I am sitting on the couch, drinking hot cocoa, trying to catch up on my blogging, and watching my belly bounce up and down because sweet pea has the hiccups AGAIN! This is definitely one of those moments where I take a step back and thank God for all of his blessings.
Over the past 34 weeks, both Jimmy and I have fallen in love with our daughter. We feel like we already know her! It's crazy how that works.
The way pregnancy and birth take place should be more than enough proof that there is a designer-God! How thankful I am to be able to rest assured that he has it all under control (even the scary parts, like labor)!
That brings me to my question of the day:
What are you/were you most afraid of in the pregnancy and birth process, and how did you prepare for it?
How far along? 34 weeks
Movement? She has a leg that has made it's home underneath my right rib cage. She likes to push out on my ribs and kick them so mercilessly! Little punk.
Weight Gain: 17 pounds
Maternity Clothes: You want to know something amazing? I have this pair of miracle jeans that still fit me from before I was pregnant. They are my favorite jeans to wear now because the maternity ones bug me. I can't get them to stay up with just that stretchy thing!
Best Moment of my week: We spent the weekend with our friends Matt and Nicole. Nicole got to feel her kicking a lot! I'm enjoying our little weekend trips while I can because I know we won't have them much longer.
Worst moment of my week: I've been getting nauseous quite a bit again:( No fun!
Sleep: I get a good night of sleep here and there, but my back has started to bother me a little and it's just hard to find a comfortable position ya know?
Miss Anything: My energy and being able to pick up heavy things! I am trying to get the nursery ready and it's hard to accomplish anything when I am not supposed to move furniture or lift heavy boxes!
Cravings: Chocolate and sweets...I am learning self-discipline!
Aversions: eggs, peppers and onions.
Gender: Still a girl! I have the doctor check every time to make sure lol. You can read about her gender reveal party here!
Belly Button: People are starting to point out my belly button's presence it's so obvious. You try stretching out your belly that much and keep your belly button from doing something weird!
Labor Signs: Still the Braxton Hicks contractions. They get a little bit more painful every time. That's ok though...I want to be prepared!
Other Symptoms: Stretch marks, fatigue, swollen ankles and hands, back pain, nausea-all completely worth it!
Mood: Tired tired tired. Nap please?
Looking Forward: Getting nursery projects done. Check out one of the tulle pompoms I'm making for the corner of her room!
I've got so many other fun projects I need to get working on too!
Thanks for following along with my pregnancy updates and for your sweet comments! I love reading each and every one of them!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.