Andrew and I want to share our excitement of our expanding family! I am 12 weeks along now and finally through most of the challenges (i.e. nausea, tiredness, etc) of the 1st trimester. I have had a lot of fun following the weekly stages of growth and knowing what is being shaped or formed each week, etc. Friday morning I went in for my first Dr. checkup where we were able to hear the heart beat. Quite the experience! What an amazing thought that God has designed a living being growing inside for a while, heart beat and everything. What also amazes us is the fact even though our little one is only like 2 inches big, he/she is fully formed to look like a normal child! Fingers, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, feet, etc. They are fully shaped the way they will be when you deliver but only a smaller version. Amazing the detail and care that God personally takes to shape each child that is developed.
For fun, here is a picture of what our little one looks like right now.
Due date is April 21, 2012. I know it is popular for others to find out what they are having and maybe even give out names, but Andrew and I decided that we are not following that trend. What is the point of a surprise, right? We are eager to wait and see what gift God will be presenting up with.
So, sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have had all I can do to make sure I feel good for work and getting enough sleep, etc. As far as my meal plans.... well, they kind of got set aside for a while as meals were on the fly most nights, as I never knew what I would 'feel' like making or eating, or even if I felt good enough to make anything at all. Thankfully Andrew has been very helpful and has made dinners for me when he got home from work. He has also been helpful in cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting me water and something to eat while I am laying down not feeling the best.
Here I am with my little belly!