25 March 2015

Us Plus One

I was saying earlier that 2014 was pretty much a "blah" year for me. I thought this year would be the same, but it is turning out to be pretty exciting, with lots of things to look forward to. 

The biggest news is something we've been keeping to ourselves for a couple of weeks now. We definitely wanted to wait until we had a couple of scans and tests completed, and thankfully, everything is OK so far. 

Here's your first look at our little gift from heaven that's growing inside me right now. This was taken during our 1st trimester scan, which was also my birthday. Prior to this, our scans were pretty blurry (JP couldn't even tell which one's the head or the legs!), but this one was much better. 

At the scan, both of us were pretty much captivated by what we were seeing on the screen. He/she was moving--a lot! So much that the doctor had to wait for a few minutes to scan again, waiting for him/her to turn around and show his profile. 

Right now, I'm past the morning sickness (which is seriously a misnomer, right? it doesn't happen in the morning at all!), but I'm currently dealing with some back pains. I think it's due to the weight I've been gaining these past couple of weeks. What can I do? I'm hungry ALL.THE.TIME. 

I haven't had any weird craving so far, but I always ask JP to bring me fresh coconut. I just drink the juice and JP takes care of the meat. But that's it--no strange food combo, although I won't be surprised if it will come up in a couple of weeks. 

JP has been a great partner in this experience. He's gone with me to all appointments. And he gives me back rubs to ease my discomfort. He monitors my food intake (especially the sugar), and most of all, he makes sure I'm always comfortable. These days, I don't cook as often because standing for a long time tires me out easily, so JP sometimes eats out alone. Which makes me feel guilty. I'll have to make it up to him one of these days. 

We are so excited about this next chapter in our lives. This baby is really a gift, and proof that everything comes in the perfect time. I am waxing poetic about this because of the challenge we had to face before we even got to this point. I'll talk about this soon, but for now, I'm reveling in the fact that this little one is here and healthy, and is absolutely going to change our lives for the better. 


  1. Congratulations!!! You're in for a lovely, memorable journey. Delight in each moment! I'm so happy for you! <3

    1. Hey Toni! Thank you! We are so excited! :)


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