Thursday, February 24, 2011

pure delight

Beefygeek was able to feel the flutterbudget move for the first time last night. I don't think I'll ever forget the look on his face. Wonder, surprise, delight, joy.

And then he said, "There's a little baby in there!" :-D

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lately, baby

Had my first craving that involved something I don't usually eat: pigs in a blanket. Saturday, I was overcome by a need for a hot dog wrapped in a crescent roll. So I made them (after shopping for the ingredients.) Incredible. So delicious.

A couple other things the flutterbudget loves:
-Ketchup! Mounds of it.
-French Toast! I wake up thinking about it.
-Italian Dressing! Especially on a salad that contains the aforementioned olives!
-Sleeping! (or at least, my pregnant body does) I end up feeling pretty miserable if I'm unable to nap. Jon swears I fell asleep in church yesterday. I contend that I was just resting my eyes. He says he heard snoring. I contend that the aforementioned allergies make me snore when I'm awake.

The best thing that's happening this week (16) with the little one: ears have developed enough to hear us talk!

Only one month til we find out if we have a little miss or a little mister!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Originally Uploaded by SarahPeaches

"She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
'Winter is dead.' "

- A.A. Milne

Monday, February 14, 2011

Right about now the flutterbudget...

Heart-shaped Leaves
Originally uploaded by sarahbwoo
is about 4 inches.

may be sucking his/her thumb.

senses light through tiny little sealed eyelids.

is growing eyebrows and hair on his/her head.

is inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid.

can make a fist with his/her tiny little hand.

can dream. About what I wonder?

is super active. I felt the first tiny little feathery-fluttering when resting on Friday after lunch. Best. Valentine's. Present. Ever. Swoon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

good food

One thing about being pregnant, now that I feel better (some days) is that I'm inspired to try new recipes. Because I need delicious food, or else I can't stomach it. Especially chicken. Straight up beef I can do, but chicken needs some serious doctoring. And we can't eat out EVERY meal, if we wanna have some money leftover for diapers. Here's a couple that turned out awesome:

Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Sonora Pasta
(I made it without the fake cheese, just made a white sauce with shredded parm and mozzarella.)

Monday, February 7, 2011


I read about ten pregnancy books over the past couple years, and have yet to crack one since I got that positive test.

I need to get to the library.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Worst things, best things

About a month ago I would have said that the worst thing about pregnancy was, of course, the nausea. But apparently, I'm one of the women who feels miraculously better as soon as that magically twelve week mark rolls around, for which I'm, oh so thankful!

So the current worst things about pregnancy are:

-not taking my allergy medicine. (I'm technically allowed, but I'm waiting as long as I can to take anything... call it first time pregnancy jitters.) Everyone thinks I'm dying and I think they are tired of "blessing" me.

-the DOCTORS visits. Blah. Although, I loved my midwife's office, I mostly hate to spend the money. But I'm doing it, because to quote the southern midwife "[I'm] growin' a blue ribbon baby!"

-the various weird, obscure symptoms that I'm not going to share with the internet.

-the constant hunger. I just wanna be full already. lol.

And the best: (there are so many bests!)

-the growing bump. Its oodles of fascinating.

-the ultrasound. We saw so much movement and little legs and little fingers! Fingers! My baby has fingers! Little tiny perfect fingers! Un-freaking believable.

-the sleep. Unless you're a long time insomniac, you cannot imagine the joy that it is to sleep and sleep and sleep, for twelve, thirteen hours. It is like... I don't quite know what it is like.

-all of the lovely lovable children's songs that come back to me everyday, and the knowledge that soon and very soon, I'll get to sing them to a cuddly, velvety, sweet-smelling little one.

-the renewed vigor in my spiritual life. Its so much easier to be diligent in my personal study and prayer and worship knowing that what goes in me is being experienced, on some level, by a brand new soul.

-the church's love. My friends and family have been overwhelming.

-my husband. He's always one of the best things. So sweet and tender and loving when I'm sick. So sweet and joyful and excited when I'm well. He's already in love with this baby and I cannot wait to see him when he first lays eyes on his child. It is almost more exciting than the thought of seeing the baby myself. Almost.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The wise man...

Wave @ Lud Castle
Originally uploaded by angus clyne
...built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
And the rain came tumbling down

Oh, the rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
And the wise man's house stood firm.

The bigger this baby bump gets, the more aware I become of the fact that this little family is about to begin in earnest. And Oh! How I want to be wise and build this house upon the Rock.

"Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." Psalm 127:1