Wednesday, July 2, 2014

9-Week Update

Sunday, June 15th

As of this past Friday, I am nine weeks pregnant! Baby is the size of a green olive right now. Woohoo!

In my "broken cisterns" post, I spoke of a wide range of emotions that I have been sorting through and trying to figure out how to handle. I wish I could have told you specifically just exactly what all I was talking about, but the secret wasn't out yet! So jump back to that post if you need a refresh. Then you will understand even more so all my crazy emotions ranging from anger and frustration to pure joy and excitement. It's a lot for this pregnant girl to handle!

Up to this point, I guess my symptoms have been pretty manageable. I feel very tired and exhausted all the time. I mean hello! My body is in the process of creating another human right now. Holy cow. I also fight nausea pretty much all the time. Thankfully no yacking so far (sorry, I don't really know a polite word for "throwing up"....yacking may not have been the best choice). To stay on top of my nausea I basically just have to be eating all the time. Which isn't a bad thing... unless nothing sounds good!

So this is kind of funny. Apparently I'm not very good at keeping my pregnancy a secret. Somehow I've been giving myself away to some of our very curious, very observant teenage girls in our youth ministry (yes, girls, you know exactly who you are if you are reading this)! A week ago, 2 of them approached me separately and told me, "You just look like you're glowing!" And then one proceeded to rub my belly and just blatantly ask me, "Is there a baby in there?" I don't even remember how I responded to her, but in my mind I was wondering how in the world they knew and/or who told them?! I tried to play it off by asking them if I was starting to look a little chubby.... I'm not really sure if it worked.

We will be revealing our big secret to all the students at camp, which means I only have to hold off for about 2 more weeks! I'm ready to get our secret out in the open!

That's pretty much all for now! We love this little growing life so much already!

"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."