Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thrilled to announce...Baby Veras!!!!

Ariel and I have been waiting for the days to pass to be able to announce that we are officially pregnant!!! Wow, it's still hard to believe, I feel like I'm just playing still, but it's so very true, there's just a little lime-sized baby growing in there!

We are so thankful that my body is healthy enough and that things are going well. I'm 12 weeks now and looking forward to the morning sickness (ironically which happens about 10pm for me), the tiredness (I've become a slug), and the pubescent acne to go away! I'm due Oct 31 (by ultrasound) or Nov 6 (by dates) and I know the time will pass quickly! My dear little friend Julie had sent me some pregnancy tests that are so awesome. They make it real clear-"Pregnant" or "Not pregnant", which at 5am makes a lot more sense than lines and dots and plusses! I then had to explain the "stick" to Ariel because they're not commonly used here. We did the blood test the next week, which thankfully also came back positive!!

Ariel has been amazingly good and patient with me. It has been an emotional rollercoaster with hormones up and down and taking me with them!! Sometimes he gets a little extra at work and will always come home with "American" treats like applesauce, turkey bacon, things that he knows will go down easily. Rice and beans and meat (the Dominican meal) hasn't been first on my list of things to eat, but I've been doing well with apples and tea and bread!

We went a few weeks ago for a regular ultrasound (they do more than in the US here) and got to hear the heartbeat and see the baby moving. I don't have words to tell how it made my heart want to explode with joy to actually see this little tiny thing with all his/her parts perfectly formed and actually moving like crazy in there! And the heartbeat...what a perfect sound that brings peace! We recorded it and I've watched it at least a million times a day since then!

So please be praying with us as we continue to trust fully in God for the growth and development of this baby, for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, for all the little details that are in His hands. We know that this baby is pefectly made, just how He wants it to be and even when my worry button gets pressed, I'm learning each day that this pregnancy, this baby, is in His control and that brings calm and peace.

Oh, what a blessing and joy and excitement to share with you all!


Anonymous said...

I am soo happy for you... having a baby is a love that can NOT be explained until you have your OWN. I cant wait for you to feel it... because it is the best thing that can happen to us! Please keep me updated if you need anything!
Rachel Sands

Megan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you Jessi! Take care and rest and continue to enjoy the miracle of new life!!

Cali said...

I'm so excited for you both! Congratulations... having a baby is so amazing. It really can't be described in words. We will be praying for you both to be healthy!

I had a hard time eating as well but peanut butter works MIRACLES. I could eat mountains of it and it never made me sick. And if you get heartburn (I didn't until the end) don't bother with Tums. Use Gaviscon in the liquid form. It tastes awful but if you use a straw and take it every night at bedtime you will feel so much better!!

Steph said...

Congratulations from Togo! That is wonderful news and I pray that you will have a smooth and joyful pregnancy.
God bless

Schwebel Family said...

Congratulations! We think of you often and hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy. Do you remember our youngest boy Theo? His due date was Nov. 6th and he was born on Oct. 31st!
Blessings, The Schwebel family

Dan Julian said...

Very cool! Congratulations to you both!

Mrs. Seal said...

That is so exciting Jessi! Congratulations. You will be such a good Mom!

Abby said...

CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!