Forts and Frogs

posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

With every butterfly in creation taking residence inside my tummy-Sam, Brandon, Beka and I approached the baby sonogram place with excitement! We were going to get to see our little person for the very first time!

Within 3 minutes there was NO doubt what our baby was. Looks like it's going to be "forts and frogs baby!" I said to my husband! Yep, is a BOY! Everyone and their brother thought it would for sure be a girl! Curve balls like that are the best!

I can just picture my "little dude" giggling and tromping around, saving the day and fighting off imaginary bad guys and dragons! I can see the living room covered in the glorious mess of army men and cars. My world is about to get even more wonderfully fantastic and I can't wait!

We had a 3D sonogram which allows you to basically get a pre-birth baby picture! Beka and I freaked out as we saw his little face. It looks like Samuel's baby pics.

This morning when I woke up suddenly from a deep sleep-felt my little adventurer twist and squirm around for the very first time. I thought to myself, "Dang Jess, you've got a living thing inside you!"

So the journey begins and waits for me-an adventure of boys-and I can't wait!

Pink Or Blue, That is the Question

posted on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We've hit the 19 week and something days mark! No longer do I find myself hugging the toilet seat mid morning or being queasy nearly as much as before.

I came into my second trimester just as the hints of spring started coloring our little area! I feel like I can finally enjoy, fully enjoy my pregnancy as a whole now. With the exception of being more hungry than ever, no nuisances plague me really.

Sam and I made an appointment for our first sonogram tomorrow! We get to see our little bit for the very first time. I have butterflies, lots of them.

Pink or blue? Princess dress up or frogs and forts? I can't wait. Whatever it is, am I ready? Not really. But, are we ever truly ready for any new thing in life? I don't think so. Is that a reason to miss something freaking amazing? Heck no.

Oh gosh, will I be able to handle the awesomeness of my kid?! I'm going to have a kid! Hellooo?!

Wow. I don't think it really fully hits a first time prego woman what is actually going on in her until way after her baby pops out of the oven. It hasn't hit me and I don't see it fully sinking in anytime soon.

My brain is so full of ideas and pictures of the kind of mom I want to be. Days where we go around with painted faces all day long for no reason except the fun of it. Nights full of giggles and stories in the forts that Sam and I make with them in the living room. Or times where I listen to them tell me the "little nothings" of the adventures of their world and taking them in my treasure box as if it were the most important thing in the universe.

I'm also realizing in the middle of all this excitement and joy that, my life as I knew it is over forever. But, just like in getting married, life changes. And, it has been the best thing.
So, with our little mango, it's gonna be awesome. Holding someones hand, growing in life together, no longer self focused. Now, we two start chapter 3: "Hello Baby."

Here we go, hello mommy-hood.

All You Baby Mammas...

posted on: Sunday, March 14, 2010


posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010

Well, the last few days my body's been fighting off a kidney infection. Yuck.

Being a woman of high pain tolerance, I was begining to buckle when pain after pain stabbed me in the back. ugh.
Seeing that I'm going the natural way in doing the baby thing, as much as possible my midwife got me a perscription of anti-biotics. I'm doing so much better.

Funny how you hear so many different things from different moms. You come to realize that you're not those other women. So when one says, you're throwing up will stop in your second trimester-you don't take it to heart. My body is gonna do what my body's gonna do and throwing up is it's thing. haha.

I gained next to nothing as far as weight goes in my first trimester. But, now that I'm 3 weeks in my 2nd it's starting to catch up. Can't really tell but the scale says so. :) I'm enjoying this time of shifting and curves.

So, my little bean sprout, we made it through this week, I was a little worried. You're already growing so much! 16 weeks?! Wow. Come out and see me in August and we'll have some awesome love, eye locking time.