Sunday, November 7, 2010

the sweetest thing

it started out as a really funny discussion...

dom:  mommy, i want you to have a tiny belly.
me:  well, we are going to have to wait because baby is inside.  so mommy's belly needs to get bigger first, because the baby is growing.  just like you did!
dom:  but i like you to have a tiny belly mommy.
me:  okay, i will, after the baby is born.
dom:  so, after the baby comes out, you are going to have a tiny belly?
me:  yes, i promise. 
dom:  okay, so the baby will be my best friend and your belly will be tiny.
me: *tear* you want the baby to be your best friend?
dom:  yes, my bestest friend.

"best friends" - sketch by tina burke

... and ending as the sweetest thing the lil' man has said...  even better than, "i love you".


Saturday, November 6, 2010

hear ye! hear ye! read all about it!!!

my family and i would like to officially announce that we are expecting!  our family of three will be "four" by may 2011.  i guess there was a reason for this post... LOL.

our first ultrasound happened last month, and i saw our baby's heart pumping as he/she slept in my womb!  i would provide the ultrasound photo, but it's so blurry - so, i'll wait for our next one to post his/her photo.  we are so happy, i can't wait to see him/her again!

it's been a pretty tough first three months...  feeling extremely exhausted (napping every single chance i get), and deathly nauseous.  when i was pregnant with dom, i knew exactly what i wanted to eat:  beef teriyaki, kimchi, burgers, and salads. and what not to eat:  anything chicken - that's it!

this time around, my food aversion varies from day to day and the list is growing daily.  mostly, i detest garlic (this is my all-time favorite, which makes me extremely sad. because i can't have anything with a trace of it), beef, the smell of any cooking (if i don't smell it in the cooking stage, i'll most likely eat it - this is a major problem when going to restaurants), oranges, coconuts, and strong smells.  i also can't have any canned food or ramen - i can actually taste the preservatives from it.  though, i do love salads, ambrosia apples, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken dishes, and plain oatmeal with mashed bananas.

despite the uncomfortable moments, i find myself on cloud nine, and feeling so beautiful.  it's a great time in our lives right now.  dom kisses my belly every morning, saying, "good morning baby" - he's going to be such a great big brother. 

i would also like to say "congratulations" to those who are expecting, i know of a few!!!  i'm so happy for all of you!

for now, have a great weekend!
xoxo, carla

(i promise to be back on a regular blogging schedule as soon as my symptoms ease - lol) 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

cold hands, warm hearts...

hello everyone! 

i just joined a swap and it's perfect for winter!!!  it's called the "cold hands, warm hearts swap"!

this is my second swap (here's what i did for my first one) and i'm really excited for it because it is hosted by these two lovely ladies:  sandy a la mode and much love illy!  

for more information on this swap, click here.  hope you are 1 of the 100 who will be exchanging lovely packages.  we could all use a little heart warming, right?

thanks sandy and ilene!!!

xoxo, carla