Pregnancy Stories

by Chrissie Wainright on May 9th, 2011
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Abbey pointed out today that I hadn’t been posting anything about the baby boy! I have been writing in a pregnancy journal a bit, but I hadn’t shared anything since December! So here is a post just for him =) No pictures as the ultrasound ones I got were extremely blurry, but here are the things I want to remember most about this time with him =)

Pregnancy Journal 2011
January 3, 2011

The baby is a lot more active! I’ve noticed lots of movement all day today. It’s such a wonderful feeling. I’ve felt little things before today, since Christmas eve at least, but now there is no doubt that someone is in there and eager to move and grow. We still call the baby Gonzo, although he is no longer doing strange things to my appetite, it’s still fun to have something to call him or her. And let’s face it, being in this family probably means being a weirdo is appropriate. We have to wait until January 24th for the ultrasound, at 22 weeks. Two weeks later than it was with Serenity! My patience is being sorely tested.

January 25, 2011
Yesterday was finally the ultrasound day! We know for sure now that you are a boy!!! We are so happy and excited!!! I, once again, just REALLY wanted to know. I have so many plans and ideas I want to start on for you! Everyone was very excited for us, especially Marilyn and Jennie as they both have boys nearly your age! It will be so much fun to play with them!

The last two weeks you’ve started moving so much more. It’s the most amazing feeling and I absolutely adore it. I keep feeling this sense of amazement, that I can’t believe I get to do this again. I’m so, so lucky to get to be your Mama.

Well, my baby boy is definitely growing! You wiggle and jump around in there all the time. Serenity loves it. She says, “That’s Gonzo saying hi to me!!!” And she also sometimes yells at my tummy, “Gonzooooo, Gonzoooo… hi Gonzo!” We are trying to get her used to calling you by some of the names on our list so she won’t be surprised when we give you a real name. We shortened our list of names we like from 30 to around 6, and she seems to be picking Donovan lately. We will see what you look like! She includes you already when she’s playing. If we are having tea, she pokes me in the tummy with the teapot so you can have a drink too. And she includes you when we’re singing songs, and lots of other games. She often says, “That’s Gonzo in Mama’s tummy!”

Pregnancy-wise everything is going smoothly again. It’s a bit different, I think you like to be up higher than Serenity because you tickle my ribs a lot more. I am nesting like a crazy person. I always like organizing, but I have taken it to extremes. We are switching around every single room in the house, like Musical Bedrooms. And I went to Target and came home with six different storage tubs to organize everything… and one Kleenex box cover. Now, I’ve never thought those were necessary before, but for some reason I just HAD to have it. I got home with it and was a little baffled as to why I’d bought it, as I’d even thought they were silly before. And your Daddy just laughed at me. He is very excited to meet you, and tries out a new name every time he talks to you. I wonder a little bit how it’s different for you. With Serenity, we talked to her occasionally, but these days we are always talking, singing and reading. You hear us so much more than she did. I think its fun. =)

It’s May now! Less than a month until you will be here! It doesn’t seem possible, both because again I’m really not that uncomfortable, and second because my projects aren’t done! I have so many things in mind to make for you but we kept waiting for construction to try and accomplish any of them. Grandma and I are finally deep into quilting time, so hopefully you will soon have some homemade items to welcome you. =) I’m to the point that I have weekly doctor visits, and everything seems fine. I don’t think you’ll be early, you don’t seem to be in any rush, but in reality I suppose it could be any time now. You were a wiggle worm at the doctors today, jumping around so much your heartbeat was fast and then rolling to the other side so the doctor had to look for you again to make sure you calmed down. You did, but you sure had fun messing with her.

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