Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mark your calendars--June 1, 2008

Yep, there's another Smalling on the way! Just what the world needs, huh?! Seriously, we are very excited. The ultrasound showed ONE healthy little heartbeat. (**Thank you to my friends who obviously have some brain cells left for pointing out that the circle is probably the yolk sac, which feeds the baby before the placenta is fully developed**) The kids are calling him/her "Blueberry"--a few weeks ago they asked how big the baby was and according to "the book" it was "blueberry-sized". Maddy thought about changing the name weekly based on size, but "grape" and "small lemon" were just not as cute as "blueberry", so Blueberry has stuck. It's cute and gender-neutral. Of course we are praying for a healthy, full-term baby, but Maddy and Noah are each praying for a baby of their own gender. Especially Maddy, since for a while she's going to be sharing a room with Blueberry either way :)

I'm now about 11 wks and starting to feel better some days. I've been alternating between feeling tired, almost nauseated, "eh", and full-out yuck. None of it as sick as I was last time with Ruby (which was sicker than I was with any of the others), but not well enough to get much done around here, ie. paying much attention to my poor children, cooking, or blogging! Hopefully I'm getting back to real life now...

12 comments:

Dana said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'll be praying right now for a healthy, full-term blueberry. Since blueberry has stuck, you could use blue or bleu as a middle name for either gender. I've seen that name before! I would love to get together with you sometime and visit.

Amy said...

Congratulations! I pop in and read your blog from time to time --I'm so excited to hear your good news. I love that the kiddos have nicknamed the baby. Prayers for a smooth pregnancy.

Amy

(And maybe that little circle above the head is the yolk sac??)

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope and pray everything goes well with you and the baby. I've never looked at your blog but saw it on Valerie's and decided to take a peek. Your kids are too cute! Love their Halloween costumes!

Zoe's Mommy said...

Congratulations!! And, YES the world does need another Smalling to make it complete.
Praying for a healthy blueberry!

ONEDIA HAYES SYLVEST said...

Congratulations, Your mother was my very best friend throughout my childhood and I love that I can see your photo. You remind me of her . Blessings and Peace .

Deaton, party of 5 said...

Thinking of you and your precious blueberry. Ultrasounds are awesome! I don't think mine ever looked as clear as yours. Blueberry is one special kid =)!

Michael and Hannah said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! Love the ultrasound photo... I'm completely fascinated by ultrasound pohotos! I'll be praying for you and your pregnancy and your precious litlte blueberry!

Oh, and the circle in the ultrasound photo is the yolk sak. It provides nourishment for the baby until the placenta is fully formed. It has probably already broken down by now. In my first ultrasound with Wesley, the yolk sak was bigger than he was!

S. said...

You could just go with the celebrity trend (Apple, Bluebell, etc) and actually name your child Blueberry. ;-) I'm excited that you've got this site...I'll love checking in on you and yours!
-sherrill

Lydia's Mom said...

Blueberry will be a precious addition to your family. I love all the Smallings! I am so excited and am still hoping we can get together sometime soon! I will be praying for he/she as she grows and develops! Congrats!

Steven said...

This is great stuff. thanks for sharing with the world the exciting life of the Smalling family. Who'd a ever thunk?

Da Daddy!

Amy said...

Congrats on the smallest Smalling! Don't feel bad. I had many ultrasounds with Luke and this is the first I've heard of the yolk sack.

Kate said...

Congratulations! Your parents are very special to me, and I got to your blog through your mom. I am so happy to hear your new baby news. Ruby was born around the same time as my Cole, and I have prayed often for your family. I will continue to pray, and now for your Blueberry! So happy for you.