Children's Journals

This is my journal, with posts mainly about myself. If you want to see posts specifically about Maia or Liam, check out the links to their journals under the "My Interests" section on the right side of my blog page.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

8 Years

Today is a very special day. Eight years ago today my wonderful husband and I got married. We gathered with friends and family, all our loved ones, on a beautiful autumn day, and we promised to spend the rest of our lives together, doing our best to be there for each other and share our journey as one. It feels like way more than eight years. Hopefully it will be many, MANY more.

I love you, Matt. Happy Anniversary.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Second Trimester

Today I am 13 weeks pregnant. Which means I am leaving the first trimester and entering my second trimester. Woo hoo, a third of the way there. Doesn't feel too much different. Well, I guess I have a bit more energy most of the time, and feel less icky during the day (though hunger in the evenings and early morning will still affect me...gotta keep eating). I am definitely getting rounder and look pregnant all the time now, not just in the evenings. Still have a ways to go, but I am in no rush. There is still too much that I want to get done around the house and in my life before I become immersed in babyhood again. *smile*

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Just thought I would post about today, it's particular date. The tenth day of the tenth month in 2010. 10/10/10. And even more interesting/cool? 101010 in binary is 42! Totally awesome. (If you don't get the awesomeness, go read Douglas Adams).

Friday, October 8, 2010

Anyone out there?

Just wondering if anyone out there reads my posts? I never see any comments (aside from the few Danamarie left a while ago...thanks Danamarie!) I am assuming I am sharing with my mind with the ether. Would kind of be nice to know I have a following...just some friends and family taking the time to share in my thoughts and maybe post a few comments in return. I don't expect to have the popularity of someone like Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (man she gets a lot of comments), but I wouldn't mind having a few to look help that low-self-esteem issue I tend to have.


Thursday, October 7, 2010


Today I had an OB appointment. I am 12 weeks and 3 days. And today I got to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler. And heard it I did...loud and strong. I also heard the bumping sounds of the baby moving around in there. So all is well. Baby Miller is doing quite fine so far. Can't wait until I actually start to really feel those movements.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 12

I am now 12 weeks pregnant. I am feeling less tired, though evenings still exhaust me. I don't feel as icky, and even though I am having some soreness from round ligament stretching, it's not as sore as it was the first pregnancy. I continue to experience some light Braxton Hicks and sometimes I feel little bubbling sensations that could possibly be very early baby movement. Supposedly I shouldn't be able to feel it this early, even though I know what to look for (or feel for), and it IS still more than a month earlier than when I felt Liam move during my first pregnancy. But you never know. Can't hurt to imagine it.

Here is general baby info, and a belly picture.

The growth spurt continues. The baby's weight is between .01 and .015 kg (0.33 and 0.5 ounces) and he or she is at least 2.5 inches (6 cm) long. At this point, length is a better indication of growth development than weight, so that's the more important measurement. Most basic body structures are already formed, so from this point forward it's a matter of growth. By now, the baby's heart is beating and it can be heard it via an ultra-sensitive Doppler ultrasound. Bones are starting to form, fingers and toes are separating, and nails are continuing to grow. Tufts of hair may even be starting to form! The baby's brain is also at work, with the pituitary gland churning out hormones as the nervous system continues to develop. The amount of amniotic fluid is also on the rise, increasing to about 1.5 ounces. The baby continues to move, but the mother still can't feel it. The tooth buds have begun to form.