Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The New Addition to Our Family!

Here he is! Even though I thought it was too early to tell the gender of my second child, my doctor could clearly tell it is a boy! Wow!

Everything is going well. Like my first pregnancy I have been very fortunate not to have any sort of nausea. Of course I do tend to get tired more often, it sure is hard to get out of bed some mornings.

And Italian foods seem to be doing me so good! I remember during my first pregnancy, by my eighth month, I was ready to see my little one!

I am still only at the beginning! Today marks my 14th Week!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eating Right!

For me and the baby, I am changing my eating habits! It is not as easy as it sounds!

Fortunately my husband is amazingly helpful! For a week now I have been limiting my chocolate intake! It has been a struggle but I can only allow myself to eat one small piece of chocolate a week.

My weight if very important because during my first pregnancy, I began slightly over-weight. It basically was a big issue throughout the entire pregnancy.

More fruits and vegetables, less sugar, sweets, and chocolate! Indulgence, such as fried chicken only once a month! It is a novelty here in Italy, and my wonderful chef husband does make some wonderful fried chicken!

(I am safe from double cheeseburgers and curly fries from Jack-in-the-box! Ben and Jerry! Chocolate covered doughnuts! Just to name a few items that I would fall weak to in the states!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year, New Adventures!

So the new year has now arrived! I have already begun my first big adventure! We are now expecting our second child! The baby is now three months old.

I recall how much research, reading, and question asking I spent so much time on, during my first pregnancy. Can you believe, after weeks of careful searching, on my first visit with my gynecologist I had a list of questions in our first meeting! I chose carefully, and we were very happy that it was a great choice.

Now my second child will be born in Italy! Wow, just in my first visit I already saw a difference!

As I was called in for my first visit, my doctor came out to call us in. We walked into a room with a desk, which is the doctors office and a patent's bed, and other medical items.

After I was asked a few questions, I was then asked to remove my clothing from my bottom half, then sit on the bed. Wow, I was waiting for the gown!

Then using a long prong like thing which was inserted, I could see my lovely little one on screen. No slimy stuff on the tummy here!

All in all it went wonderfully well. I am very interested in my future visits.

Giving birth in California and giving birth in Italy, it is still giving birth to a wonderful gift of nature!

More to come!