Here's the latest "bump" photo. The ruffles really help disguise my in-between belly. I may/may not have worn that shirt 3 times last week. Thursday will bring week 17 AND a Doctor's appointment. I'm excited/anxious to see if Dr. Baab will be able to tell us the gender! I'm hoping that baby will cooperate! Brooke has officially decided that she wants a baby brother. Of course, that could change tomorrow. Either way, the girls are going to be the sweetest big sisters to this little one!
A few funny things....
Brooke keeps asking when my belly will get bigger. She told me... "Are you sure there is a baby in there? Because it doesn't look like it." Oh honey - it will get bigger soon enough....
Sunday at church I started getting cramps/stomach pains. I think a huge contributor was the fact that I stuffed myself into a pair of "normal" pants, and really should stop denying the fact that I need to wear maternity pants. Sigh.
Sweet Lily, when she sees me sick or in pain, she asks me "Is your baby hurting?". It's just the cutest thing.
A few not so funny things...
The last week has been a rough one for my physically. Whenever I start to get discouraged, I try to remember that I've been worse. I started feeling a lot of pressure/sharp pains/chest pains over the last couple days. Monday was a very hard day for me, but I did NOT want to miss VBS. I called my doctor, and they wanted me to come in to do labs the next morning, so I just kept trucking along. The kids in our group at VBS have stolen my heart....so I forced myself to get to church. We went to the church dinner, and as soon as we got to our station to receive our group, I started having trouble breathing. I told Landon I had to go to the emergency room and make sure that everything was okay. Thankfully, the hospital is just a mile away....I drove myself there so Landon could stay and work.
They did an ultrasound first and thankfully baby was doing GREAT and bouncing around!!!
All the labs came back great as well, so I felt so silly thinking there was something seriously wrong. Slightly dehydrated, but other than that everything looked great. Better safe than sorry, right? I know I need to slow down a little and take it easy.
I have been so blessed this pregnancy. I don't feel great, but like I said I have been so much worse. In comparison, God has been so good to allow me to feel well enough to take care of my family!