We’re officially out of the 1st trimester! There has been much joy in our home. MAN those first three months are killer! Thinking of food doesn’t make me nauseous anymore and I finally don’t feel like a zombie queen when I wake up in the mornings. We had an ultrasound last week and got to hear our sweet baby’s heartbeat again. Is there anything more tender? Ben and I are prayerfully gearing up to be parents (ah!) and have been reading a chapter from Shepherding a Child’s Heart every week, which has been a really special time for us. I’m thankful that he is such an godly leader in our home. He’s going to be an amazing dad 🙂
Feeling: I’ve been feeling pretty incredible health wise. The usual pregnancy tenderness and twinges, but on the whole I have plenty of energy during the day and an altogether sunnier disposition. I have been a bit overprotective, even this early on. (Ben just laughs at me! lol) I love that people care about our growing family, but for some reason the questions from well-wishers seem more intrusive than appreciated. (Rest assured, I haven’t bitten anyone’s head off!) Can’t be sure if my odd moods are hormone related or just me being a first-time mom.
Baby Bump Watch: As you can see from the picture, we have a slight baby bump going on! I’m very much looking forward to the day when I actually look unmistakeably pregnant. (Plus pregnant tummies are so cute! At least, I’ve always thought so.) Gaining weight has been really difficult for me. Lots of “I feel ugly.” and “I feel fat.” days. I’ll be glad when I can see this weight is actually nourishing a baby!
Craving: Oddly enough, chocolate milk.
Thinking About: Being a mom, the excitements and fears therein. I love going to prenatal appointments and being able to hear the baby’s heartbeat on the doppler monitor, but in between appointments it is so difficult to not know how our little buddy is doing! Though we’ve signed up for birth classes (starting next month!) I’m also a bit nervous about the whole childbirth process. I feel like all the planning and preparing in the world won’t give me the faintest idea of what giving birth is truly like! Also, I realize that I’m certainly a worst-case scenario planner. Occasionally my mind will wonder to the land of what ifs, imaging the worst. During these moments I cry out to Jesus to remind me that He is in control. Being pregnant has been such a crash course in trusting and obeying the Lord.
Thanks for reading y’all 🙂