Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tumbling Tots

You're quite the active baby, aren't you?

Mummy loves feeling you tumble around in her tummy at different times during the day, and night. It's such a strange but lovely feeling all at the same time. It's reassuring and makes me just stop and be awed at the wonder that's you, growing inside of me......

I can't wait for when you're strong enough for even daddy to be able to feel you moving about, stretching and doing your thang :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I know I can, I know I can... I DID!!

I conquered the "showing my pregnant belly on my blog" fear, and so here's the first glimpse of Junior's humble abode for now, at 20 weeks. We're halfway there, baby! No radical changes in the belly button department as of yet, but who knows. There's 20 MORE weeks to go. w00t! What an adventure :)

I know.. the growth of my belly is finally starting to overtake the immense boob expansion.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Thank you Stephanie!!

Your cousin Stephanie was so delighted that she finally knows that you're a boy, that when Target had a sale, she went out and got you some cute little outfits!!!

Hurray for Stephanie :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More of your Daddy

Daddy : "Arghhhh April's still sooooo far away"

Mummy: "You'd better believe it'll be here before you even know it"

Daddy: "Gah, I don't think I'll stop worrying about this kid till he gets a driver's license. *pause* WAIT, I might worry even MORE then! GAAAAAAAHHH"

Poor daddy :)

Baby Bump

I'm trying to muster up courage to post a "I'm halfway there" baby bump.....

be patient with me.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Silly Daddy

Your daddy is just as in awe of this whole adventure we're having with you as I am.

And he says the funniest and silliest and sweetest things sometimes. I just don't want to ever forget them :)

Overheard at the Dr's ultrasound appointment

"Wow, look he's scratching his chin.....*pause* CAN HE DO THAT?!?!! LIKE, ON PURPOSE???"

"You mean he can actually MOVE his fingers?!?"

"Gosh, he looks like a little fossil"

"I can see LIPS!!!"

"Woah, look at that face. We need him to have your brains and my looks" ( lol )

And your daddy's been trying to feel you through mummy's belly, which is just so incredibly sweet. He'll give mummy little belly rubs like he's cuddling you.

"Wow, it's not like, rock hard, but it ain't doughy either"

"Hey, my hand found itself onto your tummy without even thinking"

But he has his anxieties and apprehensions too...

"I wonder if I was a younger father, if I would be less nervous and so would be able to enjoy this adventure way more"

"I want this baby to be 6lbs like, TOMORROW, so if anything happens, I know he will be okay"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Everything's Bigger in Texas

It's probably a discrepancy in dates thing, but during the last ultrasound, you measured almost a week ahead in terms of all the different measurements. Your mommy's period has always been kinda weird anyway, with a 32 day cycle etc etc, and the cycle when you were conceived was weirder than usual. My temperatures were not rising etc etc.

ANYWAY, the doctor told us that you were 12 ounces, the weight of a can of coke. Like, woah.

Dreams of a little Young'Un

Two nights ago, I dreamt that you were already born. You had some asian features and some caucasian features, and were as cute as a button. In my dream you were a new born, but looked much more like a 3 month old, full of baby chubbiness and alert and smiley.

AND, I was feeding you "cantonese style" porridge.

And you were loving the porridge, when I suddenly realised I should be breastfeeding you, but by that time, you were nice and full and not interested in nursing anymore.

I told your daddy about the dream, and he said, "Oh boy, looks like we might end up with a Sumo Wrestler instead of a Cowboy".


What do YOU think, Junior? :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting Bigger Overnight

I swear, before we left for Vegas, I was considerably smaller.

Then, like a day or two before we got home, it was like there was this massive growth spurt or something on your part. Even the doctor says you're about a week ahead. I told your daddy "well, everything's bigger in Texas".

I say that tongue in cheek, but I hope I don't get all those stupid diabetic complications ( your grandaddy Tan and great grandma and some grand-aunts are diabetic ), and have problems with delivery later on. You'll be a good boy, won'tcha? *grin*

And Mahbel at the Asian Noodle House says she's been watching my boobies get bigger and bigger each week!!!!!

ANYWAY, praise the Lord that you're a perfect little boy and that He took care of all of us during our long road trip, and we got home safe and sound. Like I was saying, the trip was sooo much more fun because your daddy and I knew that you were tagging along with us the whole way. How amazing was that?! I mean, you're not even born yet and you've been to Vegas and the Grand Canyon and like through New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah !

I'm feeling you move a little bit more now, a little bit more distinctly. But like the doctor said, because my placenta is in the front, it cushions a lot of your little kicks and punches. In the next few weeks, you're going to get much stronger and I'll probably be wishing I had a cushion all around!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Junior :)

I'm officially outnumbered :)



Other things that are happening at the moment

1. Snot with blood almost every time I blow my nose. Not fun
2. Some ankle swelling when I am on my feet too long
3. Any amount of sucking in will not mask my tummy any more
4. Your daddy and I brought you all the way to Vegas, Zion National Park and The Grand Canyon! Your first Road Trip! You were of course, way more convenient to bring along than let's say, if it had been after April next year, but it was a fun fun trip and it was all so much funner (?? ) with you along.

Your daddy is so proud of you and we both love you soooo much!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog Background

I thought we'd spruce up the blog background a little bit... and since we're not sure if you're a little boy or a little girl yet, I thought we would use a "gender neutral" background. Earthy greens and browns always seem to work. Hopefully by the end of next week I'll know for sure which color to settle on for the background :) *wink*

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More strange aches & pains and adjustments

I have been "training" myself to sleep on my left side, and it has so far been pretty good, except I will wake up every few hours feeling kind of achy or sore from sleeping on one side for too long. I think I'm one of those people that sleep with part of their side and part of their tummy, if that makes any sense. Straight up 90 degree sleeping on the side is kinda taking some time to get used to.

Anyway, during one of the times I woke up last night, I had this horrible pain in my right er, nipple. I mean, very isolated nipple pain, on the right side. It lasted about 3 minutes and then thankfully went away. I was going "WTH" and was very glad when it didn't recur.


Monday, November 3, 2008


Once in a while, it seems like there's a little bit of tightening of the uterus into a little ball, and I can feel it more prominently. These aren't frequent - maybe once a day or less, and are never painful or accompanied by any sort of "other" symptoms. I talked to the OBGYN about them, and she said that it shouldn't be a problem unless it was painful or accompanied by bleeding etc etc. They're probably Braxton Hicks, and in my "research", have come across a bunch of women having irregular uterine contractions in their second trimester, and of course it'll only get more prominent and frequent towards the end of the pregnancy, and it has all gone well with them.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Feeling Better

I forwent the Claritin D last night and don't feel too worse for wear. I did wake up one time in the night coughing, though. Bleh. Overall, I'm feeling better and hopefully the your daddy will too. Right now, he's all excited waiting for tonight's college football game between the Texas Tech ( his alma mater & ranked #7) Red Raiders and theTexas Longhorns ( #1 at the moment ). I'm sure he'll be more than happy to explain to you all the ins and outs of football when he gets the chance to.

Your Aunt Cindy and I were at Walmart yesterday, doing our usual grocery shopping, and I got you a present! Your very first present, actually, which will come in very handy even as we bring you home from the hospital after delivery. A car seat strap cover ! With cute little puppy doggies!!!