Thursday, July 23, 2009
Well, the news is spreading and since I haven't posted in fo-eh-vah, I figured this was a good enough reason! In all honesty, all the things I've been feeling and doing lately have centered around this little baby, so it's hard to blog without talking about it, but now I can!
I'm due February 8th, so I'll be 12 weeks on Monday. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I've been walking on cloud nine. There have been some moments of utter defeat with the all-day nausea I experienced for about 5 or 6 weeks, but all I had to do was remind myself of the reason for all of that and I felt better. This is something I have longed for for such a long time and I know things will never be "perfect" or "ready", but the Lord knows best and I already am so grateful for the timing of this pregnancy. I found out 2 weeks before school let out and I was SO GREEN. It was really hard to teach when I was feeling so bad, so I have been so thankful for the summer and being able to just lay around when I was feeling sick.
We had our 12 week appointment yesterday and since, at this point, I'm actually 11 weeks and 3 days, my doctor wasn't sure she'd be able to find the heartbeat...but, all she did was basically place the doppler on my belly and we heard a strong heartbeat right away. Baby was hanging out around 160 bpm.
We plan to find out what we're having. I always thought I'd like to be surprised, but now I feel like knowing what "it" is will help us bond more with the baby before he/she arrives. I have a strong feeling that it's a boy...don't know why. I guess we'll find out sometime in September!
I started "showing" about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I gave up on all my own pants at that point, they were just too uncomfortable. I haven't been good about taking pictures because when I think about it, it's usually right when I return from working out and I look like an ogre. I do want to start taking pictures because I want to document as much as I can.
Anyway, I'm saying a lot...is rambling a pregnancy thing? Please tell me it is so I feel better. =)
Mark and I are elated by this little blessing- I suppose with the first baby, you never know if you can actually get pregnant until you do, so there was a lot of anxiety around that for me. The Lord is amazing and has shown me so much love already through this process, I can hardly comprehend it. So with all this said, yes, we are going to have a baby and we can't wait. I will be back more regulary now that my life is going to revolve around this news for quite some time. =)
I hope you are all enjoying July- talk to you soon!