Big healthy baby….itty bitty living space

It is funny how context is everything. I had a doctor’s appointment on the 18th of this month that threw me into a worried panic. The doctor routinely measured my stomach and said the dreaded words “I am worried”. Had that “worry” been in any other situation I might have written it off and thought it was no big deal. (I am a very relaxed person. Not a “worry-wart” as my mom used to call it). But everyone told me that when you are pregnant it changes you. Apparently that is true. The reality of realizing that you have a life in your hands becomes all too real and true when you hear that something is not right. So when she told me that I was measuring too small and that she was concerned about the baby’s health…but not too worry….I worried.
God willing we got an ultrasound appointment today even though the next appointment opening wasn’t until July 13th…and today my worries were once again subsided. It was so astounding to see the baby one more time in the womb….being able to see all the heart chambers and the spine and the brain….all working just perfectly….what a miracle. They measured my amniotic fluid and uterus and all looks well! As we were ending our appointment the doctor came in to assure us that all was fine. She said with a big grin and slight chuckle…”in fact it is the exact opposite then we thought…it looks like you are going to have a big baby! She is already measuring at 5 1/2 pounds!” I will add in here…I still have 8 weeks left and the baby can grow up to a 1/2 pound a week from here on out! So there you go…I might look small from the outside…but I can assure you she is making herself big and comfortable on my inside.
BIG healthy baby…itty bitty living space! Praise God!

I Look Pregnant!!!!

Me at 31 weeks. Okay…I am finally showing! I had my first couple complete strangers ask me if I was pregnant. It was monumental for me! I was so excited. I know everyone wants to be small when they are pregnant…but I was REALLY ready to look pregnant! At last I am there.
The pregnancy seems to be going well. Although, I am at the point now where it is hard to sleep at night, she kicks me HARD in the ribs (owweee!), I am worn out after lifting my fork to my mouth, and all the other usual aches and pains that come with pregnancy are here. But I keep telling myself it is all worth it…cause really, what better reason?






Me at 29 weeks. The shirt in this picture I think is awesome. It was a hand-me-down from my sister Suzanne who works with a construction company, so it was a little funnier for her…but I still really like it. 🙂