Babymooning!

Dear Baby Pacheco,

You are a little over six weeks along today! My trusted sources (the interwebs, haha) say that you’re now the size of a sweet pea. It’s hard to believe that just 2 weeks ago, you were the size of a poppyseed… and 2 weeks from now, you’ll be the size of a raspberry! Time is flying by, but it still seems like an eternity until our sonogram appointment. Dad & I are impatiently waiting for that chance to see you for the first time, and to know that you are safe and healthy in there. The appointment is actually a week from tomorrow, so perhaps “eternity” was a dramatic choice of words. 😉 But sometimes it feels that way to me!

Luckily Dad & I have something to take our minds off of the wait over the next week– we are leaving to go on vacation tomorrow! This will be our first real vacation together since our honeymoon 3 years ago. “Babymoon” is a term used to describe a couple’s last hurrah before they become parents, which I think is appropriate here. Our budget is a little tight since we’ve been fixing up the house & saving for your arrival, so we are taking a road trip with stops in Atlantic City, New York, and Niagara Falls. We are both excited to get out & have some adventures together! We are staying with my cousin Gretchen (perhaps you will call her Auntie Gretchen?) while we’re in NYC so we plan to share the news of your impending arrival with her while we’re there. I’ll try to post a few pictures of the trip after we get back.

Other than that, the last week or so has been largely uneventful. Most of my symptoms went away a little over a week ago with one exception (I apologize in advance for yet another bit of TMI): painful gas! Ugh! The last two days or so I’ve also had a couple of brief bouts of nausea. Hoping the morning sickness won’t hit full-force while we’re on the babymoon… Anyway, overall I’ve been feeling pretty good. Sometimes it’s still hard to believe there is a baby growing inside of me. At the same time, Dad & I are constantly elated and giddy at the thought of having you in our arms come January. We love you SO much already, little sweet pea! 🙂

All my love,
Mom

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