S: Jordan Ozzie Gonzalez Birth Story
BC: I promise that I will do everything I can to prepare you for what you will face in your life. I promise that I will never desert you, that I will always be here for you, no matter what hardship you face. I may not always give you what you want, but I will always do my best to give you what you need. I may not always be the best mother but it wont be for lack of trying. I realize that the role I will play in your life is paramount in how you will develop and grow as a person in this world. I have been blessed to have you. I pray that you will never settle for anything less than what you deserve; greatness.. Above all else son, I promise that I will always love you!
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
1: Jordan Ozzie Gonzalez About Your Family: | Mommy and Daddy met on October 8, 2005. Since then we have been inseparable. Things you might want to know about us. Mommy works as nurse and Daddy is a manager at Costco. We have been together for 5 years and married for 3 of those years. We just moved to Georgia and planned on having a baby as soon as we settled into our new home. Your brother name is Jonathan and his in the 5th grade now.. He will be 11 years old by the time you meet him. You also have two dogs named Mya and Knevil. Who will most likely lick you when they meet you.
2: How We Found Out | I found out that I was expecting a bundle of joy on October 5, 2010. I had first taken a test on Daddy's birthday, which is Sept 28. The test came back negative. and I told daddy that it may still be too early to tell if I was pregnant or not. Daddy was so anxious to find out if I was pregnant. A week later he asked me to take another test and kept bothering me even though I told him that I didn't feel any different. So I took the test anyways, while he was standing next to me, and waited only about 30 seconds before the 2 lines showed. PREGNANT!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | We started smiling uncontrollably, and looked at each other with amazement. We kept looking at the test to make sure we were reading the results correctly. Soon thereafter we told your big brother.. He was so excited to have a sibling. on the way. Then we started to make a lot of phone calls. We started with all of your grandparents. You have a lot of them. After that we told the rest of your family and friends. I had never been so excited in all my life. It was such a wonderful feeling!
4: First Glance
5: On October 13, 2010 we had our first ultra sound. Daddy and I got to see you for the first time in my belly. You were so tiny! Mommy called you her little peanut. Your heart was beating so fast. 142 beats per minute and you were 4.2 cm long. We found out you were due on June 14, 2011. Making you only six weeks today. This was our first glimpse of what lies ahead of us and our growing family. Week 14 - I am really impatient and cannot wait to find out if you are a boy or a girl. Either way I just hope you are a healthy baby. That is all that really matters. We also painted your room this week. I chose a green color, and all 3 of us worked on painting it. To make sure it was ready befor you arrived. Week 15 - YouÂ’re finally starting to make me gain some weight and I am happy about it. That means you are healthy and growing. I canÂ’t wait until my belly starts to grow. I've always wondered what I would look like with a pregnant belly. | First Ultra Sound
7: Week 16 - This week we were supposed to find out if you are a little boy or a little girl? We also got 6 inches of snow this week, so the appointment was canceled due to the icy roads. So now we have to wait for another doctor’s visit. Week 17- This week I started to feel you move around in my belly. It was the most amazing feeling knowing that you are growing and being able to feel it. I finally have a small belly bump. I think it looks like I just ate too much, but I know it’s really you growing inside of me. I finally had to buy my first pair of maternity jeans. Week 18- I was in Miami this week. I ate a lot of Cuban food while I was there. On the day I got back home we were supposed to have our second ultra sound to find out the gender, but the plane was delayed and mommy missed her appointment. This was our second try; I really can’t wait any longer
8: Our Baby Boy
9: We finally had our 2nd ultrasound. On January 21st, 2011 we found out that we were going to have a boy! A hyper one, you were moving a lot and doing flips in my belly during the ultrasound. It was amazing to see you. You gave us such great photos. It looked like you were saying “Hi” to mommy and daddy. You also started kicking me and we got a picture of your tiny foot too! | Jan 21, 2010 | Foot | Hand
10: January | Doctor visit - Find out gender | 21
11: "Life is not measured | but by the moments that | take your breath away” | by the breathes we take,
12: June 14
13: Week 20 This week Daddy and grandpa worked on your nursery. We got your crib and dresser today. They both worked together to build your crib It's turning out exactly how I wanted. I hope everything is ready before your first day home.
14: Week 22 - Daddy can't believe how much you are moving inside me. Even though half the time I tell him to feel you, you stop moving. You are so active at night. So I usually can't go to sleep untill after you fall asleep too. I wonder if you will be this active when you come out. Week 24 - Happy 6 months my little peanut! I feel like I have so many things to do before you get here. Your kicks are getting stronger and sometime they actually hurt. We still haven't decided on a name for you yet. I keep telling daddy we probably won't decide until we see you in person. Week 25- I seems to be getting more and more tired these days. This week I could feel the your foot pushing on my belly and when we would tap on it, you would push back. It was amazing. Week 26 - It really feels like you will be here any day now. I am so excited. I watch you move around, pushing on my belly. We started getting you clothes and I can't get over how tiny they are. When I am alone in the house I keep imagining you here Week 27 - Today I went through things at home, I started nesting! Boy! Is there a lot of stuff still left to go through, it is definitely not a one day event? But we are preparing for the expanding family and I want everything to perfect before you get here.
