Thursday, September 9, 2010

10 Weeks and Counting

Since my initial announcement, I haven't blogged a whole lot about this pregnancy. I'm determined to since I didn't have a blog when I was pregnant with Elliana. I want to be able to look back at this some day and remember how I was feeling each week/ month.

I hate to admit this, but part of the reason that I haven't blogged more is that I've been holding my breath. I think it's due to my history, but I've been so afraid that I wouldn't make it this far.

In the last week or so, I've noticed that I'm becoming less fearful. I know I'm not out of my first trimester just yet, but with each passing week and each positive ultrasound, I'm growing more and more attached to this baby. I'm believing more and more that everything will be okay.

We had our 10 week ultrasound today and it was the best one we've had so far! We loved our technician and how she pointed out the beating heart, the arms and the legs, the size of the baby, etc. Baby was moving a LOT today. Even the technician said "Wow, looks like he/she is having a little party in there". It just made me smile.

Here is our baby at 10 weeks:

It's really not the greatest picture, but we know what we're looking at. :)

I'm not ready to show any pictures of myself just yet. I feel like I'm in that awkward phase where people aren't sure if I'm pregnant, or just overweight. Ha ha! Hopefully I will have a clear baby bump to show off soon.

A lot of other prego women are using this form these days, and I really like it. I wanted to share the same info:

How far along: 10 Weeks and 1 day.

Size of Baby: 1.27 Inches long, the size of a small strawberry. :) He/ she weighs less than 4 grams.

Total Weight Gain/Loss:Umm... not sure exactly. I'm guessing 2-3 pounds (already? yikes)

Maternity Clothes: Some, but not because I have to, because they're so comfortable.

Gender: Don't know yet, Caleb's determined not to find out this time. We'll see as the 20 week ultrasound gets closer...

Movement: A little flutter here and there, no consistent movement yet.

Sleep: All I want to do is sleep. Nights have been rough lately with Elliana, but luckily most days I'm able to nap with her. I love my naps. :)

Symptoms: Mostly exhaustion, intense hunger, and the urge to urinate a lot (sorry). I have to get up once or twice a night to eat and use the restroom. I don't feel very sick. I was never sick with Elliana either.

Best Moment This Week: Watching the baby move so much during the ultrasound today.

What I'm Most Looking Forward To: Watching Elliana become an older sister and watching the two siblings play and grow up together.

I guess that's all for now. I'll probably be updating on the pregnancy every 2-4 weeks. Praise God, things are coming along smoothly!

On a completely seperate note, my extremely talented sister Jenn designed my new Fall design for me. I absolutely LOVE Fall and I absolutely LOVE the new design! Thanks a bunch Jenn!


Courtney said...

I still think you guys need to find out the sex! What if it's a boy!?
And maybe you and Caleb just make really hyper babies, it must be the genes. =)

Tara Brown said...

Praying for the weeks to pass smoothly! God Bless your journey with your sweet little baby!

Sarah said...

Praise the Lord Chris! What a beautiful little peanut on that screen, makes me smile:). Can't wait to walk this journey with you! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

We are sooo excited for you!!! WE continue to pray for this little baby!! The picture is awesome!
Love, Mom and Dad

Courtney said...

OK, I just came on here again for a quick second and noticed the new layout. I LOVE it!!!! So perfect for you guys and your growing family!

Kendra said...

So happy for you guys--thanks for the update. I've been thinking of you and keeping you and the new babe in my prayers. Love the new layout...I am excited for fall to arrive too! :)

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


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