Week by Week

As you may or may not be able to see, at about 12 weeks I started to show a little bit in my scrubs.  Now there is definitely a little bump, and yesterday I wore a belly band for the first time.  I was hoping that it would be really comfortable since I am just not ready to splurge on maternity clothes yet, but none of my pants fit anymore.  However, it was definitely not comfortable, and I felt self conscious the whole time I was at church for fear of my pants falling down.  I am really thankful for my sister-in-law Katie and a co-worker Tracy who each gave me some maternity clothes so that I don’t need to run out to Motherhood Maternity right away, but the time is definitely coming soon.

This was the first week that I didn’t get sick at all.  Hallellujah!!  Hopefully some more of that second trimester goodness will kick in soon!

I’ve had a bunch of people ask me if we have a name picked out and I feel a little bit badly when I say no, we really have no ideas.  But at the same time, there’s not a whole lot of pressure since we don’t know the baby’s gender yet and still won’t for a few weeks.  We are really looking forward to that next ultrasound though, and being able to give our little one their own identity.

I can’t believe this is our last year before kids!!

The First Trimester

P1080518I am officially out of the first trimester now, at 14 weeks and 1 day and am so thankful to be at this point.  We heard the baby’s heartbeat at our last appointment, and can’t wait to hear it again in three weeks!  Soon after that, we are hoping to learn the sex of the baby, and we are really looking forward to that!

“How have you felt so far?” you ask?  Well, I consider myself very blessed to be nowhere near as sick as my mother was with all four of us, but I am still looking forward to being past all of the morning sickness.  I was simply exhausted for the first six weeks, and nauseous most of the time.  I had no appetite, which didn’t help the nausea, and I ended up losing 8 pounds.  My appetite has finally returned, but now I joke that the baby is scared of the NICU, because I feel the worst when I am there, and it’s the only place I get sick.  Usually the mornings are the worst, but occasionally I will feel icky in the afternoons.

I started to “show” around week 12, and now I have a noticeable belly.  Not large, just noticeable.  People have already started touching, which I have not yet learned how to deal with.  If you have any tips, I welcome them!  I am just not okay with people touching my abdomen without asking first; I find it incredibly rude.

We have no real ideas for names yet; I figure lightning will strike one day and we will just “know” what our baby’s name should be.  I wish we had some good name ideas, but since we don’t know the sex, I guess there’s not much point yet.

All in all, this has been a great pregnancy and I am so thankful for what my midwife called “a very strong pregnancy”.

{Love}

Andrew and I are thrilled to announce a new addition to our family.  Our little lime is due June 18 and we could not be more excited.  We are so thankful for God’s faithfulness and lovingkindness.

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

The bun in our oven <3