Monday, January 11, 2010

12 weeks along....about 26 to go!

Yep. We're adding another child into this world.

I can't tell you how much this pregnancy excites us--the whole family, okay except for maybe Mia who doesn't quite understand, but Bella is thrilled. She wants to hold it, and feed it, and sing to it, and teach it how to make PB&J's. She swears it's a boy and is adamant that we name him "Builder." Trying my best not to admit to her that the name "Builder" is the most ridiculous name I've ever heard, I smile and say it's a decision your dad and I get to make and keep to ourselves until the baby is here.

I've purposely held off on blogging about my pregnancy because, frankly, it would've been a series of debbie downers. Like how the smell of chicken being cooked makes me twitch or how the smell of my daughter's after-nap breath makes me throw up a little in my mouth. Or how my patience level with the girls has gone down the tubes....dealing with a child throwing a tantrum over mittens is much easier when you're not sporting a killer headache and an underlying feeling of mouth watering nausea.

No, out of the goodness of my heart, I've spared you from all that nonsense and chose to take it all out on my husband. Sorry Eugene. The upside is that these first trimester issues are almost passed and if this pregnancy is anything like the other two I will have more energy in the next couple months than I know what to do with.

July 23rd is our official due date. Since I will be a C-Section I think I can pretty much pick my date as long as it aligns with the schedule of my doc and the hospital. Time to start some numerolgy research!

Currently I am 12 weeks along and the age of the fetus is 10 weeks. My baby weighs between 1/3 and 1/2 ounce, and crown-to-booty length is almost 2 1/2 inches. It's roughly the size of a lime, ya know the kind I'd like to cut up and add to a tall glass of gin.

I kid, of course.

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. My baby's fingers will soon be able to open and close and be able to master the fist pump from the Jersey Shore. The baby will also be able to curl the toes, eye muscles will clench and the mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if I prod my abdomen, my baby will squirm in response. Although, I'm sure that wasabi sauce I added to my sandwich might have already done the trick.

This should be a fun ride.


  1. Girl we are so happy for you and your beautiful growing family! Tell you what: I'll drink for you the next 6 months. Deal?

  2. YAY! I am so glad you are "out" n your blog b/c I have been excited to read all about it. Builder is a fantastic name if you ask me. Harry has plans to name a future sibling Harry. Erm. Congratualtions!!!

  3. Oh yipee, again, I say! I loved following the developments of the fetus closely like that. Makes it so much fun! So excited for you. And jealous, I might add. :)

  4. wooohoo!! :) Congrats to you guys, Gina!! :) How fun!! I agree with Sarah...go with "Builder." It's sooo unique!!

  5. We are so excited to follow along with you Gina. And seriously, we would be happy to take the girls if you need some time off!



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