16: Week 28 – Daddy and I took our maternity pictures this week. I wanted to do them before I got too big and I would be uncomfortable. Especially, since you seem to be growing more and more every day.
19: Your beautiful baby shower was on April 9, 2011. It was in Miami so daddy and I had to travel and go for a long drive for the celebration. Mommy's cousin Monica wanted to surprise us with the baby shower. The theme was mommy's little peanut. There were so many people at the shower. We were not expecting such a good turnout. | April 9,2010
20: Mommy's Little peanut
22: Progress | April 13, 2011 we had a 3D ultrasound. We wanted some pictures and video of you moving around in mommy's belly. We loved being able to see what you actually looked like. Daddy and I couldnÂ’t decide who you looked like more. You would not stop moving the entire time. We did see you pucker your lips, but you kept putting your hands in front of your face making it a little hard for us to get pictures of your cute face. You also had so much hair on your head already. I canÂ’t wait to meet you! Week 32 Â– Now that were back home I started to organize all the things we got for you at the baby shower. I went through everything to see if we needed anything before you got here. You got so many things there wasnÂ’t much left for us to buy. You were really blessed.
23: Week 33 Â– I canÂ’t believe this week I started to feel you get the hiccups. It was such a strange feeling, but I loved it. Only 7 more weeks left! It feels like itÂ’s going by so fast and I still have so much to do. Daddy started nesting to, he hasn't stopped working on getting things ready around the house before your arrival. Week 34 - I thought carrying you around was easy before this week. Sometimes it feels like you are so low in my belly it feels like youÂ’re going to just fall out. I also canÂ’t stop going to the bathroom. I must be going almost every hour. And my back is hurting all the time now. It's getting hard for me,. but I try to walk everyday. Week 35 - I started washing all your clothes and blankets this week. I had to organize everything by size because you have so much already. ... Everything was so tiny!
25: Week 35 -Your room is almost done.. I really hope you like it. It seems like time is going by so fast and i cant believe I've been carrying you for 35 weeks already. Week 37 - Right now everything makes me cry. I’m also tried again and your kicks and hiccups have been keeping me up at night. Week 38 - You are running out of room inside of me. I can feel you everywhere at once. The doctor said that your head was in position and you are getting ready for your arrival Baby Jordan!
26: On June 7, 2011 I started to feel contractions in the middle of th night. Daddy had just left to work at midnight. Your brother called him to come at 1:00 am. He was so excited he left one of his employees in the building and rush home to pick me up. He had already packed our suitcase for the hospital earlier this week.. | Mommy feeling contractions
28: After we got to the hospital my contractions started to go away,. I was feeling a lot better so they sent us home and they told us to come back if I start conracting again or if my water breaks.
29: Mommy trying to get some rest. | The room you were born in.
30: Awaiting your arival
33: Week 39 - You are finally here! You decided to come a week early. Mommy thought she was going into labor on June 7th but it was a false alarm, but the next day you decided to show your face. They put you in mommy's arms and we've never been so happy. You are truly a gift from god!
37: The Story of your...
38: Welcome to the world Baby
42: Progress | Dear Jordan | There are no words to express the love and joy I feel. I loved you right away and immediately wanted to do everything I could to protect you, to keep you safe, and happy. You decided to come out and meet us a week early and IÂ’m so glad you did. I didnÂ’t have to wait that long to meet you, and that I was given even more time to spend with you, to look into your eyes, gaze at your beautiful face, and to get to know you. I am in love. It is a love like none other. Other parents have always told me that the love a mother has for her child is the deepest love she will ever have. Now, I understand what they meant by that,. It is indescribable. It is all consuming. It is unconditional. I am in awe of you. I love the softness of your newborn skin and the wonderful scent of little you. I am so excited about getting to know you better. I have the honor of raising you Â– of giving you your childhood, of watching you grow up, of witnessing who you will be, as I guide you to the best of my ability along the way.. What a miracle, a gift, and a blessing you are. I am different now. Having you has changed me. From the moment you were born. I have
43: become someone else, someone new, someone better. My life has a whole new meaning. I am a mother. Now, you come first. Not a second goes by when IÂ’m not thinking about you. I worry about you and must constantly check to see that you are okay. Even when I sleep, IÂ’m not fully asleep because I am thinking about you. I can spend endless time just looking at you. I love to hold you in my arms and stare at your perfect little features. I find myself watching you as youÂ’re sleeping. I can do this all day long. It gives me a thrill to see you open your eyes and look at me. You study my face as if you are trying to get to know me. You seem to know my voice and you even seem to enjoy my singing .I watch you as you make an assortment of facial expressions - you pouted your lips, you roll your eyes back, you frown and furrow your brow, you make sucking motions, and you smile. Meanwhile, you let out these cute little squeaks. Earlier tonight I was holding you and you were sleeping so quietly in my arms and I just got lost looking at you, all your little movements and sounds. It is the cutest little facial routine. It's just unbelievable to me that I could produce something so beautiful.