Wednesday, August 25, 2010

13 Weeks!

Baby M is now the size of a large peach.  Ears are developed and tiny bones are forming in arms and legs.  Vocal cords are under construction and kidneys are functioning.  Baby M is approaching normal proportions, with head being 1/3 the size of the body.  I am beginning to fell less tired and have slightly more energy. 

We went to to doctor today.  Baby M's heart beat was 158.  So good to hear that sounds.  All my blood work came back normal.  I am Rh negative which mean I will have to get a shot when I am 28 weeks.  Not sure if that entails anything else.  I have to have another visit in 2 weeks due to weight loss.  Who knew it would be so hard to gain weight.  So all and all Baby M and I are doing well.  Keep us in your prayers. 

Love to all,
Jina and Baby M

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Haley!

Today is a very special day.  Haley turns 12 today.  It is so hard to believe my little buddy is 12.  It seems like just yesterday I went to the doctor with Steph and got to hear her heartbeat.  A truly amazing experience.  Haley and I are very close.  I am very blessed to have a such a wonderful little person in my life.  Haley is a very kind, caring and helpful little girl.  I am so glad I have been fortunate to be a part of her life.  I look forward to many more years with her.  She is super excited for Baby M.  She will be a huge help. I love you Haley Bugs !  Hope you have a great birthday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boy or Girl

You decide.  Take a minute to vote in the Baby M Poll.  According to the Chinese Gender prediction we are having a GIRL!  Only time will tell. 

Week 12

Well another week has come and gone.  Not much to post this week.  We had a busy weekend as usual.  It looks like that is how life will be from now til October.  Saturday I made cupcakes for Allie's shower and went to a wedding reception and Sunday was Allie's bridal shower.  I also picked up my dress for Allie's wedding over the weekend.  I was really scared about this.  I told them to order me a smaller size then they had measured me.  So of course I was freaking out once I found out I was pregnant.  But lo and behold...... it fit.  Not only did it fit it is actually big at the top.  Whew.  What a relief, I have some room for expansion.  LOL! 

As for baby M he or she is growing right along.  12 weeks today only 28 to go.  Baby M is now 2 1/2" long and the size of a large plum.  Most of baby's systems are fully formed, but there is still alot of growing to do.  For the most part I am still feeling pretty good.  I did have a migraine on Monday which wasn't fun.  But we survived.  Next week I have my doctor's appoinment so stay tuned for an update.  Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

11 Weeks!

Two posts in one day, I wouldn't get used to it.  As of today I am 11 weeks.  So far so good.  I have been very fortunate and have not had any morning sickness.  My biggest complaint is that I am always tired.  But I will take that over morning sickness anytime.  It still seems surreal that this is happening.  I don' really feel pregnant other than the tiredness and soreness if I do too much or lift a lot.  Jason is being great through all of this.  He really is a great husband and I think he will be an awesome father.  As of today our bay is the size of a LIME.  This week baby M will be growing hair follicles and fingernails.  Hands and feet are now in front of the body and fingers and toes are no longer webbed.  Way to go baby M.  Keep it up and continue to grow.  We love you!


Hi everyone this is my first post.  As many of you know Jason and I are expecting our first little miracle in March.  It has been suggested that I start a blog to document this journey.  Several of my friends have a blog and I really enjoy reading them and keeping update with their lives and children.  So here we go. 

On July 6, 2010 I took a home pregnancy test that gave me a positive result pretty much right away.  I was shocked and scared all at the same time.  First thing I did was tried to call Jason, and of course he didn't answer.  So the whole way to work I was thinking to myself that I couldn't have read the test right.  I had decide to buy another test and retest when I got home.  Well Jason finally called me right after I got to work of course.  Me being the emotional mess I am started bawling as soon as I heard his voice.  He said "Goob what's wrong?"  I said, " Nothing I hope but I think you are going to be a daddy."  He was happy instantly and said" Well congrats Goob!"  That made me laugh and I said, " Congrats to you too!"  After that I was still trying to let it all sink in.  It was so surreal.  As I promised myself I did buy another pregnancy test at lunch a digital one this time so this dummy couldn't second guess it.  Once again low and behold "PREGNANT" popped up.  So I had to face the fact I was pregnant. 

This is something I have always wanted.  There were so many emotion going on I wasn't sure what to feel.  The hardest thing for me was not telling our families until after I went to the doctor.  I am sure many think I am weird for doing that but I always said when I got pregnant no one would know until after I went to the doctor. so I kept my mouth shut for almost a month.  It was very hard because Jason and I are both close to our families.  But I am glad I waited.

My first appointment was on July 30th, also my nephews birthday.  I was so worried, scared, and anxious.  I didn't know what to expect.  I am a planner and would much rather know whats coming at me.  I thought the appointment would last for a couple hours.  Not exactly sure why but that was my thinking.  Of course  that wasn't the case either.  I was in and out of there in about 20 minutes.  What a relief.  I got to see the lil peanut and hear the heartbeat.  It was amazing.  When I left I had to get blood work done.  I wasn't supposed to go home til the following weekend but I couldn't wait.  So I called Jas to let him know everything was ok and I was on my way. 

After my blood work, I stopped in Hagerstown and picked up a few gifts to announce the good news.  I broke the news to my mom and gran first.  They were so excited.  Next was Jason's mom, grandmother, and sister.  Again, very excited. We have been blessed with great family and friends.  Everyone is very happy for us and has been very supportive.  I just ask that everyone keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a healthy pregnancy and birth of Little Malone.   Just keep in mind everyone.......  Good things do come to those who wait!