a blog about adventures in early marriage, the effort in making a house a home on a budget, the unexpected struggle of infertility, an exciting twin pregnancy, a surprise second pregnancy, adventures in doing preschool at home ~ really this is just a blog about where each season of life takes me!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
We are so thankful for this pregnancy! After sharing our journey through infertilty on the blog, I knew I wanted to log our newfound 40 week
journey of pregnancy on the blog as well.Not knowing if I’ll
ever be able to experience pregnancy again, I have chosen to log our pregnancy
by writing a weekly letter to our baby.The letters will keep my readers posted on how we are doing each week,
but the letters will also, someday, be something that our little one can go back
and read over, as a reminder of how much he or she was loved from the very
beginning of their existence.
known about your existence for a week, and yet there are no words to describe
how much joy you have already brought into my life! I am beyond thrilled that God
has chosen to bless us with you!You are
our miracle; our answer to prayer!
over you every night and every morning.It’s so cute to watch him talk to my tummy.I remind him of your actual size and how you
are not really in my tummy yet, but he doesn’t seem to care.He talks to you like you can understand
everything he’s saying, and it’s really quite precious.He is going to be a great daddy!He also sings lullabies to you every night,
so I apologize in advance if you come into this world tone-deaf;)
You are still
so very tiny!According to my pregnancy reading,
you are only 5 mm.You already have a
tiny heartbeat, and you are in the process of growing your major organs.You are growing every day, and I am only
reminded that even at your size, you are still life!
how such a tiny thing has already affected my body.Fortunately, I’ve only been a little sick so
far.The biggest change I have noticed
is fatigue. I have been tired this week!I feel like I could crash on the couch all
day.I am making an effort to rest, but
I also know that doing nothing all day is not good for me.Lucky for you, you have a determined mama.I was determined to do all that I could to conceive
you, and I am determined to do all that I can to safely bring you into this
world.Tired or not, I’m doing my best to schedule in walks each day as well as some light exercise.After reading all about a healthy pregnancy diet, your daddy is making
sure that I put nothing into my mouth that isn’t healthy for you! He’s become the food police in our home. This
could get a little annoying over the next 35 weeks, but I’m sure we’ll thank
him for it later.In all honesty,
pregnancy symptoms have not been too bad so far.I feel the same way I did when I was on several
months of hormone therapy for fertility treatments.The only difference between then and now is
that instead of my body feeling out of sorts to try and get pregnant, my body
is feeling out of sorts because I am pregnant.I’d say you are definitely worth
any pregnancy symptom that comes my way!
very early in the pregnancy, and there is a little part of me that fears we won’t
be able to bring you into this world safely.The doctors have been wonderful and are doing all they can for us.So far, all of our prayers have been answered
above and beyond, and everything is looking to be very good even though it’s
still early.Overall, I have a peace
about this pregnancy.I know that the
Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.However,
I am choosing to believe that God will answer our prayer, and we will be able
to deliver you full term, safely and without any complications.I truly believe that and have a peace that
all will be well.
Welcome to Loving Life! I'm so glad you stopped by. This blog has a little bit of everything. The intent of creating this blog was to journal the everyday experiences of life, creating a space that reflected my life's journey. My first post was in 2011, when I was still in the newlywed phase and a first-time homeowner. Much of those early posts were about our adventures in marriage and numerous frugal DIY projects. A few years later, this blog became my personal outlet, as I opened myself up and shared about our struggles with infertility, our exciting twin pregnancy and our how our plans to adopt were changed with a surprise second pregnancy. Being a new mom meant that my posts soon revolved around early motherhood. Currently, I'm the mom of three kids, four years old and under. I enjoy homeschooling our kids for preschool, so you'll find a little bit of that here too! It really is a hodge-podge of LIFE on this blog! If you like what you see while you're here, I invite you to leave a comment or click the follow button follower, and then invite your friends to do the same.
I'm just a girl who enjoys being creative. My three men are my world! I'm truly blessed to be a wife to an amazing man and a new mom of twin boys. In my spare time I love reading, thrifty shopping, home decorating, cooking, scrap booking, and blogging about this little thing called life!