I'm not going to lie.. my baby's "picture" this week scares me a little..! The baby is roughly half the size of a baby pea..so tiny!! Thursday we have our first ultrasound and we should be able to see a heart beat!
Friday, December 24, 2010
It's the day we were supposed to give our families the greatest gift..news of our pregnancy!
However, 15 minutes after we found out we were in the car headed to my inlaws to share the news and then called my parents when we got back home.
I am 5 (and a half!) weeks pregnant..the "picture" is more of a i'llneverseeyouagainsoIwantedtorememberyou type because lets face it, I will never look the same. I have to be honest- I am still getting used to that fact.
We are still very early in the pregnancy and are praying hard.
I got all of my test results back from the "first trimester screening" and was they all look good. My beta level on Friday was 375 and went to 1292 on Monday. So my levels doubled in 1.68 days :)
There are 241 days before my due date
9% of my pregnancy has passed, there is 91% left to go.
I will be out of the first trimester on Valentine's Day :)
(All of the %s make me seem very smart..thank you calculator! I cannot do any math in my head!)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I am currently running a fever-- 100.1 (which is a HIGH fever for me..I never run them!) and I have a mix of emotions ranging from anxious to scared. I have taken Tylenol twice, something I didn't really want to do- but I feel it's best to make sure the fever is down as much as possible.
I am praying that this sickness will not harm the sweet little baby bean growing inside of me. I just hit 5 weeks pregnant on Monday and this is not the situation that I want to be in. However, I am learning to lean on the Lord and to give my worries to him.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Phil 4:6
Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear." -Luke 12:22
Thank you for the blessing that you have given me so quickly after it was prayed about. I now come with prayer requests for this sweet little baby that is inside of me. I pray that the baby will remain safe while I am facing this fever/sickness. I pray your hands of protection around my body and that the sickness will pass quickly. If I need to see a doctor, please give them wisdom on the best course of action.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
"While the hourglass was blinking, I was praying. Praying that no matter what the outcome, I would be at peace..but secretly hoping those words would pop up on the screen. It's funny to think now that I was praying while "secretly" hoping..God knows the desires of my heart. and He has blessed us with a pregnancy!"
A few days before my cycle in November we decided that after it had run its course, we would start "trying" I had just gotten a bunch of requests for fall weddings, and I didn't want to book them "just incase" we got pregnant in November. I had a little spark of hope that we would get pregnant on the first try, but I knew that was probably unlikely.
My cycle is VERY regular..to the extent that I know the day "it" will come. I was at Dollar Tree a few days before I was supposed to start and figured that I might as well stock up because "all tests are the same" (wrong!!) Test after test, negative. Even once "it" was supposed to be here..negative..morning, afternoon, middle of the night..all negative..but I still hadn't started. I thought that maybe I was thinking about it too much and that had pushed my cycle back a few days.
On Tuesday I texted David & asked him to pick up an EPT test then decided that I would just wait a few days to see if my period came and told him "nevermind" on making the stop. Later that night, I got that "feeling" that I wanted to take a different brand test so David went out and bought the EPT digital.. Took it & sure enough.. it said pregnant!! I was alone when I took the test and while the hourglass was blinking, I was praying. Praying that no matter what the outcome, I would be at peace..but secretly hoping those words would pop up on the screen. It's funny to think now that I was praying while "secretly" hoping..God knows the desires of my heart. and He has blessed us with a pregnancy! We found out December 14, 2010 around 9PM.
Our due date is August 22, 2010
The day before my birthday.
Looks like I've got a Christmas AND Birthday gift this year!