Monday, January 26, 2009

In the Mood for Cuteness?

She loves her big girl car from Santa!

LOVE that crazy hair!

Bella ♥loves♥ her ball pit that Santa brought her.

Our little princess...

Before going to Chuck E. Cheese for the first time...she loved it!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Quote

My sister sent me this quote this morning and I love it. It is so, so true and made me think of all the mommas that I know.

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
— Jill Churchill

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We Have a Heartbeat!

We had an amazing ultrasound today!

They spotted our little one right away and he/she was waving at us!

You could see their umbilical cord and boy, this baby was active--just like their big sister.

The heartbeat was a strong 168 and my doctor (who is the same one who delivered Isabella 15 months ago) said that the baby is perfect.

Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. You all really helped me through today.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Faith Over Fear

Tomorrow is the big day.

Our first ultrasound.

I am scared. Nervous.

And a crying wreck.

Since 2005's blighted ovum (my miscarriage), I don't think I'll ever go into a pregnancy carefree, happy, excited.

So many moments are filled with dread and being scared.

This will change once I feel the baby move, but the past couple of days have been hard.

Filled with fear, filled with tears and filled with Leo reassuring me that everything is, in fact, okay.

I've read so many heart breaking blogs on pregnancies where something horrible happened. The unimagineable, my biggest fear.

Please, God, please let everything be okay tomorrow.

Because we get to see our little one at 9:45 am. And the one thing I really, really want?

Is a healthy, strong baby with a little heartbeat that will fill our ears with happiness and relief.

So until we are there, I must remember my favorite quote.

Faith over fear.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Who Knew?

The past few weeks I have been so lazy about shaving my legs.

And. I. mean. lazy.

I'll shave occassionally and last week I shaved the day before I treated myself to a pedicure (only due to the fact that if I showed those hairy things in public I would be mortified!).

Leo doesn't say much--he knows what's good for him.

And Isabella?

She seriously loves 'em.

She keeps coming up to me and looking at my legs that are showing from my my pants and rubs them.

She probably now thinks that we have 3 pets.

Her cat.

Her dog.

And whatever is going on with Momma's legs.

Whatever makes her happy, right??

Friday, January 9, 2009

LONG Overdue....

Just thought I would do a quick update on us.

Isabella is doing great! I know she is wondering what's wrong with her Momma. She's constantly hugging me and giving me kisses--what a sweetheart. She can say no and yeah now--and it's adorable! She actually says no long and drawn out, so it's more like noooo--but ends with a smile. We'll see how long I think "no" is cute *wink* She had an amazing Christmas--Santa must have known how good she was. When we took down our tree long ago today, she was sad. She kept shaking her head and pointing at her Daddy. She loved everything Christmas--I can't wait for next year!

I'm doing okay. Morning sickness has made me incredibly miserable. I'm lucky to even get dressed in the morning. I am now 11 weeks pregnant--we have our first ultrasound on Tuesday! I can't wait to see this little one who has been making me oh-so-sick these past weeks. I haven't gained any weight, I think I've lost some weight actually. So things are going good there. My first official doctor's appt is on Thursday. It's actually starting to feel like I'm pregnant instead of sick....yay!

Hopefully I still have one...or two...readers! I promise to start reading your blogs again. Before you know it I'll be commenting y'all like crazy *smile*