S: Juliana's 1st Pregnancy Journal
FC: A baby is something you carry | inside of you for nine months, | In your arms for three years... | and in your heart till the day you die." | Pregnancy | Journal
1: This book is to document the time from when we decided to try to get pregnant to the day of going into labor and welcoming our first child, Baby Nicole Nunes Schallert into the world on November 26, 2011
2: Progress | Juliana Eneriz Pereira Nunes | Juliana, the mom-to-be, was born on October 24, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has one younger sister Gabriela and they were both educated in Catholic schools. Juliana moved to the USA in July 2002 to attend RIT with a scholarship. She graduated in 2004 and in 2005 started working for Dawning. Juliana likes to travel and enjoys having lots of friends. She also enjoys the beach, dolphins and during the summer, she counts rainbows!
3: Gregory Scott Schallert | Greg, the dad-to-be, was born on April 14, 1977 in Oneonta, NY. He is the oldest of three. Greg also attended RIT and even though he was there for 10 years, he only met Juliana after graduation, also in 2004. Greg likes to read, work on the yard, play poker, fix old cars, juggle and etc... he has lots of hobbies that keeps him very busy. His life dream is to have a family and kids.
4: Rio de Janeiro | Sambaing in Carnival just hours before conceiving...
5: The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside your body. - Katherine Hadley | March 12, 2011
6: How We Found Out | The newly parents Juju & Greg met in 2005 at work in Rochester, NY. In 2006 they moved to Fort Myers, FL and started dating soon after. On April 17, 2010 they got married. Since the start of the relationship Greg would always demonstrate his passion for kids and his huge desire to become a father. Juju enjoyed the idea but wanted to wait a couple of years before starting a family. After the wedding they decided they wanted to have 2 kids by 2014, when the World Cup will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Juju didn't want to be pregnant or breast-feeding a new born and miss the party happening just a few blocks from her house. They also decided to enjoy one last Carnival in Rio before trying to get pregnant. Juju wanted to stop the pills after the trip, but once arriving there she realized she had not taken them. Rio was a lot of fun, drinks and party involved so they slowed down on the "practicing" for a couple of days. haha
7: On their return to Fort Myers, on Sunday March 13th, 2011 they conceived!!! Only 14 days after stopping the pill!!! That was quick!!! Today is March 31st, Greg flew to Rochester for a couple of days and Juju left work thinking about babies and if she should stop at a drug store and do her 1st pregnancy test of her life!!! On the way down the stairs, she sees a friend who just had a baby and says: good to see you with your little princess, I was just considering purchasing a pregnancy test. The lady mentions about buying them at Dollar Store as they are a lot cheaper. Some people may take months to get pregnant and that could cost a lot of money, she said. Juju goes to Dollar Tree and buys 2 pregnancy tests and one Ovulation test for the next month. | March 31, 2011
8: How We Found Out | Juju comes home, without her hubby who is away, and decides to take the test. She could not believe her eyes when she saw the two lines!!! Wow... I AM PREGNANT she screamed in the bathroom looking at herself in the mirror. Wow I AM GONNA BE A MOM!!!! Wow...what a miracle!! She thanked God, prayed and hoped everything goes well from now on and then called her mom in Brazil, who could not believe it!!! Today, March 31st 2011 I became the happiest person in life and I just can't wait to tell the big news to my hubby. On April 14th, his birthday, we will be on a cruise and I believe that will be the perfect time to share the news!!!! Love you Gregory. Love you Baby!!! ~ From mom, Juju
10: March/April | April 7 1st Doctor AppointmentBlood Test | March 31 Pharmacy Pregnacy Test | Greg's Bday Cruise | March 13 Baby Conceived!!!!! | Told Papai the big news | April 10 Told all my friends on a BBQ
11: Little info... | Fetal Growth: Conception to Birth You're pregnant. Congratulations! Are you curious how big your developing baby is, what your baby looks like as it grows inside you, and when you'll feel it move? Take a peek inside the womb to see how a fetus develops from month to month. Conception: If a sperm cell meets and penetrates an egg, it will fertilize it. This is known as conception. At this moment, the genetic makeup is complete, including the sex of the infant. Within about three days after conception, the fertilized egg, which is dividing rapidly into many cells, passes through the fallopian tube into the uterus, where it attaches to the uterine wall. The placenta, which will nourish the baby, also begins to form.
14: April 8, 2011 Papai Greg discovers me!! | ?
