Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Only 5 days to go...

...until we find out the sex of Baby VanZoeren! We are definitely excited to find out if we are having a boy or girl but I am really looking forward to the appointment for another reason. I can't wait to see just how much our baby has grown since our last ultrasound (March 31) and to be reassured that our baby is healthy. I have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks thinking about how powerful Satan is and how he uses our weaknesses to try and bring us down. My weakness, especially right now, is worry. I am so afraid that something is going to go wrong with our precious baby, that I often forget that this baby is an answered prayer from our Father. I must remember that everything is out of my control (thank goodness!) and in HIS hands. My focus needs to be on Him and everything he has done for us and has promised to do for us. Thanks to all my friends who have been reminding me of this daily. Please keep us in your prayers over the next few days, and especially me that I will have the strength to let go and give everything to God.

As for my lack of posts...I do apologize! We don't have a computer or internet access at home right now so I have to find time at work or on the weekends to post. I promise that I will begin posting more often once we know the sex and I also promise to post some belly pictures! My belly still hasn't grown that much (I know, I know--I'm pretty lucky. Although as a first-time pregnant woman, I wish I was showing a little bit more!) but since I'm almost halfway through this pregancy I guess it's about time to start taking pictures!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

14 Weeks!

First of all, my appointment went so well this week. I didn't have an ultrasound (sigh) but we did get to hear the baby's heartbeat again so that was great. (For those that care the heartrate was 154) I have gained another 4 pounds for a total of 8 pounds since my first appointment! I have finally decided to break down and buy some maternity clothes because my regular pants have become extremely uncomfortable. Maternity pants are still a bit big, but I have learned a trick to make them fit better. Plus, they are so much more COMFORTABLE! Sitting at work in pants that are about to bust off at any given moment is NOT fun! Some of you have asked that I post pictures of this growing belly, so I will try and do that soon but I'm not going to make any promises ;)

Wow, I can't believe my first trimester is over--what a relief! And with the end of it has come the end to most of my nausea--YAH!!! I am so excited to be in my second trimester and experience all the blessings that will come. One of the things I am most excited about is finding out the sex. That big day will be June 2--I am so thrilled! So many people have asked what I think I'm having but to be honest, I have no idea! Some people have gut feelings, crazy dreams, etc. but unfortunately I have had none of the above! If any of you have any guesses, send them my way!

Praise God for my wonderful pregnancy so far--I'm looking forward to the next 13 weeks!