Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mommy's Likes and Dislikes

So, our appointment yesterday went very well! It was just a check-up, but we did get a quick ultrasound pic that I'll have to scan to put on here sometime... although Baby J. did turn sideways right before Dr. Tom-Tom took the picture so we didn't get a good picture of the head and arms. Camera shy? I sure hope not! :)

I got to thinking last night that I haven't really kept any kind of a Pregnancy Journal, so I've decided to write things on here when I get the time so that I'll have them for later. :)

So far in this pregnancy, these are my likes:
-Blue Bell mint chocolate chip ice cream (in a cone... well, in a cone, in a bowl, off the floor... whatever! :)
-vegetables (but not salad)
-ranch dressing
-soup of any kind
-Nutty Bars :)
-popcorn in a big bag from Kroger
-maternity skirts and pants (a true Godsend)
-chocolate malts from Marble Slab :)

Some dislikes:
-not sleeping
-baked/grilled chicken (crazy!)
-salads (another crazy!)
-the fact that my taste buds sometimes make me not like things that I normally would like

All in all, things are going great! No morning sickness... just exhaustion! I feel a bit queasy sometimes, but crackers and Sprite fix that right away! I know everything will be worth it when this little miracle arrives in about 6 1/2 months!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lime, anyone?

Woo hoo! Our sweet baby is now the size of a lime. :) One of my favorite websites, The Bump, compares the baby each week of pregnancy to the size of a food. It makes comparisons so much easier for us! My how we've grown since our days as a poppy seed (week 3). Here is what the site says about this week of development:

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Exciting, huh? :) We go to the doctor tomorrow for our monthly check-up, so we're pumped! Please pray that sweet baby Jackson is still healthy and that all is well for Mommy, too. I should have a new "lime-sized" pic to share tomorrow!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baby J. is on the way :)

Well, our pregnancy is in full-swing... and here is our first picture to prove it! :) This was taken at almost 8 weeks. We absolutely love our doctor and how he truly cares for us and our baby. He goes to our church, so that is a great comfort to Eric and me. He even prayed with us before we left his office... I'm not sure if he knows how much that means to this brand new Mommy and Daddy team. :)

Overall, I've been doing very well! I'm now two weeks away from entering my second trimester! :) I haven't had any sickness (crazy, I know) so teaching has been nothing different... aside from the fact that I am tired pretty much all the time. I'm not scared to turn off the lights in my room and take a nap during my break. :) Not a big deal if you think about it, though. I can handle being tired as long as I'm not having to juggle teaching with being sick! Fingers crossed that this continues! :)

P.S. My students ask me all the time if I can feel the baby yet... they can't wait for the baby to kick! :) They are so sweet...

Eric has been wonderful so far, too! He's a little confused sometimes as to why I'm so dang tired, but he's starting to just let me be. :) Hopefully, I'll get my energy back in the next couple of weeks so I can get moving again! I miss working in the yard and going to the gym! I'm ready to get going!

That's all for now... thanks so much for your prayers as we get ready to be parents! I am totally ready to decorate the nursery, by the way! :) There are SO many choices out there! We should find out the gender of the baby in November! Can't wait!