The adventures of one former missionary couple journeying along on their life after staff. For all of our family, friends and supporters, we hope this will help you stay connected. Additionally for all our staff friends, it's a rare glimpse into life on the other side :)
May 21, 2012
Welp, I'm actually 33 weeks but a little late in posting so the pics are from somewhere midweek. Much has been happening around here, and blogging just hasn't made it to the top of my list often! But here are some super sweet pictures that I really wanted to share with you!
My 32 week check-up was just glowing. "Weight, perfect. BP, perfect. Protein, perfect. Belly measurement, perfect. Baby's heartbeat, pefrect." The midwife's words, not mine. The blessing of the ease of this pregnancy does not escape me. I am so very grateful to God for this smooth sailing, knowing the many possible complications that can occur and knowing people who've endured them!
And while all the numbers and stats are great, I still say this second pregnancy is so much different than my first and so much different than I expected. The biggest thing, which the midwives say is totally normal but holy hannah let me tell you, is when this baby moves inside me these days, it is NOT the warm and fuzzy wondrous event that it was with Ella. IT HURTS! (Even though he's head down) it feels like he's doing a dance on my nether regions and playing kickball with my tail bone. It keeps me up/wakes me up at night and I'm sure people in the grocery store wonder why my face randomly contorts as I wince with pain. And it's throwing my hips all out of whack. They say it's ligament pain caused by the pressure and the pelvis opening up and all the relaxin coursing through your body, but there are many a day when I walk like a 90 year old! Any mama's out there who've had more than one and want to give me a shout out on these fun things?...please let me know I'm not the only one! The end is just 7 (+/-) weeks away and I cannot wait to hold this one OUTSIDE of my body! :)
The nursery is DONE! Ohmygosh it came out just the way I wanted it to! I can't wait to post pictures to show you all. And I've been crafting up a storm for my little Ella as well. You'll get to see that too. Eventually!