Thursday, 15 August 2013


...I think it's in the water...
      I've heard so many people say that, but it's crazy how many people I know are pregnant. Aside from myself, there's Alisha, due with her first baby girl a few weeks before me; Ginger, due with her second girl a few weeks before me; Joanie, due with her fifth, a boy, any day now!; Cayla, due with her third, a boy, on the same day as me!; Autumn, my soon-to-be sis-in-law, due Oct. 28 with her first boy; Ariel, due Nov. 16 with her first girl; and my cousin Bethany, due with her first boy Dec. 6! All of these are pregnant, and I know of at least one more! Crazy, right? But you don't read my blog to hear about you?!

      MY pregnancy: I don't want to brag, but it's been fantastic, and I feel so blessed. Don't misunderstand, I've had my bouts with pretty much every pregnancy symptom, but none have been terrible.
      The Bad:
  • Morning Sickness
  • Backache
  • Pregnancy Brain (it's real, people!)
  • Exhaustion
  • Moody Rollercoaster
  • Shortness of breath
  • Braxton Hicks
  • Swollen feet/ankles
  • And a few others I won't mention...
But even these have not been terrible. The morning sickness was gone the day my first trimester ended. My feet and ankles only swelled the week I was at camp. Exhaustion didn't really hit till I got back from camp, and let's face it, I've always been a moody rollercoaster! ;D And all of these don't even matter compared to...
     The Good:
  • Feeling my precious Bean roll around and kick
  • The love I already feel and know will increase one hundred fold for my Bean
  • The love I feel for my husband watching him interact with this new life that is ours
  • Knowing soon all of this will end, and I will be holding my baby girl!
     -Feb. 1: Finding out the news for ourselves
     -Feb. 3-16: Spreading the news to our loved ones and, well, the whole world!
     -Feb. 11 (I think): First ultrasound! First glimpse of my beautiful, baby Bean
     -Mar. 27: First trimester OVER!
     -Apr. 26: First time for sure feeling my baby kick. It was so tiny compared to what her giant feet do now!
     -May 30: Finding out our baby Bean is a baby GIRL! So much joy!!
     -July 4: Second trimester OVER!
     -July 21: An awesome shower of love<3
     -July 30: Last day of work!

Now I am six weeks away from one of the best days of my life, and every day is better than the last!

Proverbs 3:5a "Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."