March 28, 2008

Seriously... WTF

What the fuck is wrong with some people. How on earth are people like this able to have children???

From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7315957.stm

Man jailed for microwaving baby
A jury in Texas has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for severely burning his two-month-old daughter in a microwave oven last year.

The jury rejected Joshua Mauldin's defence that he was insane when he placed his daughter Ana in the oven.

Prosecutors said Mauldin had a history of violence, lying about being mentally ill and was angry about his marriage.

Ana, now aged one, suffered second and third-degree burns to her face and left side and required two skin grafts.

Part of her left ear had to be amputated.

Her foster mother, Heather Croxton, told the court of the painful daily treatments Ana has had to undergo since being left in the microwave for up to 20 seconds.

"There is no excuse for your actions and I hate that one day you will be set free and allowed to move on with your life while Ana continues to pay for your actions," she said.

Mauldin's lawyer, Sam Cammack, said his client would not get the treatment he needs for mental illness in prison.

Capri

Okay, here is the latest song I bawled over....

Capri by Colbie Caillat

She’s got a baby inside
And holds her belly tight
All through the night
Just so she knows
She’s sleeping so
Safely to keep
Her growing
And oh when she'll open her eyes
There'll be no surprise
That she'll grow to be
So beautifully
Just like her mother
That’s carrying
Oh Capri
She’s beauty
Baby inside she’s loving
Oh Capri
She’s beauty
There is and angel growin’ peacefully
Oh Capri
Sweet baby
And things will be hard at times
But I've learned to try
Just listening
Patiently, oh Capri
Sweet baby
Oh Capri
She’s beauty
Baby inside she’s loving
Oh Capri
Your beauty
Just like your mother
That’s carrying...Oh Capri

March 27, 2008

Success!!

Well, today officially marks the 13 week mark which means...

GOODBYE 1ST TRIMESTER!!!!

For the first time this entire pregnancy, I feel like I can finally relax. This is real. This is happening.

We went in for the NT Scan this morning (for those of you... i.e. Gene, who don't know what an NT Scan is, it stands for Nuchal Translucency and with this ultrasound scan they check for markers for Downs Syndrome). To my great relief, baby is doing perfectly. It was just chillin' down there, its little heart beating away at 167 bpm. We tried to peek at the gender but little bean wasn't willing to open up for a look- looks like a 7 week wait until we find out! The doctor even said we've got a perfect baby cooking. Nonetheless, I pretty much sat there awed and amazed by what I witnessed. Just 7 weeks and it went from this little blob to a little person. Honestly, I feel as though I am in a dream. Not a day goes by that I don't think about how wonderful it is to be pregnant and what a blessing and an honor it truly is.

This goes without saying that it is obvious that my morning sickness has eased up on me a little bit. I wasn't feeling so blessed a couple weeks ago when I was puking my brains out. Of course now... it takes all my willpower not to eat my own hand off.

I'm so lucky. I'm so happy.

March 14, 2008

Blessed

I heard this song as I was driving home the other day... of course I cried.

"Blessed" by Elton John

Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear, you'll be blessed

I know, you're still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway, you'll be blessed

And you, you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that,
Promise you that
You'll be blessed

I need you before I'm too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you're blessed

March 11, 2008

Spring Fever!

I had to laugh at this cartoon after my experience trying on maternity clothes today!!!

That's right... maternity clothes. I am going to be 11 weeks in a couple days and my regular clothes are really starting to feel the strain. Well... at least the buttons on my pants are! I actually had an awesome time trying on maternity clothes. It was like a dream for me! Besides being pushed into a savings plan (i.e. credit card) which NO I did not sign up for, I had a fun time. The clothes were adorable and I can't wait to REALLY start showing and shop for more. This is the first day in a long time that I have truly enjoyed being pregnant!! On top of that, it is like 48 degrees out! It FEELS like spring and it feels so good!!

Morning sickness has taken a backburner today and I am sooooo happy for the break. I'm cherishing every moment I feel good!
 
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