S: Pregnancy Journal 2011
FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason | Pregnancy Journal
1: About Our Family | Mommy and Daddy met February 3, 2007 at a Birthday Party. Daddy asked Mommy out to dinner and we had our first date at Filomena's on March 14. 2007. After our first date, we were together almost every day. One rainy night in October 2009, Daddy took Mommy out to dinner and proposed! We were so excited! The Wedding plans began and Mommy and Daddy got married on October 2, 2010. It was a beautiful day!!! We moved to our first house in Richland in March 2011. That's when we decided we wanted a baby. We knew things would never be the same. but we were excited and were ready for the journey ahead.
2: On Mother's Day 2011, Daddy & I had everyone come to our house for breakfast. It was a great day, but Mommy was tired! Daddy told me he thought I was pregnant. I told him he was crazy! The next day, May 9th, I was at Grammy's house to pick up more things to move to our home. I decided to take a pregnancy test, even thought I was alone. It was positive...and so was the second one. When Daddy got home from work, I made him sit at the table & close his eyes. He was right! We were pregnant! I made a doctor's appointment for June, when I would be 8 weeks. I was 5 weeks when we found out. | How We Found Out
3: Daddy & I decided we were going to wait to tell everyone until the first trimester was over. Well, Daddy was so excited, he told Uncle Chris that night. We told Mom-Mom and Pop-pop the next night after dinner. I went to Grammy's house the next night to tell her. I also told Aunt Stacey, Joseph, & Andrew. Everyone was so excited! They could not wait to meet you. No one was able to keep the secret, so the word was spread and everyone knew we were having a baby. | How We Told Our Family & Friends
4: 1/8/2012 | A few days after finding out we were pregnant, Andrew made his First Holy Communions on May 14th. Most of the family found out our news at his party. Waiting for our fist doctor's appointment was so hard! We also went to Joseph's 10th Birthday Party on June 4th!! He told me that I take too long to grow a baby and I need to speed it up! Your cousins are so excited to meet you! On June 7th, Daddy & I went to the doctor's to find out when you would be arriving and how things were going. We were told the due date is January 17th!! So exciting!!! Morning sickness kicked in and it was difficult to eat or smell anything. June 19th was Father's Day and I gave Daddy his first Father's Day gift. He loved the frame and card so much he teared up a little.. June 24th-26th was Beach Blast. Joseph played soccer on the beach in a tournament. We all went and spent the weekend in Wildwood.. We had a great time!! | Weeks 5-10 | About 5 weeks | About 10 weeks
5: Fourth of July Mommy, Daddy, & Grammy spent the day together. We went to the park to walk around and ate some lunch. When it was time for fireworks, we all went to Bobby O's house to watch them. July 7th was our second doctor's appointment. Grammy, Joseph, & Andrew came with me. Daddy was leaving work early for the ultrasound. During the doctor's visit, we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time. Joseph and Andrew were very excited! Later on in the day me, Daddy, Grammy & Mom-Mom went to the hospital for the ultrasound. We were able to see you moving all around and waving your hands and feet. We also were able to see the bottoms of your tiny little piggy toes! Daddy counted your fingers and toes and heard your heartbeat for the first time. You were all curled up but stretched out. Once the tech measured you, the due date changed to January 8th. We were further along than we thought! | Weeks 11-13
6: 13 Weeks 4 Days
7: Weeks 14 -17 | Daddy & I went to the shore for a week during July 16th to July 23rd. Every year Grammy rents a house in Sea Isle City for the family to spend together. We have a lot of fun! My belly started to show1! July 26th fell within this time, which means Mommy's Birthday! We went to Grammy's for dinner and Mom-Mom had dinner at her house for me. | On August 2nd, I felt you move for the very first time!!! It was like a little thump and some fluttering. I was so excited. Daddy couldn't feel it yet because you were so tiny still. August 4th was my third doctor's appointment. all is going well and your heartbeat was strong!! | About Week 15
8: Weeks 18-21 | Daddy & I received a great surprise on August 13th.. Aunt Laura called to let us know that she was pregnant too!! Baby Gordillo is due on February 29th. That means you will have a cousin & playmate shortly after your arrival!!! Daddy has decided to build your crib and dresser himself. So, we looked for plans for both and ordered them. We cannot wait to see how they turn out! Well, the weather plays a role in Mommy & Daddy's life, you will soon find out! During these weeks we experienced an earthquake, a hurricane, & tornadoes. Hurricane Irene hit the Jersey coast on August 27th, so we went to Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's to weather the storm. September 1st was our fourth doctor's appointment. All was going well and heartbeat was strong and loud.
