Friday, December 25, 2009

Come on Out, Peep!

It's Christmas Day, Peep! You are still in the womb- hard to believe. I thought that you would come early like your big sis. I predicted the 20th, but here it is Christmas Day and your just too comfy in there. During Christmas dinner, I had contractions every 15 minutes for an hr, so I thought for sure that I'd have you today on my due date. But everything stopped. You are moving so much today- maybe that will help move things along. Maybe, just maybe I'll be holding you in my arms tomorrow. Can't wait to see you, Peep! I'll try to be patient- you'll come out when you are ready. See you soon.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dear Peep,

Mommy is so sorry that I haven't been keeping up with your diary. I was so sick for so long. So happy to be feeling better. Now that you are getting bigger, it is getting harder to be on my feet. I can feel you all of the time now- you are very busy in there. Your sister called you a wild man the other day. You kicked her in the back 10 times when I was snuggling her! So hard to believe that you will be with us in 12 weeks! Our Christmas baby! The girls say that you are going to be their best gift this year. They are so excited to have a baby brother on the way. Daddy is excited to that the house won't be filled with just girls anymore!

We're not sure about your name yet Peep! Maybe David Joseph Jr. or Christopher or Nicholas. We'll figure it out!

Keep growing and please take it a little easy on me with the kick-boxing!


ps. Keep growing so we can push that placenta up. Need to clear the way for you, little guy!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hello, Kiwi!

I know that I shouldn't be surprised by your growth, Peep. This is my third time having life grow inside me, but it still just amazes me. This week you are the size of a kiwi. That is a lot of growth for one week. Is this why my nausea has been horrendous? Especially today! My hormones must be going wild! Well, even though I can not wait to be in my 2nd trimester, you are worth it, Peep.


ps. I'm hoping not to be up at 3:30am again tonight to go to the bathroom. I'm not particularly fond of this new trend.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Growing- Slowly, but Surely.

Or maybe not so slowly! Am I really only 9 weeks? Oh am I scared now- are there 2 in there? And what if they are both girls. Can you imagine a house with 4 girls? My husband will faint! He's hoping for one boy.

We'll see.

A blessing is a blessing!

Jen and Little Peep

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Little Grape!

Peep! You are the size of a grape this week. Some may think that is small, but I think that is just amazing! Just a week ago, you were about half this size!

I know you're wiggling around in there now and I'm not supposed to feel it. But I swear I can feel you, Peep!


ps. If there is anything you can do in there about the nausea, I'd appreciate your help, little buddy!

9 Week Symptoms- Oh My!

9 Weeks Pregnant and I have every typical symptom- naseau, mood swings, extreme fatigue- you name it! To learn more, check this out!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Help! I Don't Fit in My Clothes!

My clothes have become quite uncomfortable! Luckily today I found a couple of great finds at a local thrift store. I can't believe that I actually fit into maternity clothes. They are a little big, but much more comfortable than my regular clothing. Today, I found a pair of my husband's shorts that I was able to fit into-barely. So hard to believe that I am growing out of clothes so fast and only 2 months pregnant. Okay, Peep. I'm glad that you are growing, but slow down on pushing my belly out so quickly.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wow, Peep!

Wow, Peep! You continue to work hard in there. It is just amazing! I can't believe that you are beginning to form a digestive tract, lungs, nostrils, hands and feet, and a bump of a mouth. A cute little bump of a mouth. Great going, Peep!


The Boob Fairy

Who is the boob fairy, you ask? Well, the boob fairy only is good to those who are pregnant. I guess whether you appreciate the boob fairy would depend on your size. For those of us who are not well endowed, we appreciate her handy work. My sister actually is the one who told me about this magical being. Now my girls think it is hysterical and look at me and say, "Yeah Mom, the boob fairy did really come." Whoever came up with the word boob, anyways?

Just a thought!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Way to Early for This!

I know that this is going to sound crazy, but last night while I was trying to fall asleep, I felt a movement inside of me- not once, but twice that felt like little kicks. It is way to early for this! Even if I was further along, the first feelings that I remember are more like a flutter than a kick. So, I don't know what is going on in there and then again maybe it was just gas! It will be great to get a sonogram and figure out just how far along I am and how many little ones are in there.

