May 22, 2008

Pregnant! Week Five.



Thank you all so much for your excitement and well-wishes! We are THRILLED and have been having a blast telling our friends and family the exciting news this past week. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A BABY!!!!! &^@%*&^@%#*(&@#)(@!!!

Here are the deets:

I'm about 5 weeks along right now. Baby is the size of a sesame seed. I feel really good except that I am bloated. ALL THE TIME. This happened with Ezra, too. I felt like a hot air balloon for the first couple of months. Wee! Quite uncomfortable. I also have moments during the day where I get extremely sleepy and all I want to do is nap. But, um, that doesn't happen so much with it being crazy-toddler-central round here. Ah, well! Also, I just want to eat cookies and cheesecake all the time. I don't remember feeling this way when I was pregnant with Ezra, but I sure as heck feel that way now. I'm limiting myself, of course, and drinking lots of water during the day.

Baby will be here around January 24th- Ezra came a little early, so I'm guessing it will be mid-Jan sometime.

I did not get morning sickness at all on my first go-round, so I am praying it will be the same with this pregnancy. So far, so good. My mom never had morning sickness either. I wonder if it's a genetic thing? Does anyone know?

Chris and I are contemplating having a home birth this time as well. We are still in the 'research' phase of all of this, but it is something I am leaning towards more and more. For now, I have my first appt. scheduled with a group of midwives that are based out of OU Medical Center. If I use them, I would give birth in a hospital, but have a natural birthing plan set in place and a midwife-guided labor. (Like I did with Ezra.) Either way will be great I'm sure, we're just trying to figure out which option fits us best at this point.

How crazy is all this? It still hasn't sunk in that there will be another human in our family in less than a year. Woah!

We went to a friend's house for dinner tonight, and there was a little baby there. Ezra wanted to hold the baby and 'snuggle' the baby and you could tell that he is REALLY excited to be a big brother. He was so sweet with her, I almost keeled over right then and there from the dangerous levels of CUTE floating about the place. It was totally ridiculous. He's such an amazing boy.

Ezra knows that there is a baby growing in mommy's tummy, and he has matter-of-factly determined that it is a baby sister. He's so excited! Then, he goes on to explain that there is also a baby brother growing in HIS tummy as well. Hmmm... good luck with that one, buddy. hehe.

27 comments:

M&C said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I silently "stalk" your blog from my sister-in-law Lorie's blog... anyway, I'm so thrilled for you, and can't wait to see the adventures that this little life will bring to your family.

You excitement is intoxicating... and it is overwhelming adding to my already heightened baby fever! :)

Katy said...

AAHHH!!!! I am so excited about this new addition!!! I can't even hardly wait to read all about the pregnancy adventures and the even greater adventures of a new baby! :-)

Lizy said...

Congrats!!! The world really needs another beautiful child!

Hunny Bee May said...

Congrats. I'll try not to hate you for never having morning sickness. My mom never had either, so I just assumed I'd be okay. I of course ended up in the ER with both kids sicker than sick. It was so bad I've seriously decided that this is it for us. Two is good. Sick is bad.

If you're craving cheesecake, then I'd say it's quite possible you're having a girl!! Just my guess!

Hmmmm.....cheesecake. Cheese. Cake. Cheesecake and cookies.

I have to go to the store. Bye.

Misguided Mommy said...

first of all those are the BEST pictures ever. Also, umm, crap I forgot, I had a kid shouting in my face about milk, umm, oh yeah how did you tell the families, also natural birth, you are a warrior, and also 5 weeks squeeeeeeeee

Laura said...

Congratulations!! My husband and I are expecting our first baby, and I'm 6 weeks along right now. I'd never wish bloating on anyone, but it's still nice to know that I'm not alone. :)

Britt said...

Wahoo! I'm so happy for you. I hope you have a nice and easy pregnancy. How exciting for little Ezra to have a bro or sis!!!

darem said...

