Thursday, March 1, 2012

First Trimester

11 Weeks

we're a day late with this week's picture because of our appointment yesterday.

here is garrick's account of hearing the baby's heartbeat:
i was standing behind sylvia - the midwife- looking at stuff, as she was messing around on amanda's  tummy, and i heard what i thought was a heartbeat, so i immediately jumped beside sylvia to see for myself what was going on. after she confirmed that it was the heartbeat we heard, we tried for another few minutes, only to hear it beat about another four more times because baby was swimming around being a water piggles, just like me! it gave me a feeling of relief to know that baby was in fact in there, growing away, being a healthy little fetus. mommy is patiently waiting for you to get bigger cuz she really, really wants to have her baby tummy. and every day she looks at it in the mirror, then asks me if it's bigger than the day before. i of course say it is, even if it hasn't grown. but it mostly certainly has from week 9 to week 11. just like any pregnant woman, mommy has cravings: the biggest being pickles. then baked potato (she had some 3 days in a row). i've been calling her pickle-face lately. all day driving, i think of you.

after our exciting appointment, we went for 35 cent wings at original joe's! they were soooo good. and by the time we got home, it was early bed time! this week has been a busy one for garrick... as i previously mentioned, garrick was in the kootenays monday and tuesday, and today he made the long drive to william's lake and back. he woke up at 5 in the morning, so we tried to go to bed early last night.

tomorrow is grocery shopping day (yay, more food!! today i wanted potato salad... it's on the list), but other than that, we don't really have any weekend plans. garrick works half a day saturday though.

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  1. Kara - Soon to be Aunty!March 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    I love that you are doing this Amanda!! It is hard for you guys to be so far and not be able to see you turn into a family, so I love that I can follow along!! I am so happy for you guys! I swear everytime Gar has input I tear up! LOL So neat for me to have my little brother going to be a papa!!! (see crying now just typing it! LOL) Love you all lots and hoping to get out this summer to see the big baby bump!!! Love you lots miss you more!!!

    1. i'm so glad you're following along! that's part of the reason why i decided to do this... partially cuz we're far away and i want everyone to be able to know what's going on with us, and also because it's good to have memories and pictures written down!

      i love garrick's input.. he's so excited, it's cute hehe.

      hope you can make it out here!!