Jen and Little Peep

Monday, May 4, 2009


I can not believe that I can't fit into my pants already! This is why I've been wondering if I'm further along or if my body is just saying, "Hey, I've done this a couple of times, getting ready for baby-now! or twins??

Here I am at 6 weeks (maybe??)--

Yes, I know it doesn't look like much, but look at how I can't button my pants. I've already started the rubber band trick in order to stay in my pants just a bit longer.

Actually, I posted this photo as well to have a starting point, before I start really showing.

All for now!

Jen and Little Peep

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Proud of Peep, already!

Wow! Little Peep- you are just the size of a seseme seed or is it a raisin? It depends on the website, but all I know is that for being so small you sure are doing a lot of work in there. It's hard to believe that the beginnings of your brain, cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive systems are already underway. And Peep, your little heart is actually starting to beat! Keep working hard, Peep!


Calamari- Ugh!

Working at a seafood restaurant has it's benefits, for instance seafood is more expensive than other foods, so my check averages are higher which in turn means my tips are (usually) higher. Well, one of the disadvantages of working at a seafood restaurant when you are pregnant is the seafood itself. Recently, my enemy has been calamari. Smelling it is the worst and just looking at it turns my stomach in every which way. I can't escape it though. Guests order it. My co-workers love it. So there is no escaping it. Luckily, I only have to see you oh evil calamari on the weekends. Okay, I'm done being dramatic. Maybe peep just isn't into seafood!

Jen and Little Peep

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nausea: Friend or Foe?

The first three months of pregnancy can be rough due to the nausea, so why do I wish such upon myself on the days that I am feeling great? I know that this sounds crazy, but the first three months are scary, too. Scary because this is the time when most miscarriages occur. It is because the nausea reassures me that I am still pregnant. At least in my mind. I remember how relieved I felt once I got past the three month mark. Then I wished the nausea away. Funny as I'm typing this, I'm starting to feel nauseous. See what I did! I was feeling great yesterday, no nausea and then again this morning. Here comes my friend!

Click on the image above to learn more about how to tackle morning sickness!

Jen and Little Peep

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Panic Mode

Panic mode. How am I going to get this house in order? How am I going to school two little girls at home with an infant on my hip? How am I going to...... You name it- I'm thinking it. I'd like to get motivated on the house, but feeling very tired today. Little Peep wants to rest. Maybe after a nap.

Jen and Little Peep

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm Pregnant! The Reaction

My reaction: After seeing the two pink lines, I prayed a thank you to God for the blessing. Next, I had to wake up my husband to share the news. Beside excitement, I felt a bit nervous about him. How would he react? Even though he knew that there was a possibility, he had expressed numerous times in the past that he was content fathering just two children.

My husband:
Luckily, his reaction was better than I thought it would be- mostly shocked. Mostly wondering if the test was correct. Half asleep squinting at the test and counting the multiple pink lines.

Peanut-age 5: Screamed and laughed and screamed and laughed and cheered!

Sunshine-age 7: At first, she thought that we were joking. She kept asking us if we were kidding and when she realized that it was real, tears of joy poured down her face. "My prayers are answered," she says as she cries.

Jen and Little Peep

Two Pink Lines!

After days of nausea and falling asleep at odd hours of the day, I decided to take THE TEST! In the past these symptoms have been all in my head, so I wasn't sure if this was really happening to me or not. Even though there were very clear signs of it, I still wasn't sure. So when the two pink lines came up on the test, I was surprised a bit and excited about this new adventure- about mothering another blessing.

Jen and Little Peep

Welcome to the Diary of Peep!

Little Peep!

"What should we call the baby, Mom? We won't know until it grows more if it is a boy or a girl."

"I know says Peanut," my five year old. "We'll name it Peep!"

Awww! I instantly liked it- the sound that a little chick makes- Peep! and so we named the new life that has been growing inside me for just a short time- Little Peep.

Welcome to the diary of Peep! This will be little Peep's journey from the beginning of life until the time that Peep enters our world.

Jen and Little Peep