Thursday, July 7, 2011

full life

Goodness life has been full lately!  I feel like summers up here are exhausting - we look forward to it all winter long and then cram everything we possibly can into the 3 short months of summer given to us.  We were discussing the other night how there is a certain pressure unique to Alaska to fill your weekends with exciting adventures to proclaim to coworkers on Monday.  Of course we love to do it, but sometimes a weekend at home with a good book is really all I need. 

Our last few weeks have been filled with house guests from back home.  We drove farther east and north than we have in Alaska.  Gotten past the official first trimester.  I've started part-time at work - a huge blessing in more ways than one.  Bought our first baby furniture piece (thank you Craigslist!).  And continued on our current remodel project. 

I am thrilled to be past the first trimester. I feel like I had been ill informed about what it's really like during the first few months.  Poor Matt has been wonderful - but yet it has still been so hard.  The fear.  The exhaustion.  The nausea all day.  My pants didn't fit and you couldn't tell I was pregnant yet.  I was hormonal and extremely emotional.  I cried a lot.  I got lonely.  I felt isolated.  It was totally surreal that there was a baby growing inside of me!  BUT it is all worth it.  Every single moment of it.

And look at our little one now!  This is at 13 weeks.  We have a wiggle worm as our technician couldn't get a good picture with all the rolling around.  That certainly comes from Matt. :)  This will be our last ultrasound until 20 weeks when we find out the gender.  I could stare at these pictures forever.  How cool is technology these days!? 

God has given us a gift! A blessing that will be apart of our family forever.  I cannot wait to hold the little one in my arms.  To watch him/her grow and change and mature.  What a miracle.  I'm thankful that God has allowed me to be apart of it. 


Abby said...

It's so nice when you're further along and the ultrasound shows a head, arms, legs... not just a blob :) I'm glad you are feeling better! I'm still touch and go, but the 24/7 blah feeling is no longer 24/7... I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

Caitlin K said...

Laura, what a sweet post. I cant wait to see you be a mother. Gosh, make me cry.