Saturday, July 23, 2011

16 Weeks

Tomorrow is Baby Madzar & I's 16 Week Anniversary.  (Applause.)

We had a doctor's appointment last week. 
I've gained 6 pounds so far. 
I'm assuming that's alright since no one told me to start cutting back on Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries.
(My new obsession.)
Baby Madzar's check-up was quick this time.
We were listening for the heartbeat and the doctor found it within seconds.
160 beats per minute.
Swirling, pumping static has never sounded so good.

Dr. Pierson said I should feel Little Madzar's kicks and movement in the next month.
Now I'm all alert.
Sometimes when no one's looking, I'll poke my protruding tummy.
Always hoping for a poke back.
But nothing yet.
All in due time.

Joe purchased wood last week to start his workings on the nursery.
In just the first night, it was already looking so good.
All of the paper sketches he's been showing me for weeks were coming to fruition.
I was finally able to see what he had been envisioning this whole time.
Nothing less than perfect, I might add.

I'm sort of starting to feel like myself again.
A real person if you will.
Although I still tire very easily, I'm going out with friends again.
I'm shopping again.
Running errands again.
Baby Madzar leads the way but I'm not far behind.

One last thing.
Mark your calendars for August 17.
Fingers crossed, that's when Baby Madzar becomes a he or she for us.
We'll know whether to buy the pink or blue triathlon gear.
And Mama Mel can finally start to pick out some fabric for the nursery. 
Boy or girl, Baby Madzar will hopefully never experience a bad perm like seen above.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both!! I was able to see your mom for lunch while she was here in PA and it was good to spend some time with her!
I love reading your blog. It gives me the opportunity to keep in touch with what's happening in your life!
On a side note, I have to assume that your perm was one of Punkin's creations!! LOL
Take Care!
Roger (Buck)

Shauna said...

CAN NOT WAIT to see the nursery!!!!! Oh...and to find out what your having too...but maybe the nursery a little more. You know I'm a succor for a nicely decorated room;) glad you're feeling a little better. It's all uphill from here girlee (until you get to the end that is:)

Perpetual Blind Date said...

First of all, I love the perm! 2nd of all, if you want natural cut fries, then I will bring you some!

Anonymous said...

We think and pray for you and Joe and baby Madzar....

So proud of you guys

Love you!!!!!

Team Dearborn
Naples FL chapter