Each pregnancy, my unborn child seems to pick up a nickname from the family members. When I was pregnant with Micah, Nathan referred to him as "Bertrand" while Kristi preferred "Imogene" :) When I was pregnant with Keziah, Rosanna decided to label her "Annabelle". Rosanna felt this new baby also deserved an in-utero title and decided that it should be "Ju-Jube". It sounds like a cute and gender-neutral nickname so it just might stick :)
On Friday I went to my first pre-natal appointment. We got lucky and were able to hear the heartbeat already! It was the most wonderful sound and I felt incredibly blessed. In the last week I've heard of three different women I know who have miscarried - multiple times - and so the sound of that little heart beating at 160 bpm was truly a blessing. The early heartbeat find and the size of my uterus actually caused my doctor to wonder if I'm further along than we thought (isn't that what every pregnant woman wants to hear!) So, he's sending me for an early ultrasound (the soonest appointment being the end of Sept when I'm about 15 weeks).
It's funny the words and meanings that Micah sometimes gets confused. The other morning Erik was up with the kids and Micah came to wake me up. I told him I just needed to eat a few crackers and then I would get up. As he walked back to the kitchen I heard him say to Erik, "Mommy just needs a few minutes to eat some crackers. She's feeling guilty."
Later that same day when he found me nibbling on some crackers again, he asked me, "Mommy, why are you feeling guilty all morning??"
And Keziah provided us with some entertainment the other day. She was up at 5:30 for some reason that morning and by the time lunch rolled around, she was pretty tired. While we were sitting at the table Micah asked me to sing "O Canada" with him. As we started singing, we noticed Keziah's eyes getting heavier and heavier. I whispered to Micah that we should keep singing and see if she would fall asleep. Sure enough, this is what happened...