How far along are you? 13 weeks! Today we say good bye to the first trimester and hello to the next 27 weeks. I'm pretty excited to be out of the constantly hungry and exhausted phase. I can already tell a big difference in my energy levels, and my constant desire to snack has been reduced to a frequent desire to snack. I am feeling just fine.
What scripture is speaking to you this week? "Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men." 1 Thessalonians 5:14
I might be in love with this verse for a couple of reasons. 1. It acknowledges the fact that there people in the world who are unruly, feebleminded, and weak; although my husband says I should probably abstain from making judgments as to which category some people fall into... 2. It reminds me that there is an appropriate response to dealing with all kinds of people, even ones that are sometimes difficult to deal with.
Prayer requests? Pray for a healthy baby. I know that not having crazy pregnancy sickness is a truly wonderful thing, but some days I wish I would feel just a little bit queasy so I know that my little one is still tossing and turning in there. I've not had any problems or anything to be concerned about, but sometimes I just wish I could hear that little heart beat so I wouldn't wonder how he/she is doing.
Cravings? Tator Tots and Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies.
Gender? I'm still a girl! And we still won't find out about the new baby till August. I've been thinking a lot about which I would prefer, a boy or girl. In fact, I've been thinking about the new baby quite a bit recently. I have the picture from the last ultrasound sitting on the bookshelf, and I often find myself picking it up and smiling at the baby. The picture is from almost 6 weeks ago, and I know he/she has changed sooo much since then! I just can't wait to see Baby again, but alas, we have to wait another 2 months! Anyone know some sneaky way I can convince them to let me have another ultrasound sooner???
What I miss.... my girly clothes. At the beginning of the summer, I decided to make an effort to start dressing more feminine. Basically I began trading in my old t-shirts for skirts and nicer tops. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed looking more girly everyday. It made me feel put together and much more productive. However, in the last few weeks my middle has thickened just enough to make most of my girly clothes too tight for comfort. Over the next few months I'll be able to unpack my maternity clothes, but until then it's back to the old-standby t-shirts.
What I'm super happy about... not gaining any first trimester weight! Of course, gaining weight is just a part of growing a baby, but I don't mind putting off the inevitable for a few weeks. With Rooster I gained 6 pounds the week I found out I was pregnant. Of course, it didn't help that we were on a cruise at the time!
What I'm looking forward to.... August! I'm so ready to see my Baby again. I'm also looking forward to a visit with extended family in a couple of weeks. Rooster has grown so much since we've seen them last. He's pretty much turned into a curious puppy. He's into everything he shouldn't be, and you never know when your are going to turn around and trip over him. My mom suggested putting a bell around his neck so we wouldn't lose track of him, but I'm pretty sure he would just eat the bell and probably choke on it.
Oh and I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to dip Rooster's pieces of banana in rice cereal so he can grab them with his little fingers. Mushy banana covered in cereal are a pain to clean up!
But he is so worth the mess!