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) 


kat said...

yaaaaaay! Lab you guys!!!!

prettylittlethieves said...

congratulations! that's so exciting!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

woohoo!!! so excited for you and your family, carla.

hope you guys have a chance to celebrate this weekend. such a joyous, fun occasion!!! :)

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, congratulations!!! And what a strange list of can's and cannot's! My sister ate a whole field of watermelons (okay, maybe not a WHOLE field) with my nephew. He loves watermelon. My mom craved chocolate covered cherries with my little brother. He hates them. I mean HATES them.

It's always fun to see the strange cravings and aversions.

I'm sorry, though, that you've been so sick. Hopefully, the rest of it will be smooth sailing.

Wow, congrats again!

P-nut said...

Congratulations, Carla! So excited for you :)

Tintwo said...

oh my goodness!! Many many congrats to you and yours! said...


I am SO thrilled for you!

Let the journey begin lovely

hope to hear from you
amy <3

ART OF NAIL said...

wow! congrats! so excited! happy for you sis! ♥ tc

Colleen said...

Congrats!! Very exciting news! Take care!

cb said...

oh yay congrats!!! that is sooo exciting!!!!


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lyndsay said...

AMAZING!! congratulations carla!!