Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week 16

Baby Hamilton is the size of an avocado.
How far along? 16 Weeks Total weight gain: 4 pounds as of my doctors appointment last Thursday. Maternity clothes? Bottoms, yes. Tops, no. Trying to use what I have since what I'll really need are summer clothes. Stretch marks? none! Sleep: not the greatest. Still waking up a couple times a night. Best moment this week: Felt those first flutters and rolls. This is a busy baby. Miss Anything? No. Movement: Yes. Food cravings: Chocolate Anything making you queasy or sick: No Gender: Boy Labor Signs: No, and don't want any for 24 more weeks. Symptoms: my hip bones are killing me. Belly Button in or out? in Wedding rings on or off? on Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Belly Measurement: 41 inches Looking forward to: Getting to see this baby again on March 23.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

15 weeks

Baby Hamilton is as big as a navel orange.
How far along? 15 Weeks Total weight gain: Hopefully, 0. Guess I'll find out tomorrow at the dr.'s appointment. Very quickly I think I"ll be stepping on the scale backwards so I don't have look. Maternity clothes? Bottoms, yes. Tops, no. Trying to use what I have since what I'll really need are summer clothes. Wish it would get warm! I've found some super cute spring/summer stuff. Stretch marks? none! Sleep: not the greatest. Still waking up a couple times a night. Best moment this week: My boss gave me cupcakes from Bubblecakes as a congratulations on the new addition. Miss Anything? Chik-fil-a Movement: some flutters Food cravings: Pasta Salad Anything making you queasy or sick: still don't like chicken. Gender: Boy Labor Signs: No, and don't want any for 25 more weeks. Symptoms: my hip bones are killing me. Belly Button in or out? in Wedding rings on or off? on Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Looking forward to: My appointment tomorrow so we can check on baby boy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love at First Site

We did not get our first glimpse of you until January 20th, which felt like a really long time to wait. But there you were!
I have to admit I cried. And we thought you had only been with us for 9 weeks, but you measured to be a little over 11 weeks. We had to hurry up to UVA to make sure you were all perfect.

Your First Visit to The University

Because of my advanced maternal age, we at least got one trip to UVA. We got to have another look at you, although you wouldn't cooperate and smile for the camera.
But the next day we found out that you had 46 chromosomes all matched up in perfect pairs. And two weeks later we found out that your big sister will have a baby brother in August. Let the nursery planning and name picking begin!

14 weeks

This week Baby Hamilton is the size of a
How far along? 14 Weeks Total weight gain: Hopefully, 0. Guess I'll find out next week at the dr.'s appointment Maternity clothes? Bottoms, yes. Tops, no. Trying to use what I have since what I'll really need are summer clothes Stretch marks? none! Sleep: not the greatest. Still waking up a couple times a night. Best moment this week: knowing the CVS test was just perfect! Miss Anything? Chik-fil-a Movement: maybe some flutters Food cravings: ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream Anything making you queasy or sick: chicken. The look of it, the smell of it. And chicken was my favorite food. Gender: Boy Labor Signs: No, and don;t want any for 26 more weeks. Symptoms: my hip bones are killing me. Belly Button in or out? in Wedding rings on or off? on Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Looking forward to: Starting to get the nursery ready and finding a name

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For This Child I Prayed

"For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him." 1 Samuel 1:27
This was our early Christmas present. The week before Christmas I was in bed on a Saturday morning and thought maybe I should check my calendar. Once I did that, I took off for the store. And sure enough our prayers that we have been praying for years had been answered. The past several weeks when you have been our "secret" have been so precious, but now it's time to share you with our friends and family.