Thursday, December 29, 2005

Good news, Daddy...

Mommy wanted to save the happy news to tell Daddy on Motzei Shabbat, which will be the 3rd anniversary of our engagement. But she couldn't wait anymore, so she made a special surprise.

Daddy drove Mommy home from work and then went on a quick shopping trip. While Daddy was at the store, Mommy wrote a poem (see below) on an accordion-folded sheet of paper. Then she put it in a ring box and gave it to Daddy as his Chanuka/early anniversary present.

Daddy was surprised and so so happy to find out the special news.

Three years ago,
on New Year's Eve,
you gave me a ring.

Tonight I am giving you
something even smaller than a ring.

But iy"H one day
it will be much, much bigger.

Hey, wait a minute...

We both know I only celebrate Jewish holidays!

I guess you'll have to wait until Rosh Hashana 5767....

to meet our
precious baby
boy or girl.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mommy's friend Sharon calls to give her the news that she is expecting her second baby. Sharon has been so understanding and helpful, giving Mommy advice about doctors, rabbis, medicines, tests... Mommy has a hard time not telling Sharon that she is pregnant too!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Last Hurrah

Mommy had another progesterone test today (170.5) and got 118 on her blood test for HCG at the doctor's office today. She is being very cautious and doesn't want to get her hopes up she doesn't tell Daddy.
A family takes Mommy and Daddy out for dinner to 1868 tonight and Mommy has her "last hurrah" - carpaccio, rare steak, and a few sips of dessert wine.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Mommy's progesterone was 159.5 today - pretty high but she didn't want to get her hopes up.
Also, she found the sufganiyot, hot cocoa, and other things she ate today were too sweet for her - that's weird!
Mommy was nauseous at night.....hmmmm, wonder what that could mean?

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Mommy again had trouble finishing her dinner tonight, and felt nauseous for the rest of the evening.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Mommy has been eating 2 baked apples every night to help keep her warm. Tonight she had trouble finishing them! Hmmm, why is eating becoming more and more difficult....?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Mommy got nauseous halfway through a salad today! She had trouble finishing it!

Mommy was also very teary-eyed when thinking about how lucky she is to have good friends like Sharon and understanding employers like the Weinsteins who let her take off when she needs to go to the doctor.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Mommy was carsick for a little while on the drive home from her (post-)birthday weekend in Tzippori. She doesn't yet know what this might mean...

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Hashem Rocks!

Daddy planned a very special birthday weekend for Mommy. On Friday he took her to Kever Rachel, where they prayed for a baby and Mommy read the Parsha where Hashem finally grants Rachel with children.
For Shabbat he took her to Kiryat Arba, and they walked to Chevron and M'arat HaMachpela to daven there.
On Motzei Shabbat they went out to dinner at Yotvata in the mall, and then watched the Harry Potter movie. On the way home they picked up some trempistim (yeshiva and seminary kids) and drove them to the Old City. Then Mommy and Daddy went to the Kotel, where they davened even more!

Thank you, Hashem, for listening to our prayers!