Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baby A Update: Weeks 13 & 14

Week 13:

- I celebrated Mother's Day for the first time in 5 years.
- Ben suprised me with a 1 hour massage and tickets to see Bruno Mars in concert.
- My friend Stephanie sent me the best card reminding me that she hadn't forgotten how hard Mother's Day has been. It reminded me of all those Mother's Days I spent with her in college, and it made me so thankful for her friendship (again).
- I consumed a jar of pickles in a week. It was wonderful.
- I wore my only maternity outfit. It's basically a maxi-dress made out of jersey cotton. I don't care. It is comfortable and it fits.

Week 14:

- I bought several items for Baby A's nursery. Ben and I contemplated what color to paint the nursery (I vote gray - regardless of Baby A's gender).
- We left the Bruno Mars concert before the first song finished. The music was too loud and I was terrified of it negatively affecting Baby A. Then, I cried the rest of the evening. 1) Knowing I had made the right decision. 2) Having a hard time coming up with fun things to do while pregnant (that don't involve shopping or eating)....suggestions are welcome.
- My baby bump arrived. Thank you, Baby A, for deciding not to truly show yourself 'til after we were out of the 1st trimester. Your mother thanks you.
- Ben waking me up in the middle of the night as he pulled me closer to him, then having him place his hand on my stomach. At 3am, Baby A, he was trying to feel you move. Grow big; your dad wants to feel and see you wiggle inside my tummy.
- Just so you know, Baby A, a lot of people have made a couple of the following remarks:
   - "Maybe Ben will grow up now that he is about to be a Dad."    I love that Ben is goofy and so entertaining. I am sure this will be a trait you also will love about your dad. And, I'm sure will inherit his silliness too. It will make for a lot of funny and silly memories.
- "Get all the sleep you can now."    This is also an inaccurate statement. I am already LOSING sleep because my pregnant body. I see this as preparation for the future when Baby A is finally here.
- "You will have to get rid of the dogs."    I want you to grow up around animals. I think this is so important for you, Baby A, to learn how to be gentle and love our furry friends. So, unless you are deathly allergic to them, or they show signs of aggression towards you...Milo and Miko will be apart of your life.

Lastly, this is FOR YOU, my readers. I want your votes: What do you think Baby A is? A boy or a girl? Leave your comments in the comment box. We find out in a couple of weeks, but I want to be able to include your input in the baby scrapbook I plan to make. If you are "anonymous", put your name in the comment box so I know!


  1. A girl! and count that twice because both Cameron and I think that's what you're having!!!!(*crosses fingers and says prayer*) :D

  2. boy...was going to write girl but could not,so my vote is boy.

    Andrew is silly no fear. He is a great dad and your children will love that! :)

    Good thoughts on the are right. :)

  3. Heather M CarverMay 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    I honestly have no clue what you're having... All I know is that it's human!! Kinda strange, I knew baby carver was a boy from the beginning. And the 20week ultrasound proved it!

    Oh, and don't get rid of the dogs!! They're your family too! People are crazy when they say stuff like that. I wouldn't ever suggest getting a puppy anytime soon after baby is born cause that's a lot of work! But your puppers are potty trained! You're good to go! :D

    The biggest thing I can give you for advice as a pregnant woman, is take Everyone's advice with a grain of salt. Don't let ANYONE dictate how you think
    or feel! You are your own woman! With your own story! You WILL have women try to scare you and get you to think their way (if you haven't already), but you have the Holy Spirit to help you make the right decisions for yourself and Baby A. Ok I'm waddling off my soap box now. I know you are and will be an amazing mom! Don't let doubt get in your way!!!

    Love you bunches!! Super excited for you!

  4. Boy! I just think it's a boy! People said the same thing about Dustin growing up. Thankfully, they were wrong about some drastic personality change. He's a sweet daddy who makes his little boy giggle all the time. Always appreciate things like that about Ben! Also, people swore we'd have to get rid of our cats. WRONG! Nathaniel loves them and they are more patient with him than with anyone else. I am so excited to see you going through this journey and embracing it! You're going to LOVE motherhood!

    PS - I had to leave a concert Dustin had planned as a special date at the beginning of my second trimester. I cried, too. Dustin just smiled and took me to dinner instead. Praise the Lord for wonderful husbands!

  5. LOVE gray nurseries... Something about them just soothes me.


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