Wednesday, February 23, 2011

11 Weeks

I am 11 weeks pregnant and I think my belly has officially popped. :) I just called my best friend Lindsey and said..."Ok when you had Cohen (her second child) did your stomach turn into a fat gut?" LOL...when I was pregnant with Ian I just remember it being so hard and firm. It wasn't just fat at all (that's in my memory though) I feel so fat and ugly. I am now getting weekly manicures by my sweet friend Ms.Tammy and today I told her..."If I have to be fat at least my nails can look good."

So...what about our sweet baby?!? Well, this sweet little baby is proving to be night and day to our previous sweet Ian. This baby makes me nauseated most days all day and now I have even thrown up. I am probably the only woman in the history of pregnant women to be PUMPED about being jolted from my sleep on a Sunday night to throw up. :) I keep hearing if you're sick it's a healthy baby so I was so happy to throw up. My precious cousin Katie is four weeks ahead of me and that poor girl throws up 24 hours a day when she is pregnant. She has now lost nine pounds and as she reads this she is probably thinking..."Mary you have thrown up once!" LOL...hey I'm happy about it though. :) :)

I gave in to the inteligender test and took it. For those of you who don't know what that is just let me tell you about it girlfriend! You buy this kit...mine was a whopping $40 at CVS. You hold your bladder all night. Now remember this is a pregnant woman you're talking to. The ones who go anywhere from 2 to five times a night to the bathroom. I was miserable all night because I so needed to go to the bathroom but I had to hold it for this test you see. So picture this...I couldn't sleep b/c I was so excited to see if it was a boy or girl and then I needed to go to the bathroom so bad I was hurting. LOL....Finally at 4 am I gave in and relieved myself in the nice little "cup" provided for my $40. And I sat and waited with my timer on for 5 minutes. You can only wait 5 minutes and look at the result then. Any sooner and it could be wrong any after five and it could change colors and be wrong. wait! If your urine turns green "It's a boy" and if it is a yellow/orange color "It's a girl" Well...mine turned green so supposedly "IT'S A BOY!!!" Now this is all fun and games. I didn't go decorate my nursery or buy the coming home outfit based off of this silly $40 test. I did however narrow down some favorite boy names, decide on boy baby bedding, order samples of the baby bedding fabric, and got my cousin Mallory ready to decorate a boy nursery. With all of that being said I can pretty much guarantee that now it'll be a girl. LOL... Some names I'm loving are Asher, Aiden, and Samuel. Asher is my favorite at this minute but tomorrow it might be different. Asher is a name from the Bible. If you don't believe me look it up. LOL...I had to show my dad Genesis 30:13. Anybody have any cute ideas on boy names??? Anyhow Asher means "Happiness and blessed" Just what we are with this sweet baby!!!

On to the good stuff...our baby is now big enough to hold in the palm of my hand. He/she weighs about .25 of an ounce and that explains the 5-10 pound weight gain right?!? That totally makes sense to me. :) Our baby has arms and legs and fingers and toes. He/she is now capable of opening and closing his/her fists. WOW!!! The baby is now officially considered a fetus and the most critical stages of development are over. He/she is now about he size of a fig. During this week, blood will begin to circulate between the baby and the uterus and the placenta begins to function entirely. It's humbling to me that God entrusts us to "grow" His precious miracles within our bodies. What an awesome God we serve. How do people who don't believe in Jesus Christ explain life??? Do they think WE are just that good to create another human. I think not! It's a miracle what is happening in my tummy and I praise God he is allowing me to join him in creating this sweet child.

The doctor's appointments are all in the next two weeks. Wae and I have a busy day on Tuesday with sonograms, and doctors, and genetecists. Please pray for my "mama heart" to be calm, cool, and collective instead of overbearing and pushy. Please pray for God's wisdom on what to do with some serious decisions we will be making and most of all...pray for a healthy baby. I'll let you all know how the appointments go and I'll definitely post a pic of our little "fig" next week.

Love you all and so appreciate the prayers for a healthy baby. Talk to you soon!!! Enjoy this sunshine...



  1. Mary,
    So glad that things are going as they should. Your nails and hair are a must in pregnancy. If you don't got that then sometimes you might look as though your as they say "glowing" right? Ha!
    When I was pregnant...I almost always looked awful..then again I vomited like three times a
    Keep your chin up, I believe this will be good. Happy 11 weeks!
    Can't wait for that baby fig's pic.

  2. I love Elias, meaning "My God is the Lord." And call him Eli. I have a friend who is using that name, hopefully she won't mind me sharing it with you. I am thrilled for you & Wae! I love reading about you & your new baby and knowing that you are truly happy again! I am praying for you all!! God bless you!!