Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Last Wonder of the World

I know... it's been two months I did not update my blog. Been extremely stressed and busy at work and too tired to do anything at all in the evenings, besides following the new Heroes season, watching the Euro 2008 and Wimbledon, could not even find the strength to cook dinner or clean up, but Alex was a great help.

Alex got us away on our wedding anniversary to Venice, stories to follow... The thing is, Tweetey's very last comment on my very last post knew more than I did... Indeed just over a month ago, something did not happen... I waited, not too long but impatiently and anxiously, and it persisted at not happening, until I was forced to check out what's the hold up, and we are having a BABY!!!!

Finally, after all these months of practice, the much awaited little darling is here, growing at the speed of light, comfortably tucked away in his mother's womb. So it was almost two months before I realised I was pregnant, and you'd think it's a curse because just days after finding out, I was stricken like any good mother with morning sickness, nausea and quasi-total exhaustion. But this is now gone...

Since the day I found out a lot happened: work and problems kept on piling up my desk faster than I could cope, which left me so frustrated because that's no way to treat my little baby, I had to change doctors as my doctor was a real charlatan who could not care less about me (or my foot) and felt aggravated with guilt at the thought of all the alcohol I had consumed in my first month (in Iceland and entertaining customers) not knowing I was pregnant.

But this was made up with my grand mother's 80th Birthday back home surrounded with future Pepi and Memie, my cousins and the little cutie Antoine. It was a wonderful family reunion and perfect opportunity to announce my wonderful news to my loved ones. And this was followed shortly with Alex taking me to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary in gorgeous Venice.

Last weekend, we had the greatest pleasure of seeing our little love during my third-month scan; we were awestruck, we still are. Although thanks to Internet information, I followed closely the evolution of the little one, I still did not expect to see what we saw, in fact I was even surprised when the midwife confirmed that 'yup, that's a baby alright'. We were very moved to see our baby moving his little body and touching his/her face and twisting around, much to our delight. And although we knew it would be complete, we were still impressed with the little feet, toes, face, hands, everything, it is a complete minature human being, and it is mine!

Next time up is end of August and we'll find out the sex of our baby!!! yay!!! will keep you posted.


Sweeti said...

I am so happy for you guys, I would have 10 more if I could. Maybe it's good I can't huh?
My 3rd grand baby will be born in August and she will be named Amalie. I can hardly wait to hug and hold her.
You are going to have to post little belly shots from time to time and bring us with you on your journey to motherhood. Prayers for you and your little family.

Sweeti said...

The j and r stand for Justin and Rachel and the big "S" is for their last name Seiders.

tshsmom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You 2 will make wonderful parents!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. I know Kitem is pleased as punch. Your life will change completely but you will never look back. (((Hugs)))

Barbara Doduk said...

Cool. Several friends of ours have recently just had babies, and another family member just found out she's prego... ah babies.

Do you really care if it's a boy or girl either way? Is finding out the sex mainly a thing to do so you can pre-buy the clothing, paint the room etc?

Helene said...

Thank you all!!! I will definitely keep you posted. It'd be a wonder if I could talk about anything else at all!

Barbara, we just want to know. We don't want to decorate in either pink or blue we want everything white and I forbade anyone from buying any clothes until I'm 8 months as I don't want to jinx the pregnancy. I want to know the sex because what's the difference? I'll find out sooner or later and I can stop refering to him/her as 'it'. It will finally be He or She. Thanks for stopping by. X

Barbara Doduk said...

Helene, great attitude. I am glad you aren't doing the traditional pink and blue. Thanks for coming to visit my blog.

lisenn said...

Et oui, un petit bout ici aussi !
C'est merveilleux.
que de petits petons sur notre bonne vieille terre !
Félicitation !

Hammer said...


Exciting news indeed!

tweetey30 said...

I am so happy for you both that I have tears in my eyes. Congrats again and I was only guessing. Your mother had mentioned some good news or why you were on the couch on that one Day instead of being at work and I was only guessing. So happy for you two.

Kitem said...

a mon tour maintenant:
yes yes yes, something I have been waiting for you so dearly.
Now I know I am going to call the little cabbage.
After having been a small worm, a bean, he she is a chou, so
a chou coeur
(impossible to translate in english, it is a game of words, the translation would be, cauliflower)