Yay for a special trip to a special place in the mountains near Brevard, NC – The Wilds. I wasn’t sure a few weeks ago if I would have been able to make it up there, but I’m so glad I didn’t let fear of the unknown get in my way. It was so much fun and so encouraging – in fact, except for a few lovely conversations here and there about you, I was able to really let loose for a little while and just enjoy the peace I’d been given. What a gorgeous weekend it was too!
Your sisters “met” you for the first time this week – that was so special for all of us! We can’t wait to go hang out with you again tomorrow! This time, we’re taking Nana with us. She’s going to love it!
It’s nice feeling your little punches here and there now. It just makes me smile every single time. And makes me super excited about the next ultrasound. Because I know you’re still here with us, still happy and pain free and still blessing many of those around you.
Take care, Little One. We love you so much more now than we did 7 short days ago! And we always will.
How far along? 18 weeks, 4 days. (although baby is measuring now at only 15 weeks – it grew a little “extra” this week. 🙂
Total weight gain/loss: + 6 lbs, -1 from last week. Probably not really a loss – just finally burning off the calories from those extra doughnuts I wanted so badly last week. hahaha! 🙂
Maternity clothes? I bought some maternity jeans! I’ve worn them 3 days in a row. I like. Lots. 🙂 Regular shirts are still good, though.
Sleep: Still good, except for the nights before the last ultrasound. I spent that night in a pendulum swing between fear and anxiety and quoting Scripture in my dark mind.
Best moment this week: The girls seeing the baby for the first time during a live ultrasound. They were completely hooked! (More on that tomorrow!) AND I felt the baby kickin’ around a bit. This just adds a measure of peace to my already overflowing (most of the time) cup of it.
Movement: YES YES YES! It’s just definitely way different than the girls before – no somersaults or anything – just a few small punches here and there.
Food cravings: cold watermelon and donuts. Yay for free Krispy Kremes this week. (And for my mom coming up to help me eat them!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Only if I stay up late at night. Even my sweet Margaret Mountain Driver couldn’t make me sick this weekend! (Thanks again, Margaret for that!)
Have you started to show yet: Yep.
Gender Predictions: still guessing a boy…
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? IN
Wedding rings on or off? ON – Switching hands constantly, though.
Happy or Moody most of the time: A good week. A really good week. 🙂
Weekly Wisdom: Even in the midst of something so dark, it’s ok to have a little fun. And not feel guilty about it. Because our God is good.
Milestones: Baby is around as big as an apple. Good. I’m about to make a ton of applesauce to celebrate.
Exercise: I didn’t really do it this week either. But I need to. Big time. I’m hoping to find a great deal on a treadmill on craigslist – then I don’t have to be limited by weather and when my hard working husband is home with the girls.