I just completed my 13th week!!!! Wooohooo for the 2nd trimester starting!
I had a doctor's appointment this week and everything is going well. We saw a quick ultrasound and the baby is already very active with arms and legs moving everywhere. It was really amazing to see a little tiny person moving around in there. The weeks between doctor's appointments it's easy to wonder if there really is a tiny person growing inside of me. Forget the fact that I am extremely exhausted, and gaining size like crazy, there are no real signs to tell me that the little person is still doing well, so it was great to see a quick glimpse of this new life!
How am I feeling? This seems to be the most common question I get these days! I am still tired, but not as tired as I was a few weeks ago. I have two large (softball sized) fibroids that we are praying the Lord will take away. They are causing some pain and discomfort and it would be best if the Lord would miraculously take them away! Food does not yet taste like it should, and I cannot handle the smell of uncooked beef or chicken, so that is making cooking quite a challenge! I am eating lots of pinto beans, fruit, granola bars, Lara Bars, and baked potatoes. I am craving anything that tastes normal, but I can't find anything yet!
What's going on inside of me? The kids are always asking how big the baby is now and what parts of the body are forming. Well by now all the baby's major organs as well as body parts are formed. He/she does still look like a tiny little alien, but all the parts are there! The baby is about 3 to 3 1/2 inches long!
What do the kids think? The kids are excited. Molly wants a baby girl and says it's just not fair if there's another boy in the family. She does say she will love it no matter what. Zach wants another boy, but he doesn't really know why. Paul doesn't care either way, he just can't wait to have a baby. Although he is a little concerned about Mommy's growing size! I think when we find out what it is in a few weeks and decide on a name they will get even more excited!
So, that's what's going on with the pregnancy! I will try to get some pics of my ever expanding belly soon...maybe next week.
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