Sunday, March 30, 2008
So you can check out Shannon's site to see some of the pictures from the day! I am so excited to see the rest of them!
Thanks, Shannon, for really capturing the moment and excitement of this pregnancy!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
There have been a series of events this week that have just reminded me how blessed I am to be pregnant. I know I say that a lot...but it's true. I think sometimes in between the moans and groans and complaints about weight gain, we forget to focus on the big picture, the miracle baby we have been blessed to carry. How can I really complain when there are still people in the world dealing with infertility, miscarriages and struggles? While all these things in my pregnancy are real and not always pleasant, I have been abundantly blessed after 2 years to be able to carry a child that God created just for us. I am humbled by that fact. I just continue to thank the Lord and am reminded daily that our God is bigger than everything...there is nothing too big for the God we serve. Miracles really DO happen.
So with all that said...here are this weeks pictures.
Friday, March 21, 2008
I've been doing okay, my lower back has been KILLING me. I am finding it extremely difficult to sleep at night and have now resorted to:
2 pillows under my head
1 body pillow between my legs and able for me to hug
1 memory foam pillow behind my back and under my hip.
So just imagine ever time I get up to go to the bathroom (Which right now is at least 3 times per night) I have to reposition all those pillows...Oh, the Joy! :) But I keep reminding myself it's all worth it.
I had a Dr. appt on Wednesday and all is well. I am measuring right on track and they are happy with my weight gain, which as of today is +29 pounds (I'm still enjoying that I haven't hit 30 pounds yet, though I know it's coming). She is still transverse, now her head is down, lower left and her butt is up near my ribs on the right side. So she's getting there.
Birthing classes are going well, we are actually learning a lot and becoming rather educated on the different medications available and birthing techniques out there. After class on Sunday, Josh believes that I can do an unmedicated birth, so that is what we are planning on as of now, but who knows what will happen between now and delivery...it makes me feel great though that he has faith in my ability to deliver this miracle baby!
So enough rambling, here are this weeks pictures. Here I am from the side, the belly is getting further and further out there. It's hard to think that I have 7 more weeks to grow and they say the baby should gain at least .5 pounds per week...YIKES!
And here is the covered belly...Wow that think is huge! :)
P.S. On a side note, I finally broke down and bought a nursing bra for 2 reasons:
1: My regular bra was so stretched out and I was having some major boob spilliage and
2: They don't recommend wearing underwire bras, especially when nursing.
So I went to Motherhood and had the nice girl help me find a bra, talk about feeling 15 again and trying to find one that fit...I'll spare you the details on the size, but I'll tell you, I had to go up more than 2 cups sizes, to a letter I didn't even know they made bras in...haha!!
Too bad you can't tell my boobs have gotten bigger since my belly now DOMINATES the photos!! haha!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We started our birthing classes last week and they are actually pretty good. We have gotten a lot of great information already, and I am starting to feel empowered, excited and scared out of my mind about the whole birthing process. But I know I can do it, because the reward of seeing our daughter will far outweigh the pain.
The other night Josh and I were sitting and talking and we just couldn't put our minds around how truly miraculous being pregnant is. We kept talking about how no matter what, your body knows how to grow this child, how in 9 months, the baby will come, whether you are ready or not and most amazingly that it takes 1 egg and 1 sperm of miniscule size, to create a human being. If this doesn't make you realize how amazing God is, I don't know what will.
Well, anyways, I'm getting larger by the day, and it's getting harder to breathe and get comfortable. Teaching dance I look like a beached whale trying to stretch, but it is all worth it. I am officially up 28.6 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I realize that's quite a lot, but again it's all worth it!
Here are this weeks pictures...the belly is sticking straight out, that's for sure!
Friday, March 07, 2008
However, looking back, I just have to thank the Lord for being ever so faithful, as always. 5 months after my 26th birthday, we found out we were being blessed with a miracle. What an amazing feeling. The rest of the year until now has been filled with growing spiritually, emotionally and most of all PHYSICALLY!!
I was talking to a friend about how birthdays aren't that exciting after you get to a certain age, however, after pondering that thought, I realized how exciting this birthday and this year will be. On my 27th birthday, I am 31 weeks, 1 day pregnant with a miracle baby named Amelia. I have a husband who I love more than words can describe. I have family and friends that remind me how blessed I am on a daily basis and I have a God who died so that I may be saved. This birthday is incredibly exciting!
I can't wait to see what being 27 holds for me, but I know whatever it is, it will be amazing!
Here is the naked belly, everyone keeps telling me I've really "popped" this week.
Here are a few pictures from the day. I am 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant.
let her know we were expecting!
Danielle, Me and Tracy!
Look at all those bellies!
Me with my balloons! :)
Thanks again to everyone who came and shared in Mia's first shower!! We feel loved and blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives!