Friday, July 30, 2010

Up and running again!

Wow, I'm already mostly through my first trimester! I'm 13 1/2 weeks today. Here is what my belly is looking like:

I have had basically no morning sickness this time! That is almost impossible for me to believe. I think God gave me a special grace considering everything else I was dealing with in these early weeks!

I'm not in maternity clothes yet but some of my shorts and pants are getting a little snug. Depending on what time of day it is, sometimes I have a pooch. The less I eat, the better my clothes fit! At 14 weeks with Olivia I was pulling out the maternity clothes. But since I just wore all of them last year, I'm not in a hurry to be sporting them again! I want to wear my cute summer clothes for as long as I can. I don't think I've gained any weight yet. If I have, it's only a half a pound or so. Usually by this point in my otehr pregnancies, I am way underweight from all of the morning sickness. But thankfully, not this time!

I'm sure most of you are aware that the baby may or may not have some medical problems. It's still a little too early to tell. But we are praying and believing for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. And if not, we know God has our best interests at heart.

We are undecided whether or not to find out the baby's gender. At first, I would have said 100% I want to find out. Theo said he didn't. And now, since this will most likely be our last baby, it may be fun for it to be a surprise! Today, I'm leaning towards not finding out. But anyway who knows me, knows I'm prone to change my mind!

I guess the main reason to find out would be to pick out some bedding. But if this baby is anything like Olivia, he/she won't be sleeping in a crib for a few months so I supposed bedding could wait. I think the baby will most likely share a room with Olivia, regardless of gender, even though we do have a 4th bedroom. Right now that room is a guest room and it's nice to have one for when family/friends come to visit. So we'll see. I have a feeling I'm going to be a lot more laid back this pregnancy.

I will write more about my first several weeks but I don't want to put it all out there in my first pregnancy blog post!