10.10.2008

surprise!

Today's a very big day. Today's the day I let you in on our little secret:

It's 14 weeks old; 3 inches long; has a healthy, beautiful little heartbeat; a button nose; and two chicken legs. (Can you spy that nobby knee in the ultrasoud pic?) Two skinny little legs that crack us up...And thus, it already has a nickname: Our little spring chicken. It's scheduled to make it's debut in the world in April and we couldn't be more delighted.

And delighted is an understatement. We're completely amazed and in awe of this itty-bitty blessing. Humbled, a little intimidated (I'll be honest), and just plain overwhelmed with joy. And I am so so so thankful that so far, things are looking so good. Our little babe is healthy, growing, and well. {Let me tell you--my paranoia is justified. You'd be more than a little freaked out too if you went to work everyday and nursed sick, sick kiddos...ones with every birth defect in the book. Just need to remember that healthy, perfect babes do exist!} We are so blessed! And ready or not, we're in for another big life chapter and a huge, amazing journey.

If I may say a few words about my brief first-hand experience with pregnancy--I'll sum it up in three points: 1. I've been a complete couch potato. You truly will and do feel exhausted. But it's been a perfect time to read Gone with the Wind and every pregnancy/birth/baby book the library has to offer. 2. While you may feel downright unpleasant and nauseous, you also gain some pretty cool mama super powers: Like a heightened sense of smell. I never knew how badly my fridge needed to be cleaned out, how awful dirty laundry smells, and how absolutely tasty that roast in my crock pot is smelling right about now. 3. The cravings are real. I've never craved and caved to so many sour gummi worms in my life. You know, the kind that are neon colored and sugar-coated? Healthy for a growing little one, I know. ;)

33 comments:

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Big congratulations to you and hubby, too! It's an awe filled thing to know someone is growing inside of you...your word is perfect: BLESSING! Take good care of both of you (and Daddy)!

Hug from Oregon,
Tina & Chris
Pfeiffer Photos

Chelle said...
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Summer said...

Congratulations!
That is so wonderful and exciting! :)

Chelle said...

Oh Jessica this is such happy happy news! I actually squealed out loud when I read the title of this post and then saw the picture. Your suprise has just made my day...so many blessings on the three of you, isn't it fun and incredible to get be a Mommy in the making...and you guys are going to be such amazing parents to one lucky little upcoming spring chicken. Here's to you feeling better, dreaming of your itty-bitty one, and falling harder in love with every passing day! A great big hug and many congratulations to you and Jeff.

Elijah's Mom said...

Congrats again!!!!! I am SO excited to be Aunt Katie!! It's funny how hearing that I'm going to have a niece or nephew instantly made me want to make something for the baby. :)

When I was 6 weeks pregnant, I won the "name that spice by smelling it" contest, even with my mom and amazing-cook-grandmother as competition!!! Gotta love the Smell Superpowers.

Aminta said...

WOW! Congratulations!
Such joy and love await you at the end of this journey....or I should say the end of THIS journey in the beginning of the NEW JOURNEY!
Congratulations MOMMY! Wooo-hoo!
Loves, Aminta
P.S. TINY tummy woman! Eat as many of those wormies as you want ;) lol

Fairlightday said...

Hurray and congratulations! No wonder you've been hard to find on the blogs lately. :) I"m so happy for you. And yes, healthy, perfectly normal babies are born every single day. I'm holding one on my lap as I type. :) Hugs to you Jessica! Such wonderful awesome news.

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Leslie said...

Oh Jessica,
How blessed and glad I am to be up to read your special news. What a huge blessing and Im so rejoicing with you.
and as far as the three things you have learned I would say yes,yes, and yes.....

btw, on beautiful baby mama.... seriously I can't wait to watch them grow.

This is going to be a fantastic ride

Leslie said...

Also must say I handwrote you out a little note, but want to also add how much I adore the special gifts you sent for Cade, I really do, the book is a treasure seriously and I can't wait to get photos of him in the onesie... I thought I had a left a note before... I should have.
Thanks for your thoughtfullness Jessica, your too too kind.

Eleise said...

Oh exciting! There is nothing better then a snuggly newborn! Congrats to you and Jeff!

Flyleaf Books said...

CONGRATS! I love the photo showing your baby's first picture right over your belly. :)

Bekka said...

Huge congrats to you!!!

Cottage Mommy said...

Congratulations! The photo is so cute! You should print that one and frame it! Your first is like nothing else...enjoy every moment of it. It is such a special time in life! Isn't it cool that at just 14 weeks the baby looks like such a baby? I'm so excited for you and your hubby!

amanda.hulke said...

Jessica!

This is so exciting! Baby's are wonderful... My sister Laura (now Wales) is probably right in the same week of pregnancy. She's due in April and is just as exhausted:) Enjoy every minute of getting ready for the little one.

Lord's Blessings,
Amanda Hulke

kt mac said...

wow! SO SO AMAZING - It was so exciting to log on and see this post pop up. Many congrats to you and Geoff, here's to an easy pregnancy and a beautiful healthy baby in April :)

ps. such an awesome pictures :P

KIKI_WHOA. said...

hi :D
we don't know each other, but i have been reading your blog for a while now and the photos that you post and your crafts amazes and inspires a lot of the art i do.

congratulations (!!), i feel so happy for you and thats a lovely photo :)

kiki

Megan said...

Congratulations--you're going to be a real mama now [hehe]!! I'm so happy and excited for you and Jeff. Best wishes :)
Megan

rinse*repeat said...

congratulations, mama!! oh, how brain-buzzingly exciting!

keep us updated!

Michelle, Chris, Mira, and Amelia said...

Jessica and Jeff,
Congratulations! That is most exciting news. Did you know when we visited in San Fran? I think you were about 6 weeks then. I hope to someday meet the baby. Be sure to keep posting on your progress. I wish you nothing but wonderful joy!

Tracy said...

You probably had no idea i lurked on your blog from time to time..but i do! And i just had to say congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you!

Tracy Edman

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Congrats!

Sarah Olmanson said...

Congrats and all the best to you, Jeff, and baby! God bless!
Sarah

Sara said...

Congrats! God is so good! I'll be praying for healthy baby and mom!

Love, Sara

Laura said...

Jess and Jeff,
Congratulations! How exciting! We must be due just days apart...I'm 13 weeks and due in the middle of April. It's definitely exhausting! May God bless your pregnancy and your little one.
Love,
Laura (Hulke) Wales

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. You are clearly over the moon with excitement. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze for you.

kmich said...

Congratulations! I love reading, i mean, stalking your blog, but BABY NEWS deserves a comment!! :) blessings- katherine

iverson22 said...

Yeah!! I wish we were closer so we could enjoy being huge together! I was talking to your Mom yesterday and a joint Baby shower sounds like it would be a blast!! See you in a couple of WEEKS!!

Luv Ya,
Alisha

have a lovely said...

oh how so very exciting! a little babe on the way just as spring arrives! so excited for you and yours on your little blessing in the making!!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, congratulations! enormously exciting and thrilling! yay, you are going to be an absolutely fabulous mother!!

Kayt said...

I already knew the big news and I still had tears running down my face reading your blog. Seriously, which one of us is pregnant and hormonal?! I'm so excited for you and I can't stop saying I'm going to be an "auntie"! Love you both!

{michelle} said...

Congrats! Such exciting news!

alyssa said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and your hubby!!! Many blessings in the upcoming months!