Day 213- Growing a gallbladder (or something important)

Oh man... I'm dying today. I seriously feel like I'm going to fall asleep all the time. I think God knew because 3 out of my 7 appointments have been cancelled today, so I got to come home for a couple hours this afternoon. I think new baby is growing something important today, because it's sucking out all of my energy! Hope you're thankful someday little baby. Here's to going to bed early tonight!


Day 209- "Abba, I belong to you"

I'm reading a free kindle book by Brennan Manning, called The Furious Longing of God. As I read the book, I'm reminded of God as my dear Father. It is within this context that my life has meaning, peace, joy, and hope. He challenges the readers to pray the words "Abba (during inhale), I belong to you (during exhale) for several minutes each day for a month with open hands. I have been meditating on this phrase and have felt immense peace as I feel my Father's arms wrap tightly around me.
I can hear him saying,
"Come now, my love. My lovely one, Come." Song of Songs 2:10


Day 203- Happy News and Resurrecting the Blog

I'm not really sure if anyone even checks my blog anymore, since I've been absent for a few months. But... I'm hoping to post more often as things start to settle down from the summer and to record the happenings of pregnancy #2! Yes, we are preggers with baby #2 to be due on Feb 28, 2013! We are so excited, although it feels a bit surreal and intimidating at times. We found out very early on Father's Day, so we've been holding the news in for a while. We had an ultrasound on Thursday with a healthy heartbeat at 170, so we are excited to let the news leak to everyone.

Baby #2

5 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

8 weeks- showing a lot earlier this time, though a lot of it is bloat!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 8 weeks
Size of baby: 0.5 inch (the US said 1.75 cm- so right on), kidney bean
Weight gain: about 3 pounds
Maternity clothes: not yet, but some shirts/ shorts are starting to look weird on me
Gender: boy? It's been similar to Caleb's pregnancy so far
Food cravings: salty, carbs, having to force veggies and fruit (uggghh... Why don't I crave healthy stuff???!!)
What I miss: a glass of wine, running (haven't been since it's so hot)
Sleep: I was having vivid dreams, but now I'm just waking up to pee
Symptoms: bloat easily after eating, tired, no nausea or anything
Best moment of the week: seeing baby at the ultrasound!
What I'm looking forward to: actually looking pregnant instead of just thickening and feeling the baby kick