17: Baby is on Facebook World | April 10, 2011 | April 10, 2011
18: 4 Weeks | Fetal Development at 4 Weeks At this point of development the structures that eventually form the face and neck are becoming evident. The heart and blood vessels continue to develop. And the lungs, stomach, and liver start to develop. A home pregnancy test is now positive.
20: April 14-18
21: Our 2nd Honeymoon on our 1st Anniversary!!!
22: Easter, some serious training
23: Emily's 3rd Bday Party
24: 8 Weeks | Fetal Development at 8 Weeks The baby is now a little over half an inch in size. Eyelids and ears are forming, and the tip of the nose is visible. The arms and legs are well formed. The fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct.
25: Today is certainly one of the happiest days of my life. The day we met our baby-froggie for the first time!!! We had our first ultra-sound today at 7 weeks and 4 days. We also discovered the possible due date is December 8th, what makes me even happier as itÂ’s the birthdatesÂ’ of my best guy-friend in Brazil. Daddy Greg was at the doctorÂ’s office with me and met Dr. William Rincon. We both liked him and I was happy to discover he has no problems doing C-section when the time comes. Baby-froggie will probably be born at Health Park Center Hospital in Fort Myers, a beautiful local hospital near the beach. | April 25, 2011
26: Baby Eye Color Chart
27: I personally don't know how much to believe in these urine sex predictor tests, but they are fun and predicted what I wanted, a BB - baby boy | Urine Sex Test | May 16, 2011
28: Nursery Layouts
29: Crib | chair | Storage Unit
30: Wall Colors
31: Life hasn't been so perfect for me like some people in my family believe. So to make me happy,, I have emerged myself into baby world, I have been playing around with room furniture and nursery colors. The guest room has already moved to the office. The office has disappeared. The nursery is empty and needs some splash paint. We will wait til we find out froggie's sex, but so far the room is blue. Hoping for a boy, I guess! | May 20, 2011
32: My Own Fruit Salad!!!!!
33: Eating healthy ... to have a healthy baby.!!!
34: 1st Trimester Summary | My first trimester was a breeze... I was expecting to puck my brains out and have the worse morning sickness anyone could have. I know it's not the same, but I usually have the worse hangovers and puck all day. I am very glad my body is reacting fine to froggie. Today May 26th, we are moving to the second trimester and the risks for miscarriages are a lot smaller. I actually was never too concerned about it as I prefer to look at the good side of things and be positivist. Bad things don't happen to me... so why worry about it? Baby froggie is the size of a plum this week!!! I am enjoying every minute of this pregnancy. The only thing I kinda don't like is the mood swings... sometimes I am extra happy, sometimes extra frustated. I guess that's normal!
35: On Monday May 23rd, I had my 2nd pre-natal visit with the doctor. I really like my new gynacologist. He is from Colombia and very friendly, differently from most American doctors. We used a doppler to hear the baby's heart beat. Again I was pretty happy to hear baby froggie again. I have purchased a non-powerful doppler on Ebay to use at home but haven't been able to find froggie yet. Maybe as he grows bigger it gets easier. Not much of a belly yet. Can't wait to start showing on my clothes my froggie belly! On Thursday May 26th, Joana (Tati's friend) gave me TONS of baby stuff. I got a car seat, nursing chair, pack & play, toys and clothes!!! I am very thankful for other mom's that like donating! I certainly like receiving =)
37: Great Baby Photo Ideas!!!
38: 12 Weeks | Fetal Development at 12 Weeks The fetus measures about 2 inches and starts to make its own movements. You may start to feel the top of your uterus above the pelvic bone. Your doctor may hear the baby's heartbeat with special instruments. The sex organs of the baby should start to become clear. | Brazilian Valentine's Day
39: Belly Bump at 14 weeks | 3 pounds gained so far
40: 16 Weeks | Fetal Development at 16 Weeks The fetus now measures about 4.3 to 4.6 inches and weighs about 3.5 ounces. The top of your uterus should be felt about 3 inches below your belly button. The baby's eyes can blink and the heart and blood vessels are fully formed. The baby's fingers and toes should have fingerprints.
41: At 16 weeks we spent 4th of July weekend in Miami with my sister Gabi and her friend Ana Paula. Gabi was very happy to see me and my cute little baby bump. We had a great time there. Gabi brought baby froggie a bunch of "Auntie love you" onsies. Very cute! | Miami Weekend | I was the DD for the weekend and they really appreciated that! Fun Fun Miami Days!!! | Exploding???
