11 Weeks Update


Another blogger at My Joy-Filled Life has started a pregnancy journal link-up where different bloggers who are pregnant post to encourage one another. I love this idea! So periodically I'll be posting updates on all random things pregnant, and they'll all start like this...

My Joy-Filled Life

How far along are you?  I am 11 weeks! I'm so looking forward to the second trimester because it means I can start looking for that baby belly to start poking out. I think my favorite part of being pregnant is the few months where you get to have a cute baby belly before that third trimester when it becomes massive and uncomfortable!

What scripture is speaking to you this week?  "I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord, for it is good." Psalm 54:6  I like this verse because these last few weeks have called for lots of sacrifices of my time, sleep, and energy! We've been getting ready for VBS which is usually a busy time for me, but on top of a teething baby and first trimester exhaustion I find myself constantly praying that God would help me remember to praise him and not complain about these small sacrifices!

Medical Stuff?  Nothing new. We go for a 4 week check-up in 5 weeks. I convinced her to move it back a bit because I hate random doctors visits where they do nothing but check my weight (which I would rather not do at all!) and ask me how I'm feeling.

Cravings?  Biscuits and gravy! Maybe that's just because that's what we're having for supper and I'm really hungry. 

What I miss....  Sleep! I know I'm not supposed to say that until after the baby comes, but my sweet Rooster doesn't seem to realize that he's the big boy now and needs to sleep through the night. I was really discouraged about it last week. We even broke down and bought formula hoping that giving him a bottle instead of nursing would help him sleep better. I felt like crying as we checked out at Wal-Mart, but I didn't know what else to do! Lucky for me he played with the bottle for a few mins, drank two gulps of formula, and turned to me ready to nurse. I'm really glad he didn't take to the bottle because looking back I realize that my motives for wanting to supplement with formula were entirely selfish. I want sleep. I want my free time. I want to leave him for the weekend and go off on an adventure with my husband (in which we lay around in a hotel room and watch movies all weekend!). But I don't need those things. If I needed them, God would provide them! Rather, God has given me the desire to nurse my son, and I know for me to quit doing it for any motive other than because it's what's best for him is selfishness on my part. So hopefully he will sleep well soon, but if not that's okay. I have exactly as much energy as I need to do the work God has set before me. Praise the Lord!

What I'm looking forward to.... Vacation! I don't know when we are going to get to go on vacation, but we will eventually and I am looking forward to it. I am looking forward to time away with my husband (and Rooster...). I am looking forward to some relaxation, whenever I can get it!


  1. Almost into your second trimester!!! I agree, the second trimester seems to be the best. Sigh, I'm past the cute baby bump and am at the massive belly. Simple things like getting up off the couch are hard now, lol!!! Look forward to the rest of your posts on pregnancy!! :0

  2. How old is your litle one? I have been able to night wean my 2 year old in the past few months! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/weekending.html

    1. He's only 9 months. Still to early for me to try to night wean him intentionally I'm afraid. I'm not even sure how I would go about it!

  3. I'm right there with you! Almost to the second trimester! That's definitely the best part of pregnancy! Not sick, and not huge!

    Thanks for linking up again! Love reading your updates!




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