WooHoo!!!
Thanks for the update. We already love that Sesame Seed!
Can't wait.
BTW I fully expect you to name her Darrin ;)

R-becca said...

Yeah, totally a girl. My brother called it with me. Older brothers have some weird way of knowing. Also - let's push for January 12th!! It's a great day to get born.

crissy mathers said...

yeah! congrats to you! such exciting news!

molly june. said...

wowzas! congrats...a tad bit late! :D this new lil' munchkin is so blessed to have a mama like you!

Velveteen Mind - Megan said...

Congratulations! Go ahead and sign this baby up with a modeling agency, because seriously.

So excited! You are giving me baby fever. Ovaries itching... Where is my husband?

skylana said...

thats so awesome you're thinking about home birth! its an experience like nothin else!... hopefully you wont get sick... mom didn't either, but i dont think its genetic, i think its based on how you handle you're own hormones, my sister seems like the type who will get sick.... i didn't get sick with ara AT ALL, but this time around week 6 or 7 i started feeling sick, never puked but was miserable everyday. it was THE WORST, cause i've never experienced being stomach sick that long...

Emily said...

I'm so excited for you, and allow me to introduce myself. I'm Emily and I've occasionally read your blog over the past few months. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'd love to talk with you about homebirth if you ever have questions or just want to chat about it. Our fourth was born at home last February and it was one of the highlights of my life. :-)

Cheeziemommie said...

eeeeeep! so excited for you and your lil family!

secret agent mama said...

Soooooooo excited for you!!!

LiteralDan said...

Congratulations, and it's cool that your schedule reminds me of our family's-- my son was about three when his sister was born in mid-January.

Ezra will learn soon enough the miracle of not being able to grow a baby in one's tummy, so one doesn't even have to call "Not it!" when baby-having time rolls around.

Good luck growing another adorable baby!

Huckdoll said...

Awww, Emery Jo! I am so happy to read this. I just had to pop in and say congratulations.

Looking forward coming along for the journey via this beautiful blog of yours.

Major ((hugs))!

Zimms Zoo said...

So I live in the OKC area and know of a mid wife that my friends absolutely love I can try and get details if you want.
I used the midwives at OU after having to home births. I did enjoy it, especially since I had 4 more waiting at home and I was a little pampered at the hospital before going home.
Just leave a comment on my blog and let me know if you want more details for the midwife. The one I used isn't by herself anymore she is part of a clinic somewhere.

meg said...

wow. i've been gone for a few weeks and this is the front page news. congrats. I can't wait to hear the updates.
cheers.

Megan H. said...

I am a blog stalker...I have been following your blog through Shawna Herring. She is the Aunt to my very best friend....a friend which just had a little baby girl via a very successful home birth. So successful that it was too good to be true. Anyway, I thought I would give you a link to her blog....the blog was just created to document her pregnancy....I wish you the best of luck! ;)

http://linzefloyd.wordpress.com/

Andrea June said...

Yayyy!!! I'm so excited for you :)
Mid-January is when my bday is, so it will be funny if the baby winds up sharing my bday!!!
Ezra will be an AMAZING big brother. I'm so excited to see what happens.... :)

Jessica Mapa said...

Danae can way better respond to this one because she is the one who had her baby at home...but I remember they had some problems getting Ethan into a pediatrician because he was born at home...just something to check into while you are doing your research.

Debra K said...

so um can i talk you into going to cloth diapers for this kiddo???

Flo Oakes said...

I am SO glad for you! Precious mama!
Congratulations! Sorry it took me so long to say so... also, that little elephant is tooooo cute.
Yay!

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Yay, Emery! Congratulations!!!! This is sosososososo awesome and yay! I'm just so incredible stoked for you guys!

Cameron Ingalls said...

WHAT???!~!!! YOUR PREGO? I am just finding this out now. I guess that's what I get for lettting 27 blog posts to go by before I check you out. I have clients and friends of clients that check your blog more than I do these days. SOOO happy for your growing family! LOVE and MISS you oh so much...

-Uncle Sauce!