42: 16 weeks!!!
43: Filho Ãé um ser que nos emprestaram para um curso intensivo de como amar alguÃém alÃém de nóÃ³s mesmos, de como mudar nossos piores defeitos para darmos os melhores exemplos e de aprendermos a ter coragem. Isto mesmo! Ser pai ou me Ãé o maior ato de coragem que alguÃém pode ter, porque Ãé se expor a todo tipo de dor, principalmente da incerteza de estar agindo corretamente e do medo de perder algo to amado. Perder? Como? No Ãe nosso... recordam-se ? Foi apenas um emprÃéstimo". | Nursery Under Contruction!
44: July 14th 2011, 9:12am The day I met my little Baby Girl Nicole! She is perfect, 19 weeks, 2 days and weights 10 oz
45: 20 Weeks | Fetal Development at 20 Weeks The baby weighs about 10 ounces and is a little over 6 inches long. Your uterus should be at the level of your belly button. The baby can suck a thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. Soon -- if you haven't already -- you'll feel your baby move, which is called "quickening." | Lunch at Olive Gardens
47: On the last week of July, my mother in law Cindy spent 10 days with us in Fort Myers. Baby Nicole is now moving and kicking all the time. This week Cindy, Tati, Tia Rita & Michelli were able to feel her movement. It's a very special moment for mommy Juju =)
48: Progress | After finding out we are having a baby girl, we bought several pink onsies and papai Greg dressed up all the stuffed animals!! Too cute. Iguess somone is pretty excited about Nicole!!
49: Peg Perego Pliko P3 Stroller
50: 20 Weeks | Time for an Ultrasound An ultrasound is generally performed for all pregnant women at 20 weeks of gestation. During this ultrasound, the doctor will confirm that the placenta is healthy and attached normally and that your baby is growing properly in the uterus. The baby's heartbeat and movement of its body, arms, and legs can also be seen on the ultrasound. The gender of the baby can usually be determined at 20 weeks.
51: Beautiful Sunset at Barefoot Beach (aka Engagement beach) on July 29, 2011
52: Roupinhas e mais roupinhas.... | My baby Nicole is today (08/02)nearly an entire foot long and weighs almost an entire pound! Today: 5 1/2 months!
53: AACC Trade Show Atlanta | Mango size!
54: From Blue to Yellow Walls | Sunday July 31st
55: Before & After
56: A Newborn's Conversation with God A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, But how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you." The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have To do anything but sing and smile to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy." Again the small child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand When people talk to me if I don't know the language?" God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words You will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will Teach you how to speak."
57: "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach You how to pray." "Who will protect me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore." God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach You the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth Could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave Now, please tell me my angel's name." God said, You will simply call her, "Mom."
58: Home Sweet Home | 21 weeks
59: 22 weeks
60: 24 Weeks | Fetal Development at 24 Weeks The fetus weighs about 1.4 pounds now. It responds to sounds by moving or increasing its pulse. You may notice jerking motions if it hiccups. With the inner ear fully developed, it may be able to sense being upside down in the womb.
61: After long 4 days of cleaning closets, Nicole's little clothes are finally organized! It looks soo cute!!! I think she likes it as she kicks mamy all the time... | August 14th
62: Aline - Angra Amber - Dawning Ana Paula - Fort Myers Andrea - Orlando Brigit - Fort Myers Carrie - Fort Myers Dani - PUC Eline - RiT | Erika - Fort Myers Erika - Tampa Magda - RiT Maria - Dawning Mariel - RiT Melissa - RiT Ladi - Dawning Xuxu - Fort Myers | Friends are are making baby friends for Nicole
63: August 21st, week 25 and 14 pounds later...
65: Sunday Aug 28th 26 weeks 99 days to go
66: Our Family Tree | Mamae Juju | Greg, The Dad | Baby Nicole
67: Baby Shower Invitation
68: On Sept 6 I have officially entered the 3rd trimester! Nicole is closer than ever. Only 90 days until I meet my baby!!!!
