Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Week 18

Saturday August 25, 2012

Week 18 (picture is actually a few weeks old)

You are the size of: a dragon fruit or a pickle

How I’m feeling:  MUCH better!! I am so thankful! I have finally been able to eat (most things).

I’m craving: Mostly sweets.  I love popsicles and ice cream and smores-flavored treats-yummy smores poptarts and McDonald’s smores pie.  (Not together…but I do eat one of these things just about every night!)

Señor Scale says I have gained: 3.5 pounds!  I am actually excited about this because I was worried I wasn’t eating enough for you for a while.

Maternity clothes: Yep!  I don’t really need maternity shirts but I am strictly wearing maternity pants at this point.  They are kind of comfy and since you don’t have to button or zip them, it’s kind of like wearing sweats every day!

Stretch marks:  No, thankfully.  Mommy and Daddy have been sure to rub oil on Mommy’s tummy every morning and every night. J

Best moment this week: Starting to plan our gender reveal party!!

Movement:  I am not sure…it’s too early to be able to distinguish between baby movements and mommy’s tummy grumbling.  Soon though!

Gender: Only 2 more weeks til we find out!  Daddy thinks you are a little girl and I think you are a little boy.  I have been having fun trying all the old wives tales to figure out the gender.  6 of them say girl and 5 of them say boy.  I guess we will just have to wait 2 more long weeks to find out!  WE CAN’T WAIT!!!

My little sweet pea, 

I keep thinking about what a little miracle you are.  Every time we are singing a song about how much God loves us in church, I can't help but think about YOU and how much God already loves you!  How He had this whole time planned out for us from the beginning of time.  It's just amazing to think about!  You see, your momma was told many years ago that she would have a tough time getting pregnant.  I was just certain that it would take us years before I finally had my little miracle baby.  I even tried to convince Daddy that we should start trying pretty soon after we got married so that we wouldn't be too old when it finally happened!  Your wise Daddy assured me that it would happen in God's perfect timing.  So, this past January, Daddy and I started to pray about that perfect timing and that God would prepare us to be good parents for you and that He would let us know when would be the right time to start trying.  Once April rolled around, we both felt like it was time.  We didn't even tell your grandparents because I still thought it would take a long time and I didn't want them to put pressure on the situation by asking me all the time if I was pregnant yet or start worrying when it wasn't happening yet. I think God was laughing at me when I was making these plans.  I now believe that He had us wait to start trying until it was already HIS perfectly planned time for you because by May, we found out we were pregnant!  Daddy and I were both joyfully shocked! God knew that I would get worried if it took a long time because of my past health issues.  He had it all planned out so that I wouldn't have to worry even one month!  So you see my little precious miracle, if you put your trust in God and let Him write the story of your life, it was FAR exceed even your wildest dreams!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

                                                                   I love you with all my heart,