Please forgive this HUGE picture of me – I can’t figure out how to make it smaller and it’s getting late and I’m tired…
Likes: food again!, cheese, berries
Dislikes: burping, hiccups
Weight: +1 pound
I suppose it’s inevitable that a baby bump will indeed start to show at some point. And that point is quickly approaching! Clothes still fit fine – but the pooch is forming! It’s pretty surreal to keep up with the pregnancy apps on how quickly the baby develops.
I’m only 1.5 weeks away from being finished with the first trimester. Pretty crazy to already be 1/3 of the way there, but it really worked out perfectly with me getting to spend the summer at home (I use the term ‘at home’ loosely) not working too much. It’s been nice! Crazy that next Monday (a little over a week from now) I’ll be back at work! WHEW!
This week was good – Deja was in town from Los Angeles to hang out for a week as a little celebration of her high school graduation. We stayed busy around here! (Details to follow…) She was a great help and I ALWAYS enjoy having her around. Nausea is almost gone – food is beginning to sound appetizing yet again. Although still in limited amounts. No weird cravings.
On Wednesday, we got to go to the doctor to hear the heart beat – it was me, Kalyb, Deja, and Alisha in there as the doctor searched around for the little beat. It’s still just absolutely miraculous that God creates babies this way. Blows my mind! The heart was beating away and I sent the audio recording to some family and friends and, of course, the Hubs got to hear via audio message since he was working camp this week (LAST WEEK!). It was actually my first time meeting the actual doctor – I’ve only met with the nurse practitioner and REALLY like her so was very relieved when I also REALLY liked my doctor who will be delivering the baby. He’s on board with our birthing plan and very passionate and excited about what he does – even after thirty years!
We’re hoping to find out the gender in September. People who know us know that we are both really wanting a girl while Kalyb desperately wants a little brother. So either way, someone around here is going to be very happy! We’re just blessed that God has entrusted us to be parents to another little baby. Life will be changing quite a bit over the next six months!! I’m thinking next summer will look MUCH different than this summer!
No appointments for another month and Kalyb and I are off to Detroit for a family visit tomorrow. Josiah will stay home to recuperate from this crazy summer of YFN. 🙂 Then, back to work I’ll go with Kalyb heading to school two weeks after that and Josiah the week after that. Quite a summer it has been!