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Today is 01-01-11… Happy New Year!!

I can’t believe how fast the holidays came and went- I love this time of year.  Today also marks me turning 28 weeks pregnant- officially in my 3rd trimester- 7 months- Only 12 weeks to be 40 weeks!  I am in the last phase of this pregnancy and it has gone by quickly- It is unreal to think that very very soon I will be in the hospital giving birth to my baby boy who has been kicking me everyday.  I know I’ve been pregnant for 7 months but it is still surreal to me.  I really have enjoyed being pregnant- I am very lucky that so far it hasn’t been bad- last night however I had the worst heartburn yet, it woke me up from sleep and I was also awaken by a mean calf cramp!  I was warned of all of these symptoms so I wasn’t surprised by them, I don’t expect it to be the last time I experience them either.  I love feeling the baby move around inside my belly- It automatically puts a smile on my face and when he kicks me hard it automatically makes me laugh.  I can sit all day and stare at my stomach and every time I catch him moving it amazes me and makes me feel so happy.

As March 26th fast approaches I am now getting a bit anxious, Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is over, the new year is here and now my focus is on March 26th- or around that date anyway… I have a lot to get done,  mostly helping out with my baby shower, figuring out my 2 door car situation, preparing for  maternity photos, and getting the nursery ready.  My life is going to change forever in 3 months, it’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.  The most frequently asked question lately is, “do you have a name picked out?”  The answer to that is no, I am going to put it off until right before because I just don’t have a name I am in love with.

It seems like the days lately come and go so fast- I don’t really like that,  at this point I still like having my baby inside me and I’d like him to stay in there for as long as he can… maybe this is because I am scared?  I think I will miss having him in there when he is out but I guess you don’t think about that because he will be out in my arms keeping me busy.  Life goes by so fast- I already feel like he’s growing up so fast 🙂 and he’s not even born yet!

2011 is going to be a special year for us, the year our son is born… we become parents… become responsible for another life… wow!  Being the oldest of so many siblings, being able to watch my parents and my younger brothers and sisters has me a bit nervous- there is no set way to raise your children, all you can do is your best and love them.  I know I wasn’t the easiest child to raise- well I was pretty great until I hit my teenage years… I pray my boy is nothing like I was at that age 🙂 Maybe in some of the good ways but not in my rebellious ways 🙂  He will be ridiculously loved no matter what!  We are super excited and can’t wait to meet our son.

And the next Chapter begins…

Here we are in Maui on our honeymoon, living it up… one year ago…excited to start our journey as husband and wife…..I know Jason is concentrating on taking the photo…we probably took 3 before this one 🙂  By about the 3rd try his smile starts to fade 🙂  But the important part is that I like myself in the photo 🙂  Wow this picture brings back great memories!

If you have been wondering why I have seemed a little different, absent maybe, I have a good excuse.  I am excited to announce to the world- that Jason and I are going to be….. guess….yup you probably guessed it- we are having a baby!!!  I have been keeping this in because I wanted to wait to be at least 3 months, which I am now about 13 weeks.  My family can’t hold it in anymore so I decided this was a good way to tell any friends or family that don’t know.

This experience has taken quite a toll- I have been a totally different person- for starters I have no energy- I could nap all day, I also have no appetite, I actually lost a couple pounds, I am really thankful I don’t have morning sickness but I do however feel queasy much of the day and have developed a burping problem.  My back aches towards the end of everyday, I can be cranky and I think it’s just because I am frustrated that I don’t feel like me.

Towards the end of July I had been feeling weird, I had a headache for a week straight, I was sleepy, and had some strange sensations in my bubbies 🙂 But I was confident that my monthly would come before the end of the month.  My mom and sister weren’t as confident, they were hoping I was wrong… so about the 29th my sister decided for fun to go down the street and spend 99 cents on a test….. of course when I took it and it looked inconclusive, my mother said it was positive and I had to go straight to target to buy a real test, we all came back to my house and sure enough it was a big blue + sign!  Whuuuuuut? I was pretty surprised.

Months ago Jason and I discussed that we might try after our one year anniversary which was June 5th, then we decided maybe we would try for a summer baby and start in the fall, around October… So although we weren’t really trying, it was the original plan we had and it is meant to be 🙂

Due date is March 26th, we had our first ultrasound last week, it was an amazing experience to hear the heartbeat, it was so fast- and to see the baby floating around as if in space, the ultrasound tech was laughing becuase of how much it was moving around, arms and legs and all! Already!  It is really unbelievable, but seeing the baby in the monitor made it a bit more of a reality to me, the feelings it brought up were feelings of joy and assurance, like okay this is realllly happening, we have a little baby growing inside of me and I have 6 months until it comes out and changes my world forever!  We are super happy and excited, we feel like it is our time to start our little family, so here we go!!! Jason has never changed a diaper in his life!!! I on the other hand, being the oldest have changed tons of them, but still this is an experience like no other, we are excited and blessed!

I am already a third of the way there!!! Wow, it is going to be quite a ride…wish us luck on our journey to parenthood, the next chapter in our lives….

Here is the first photo of millions I’m sure I will take…..This is the 3D shot- no bigger than a large lime when it was taken.

Waiting on Sophia to arrive…

Almost new parents!  Ruthanna and Eddie are about to become mommy and daddy any day now!  I have known Ruthanna since we were kids, she has always been a sweet girl and a good friend.  Although I have only met Eddie a few times I can tell that he is a good guy, he loves her and is going to be a great father to his baby who they already named “Sophia”.  We met up to take these photos, Ruthanna is Ready!  The baby can come at any moment but until then they can only wait for baby Sophia to arrive, I can’t wait to meet her!