Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meeting the Helpers

For starters, even though this is a sort of shared journey, undoubtedly I could not deny that my wonderful husband is one of my top helpers. Without him I could not take on the challenge of this journey, and in it he has certainly helped a ton so far. Not a day goes by where he doesn't cook breakfast, help get our packed lunches and usually makes dinner too when I whine at the end of the day that I am dead beat tired. He has also been a wonderful helper in that through his work he is required to buy some of their supplies every month, and they have superb prenatal vitamins! He gives super foot rubs at the end of the day, and provides constant support when I need it. He is a wonderful helper and there is no way I would want to or think that I could take on this journey without him.

Helper number 2, which has been a wonderful reference for me so far, is this lovely book, written by someone who understands all the questions and concerns that run through a hormonal pregnant lady and put those worries to ease through this book:

I am sincerely grateful for the lovely lady who decided to write this book, because it is has been a great constant quick guide that I turn to all the time!

Along with this lovely helper of a book, I recently discovered that there is a website that goes along with it and is just as insightful and helpful! And today I learned of this new fun news in case you care to know at my 7 weekish mark:

"Your baby is now about the size of a blueberry (and about 10,000 times bigger than he was at conception). Most of that growth is concentrated in the head as new brain cells are generated at the rate of 100 per minute. Your baby's mouth and tongue are forming as arm and leg buds sprout, and those little kidneys are getting ready to do their job."


Isn't that neat to think about, I got a tiny little blueberry going on!

And of course I can't forget another helper that I came to a realization with is my lovely stretchy pants I can jump into when I get home from the day. I don't think I have gained that much weight yet, but man when my tummy feels queasy, like it usually does, the normal waist bands around my stomach do not help, so I love it when I can go home and slip into the more comfortable pants and finally breath again!

More helpers to come, especially when I work out getting a doctor, and all those lovely fun, different experiences, which I'll be sure to up date on. Enjoy the journey- this is what I need to keep reminding myself !


  1. count your blessings for that husband of yours cuz it sounds like he's pitching in a lot. how much are you throwing up?

  2. Yes he really is amazing in helping out a lot, I don't know what I would do without him. So far I have thrown up twice, and will frequently feel like I need to, but have learned how to surpess the feeling to, so it hasn't been to terrbily bad so far!