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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baby Blog {8 weeks 4 days}

Today I had some routine exams and bloodwork drawn by Dr. Nguyen.  He also prescribed me some medicine for the nausea that I have been having all day, just about everyday.  As hard as it is to cope with feeling sick all day while also holding down my job at the bank, I keep reminding myself that the nausea is a good sign that my body is producing all the right hormones and that our baby is growing.

I haven't gained any weight yet but my doctor said that is normal in the first trimester.  Thankfully, I have been able to keep all of my food down.  At first, I was craving spicey foods like boneless hot wings, hot sauce and Mexican food.  But now I want fruit, fruit and more fruit! This is what my daily diet usually consists of: oatmeal, milk and fruit for breakfast, fruit and crackers for a mid-morning snack, chicken salad or a chicken sandwich for lunch, fruit for a snack, and dinner is usually something easy to pull together because I am always so wiped out after work.  Tonight your daddy bought a pizza on his way back from school because I couldn't pull myself from the couch!

My doctor also discussed having optional tests ran when I am further along to screen for down syndrome and birth defects of that nature.  Your daddy and I talked about it and we do not see a need in having it done.  It's extremely sad and makes me very angry, but many women these days have these tests ran in order to terminate the pregnancy if something abnormal shows up.  It breaks my heart! We would never even consider this as an option.  We love you and we know that you will turn out exactly as God wills. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Unexpected Blessing {8 weeks 1 day}

Dear Baby,

You are what I've been calling our unexpected blessing.  I have to admit, we were both in shock when we first found out on December 12, 2008, only five months after our wedding.  I had just turned twenty one and your daddy turned twenty-two the day before we found out. So you are also our birthday surprise!   But surprise and shock has turned into complete joy, excitement and thankfulness. We know that God is forming you in my womb to fulfil a purpose.  You are being wonderfully and beautifully made.  We can't wait to meet you!

We told our whole family about you at Christmas by wrapping pacifiers in little gift boxes.  Everyone is so excited about you!

On December 19th, we got our first glimpse of you-just a little blob on the sonogram screen. And today we heard your heart beat for the first time at 149 BMP and we were also given a due date of August 16, 2009. The sound of your heart beating was definitely the most precious thing I have ever heard.  And the sight of sweet...this time we could actually see little nubs starting to protrude, which will eventually become your arms and legs....arms that hug and legs that pitter patter down the hall...

We love you little one.