Trust in the Lord your God, and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Ps 2:3-5

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Been Too Long

I shouldn't have waited this long to do another post because now I can't remember anything I was going to talk about!

We are still slowly but surely cleaning out the house to make room for the baby. It seems that we are selling everything we own, but we are replacing most of the items with smaller, similar stuff. We are almost to the point where we can get everything out of Chad's office, which means then we can go pick out furniture!

I still don't "feel" pregnant yet, though I don't really know what that is supposed to feel like. My belly is growing and making it difficult to wear regular clothes without the assistance of a safety pin, but maternity clothes are still too big.

I had my second doctor's appointment last week, and everything is perfect. I even got to hear the heartbeat, which was very surreal. I wish I had thought to call Chad so he could have heard it, but I wasn't quite thinking straight. We decided (okay, I caved) to find out the sex of the baby when we go to the hospital for our big ultrasound. We have both invited our moms to come along, and we plan to have them write it down and put it in an envelope, for us to share later. I really don't have a feeling as to what Peanut is one way or the other. I do hope I am able to feel the baby move by then.

It hit me the other day that God chose us specifically to be the parents to this angel. It's a very humbling thought to be reminded that He knows our child already and that He is preparing us to be the parents that He calls us to be. It's an amazingly scary thing to think of us as being responsible for another human life, but we already love this baby so much that it makes it a little less scary. We were watching a movie the other night with a story line involving a very smart mouthed teenage girl, and we both looked at each other and said "What have we done? Please don't ever come out and be like that, Peanut!".

It's an amazing journey! Pray for us!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

13 Weeks

I'm starting to feel like a real person again! The nausea is pretty much all gone, except for a few foods and smells that still set me off. But, in its place, I have developed a pretty mean head cold. Sunday was lovely, complete with nose bleeds, zero air flow through my nose, and that yucky tunnel feeling in my ears. I am much better today, still with symptoms and a weird voice, but feeling good.
We are in the process of cleaning our and rearranging closets in order to then pack up some things to go to the attic and clean everything out of what is now the office to make way for baby. You never realize how small your house is, until you need an empty room! We're working on downsizing a few things, but it's just a long tedious process that required too much decision making! I'm trying to not buy anything until the room is clear, but I'm going to a Rhea Lana presale tonight, so we'll see if I stick to that!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pregnancy so far...

As of yesterday, I am 12 weeks pregnant. So far, I have had what I assume to be a fairly normal pregnancy. I started experiencing extreme and constant nausea around week 6, and it seems to be (knock on wood) pretty much over now. I never knew that my favorite thing, food and cooking, could become so uninteresting and just plain sickening to me. I'm still not really able to sit down and look through my cookbooks to plan menus just yet, which has resulted in my poor husband having to fend for himself more than I would like.

I had my first doctor's appointment last week, and everything looked perfect! A good, strong heartbeat, per the MD. We only did the ultrasound this visit; the next one will be an exam and some tests, I think. I've only gained 1-2 pounds so far, but I have more "pooch" than I thought I would at this point. My pants are feeling a little tighter than I would like, especially since I have nothing else to wear at this point! I cut down my workout schedule a little at the beginning just because I didn't feel good, but now I'm back up to 3-4 days per week, doing the same stuff as I was before. Hopefully this will help me not gain too much weight and keep me nice and healthy for the delivery. It's still a really strange and wonderful feeling to know that there is a little person inside of me, growing and getting bigger everyday, when I still can't feel it.

I've had an amazing reaction from everyone we have told so far. We caused quite a scene at church, and the ladies at work keep calling me "little momma" and check everything I am eating. We're truly so blessed!