69: Home Stretch - Third trimester | A virgin Margarita to celebrate
71: Where does the (*total) weight go? Baby: 7 to 9 pounds Placenta: 2 to 3 pounds Amniotic fluid: 2 to 3 pounds Uterine enlargement: 2 to 5 pounds Increased blood volume: 4 to 5 pounds Breast enlargement: 1 pound (only???) Fluid in maternal tissue: 3 to 4 pounds | Venice Beach - Sunday Sept 14
72: 28 Weeks | Fetal Development at 28 Weeks The fetus weighs about 2 pounds 6 ounces. It changes position frequently at this point in pregnancy. There's a good chance of survival if your baby is born prematurely now. Ask your doctor about preterm labor warning signs. Register for birthing classes. Birthing classes prepare you for many aspects of childbirth, including labor and delivery and parenting the newborn.
74: Progress | 28 Weeks Update (7 months) | Due date:12-06-11 Gender: Girl Total weight gain: Braved the scale this morning... up 15 lbs so far... Maternity clothes: Yep! Sleep: Getting more interrupted. I think he's sitting on my bladder, because I am getting up more in the night to go to the bathroom. Best moment this week: Not many. My placenta is still previa, no sex allowed, I did not pass my 1hr Glucose test and my baby might be hairy! Bad week!!!
75: Food cravings: Not many... besides ice cream! Food aversions: None really Symptoms: Growing belly, huge breasts and no stretch marks yet Labor signs: None, thankfully Belly button in/out: Still an innie What I miss: Sushi , beer, wine, and etc... the list is long... What I am looking forward to: Baby shower and my limo bday party next month! Milestones: 3rd trimester, baby!!!! Movement: She moves all the time. 24/7 movement.
77: Week 30
78: Baby shower thank you card
79: My baby Nicole is a giant. She is already over 5 1/2 pounds, weights more than 95% of babies at her age and we still have 50 days to go!
81: Cape Harbor Marina Oct 2nd, 2011 | Maternity Photo Shoot
82: 32 Weeks | Fetal Development at 32 Weeks Often moving, the fetus weighs almost 4 pounds. The baby's skin has fewer wrinkles as a layer of fat starts to form under the skin. It will gain up to half its birth weight between now and delivery. Ask your doctor how to do a fetal movement chart. Think about breastfeeding. Soon you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts, a yellowish fluid that precedes milk production.
84: My 31st Birthday
87: Baby Shower - Oct 23rd, 2011
88: Condo Remodeling
89: Lehigh Acres
90: 33-35 Weeks | On Oct 31st we had our first 3D ultrasound (for free!) at the high risk dept of Health Park Hospital.. They are monitoring me closer as my amniotic fluid is kinda high. and she can be a preemie baby. Baby is fine, mommy is happy! She weights 2.7kg and is beautiful!! | Our Official 1st Family Picture
91: We love you baby Nicole | She has daddy's face!
92: 36 Weeks | Fetal Development at 36 Weeks Babies differ in size, depending on many factors (such as gender, the number of babies being carried, and size of the parents), so your baby's overall rate of growth is as important as the actual size. On average, it's about 18.5 inches and weighs close to 6 pounds. The brain has been developing rapidly. Lungs are nearly fully developed. The head is usually positioned down into the pelvis by now. A pregnancy is considered "at term" once 37 weeks has been completed!
95: 38 Weeks | A mother's due date marks the end of her 40th week. A pregnancy begins with implantation and the delivery date can be calculated using the first day of the last period. Based on this, pregnancy can last between 38 and 42 weeks with a full-term delivery occurring around 40 weeks. Some post-term pregnancies -- those lasting more than 42 weeks -- are not truly post-term. A common "cause" is an incorrect due date. For safety reasons, most babies are delivered by 42 weeks, inducing labor if necessary. ------- | Baby Nicole was a good girl and waited for her grandparents to arrive! 15 hours later...
96: acid reflux/heartburn: NO back pain: NO bloody noses: NO cankles: NO carpal tunnel: NO contractions: YES gestational diabetes: NO groin pain: NO hemorrhoids: YES hip pain: NO insomnia: NO leaking: NO leg cramps: NO linea nigra: YES mood swings: NO morning sickness: NO numbness in fingers: NO swollen ankles: NO skin darkening: NO stretch marks: NO varicose veins: NO 3rd trimester nausea: NO total weight gain: 22 lbs | Happy Hour at the Plantation
97: November 26 - 38 weeks & 4 days | At 5:20am of Saturday on Nov 26 my water broke. and we went to the hospital. Baby Nicole was born at 8:57am measuring 21.5 inches and 8 lbs 4oz. She is perfect!!!!!