Wednesday, April 30, 2014

17 Weeks


 
 

  • How far along? 17 weeks
 
  • Baby Size: She's the size of a tangy pomegranate! (5 inches and weighs 5 oz.)
 
  • Weight gain: None yet, I've lost weight due to morning sickness
 
  • Maternity Clothes: Not really but maxi dresses are the most comfortable thing in the world right now!
 
  • Stretch Marks: None
 
  • Sleep: Yes, it's the greatest thing! I only wake up once or twice to use the restroom.
 
  • Gender: Girl
 
  • Movement: None yet, a few flutters here and there.
 
  • Best moment this week: Visiting with Blake's family and showing off the bump! Hogan is so loved.
 
  • Looking forward to: My anatomy scan this afternoon. I can't wait to see her wiggling around!
 
  • Food Cravings: Ice cream sandwiches.
 
  • Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing weird to report.
 
  • Anything making you queasy or sick: On our way to Dallas this past weekend I ate an egg biscuit and that made me queasy, but other than that it's been smooth sailing since week 13. 
 
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
 
  • What I miss: Sleeping soundly throughout the entire night, and not feeling out of breath after bending down.
 
  • Workouts: I've been terrified to workout, but I think I might head to the gym later this week, we'll see.

Monday, April 28, 2014

And Then There Were Three


   After three and a half years of praying, crying, and many months of fertility treatments I am thrilled to announce that Blake and I are expecting a baby girl in October!

   On January 25, 2014 I took a pregnancy test and this was what I saw:

 

  So, for the past four months I have been keeping this huge secret. I feel relieved now that my coworkers and students know why I've been feeling so bad. I have felt some relief now that we are safely in the second trimester, (17 weeks) but I am not afraid to admit that my bed and bumpnest pillow are my best friends.

  Thank you to those who have prayed over us, sent me personal emails of encouragement, and to my family members who kept our secret from the world, even when all we wanted to do was rejoice in His blessing.

  We have chosen the name Hogan (my maiden name) Virginia (my mother's name) for our daughter. I look forward to documenting my pregnancy thru the blog.