9: Weeks 22-28 | September 14th was Daddy's Birthday. We went to Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's for dinner. Grammy had dinner a few days later. September 29th was our fifth doctor's appointment. All went well and your heartbeat is still strong! September 30th was Aunt Laura's 30th Birthday. We had dinner at Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's house. October 2nd Mommy & Daddy celebrated our First wedding Anniversary! It has been quite a year!!
10: Progress | October 21st was Aunt Stacey's 40th Birthday!! We celebrated by going out to dinner with Grammy, Uncle Joe, Aunt Stacey, Joseph, Andrew, Sarah, David, John, & Mrs. Grace. We went to Don Pablo's and Aunt Stacey had to wear a sombrero when the waiters sang Happy Birthday!! Little Did Aunt Stacey know there was another surprise.
11: Week 29
12: Week 30 | October 28th, Uncle Joe had a surprise party for Aunt Stacey's Birthday1! Everyone dressed up in costumes and celebrated the night away..
14: October 30, 2011 Your Baby Shower | The Centerpieces, Cake and Ultrasound
15: The Favors | The Tables | Thank You from the Baby
23: A Prayer for My Baby Little baby on the way Getting bigger every day Kicking Mommy here and there God please listen to our prayer Keep our baby safe and strong Let his time with us be long Help us teach him right from wrong and we shall praise thee all day long This little one, though not yet here, is loved so much, has grown quite dear Delivery time is growing near, that's why we pray our prayer you'll hear
24: Week 31 t0 Week 35 | Noni and the Tonetta family had a reunion!! On November 6, 2011 we went to Martin's in Landisville to meet the rest of the family for the reunion. We also had dinner a few nights earlier at Noni's house with her relatives from Italy. We had a great time!!! Everyone keeps telling me how little my belly is, so I took a picture . During this time we celebrated Pop-Pop's Birthday and Thanksgiving on the same day! We also went to Aunt Laura's Baby shower for your cousin Gianna Maria. | During our checkup with the doctor , Mommy was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. That means I had to start watching what I ate, measuring foods, and testing my blood sugar. The doctor also told me that we needed another ultrasound to see how big you are because if you were big, we would need to have you come earlier than expected. SO, Mommy started decorating for Christmas and finishing up your nursery. About Week 34, Daddy noticed my belly "dropped". That means you were getting ready to make your big debut! Both Daddy & I think you will be here before your due date!!
25: Week 36 to Week 39 | The weeks passed by and Daddy & I prepared for Christmas and all of the festivities. We also prepared for your arrival! We were getting so excited and could not wait to meet you! on December 20th, we celebrated two Birthdays, Grammy and your cousin Andrew were born on the same day! We also went to Andrew's birthday party at the skating rink. A few weeks later, it was Christmas. During the last few weeks of our pregnancy, Mommy had to go to the hospital a handful of times. Mommy's blood pressure went up and the doctors wanted to make sure we were okay. The | doctors started to talk about inducing Mommy if things got too bad. Luckily you were patient and Mommy's blood pressure went down. We had a quiet night at Noni' and Pop-Pop's house on New Year's Eve. We continued to wait for you..
26: January 4, 2012 | On January 4th, Mommy woke up at 4:30 a.m.. with some cramping that eventually turned into labor pains. Mommy called Daddy at work & told him it was time. We went to the hospital and waited for your arrival. We were so excited! We could not wait to meet you and find out if you were a boy or a girl! At 4:26 a.m. on January 5th, you were born! The midwife put you on my belly and I was the first one to say "It's a Boy!" They took you right away to the nursery for monitoring because you were having trouble breathing. I didn't get to see you again until 10 a.m.. Once I was able to hold you, I knew life was complete. | January 5, 20112 | 4:26 a.m. | 19 3/4 inches | 6 lbs. 12 oz.