Monday, August 24, 2009

15 weeks!!!!!

yippee!!! i am finally in the 2nd trimester with this baby & i am feeling soooo much better. the first 12 weeks is super rough & to be honest, i didn't think i would make it. i mean, all day nausea, everyday of the week plus motion sickness equals NO fun. i really don't think men could handle this!!! but i am finally at a point where the nausea has subsided & i'm feeling really good! the cravings have already started. lately, i've been wanting some chips & salsa and broccoli cheese soup like nobody's business. but i've also been very emotional lately. by nature, i'm not an extremely emotional girl, only when it comes to jack. but when i'm pregnant, its like someone opened up the flood gates! commercials, news stories, blogs, children, holidays, jack's milestones and even this little one i'm carrying have all made me shed a few (understatement!!) tears. i know my hubby thinks i'm crazy. i told him i wish so badly that he could just experience the real ups & downs of pregnancy for just one week. he wouldn't think i was so cooky after that!!!

in all honesty, he's been really supportive. he's picked up some of my slack with the housework & gone the extra mile to help me with jack. he's even given me a few, much needed, foot rubs!! i guess there are a few perks of pregnancy!!! j/k i really do love this experience. i should start feeling this baby in the next 2 weeks & i'm super excited about that. its so much fun. and in 4 weeks, we have the BIG ultrasound (gulp) to find out the sex of the baby & make sure that everything looks good. for those of you who have never experienced this, its both exhilarating & terrifying. its so fun to see your sweet little one & finally know the gender but its also the point when you can find out if your baby has any major health problems. i'm already covering this day in prayer. but i have a peace from the Lord, either way.

we've also picked out our little bean's name!! if its a boy, we're going with Henry Jude. he will go by Jude. if its a girl, Jovie Claire. we both really love these names & we can't wait to be able to call this baby either one. here's what baby J is up to these days:

*Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple).

*He/She is busy moving amniotic fluid through their nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in his/her lungs begin to develop.

*His/Her legs are growing longer than their arms now, and baby can move all of it joints and limbs. Although baby's eyelids are still fused shut, he/she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, baby is likely to move away from the beam.

*There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but baby is forming taste buds.


Jessica Kenney said...

Love the names!! Can't wait to see what you guys are having!

just the two of us! said...

i'm so excited about baby j! I can't wait until you find out the sex!

Rachel said...

Love Henry Jude (of course), and love Jovie Claire! How cute and unique! I know if I'm excited to find out, then you must be dying. It's one of the best days of the whole pregnancy, and I'm anticipating it with you. :) Glad you're feeling better!

Katie Kubler said...

Im already so in love with Baby J! I'm so excited and ready to meet him/her!! EEK!!