping that I'd be feeling a little less nauseous than the first trimester, but unfortunately the feeling has not completely gone away.

Our next ultrasound in December will reveal the sex of our "Little Peanut". Keep your fingers crossed that the baby will be in a position for us to see if it is a she or a he! Jaime keeps saying that he just knows it is going to be a girl, I'm not really sure why. My Dad has told Jaime that when my Mom was pregnant with my sister and I, he just knew we were going to be boys, needless to say we weren't. He then thought when my Mom was pregnant with my brother that we has getting another girl, and he got a boy! I guess this goes to show that you can't be quite sure until you see the ultrasound! On our first ultrasound our baby had a heartbeat of 150. Our Doctor told us that a normal heartbeat is between 120 and 180, usually a girl's heart will beat faster. Since our baby's heartbeat was smack dab in the middle of the two we really have no clue what we're getting!

Other than the anxiety of wondering what we're having, things seem to be going pretty well. We have really enjoyed several of our books which have really enlightened us on the pregnancy process. We have one great book that gives us week to week updates as well as pictures. We just found out that the Peanut is now about 4 inches from head to rump! Just about the size of a bobble head! :)

Breaking the blog in

I recently had a friend give me a great idea; start a blog to keep friends and family updated as to the latest in the life of Danita (thanks Cassie)! I'll use this space to post pics and blogs here and there. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this as much as I'd like!