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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meeting Jellybean =)

I met our little Jellybean today =) I just came from my doctor's office and am still in awe. I came face-to-face (well, it was my face and the ultrasound monitor) with our baby. It's too soon to tell whether Jellybean is a girl or a boy (it doesn't matter really) - the good news is the heartbeat is strong and everything seems to be in order. It all seems so surreal to me right now. I have to say the moment I laid my eyes on that teeny-tiny Bean ... everything just seemed to fall into place and everything in the world was right again. What a wonderful, humbling moment that I will cherish forever.

I am officially 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant. And our baby is due on March 28th. OMG! I can't wait! 7 months seem like forever ... but it also seems like too short a time to prepare for everything that needs to get done. I don't know where to start but I am so excited to get going! Jojo and I have been waiting for this and I know it will be awesome.

On a side note, my OB-GYN, Dr. Chen is the bestest doctor in the whole wide world. He is totally a calm, reassuring and positive doctor. Such a perfect godsend for a first time, worrywart, mother-to-be. He reminds me of a kindly old uncle but is pretty amazing when it comes to giving me information and tips. He is very patient too (he really took time to answer my gazillion and one questions - even my most silly questions got serious answers). Thank God for Dr. Chen. I know Jellybean and I will be in good hands.

I also got a mini tour of the hospital (where I will be due). It all seems like such a dream right now. But luckily, it's a good dream and I am praying everything continues to go well. So far, so good ... even my "morning sickness" was cooperating all through my doctor and hospital visit today.

Again, I am so blessed and thankful. This is such a miracle. And I am so honored to be part of it all =)


leslie ty said...

Wow Jo =) this is really a super news...I need to talk to you badly but i'm in the middle of the ocean with a bad cell signal =( i'm thinking you might not be able to come to my wedding na since you'll be around 7 months then? =( don't worry...I will super understand =) i'm really happy for you and Jojo =)

Junarakasa said...

Les, I am so glad you were able to see the message I sent you. I didn't send it to everyone just a chosen few =) I wanted you to be one of the first to know about Jellybean =) THANK YOU for being so happy and excited for me. I am so happy and excited too ... the one major downer though is the fact that I will have to miss your wedding. I actually told Dr. Chen about it and asked him if I could still fly to Manila just to attend, but he doesn't think it would be a very good idea. I am so sorry, Les. And Jogs too. This is just so totally unexpected (to think we were all booked and ready for our trip home in January!). Anyway, let's talk soon ... when you get back from Europe. I know we have so much to catch up on. Have fun and take care =)

kquill said...

This is wonderful news Joanne! Congratulations! I'm sure it's exciting, may seem like it's overwhelming but hey, that's all part of the roller-coaster ride of parenthood. Yup, it starts the minute you find out that you're pregnant. Kasi you'll be conscious na and will be thinking of the baby na. This is great! Welcome to mommyhood!

Auntie Lillian said...

Joanne - really so happy for you and Jojo. I know you have been waiting for this for a long time and you are so good with children- from all the time with your nieces and nephews. Seven months will just fly by and before you know it, Jellybean will be here. Take it easy !

joyeee said...

welcome Jellybean!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait dets!!! :) congrats again to both you and jojo! we're so excited here!

Junarakasa said...

Thanks Kaye =) We are so excited too!

Hi Auntie Lillian. Congrats din on your family's new addition =)

Cubs, get me some bodyshop baby products for JellyB! Hahaha