Baby doing well!

Had another appointment today, and our baby boy is doing great! He had a super strong heartbeat and was moving all over. Unfortunately Mom isn’t doing so hot. I caught a cold and am trying to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Hopefully it doesn’t last too long. Doesn’t seem to be bothering this little guy, he is having a good time squirming around.

Baby Bonilla’s first Christmas … well … sort of

Ok, maybe this one doesn’t count just yet. However, it can count for Valerie and I, no? Baby Bonilla has gotten his first Christmas gifts, so people are already thinking of him which makes us so happy.

Here is a gift I made for Valerie. She loved it and wore it all Christmas morning.

Valerie - Baby Installing

Here is a gift from uncle Kevin.

Kevin's Xmas Baby Gift

Here is a gift from aunt Erica, uncle Eddie, and baby Bonilla’s cousins.

Baby 49ers Sippy

Our good friends Andrew and Krisleen even sent us some baby gifts when they found out the good news. We are very blessed. Thank you everyone.

Halfway done!

Today marks the 20 week point! I am amazed at the fact that in a few more months we will be bringing home our baby boy! Now that we have come so far, it is time to really start planning a few things. Since I have some time off of work for the holidays, I am looking forward to researching some baby items (strollers, carseats, cribs, etc).

I thought I would also share some of the frequently asked questions I get.

1) Do you get sick?
I don’t know why people want to know about my stomach issues, but whatever. I actually did really well the first 8 weeks or so. After that first appointment and ultrasound, I started getting more nauseous, and had a few “episodes” of morning sickness. It wasn’t that bad though. I still get nauseous when my stomach gets too empty, but even that is way less at this point. For the most part it tapered down after about 17 weeks.

2) Do you have any cravings?
I don’t think that I do. I would say I have just been more picky with what food I want. During the first trimester it was hard to think of any meal that sounded good. The only thing that always sounded yummy was ice cream. Now I am doing better at eating just what is available. No cravings for anything unusual, though!

3) Can I touch your belly?
This is a new one for me! For family I don’t really mind because I know them and know how excited they are…it is cute really. For other people, they usually ask first. Depending on who it is, I am okay with it (for now, at least). I think it is a little strange that people want to go around touching my ice cream storage unit, especially when it is still a little flabby. But, I get it too. It is fascinating that a little human is in there!

4) Can you feel kicking yet?
Well, I don’t know if it is kicking, but I can definitely feel him moving around more and more. At first it was a little butterfly in the belly feeling, and it has slowly been getting stronger. Now I can feel him kinda rolling around, and sometimes a quick jab to the stomach. So far it has only been felt from the inside, but as he keeps growing I am sure David will feel them from the outside of my tummy soon enough.

5) Have you thought of names?
David and I have a list going. While we were set on a boys name for a few years (when we started talking about future kids) it is hard to ignore all the other possibilities. We will likely have a short list of names ready, and then see what this little guy looks like to make the final decision. For now, he is just “Baby”

That is it for now, but as I think of more (or if you have any questions for me) I will include them!

Words cannot express our joy

I am so incredibly grateful and feel absolutely in awe over how healthy our baby boy looks! I have been nervous for the last week, and seriously was preparing myself in case there was bad news. But seeing our baby move more and more during the ultrasound lifted all my fears. I prayed my thanks immediately.

When the technician said she could tell the gender right away, I got excited. I had been thinking it was a boy, and when I saw proof, I couldn’t stop the tears of happiness. David and I are going to have a son 🙂

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. We are incredibly blessed.

Baby’s first video

Here is baby Bonilla’s first video!

It’s a boy!

Words cannot express how nervous I was at today’s appointment. Would the baby be healthy? That’s all we really cared about. I was a mess, but trying not to show it too much. Then we saw the baby on the screen. The nurse was searching around, making sure everything was ok. And thank the Lord, everything looked as healthy as it could be. Our prayers were answered.

So without further delay, here are some photos of our baby boy. The Bonilla name will go on! We cannot wait to meet you. Mommy and daddy are so excited!

Baby’s first embarrassing picture (we apologize in advance):

Tomorrow is a big day

Our anatomy scan is tomorrow! According to most of my books, this may be the last time we see our little baby until he or she is born. I am excited to see how big my baby has grown and if it is a he or a she. I can’t believe I am so close to the halfway point. It doesn’t seem real that the baby is close to 6.5 inches long and almost weighing in at one pound. I am getting bigger, but I still don’t see how it fits inside me.

I had a bit of a rough day with some remnants of morning sickness. I don’t know what caused it all of a sudden, but I am sure it is a sign that baby is still growing and wanting attention.

I am eager to see this pregnancy progress further along. I can’t wait for David to feel some kicks, and for me to be able to tell what baby is doing and how it is positioned. I hear you can start telling the difference between a foot, or elbow, or a hand. It is amazing what a woman’s body is capable of doing!

I don’t know how I will sleep tonight, or how I will concentrate at work tomorrow. I just hope baby is well rested so it can put on a show for us!

Mommy is at 19 weeks

Valerie is now at 19 weeks. We are almost halfway there. She is starting to round out and hopefully baby is nice and comfy in there.

Baby is letting me know who is boss

I was driving to work this morning, thinking about all the things I need to do today, when I felt a quick thump to the gut. I guess baby was trying to remind me what matters most in my life 🙂


Valerie says that (according to her iPhone app) the baby is now the size of a mango. Growing and growing.

Valerie feeling more movements

Valerie is feeling more and more movements. Last night, she said, “woah, I think it just did a summersault.” I am still a little envious that I cannot feel anything and she gets to have all of the fun. LOL. I just have to be patient and wait my turn. Her nausea is calming a bit, so that is a good sign. What is funny is that there are still a lot of people that do not even know that she is pregnant. I mean, the immediate families know. Her coworkers and some of our closer friends know because … well … you can tell by looking at her now. We’ll find out the sex later this month so that is exciting. Can’t wait.