this is your mommy, i just wanted to write you a letter telling you some of the experiences i have had with you while you were in the womb. and to let you know how much i love you and how excited i am to be your mom. Last June is when your dad and I made the decision to start a family, it was something we had been thinking about for a while and earlier that year found out that i have Endometriosis and that i needed surgery, and that this disease can make it hard to get pregnant. in June I had surgery, and found out that it was a lot more severe than we originally thought. I was told that one of my ovaries was most likely blocked, and that could mean it takes longer to get pregnant. Your dad and I were very worried that it would take long to get pregnant, or that i would have problems. well we found out in October that we were pregnant! we were so excited, especially because it happen faster than we thought :) we told our families in November and they were all so excited!! we found out that you were due July 11th 2011, (which is today!) we were so excited, and it felt like July would never come, but can i tell you Josie those 9 months have flown by!
The first trimester was really rough, i was nauseous everyday all day, i basically lived off of zofran and apple sauce. I was tired all the time, and just wanted to take a nap everyday! I even got to spend Christmas morning in the Emergency Room getting an IV because i was so dehydrated and couldn't stop vomitting. (oh the joys of pregnancy.) your daddy was so worried about us and took great care of us!
Once I hit my second trimester, things got a lot easier, i wasn't nauseous anymore, still tired but i could handle that. i still wasn't showing very much, but i did have a tiny baby bump. which was so exciting i couldn't wait until i started to show. we found out that we were having a little girl when i hit 20 weeks :) i was so excited!! you dad had a dream about a week before we found out that you were a girl, and he was right. some things that i did experience during this trimester, was migraines! they were really bad, i had never had a migraine before and i don't wish to have them again! i was put on some medicine for them and then i went to the chiropractor and that really helped, and after about a month they went away.
The Third trimester was pretty eventful, I was driving down to work one day and it was really wet, rainy and snowy. I was almost to work when i hydroplaned and got in a pretty bad car accident. the only thing i was thinking about during adn after the accident was you Josie. I didn't care what happened to me, as long as you were safe. i was so nervous, i felt helpless. but everything ended up being ok, you are one tough little girl, you were 100% healthy and had no signs of injury. we were definantly being watched over that day.
that happened in April, and for about a month and a half, i was really sore, i had bruised my pelvis and chest/ribs really bad. but other than that i felt good, i was finally starting to show, i had a cute baby bump. and i was finally starting to feel you move! it is such a crazy feeling but i love it every time, even when you kick me in the ribs :) let me just say Josie you have been one active little girl, you are constantly moving, turning, kicking, punching, hiccuping. my belly looks like i have an alien in it from all the movements you do. but the funny part is that once someone other than me tries to feel or touch my belly you stop completely. Jesse was so sad at first because he couldn't ever feel you move, but you finally decided to let him in on the kicking. :)
in May we had some cute maternity pictures taken, i finally had a baby belly by now, to the point where my scrub tops barely fit :) by now we were getting really excited for you to be here. we had my parents come down and help us pain the nursery and get things ready. it was such a nice help. I feel that i have had a really easy pregnancy with you, besides the car accident. i have enjoyed being pregnant and I can't wait to meet you, i am so excited to be a mom, especially your mom! i can already tell that you are going to be full of spunk, and stubborn. I only say stubborn because when every we have an ultrasound you don't like to show your cute little face! Also recently i have been having lots of contractions, and even early labor, making us think you were going to come early, but you being like your mom, are stubborn and will come when you are ready! which i hope is soon, because Josie i am starting to look like a blimp! my legs are so swollen they look like elephant legs, and they hurt. but that is a small price to pay for my cute little girl.
So here is a list of things that i have craved while i was pregnant with you Josie
-pancakes( i ate these straight for like two weeks)
-Wendys (for the 1st trimester)
-Tacobell (your dad craved this more than i did)
- fruit, especially watermelon
-mac and cheese
there are probably more, but i can't think of them right now.
Josie I just want you to know that I love you, and I am so excited to be your mom, and to take on this new life adventure with you. i know there will be hard times, but i know the good times will make everything worth it. I love you and i can't wait to meet you and see your beautiful face.
Love, your mom.