As I share about our blessing, I am sensitive to the fact that there are those who have struggled with loss and/or infertility. I know first hand that it’s so, so hard – and I wanted those of you to know that you’re constantly in my heart and in my prayers. Knowing friends personally who have gone through this heartbreaking journey, I feel hesitant to share publicly about our pregnancy. Please know that I will never forget those who struggle and those who are heartbroken. xoxo
We’ve made it to 18 weeks! This seems surreal. I want to say those first 10 weeks were the longest weeks of my life. The last 8 have FLOWN by, and I just can’t believe it. This pregnancy was nothing like I wanted it to be, but that’s okay. We are getting there, and things are feeling more real, and I’m starting to get more excited!
I’ve gained around 3-5 pounds so far. I know this isn’t a time to lose weight, but lets face it – I’m already overweight by a LOT. I’d like to not gain anything this entire pregnancy if I can. I was able to successfully gain NO weight with Tristan and Kate, but this pregnancy I feel so LAZY.. I hope I can get a jump start soon!
I am still tired quite a bit. Nothing like I was at the beginning, but I think I’m tired of feeling tired. haha. I know once the weather warms up I’m going to enjoy spending time outside with the kids and walking around the neighborhood and staying up later (when it gets dark at 5:00 I have a hard time staying up past 8:30!) I’m just really excited to feel better and have some happy times with my family!
When June / July hits and I’m 8 / 9 months pregnant, be sure to remind me how excited I was for the warmer weather.
At the beginning of my pregnancy I didn’t crave any sweets. I am typically someone who cannot go 2-3 hours without something sweet, so this was big for me! As the weeks have progressed, my sweet tooth is starting to come back. I kind of wish I wouldn’t have.. because that would have helped with my weight gain goal!
II really haven’t felt much movement yet. I think I can feel something from time to time, but other than my pants getting too tight, I don’t have much going on. I think pretty soon I will start to feel more movement. I can’t wait for her to get BIGGER and for Shelby and the kids to see and feel her from the outside. I have a feeling we will be spending some fun evenings on the couch playing around with her.
I have two appointments coming up, one on February 19 and the next one on February 26. These are my “big” appointments where they check all her organs and her heart and make sure everything about her is healthy and perfect. I sure would appreciate any prayers you can send our way that she’s 110% perfect. The appointment on the 26th is in Tupelo with a fetal specialist, and I think we may get some good pictures from that one. I’m looking forward to that! While we are there, we are going to hit up some baby stores that we don’t have in Starkville. I will have to take a personal day from work, so Shelby and I are going to have a date day in Tupelo!
I will be 20 weeks and 1/2 way there on the 28th of this month. I’m just blown away at how fast this is going!