As most of you know, Nick and I are expecting a sweet new member of our family in October. We are so elated about this news!! It has been killing us keeping it inside the last three months. As happy as we are now, it didn’t start out that way.
This new addition was definitely not in our plans for the first few years of marriage. I had always wanted to be a young parent, but I definitely wanted to take time and enjoy my husband before having greater responsibilities. We both wanted kids, but had planned to have them in about 2-3 years. When we first discovered the “news”, I will be honest, I was terrified. I cried for about 10 minutes while Nick prayed for us and our future. It was super bowl Sunday and I could not think of anything but the child growing inside me.
Monday came, and as Nick left for work, I was left with my thoughts. I cried and sat in pajamas ALL day! I had a life to live before kids! I had so many things I wanted to do with my husband before we were parents. Nick came home and saw what a train wreck I was and immediately came to my side. We talked it over for a few hours and I said I would just feel better with another home pregnancy test. As we were waiting for the results, Nick again prayed for us. This prayer was different. I felt Nick’s peace in his voice and words, and I literally felt God release all the tension inside of me. It was a feeling I will never forget. Growing up my dad always quoted a part of this verse and it came to me in that moment “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7. I finally experienced the “peace that passes all understanding”. Nick said amen, and we rushed to see the results of the test. We both read positive and looked at one another and smiled so big, it hurt. I felt peace and joy in that moment. I can honestly say I have never looked back. I even get offended when people ask, “was it planned?”… or “Oh! So you have a little accident baby”. The truth of the matter is, this baby was planned… long before I even met Nick. God planned this sweet child at the exact time he wanted it in the world. I feel blessed to be used by Him in this incredible way. I cannot contain my excitement to be a mom!!
I really wanted to have a way to log my pregnancy and keep everyone updated in a fun and informative way, but I wasn't coming up with any fresh ideas. I found a few blogs that did different things, but my favorites were by from some friends Kelly Smith and Jen Hauer. They both have amazing blogs, and I had their permission to rip the idea for my own blog (Plagiarism at its finest)! So here we go!
How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain: 3 lbs! (I may omit this question depending on how rapidly I gain. Lol)
Food cravings: eggs (of all kinds)!, Mexican food and Skyline (both of which have not been fulfilled lately)
Gender: TBA at the end of May. Yippee!
What I miss: Playing DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). Laugh all you want, but Nick and I play at home and could dominate you any day.
Best moments this week: FINALLY telling people! I will forever have little snapshot memories in my head of friends and family reactions. It brought me so much joy.
What I am looking forward to: Knowing the gender and seeing the next ultrasound.
Woes: Morning sickness (boo… I’m praying this ends soon), and heartburn! My goodness!! No one warned me about the heartburn-I have such a hard time sleeping.
Milestones: Informing facebook. :--) oh! And officially being in my second trimester! WOOT!
(Nick wanted to be involved: The baby is as big as a plum this week!)
"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him" Psalm 127: 3