I’ve started a new journal. Here is one of the first entries, which I wrote nearly two weeks ago. I’ve been too tired, busy, and sick to my stomach ever since to post it on my blog!!
July 2, 2009—The first thing my doctor said today was, “Do you want to do an ultrasound?” Absolutely! So, I got to get my first peek at you! It was so fun to see your little body moving around. Although I must confess, right now you look like a glorified kidney bean. Your head and body are distinct. You have leg and arm “buds,” which are like long stumps. Your fingers and toes will all be developing in the next week. But despite your short appendages, you were moving around a lot and the ultrasound tech said that even now you are building up muscle mass. All of your organs are present. We could see your strong heart fluttering on the screen. Everything looks healthy. One really cool thing was that I was able to see a 4D ultrasound of you, so I could see all of your dimensions. This was my first time to have a 4D ultrasound. It was pretty amazing! I’m already in love with you. I want you. You are my baby.
Every night at around 5:30, all I want to do is eat a bowl of Cheerios and crawl into bed. Hopefully there is only two more weeks of this, though. Each pregnancy has gotten worse as far as sickness goes. The more tired my body is, the sicker I feel. We’re due around the first of February. We are very excited but I must confess that right now three kids seems like a lot. I told Kevin, “Wow, three kids.” He said, “Yeah, that sounds so very … Responsible.”