Monday, August 31, 2009

We ♥ You!

Today was an amazing day! We heard our lil' peanut's heartbeat for the first time! It was beautiful!!!! It took the doctor a minute to find it because our peanut was hiding, but when she found it, my heart skipped a beat. It was definitely a moment I will never forget.
We are officially in the second trimester! Overall, I am still feeling sick, but I do think that it is getting better. I had a few days last week where I felt pretty good, so I am hopeful! :) Time has gone by fast and I can hardly believe that I am 1/3 of the way through with this pregnancy. As much as I love being pregnant, I just can't wait to meet our lil' peanut! I am so thankful for the miracle of life growing inside me!!
I am really enjoying the Fall weather we are having in Atlanta. It is beautiful! It makes me so excited for the season that is approaching. I LOVE FALL!!!! My favorite season will be even better this year...with a belly! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pregnancy: 11 weeks!

Praise the Lord, I am starting to feel a little better!!!! YEAH! :) It's been a tough 6 weeks or so, but I am hopeful that I am on the upswing. I have felt a little better for the past 4 days and haven't thrown up in 4 days either! What a blessing! :) I am now down about 10 pounds since first finding out I was pregnant, but that's nothing to be worried about. I know that I will catch back up in no time. Despite having lost 10 pounds, I still have a small baby bump. It's amazing how much my belly has grown, even in the past few days. I feel like I woke up one morning and had a bump! So fun!!! The other strange "side effect" I am dealing with is peeling skin on my stomach. On the sides of my baby bump my skin is peeling/flaking (gross, I know!) Lotion seems to help, but I have keep applying it. I'm sure it is related to my growing belly and the stretching skin.

We had a doctor's appointment a few weeks ago and got to see our lil' peanut again! This time the ultrasound was done on the outside of my belly (instead of internally) so the picture was quite as clear, but he/she is definitely growing! I can't wait to see her/him again! Our next appointment is August 31. We will get to finally hear the heartbeat at that appointment! YEAH!

Thank you so much for your continued prayers! Keep them coming!