Sunday, January 31, 2010

19 Weeks

This past week has been super busy and very exciting. I can't believe that I am almost halfway through this pregnancy! 'The Hubs' and I went to our diagnostic ultrasound on Tuesday. Good thing that we had both taken the day off because we had to wait nearly 2 hours past our appointment time before being seen. (Does nothing work outside of Loma Linda?)

It is always so exciting to see your unborn little one all cozy on the inside. Even more exciting is that we can now stop call 'the little' it. We weren't sure it was going to cooperate but, after several minutes of pushing on my stomach (ouch) it finally rolled to a position in which the ultrasound tech could tell us that...

It's a girl!

So exciting! I know that 'the hubs' was a little disappointed at first because he really wanted 'the boy' to have a brother and he later confessed to me that he has no idea what to do with a girl. I, on the other hand, knew she was a she all along and am so happy to have one of each (though I am still in total shock because I always pictured myself with all boys).

I am hoping that 'the hubs' agrees to let me get a 3D ultrasound in a few weeks because the pictures we have are not as good as those of 'the boy'. I love the one picture of her face because I think she has the same profile as 'the boy'.

'The hubs' and I had have a hard time settling on a name for our daughter. Actually, 'the hubs' gave me a list of about 10 names and said pick one so I guess that I am the one who has had the hard time. She didn't have a name when we found out that she was a she but it didn't take long for us (me) to (finally) settle on one.

Just Johnson’s are proudly awaiting the arrival of

Chelsea Renee Johnson!

Only 21 weeks to go!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

17 weeks

We are moving right along. 17 weeks pregnant and feeling great although the trip to Disneyland took a lot out of me. I have a cardiology appointment scheduled for this Thursday just to follow up on some heart palpitations I have been having. Otherwise, things should be uneventful until the 26th when we have our anatomy scan.

This week our baby is about the size of an onion and now has finger and toe prints. The skeleton is hardening and it is starting to accumulate fat.

Still no pictures of the growing belly- this pregnancy is not well documented at all. Hoping to get on top of that one for the next baby post.


Every year, 'The Hubs' and I get season passes to a theme park and this year we chose Disneyland. We figured 'The Boy' is getting old enough to where he can ride all the rides and possibly have memories of us taking him so, off we went to the happiest place on earth. That and what pregnant woman wouldn't want to spend a day out of each month waddling around D-land.
Our first trip was fun and certainly eventful. I grew up in the O.C. and consider myself to be pretty familiar with the area. Hence, my head hanging shame when we got lost on the way there. Good thing 'The Boy' was napping at this point otherwise 'The Hubs' may have lost it. Once we arrived, I only had to run back to the car once to get the camera before boarding the tram (which 'The Boy' called a train).
How exciting it is to see your child's face when he enters the Disneyland gates for the first time! I only wish that I could share that moment with the rest of the world.

'The Boy's' eyes were fixated on the train that was parked at Main Street Station (of course) and so this was the best picture we could get that would capture this once in a lifetime moment.

We headed to lunch right after sorting out all our passport stuff. We were all starving because I got us lost ::hanging head in shame::.

Waiting for Daddy to bring us some food.

Our first ride was It's a Small World. The line was super short and who wouldn't want to start off the day by getting that song stuck in their head?

'The Boy', on It's a Small World, clinging to his Buh-Buhs Lanket.

'The Boy' did great after saying "no, no like it" a few times and the ride was still decked out for the holidays so we sang Jingle Bells for the rest of the day instead of the usual repetitive monster.

Not looking at the camera again. He was staring at the Santa hat on the clock. Hoping he doesn't ask to open presents when we get home.

Next stop: Toon Town

Outside of Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin. Note: a little nauseating for pregnancy.

Playground time

A "pokekin"

Don't mind the roots. I have an appointment today at 12:30.

'The Hub's' in the pumpkin patch

Riding the train. When we later asked him what his favorite ride was, this was it . Big surprise!

Riding the carousel

My handsome men, waiting for a Mad Tea Party.



