Dear Baby Bollozos (or “Goober Jr.” as we’re calling you!),
Your Daddy and I don’t know much about you yet, but we know you have a strong heartbeat, you’re 16 weeks along, and you have quite a large head! And even though we don’t know much about you, we already love you so much. And we can’t wait to meet you on (or around) December 9th, 2018.
The first couple months of your life were exciting but admittedly hard. Not because of the morning sickness, but the lack thereof. I heard stories from friends and the blogosphere that nausea, fatigue, frequent urination, acne, mood swings, food aversions/cravings, etc. were typical in the first three months. And I had some of that, but not a lot. I threw up on the bus to work once, sometimes I’d feel nauseous in the morning, and I couldn’t even look at spinach, but that was about it. Without daily pregnancy symptoms, I kept wondering if you were still growing and healthy. How could we know? We couldn’t. We had to wait 29 agonizing days for our first ultrasound — which Daddy calls Baby Facetime — and it was the most beautiful and special day ever. We got to see you, hear your heartbeat and confirm that everything was just fine! Phew!!
But then around the 9 week mark you stopped giving me any signs that you were growing. And while I was happy to feel normal in the morning, I feared the worse. Was this pregnancy just some big April Fools joke? (We found out about you on April 1st!). The risk of miscarriage is 10-25% and I cried so hard thinking that somehow you weren’t with us anymore. We didn’t know anything about you but we cared for you and loved you so much and the thought of losing you was absolutely too much to bear. Luckily, now that you’re at 16 weeks we can confidently say that you were just an easy baby (let’s keep it that way, k? Deal.)
We find out if you’re a girl or boy on July 22nd and we can’t wait! Not that we care either way, but Daddy and I want to start narrowing down our baby name list and start decorating your bedroom! We just want you to be happy and healthy. That’s it.
So, you may not know this, but in the first 16 weeks of your life, you’ve gone bungee jumping and sky diving (oops, we didn’t know but hope you had as much fun as I did!), climbed mountains in Canada, ran your first Bay to Breakers, heard your first (and second) concert, and surprised Mimi so much that Grandpa Chip thought she was having a heart attack! We can’t wait to show you those videos later on in life. 🙂 You’re surrounded by so much love and there are a lot of people who can’t wait to meet you.
We’ll Facetime with you again in a few weeks.
Mommy and Daddy