Man, I am SO GLAD the pregnancy is out in the open now! It was so hard to keep it a secret. Now I don’t have to think of things beside pregnancy to blog about. 🙂 You may have noticed that I changed the header on my blog. Since weight loss won’t be happening for a while and my life will be decidedly focused on the baby, I think Baby Love is a fitting name. I considered starting an entirely new blog in which to write all the baby-related posts, and I may still do so. What do you think? Would you follow me to a new blog, or should I just stick with this one?
Currently, according to BabyCenter.com Baby Mount is the size of a kidney bean. I love reading about all the developmental milestones that take place each week. When we found out I was pregnant, I was four weeks along, and the baby was the size of a poppy seed. We had some poppy seeds in the kitchen (for a recipe I never made, ahem), and I couldn’t believe how TINY a poppy seed is! Seriously, they are minuscule. It’s so amazing that a little life can actually grow inside of me!
The first 2 weeks I was pregnant, the whole thing seemed very surreal. I didn’t really feel pregnant and certainly wasn’t showing any outward signs of pregnancy, so it was hard to believe that I even was pregnant. That all changed when we went to our first doctor’s visit. I was 6 weeks along at that point, and Stephen, being the supportive husband and excited father-to-be that he is, went with me to the appointment. They confirmed that I was pregnant, which relieved me because even after taking 3 pregnancy tests I was still a little worried that I would find out I wasn’t in fact pregnant. 🙂 Then we met with my OBGYN, who examined me. She then decided to do an ultrasound to check for an ectopic pregnancy because I had been having some pain in my left side, and she wanted to rule that out. So we waited, rather anxiously, for about 30 minutes until they could squeeze us in. And then, after a few moments, we saw it: our baby. It was incredible! Then we heard the heartbeat, and tears sprung to my eyes because it made the whole thing so REAL. The baby was fine, and after talking with the doctor some more so I could ask her my list of questions, we left, our first baby picture in hand.
I am beyond thankful for this pregnancy. I know it is not something to take for granted, and I pray daily that God would remind me of the tremendous blessing and privilege and responsibility it is to bear and raise a child.
May we be worthy of the task.