Well, here goes. I hope I can keep up doing this blog thing. Mack and I have so many things going on right now, I thought this would be a great way to try and keep up with it all! The biggest thing going on right now is that I am 17 weeks pregnant! We just found out Monday that we are having a little girl and we are so excited! I really thought I was having a boy, don't know why. But, obviously my instincts aren't that great. I am thrilled about a little girl. It's going to be so much fun! Mack is so excited too. I can already tell she'll be a Daddy's girl :) So, I want to catch everyone up on the pregnancy...here goes...
My 1st trimester went as well as possible I guess. I was nauseated a good bit, especially in the mornings, but never actually 'got sick'. Once I got to my 12th week, I just felt this wave of relief. I had been so nervous about miscarrying and was just so thankful to be to that point without any problems. I did have one scare moving on into my 2nd trimester, but everything is a-ok! I really feel great now...I was waiting on that energy I've heard about that happens in the 2nd trimester. I definitely feel more like myself, but I haven't really seen an enormous amount of energy yet :) Still love laying around on the couch after dinner, falling asleep by 9, etc. I've still been exercising which is much easier to do now. So maybe I do have a little more energy :) Anyways, here are some belly pics that I've taken so far...
5 weeks, 7 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks
11 weeks, 12 weeks ,14 weeks, 15 weeks
So, I am definitely starting to show a lot more and it's so exciting!! I have been wearing maternity pants for quite a while now. I just got tired of fixing the rubber band on my regular jeans and maternity jeans are awesome! I could probably wear them ALL THE TIME! I can still wear most of my regular shirts, but not for long :) And now for the most important picture..........................
Out precious little girl at 9 weeks, 1 day! I have pics from the ultrasound on Monday at 16 weeks, 6 days, but I have them in pdf format and can't put them on here like that so i will have to post them later. It was so precious watching her on the video. She was waving at us - or practicing her spike, which is what I think she was doing :) It was quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. She was so precious. It's just such a miracle to me. I thank God everyday for this gift!
Here are some of the heart rates:
At my first visit at 9 weeks, it was 171 bpm! Wow, her little heart was gettin it! I was just so glad to hear one! At 14 wk, 2 day, it was 160. At 14 wk, 6 days, it was 144. At 15 wk, 1 day, it was 146. And at 16 wk, 6 days, it was 149. One of my sweet friends gave me a home heart rate monitor thing for Christmas so I can't wait to use that! It's only supposed to work once you get to 6 months, but I think I'm gonna give it a try soon :) Such a cool gift!
So, that's pretty much it for now! We are still trying to sell our house and get up to North Alabama. Hopefully it will be before the baby gets here. I'm pretty anxious about that. But, I know everything will work out like it's supposed to. So, we'll see.
So, keep checking for updates on our life! Sometimes we're kinda interesting:)
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