Thursday, April 5, 2012

20 weeks update! (well, almost :))

I am found out that I turn over to my new week of pregnancy on Fridays instead of Saturdays, thanks to my recent ultrasound. So I am 20 weeks tomorrow, half way!! Woohoo! But this big news is that I was actually able to get an earlier appointment with the high risk Dr. I got to go yesterday and we found out that our baby boy's heart is perfectly fine! :) PRAISE THE LORD!!! I can't explain how relieved and happy I felt after leaving the office. I am so thankful for the amazing family and friends that the Lord has blessed us with. Thank you for all of you who prayed for me and the baby. I felt so loved and supported through the whole week. The Dr. also went ahead and looked at every single area of possible abnormalities and he found NONE! Needless to say, we were just so happy to hear the news.

Until being told that there was a possibility of some sort of problem with your baby, you don't know how you will react or respond. I hope and pray that I handled it in the way that the Lord wanted me to :) Even today as I think about the whole experience, I cry because I am so thankful for God's faithfulness to me and the ways that he provided peace, hope, and love through something that felt so uncertain. It reminds me yet again that our children are not our own, even the ones that are not born yet (or even conceived). The Lord has each one of them in his hands and heart all along. In reality, there are only a few things that we can actually control (if that even). Obviously we have a lot more opportunity to "control" situations when our children are young, but as they grow older, those slowly begin to dwindle. I hope and pray that I will get better at trying not to "control" everything and trusting the Lord, but I am sure that I will never be done learning how to do that. :) I am thankful that the Lord has a plan and already knows each step my children will make, hopefully I won't hinder them too much :). Anyways, I am so glad to have good news to report!

I do have a belly pic, I think it is from 19 weeks.


How far along: 19 weeks, 6 days
How big is baby: About the length of a banana;6 1/2 inches long (head to rump) 10 inches head to heel; and 10 1/2 ounces.
Total Weight gain: about 10 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Fully in my maternity jeans and skirts and dresses

Sleep: Finally starting to sleep all the way through the night.

Best moment of the week: Finding out everything is OK!
Food cravings : Not really any to note at this time.

Food aversions: non really but I don't really like Green beans anymore, but that has been around since Levi was in-utero.

Symptoms: none!

Movement: Definitely a mover and a shaker! :)

Gender: BOY!
What I’m looking forward to: Being able to enjoy being pregnant for a bit and decorating his room!
What I miss: Nothing.
Next appt: May 1st.
What is baby doing this week? He's swallowing more this week, which is good practice for his digestive system.