Meeting Goofy. This is close as we could get and thankfully we snapped this photo before the tears came.

Meeting Mickey Mouse. Again, clinging to Buh-Buhs Lanket.
We had so much fun taking our little man to Disneyland for the first time. He was so brave and went on so many rides that we thought might be a little too old for him (Pinnochio produced no tears). 'The Hubs' and I are completely exhausted and it may take us awhile to recuperate before heading that way again. Next time,we head to California Adventure!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

15 Weeks

I can't believe that we are already here!

The first 12 weeks were spent close to the toilet or laying on my new best friend (we have since changed the status of our relationship form beginning to mold into one another to hanging out for a few hours a day). I was so relieved to get that first trimester behind me because I knew (hoped) that I would be leaving all my morning glory sickness with it. I felt pretty good from the beginning of week 12 until yesterday when I was reunited with my old friends nausea and the couch. I am feeling much better today and am hoping it was a fluke.

Yesterday, I went to visit Dr. B. for our 15 week appointment. I got to hear the baby's heartbeat, a healthy 137, and found out the date of our big ultrasound. January 26th is the big day and I cannot wait to find out what we are having. I have been wanting to cheat by going to a 3D ultrasound place but 'The Hubs' said to be patient. I had a pregnancy induced mitral valve prolapse when I was preggers with 'The Boy' and started having heart palpitations the other night so, I also get to visit the cardiologist that same week.

Otherwise, everything is great with 'The Little' and 'The Boy' has started to kiss my belly when I ask him to kiss the baby. So cute! I will leave you with some 15 week facts and no picture as this pregnancy has yet to be photographed.
15 weeks
Size of bay in comparison to produce: navel orange.

Total weight gain: I have decided not to look this time until the very end but I haven't gotten 'the talk' yet.

Next appointment: January 26th for anatomy screening and gender reveal; February 5th with Dr. B.

Maternity clothes?: Yes. For some time now. I feel sooooo comfortable!

Stretch marks: Zero. And I will continue to bathe in cocoa butter until I find one.

Sleep: I now only require about 8 hours a night as opposed to the 12 I was getting a month ago.

Movement: First felt the flutters last Sunday and I have felt popping just about every day since.

Food cravings: None whatsoever.

Food aversions: fish, bacon, cottage cheese.

Gender: Coming soon! We have both been back and forth and no longer have any gut instinct.

Belly button: In.

What I miss most: Cadillac Margaritas and Calvin Klein jeans.

Milestones: First flutters.

What I am looking forward to most: July 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

I cannot believe that we just rang in 2010! Usually, for me, the odd years prove to be better than the evens and, being that 10 is an even number, I would normally not be super excited for the year to come. But, let's face it- aside from an awesome vacation and finding out about the upcoming arrival of our second little one- 2009 was a BUST!

Last year, I lost my father, went back to work more than I ever thought I would have to, struggled to stay above water in the whirlpool of finances, and spent the last bit sick on my couch. While I'm super grateful for all that I have, I'd say things can only go up from here.

So onto a new year and a cleanish slate. We are looking forward to all this new year brings.

On to the resolutions. Usually, my New Year's resolution is to workout more and loose that last annoying five pounds. This year, I am off the hook! I do, however, have a few things that I will add to the list, one of which continues to reoccur year after agonizing year (hoping to conquer that once and for all).

1. Floss regularly. I floss. Just not the way a dental hygienist would. Hoping to make you proud this year Dr.Kim.

2. Give birth to this baby. With drugs. Only because I have to.

3. Spend more time on the floor playing with my kiddo and get up in under 30 seconds with the assistance of only one piece of furniture.

4. Make more dinners and less frozen pizza.

5. Work less. I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope.

6. Go to church regularly. Like every week. If I don't burst into flames the moment I enter the doors.

Good luck to you all with your resolutions this year. Don't worry if it doesn't work out. I'm pretty sure the only one that I'll follow through on is #2. Only because I have to.

Happy New Year!