Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Kicking Begins!

I am 24 weeks along now. It's weird because I feel like just in the past two weeks, that my stomach is all of a sudden so much larger! I'm a little worried as to how much bigger I am truly going to get! I see pictures of these girls who are 20 weeks and 28 weeks, and you can see a slight bump. And here I am already knocking people over!

I have been enjoying the "eating anything you want, whenever you want" aspect of pregnancy. However, I think I have been enjoying the sweets a little too much. Or at least that is what my doctor said, after I had gained 13 pounds in 4 weeks. :)

I have been a little discouraged lately, because I haven't felt like I have been "feeling" my baby move. Then I started to feel her lean against one side of my stomach and kind of push, but still no definite kicking. It is just so hard to tell if it's REALLY her i'm feeling...but I have learned the difference between a general sloshing around that she is doing and stabbing gas pains :)

THEN...last night, April 13, around midnight, IT HAPPENED! Ross and I were just getting in bed after spending the night with my family at Laura and John's house. I was laying on my side and I felt was a definite kick! I had Ross put his hand on my tummy hoping she would do it again. After about two minutes, she did it! And it was a big one! Ross and I both just started laughing! It was such an amazing moment!

Thank you baby for letting mommy and daddy share in the joy of you growing! We love you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

22 weeks

I'm pregnant! Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I have been told to "journal" everyday, so I can remember everything! Well...there are only so many times you can write... "I am sick, I am nauseous, I am vomiting...I am sick, I am nauseous, I am vomiting...I am sick, I am nauseous, I am vomiting..." As sick as you are of reading it, I was sick of living it. Now that I am 22 weeks along, I feel so much better and am now feeling like "journaling."

So to begin:

Ross and I found out we were pregnant on Ross' birthday, 12.3.2009. We were so excited! We had been praying for so long about getting pregnant, medical school, along with a multitude of other decisions. The Lord gave Ross and I a promise in the Summer of when we found out we were pregnant, we knew it was a gift from Him.

In the beginning, it was rough! I remember crying uncontrollably, with my head in the toilet, promising Ross that we will only have one child! If he wanted another one, he would have to "carry" it. All I knew is that I have been on the floor, on my hands and knees, head in the toilet, in too many public restrooms. After being sick for so long, the nausea finally subsided at about 16 - 17 weeks.

At 18 weeks, we went for our ultrasound. Going into the ultrasound, I thought we were having a boy, and Ross really didn't have a notion either way. I was shocked to find out...we were having a GIRL! This will be the first girl grandchild on my side of the family!

Baby girl, even though we don't have a name for you yet, we are very excited to meet you. We love you!