Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baby Ball: Week 25

Today was blood sugar test day! This was the first appointment Blake couldn't attend, so my mom tagged along and kept me company while waiting. Thankfully I passed the test and had a great visit! Here's a quick update:

Weight Gained: 3 pounds (6 total, plus the 10 I lost and gained back!)

Belly Measurement: 26 cm

Maleah's Heart Rate: 153

Other things going on over the last four weeks:

Movement: This little love is a very busy baby! She's always up to something. I love it! My favorite is when she pushes herself out and we can actually feel the shape of her body. Sometimes it's almost like we're holding her! Last week, I felt her having the hiccups for the first time which was a little weird!

Daddy's Girl: Maleah has finally started responding to Blake's voice, which is a relief for him! She'll move around while he talks to her and he has felt her move dozens of times.

Symptoms: Sleepless nights (thank goodness for Tylenol PM), a little morning sickness (I thought those days were gone???), and general aches and pains (ow my back hurts!). And I guess I should admit that I've been a teency weency bit more emotional than usual.

Cravings: Still in love with Subway sandwiches!!! Mostly I am just craving food in general. I'm constantly hungry and pretty much everything sounds good to me! My sweet tooth has really started coming back, too, which I am excited about!

Aversions: Nothing, really! Still not a fan of anything too sweet (icing, fruity candy, milk chocolate, etc.). I have also cooked, eaten, and enjoyed chicken a few times since my last post. It seemed to be a fleeting aversion.

Prepping for Baby: We put together Maleah's crib!! Hopefully her dresser will arrive in the next few weeks and we can put it together and really figure out the layout of her room. I can't wait to have her room set up so I can daydream about her being here!

Our next visit is in mid-November. I will be 29 1/2 weeks pregnant at that point, which is CRAZY! We will have our 4D ultrasound at that visit, so I'm really hoping these next four weeks fly by!! I can't wait to see her again. I hope she is cooperative, but I really just want to see her again and know that she is healthy!

Blake and I are getting so excited about her arrival. The idea of our baby girl gets more and more real every day. Fifteen weeks to go!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Flowers & Birds

The flowers of the field and the birds of the air have been on my mind a lot lately. I hope these verses will speak to your heart the way they have been speaking to mine:

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.