Monday, June 27, 2011

Our Newest Addition

In a little over 6 months are our lives will be forever changed.  We are expecting the arrival of our first baby and couldn't be more thrilled!  The little one is due January 5th. At least the coldest and darkest time of the Alaskan year will be filled with joy!  Though it does throw a kink in our holiday travels this year.  Small sacrifices that are well worth it to us.

I'm officially past 12 weeks.  And certainly ready for this 2nd trimester ease.  The first 12 weeks have been filled with exhaustion, nausea and high emotions.  Goodness.  At least I find peace in knowing that it is all for an amazing, worthwhile purpose.  I am so excited about motherhood and feel blessed that God has allowed Matt and I to expand our family. 

My pants already don't fit - requiring a rubber band...but I recently upgraded to a belly band.  I can't believe I have this little thing growing in me!  Certainly surreal.
at 9 weeks
I've had some major food aversions.  So my diet has consisted a lot of cheese and crackers and the occasional cinnamon toast.  Blueberries taste like candy to me right now...good thing they are in season - and healthy.

The nausea has subsided a bit (wahoo!), but the exhaustion keeps on coming.  Needing to sleep 10-12 hours at night gets a little old after awhile.  At least I'm starting to look a little preggo!
Not sure if having this big of a belly already is normal or a good sign of what's to come...
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Proverbs 139:13


Lynn Cooper said...

Congratulations! So happy for you :)!

Dinah said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you guys. What a blessing!

Heidi said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

The Whinery Family said...

congrats!! excited for ya'll :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Jenna G. said...

So what's it going to be? Walnut, Pistachio, Almond? :) So very excited for you both!