Pregnancy Update: 16 weeks

Many of you continue to ask how I'm doing and I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it! It is so encouraging to have some sweet ladies, who every time I see them tell me that they are praying for me and the baby. Not just praying generically, but praying daily for specific things for this pregnancy. And I think they keep better track of my appointments than I do!

Speaking of doctor appointments, I had four weeks scheduled between my visits. FOUR WEEKS!! After Lydia was diagnosed with heart defects and throughout my pregnancy with Caleb, I don't believe I ever went a month without seeing the doctor and/or perinatologist. God has continued to answer prayers and we are doing very well. As far as we know, things are progressing normally. It is nice to be in the second trimester and feel my energy slowly coming back. I do still have to be careful and not overdo it, but I am able to do almost everything I would normally do. Only with a nap in between. And maybe some chocolate milk. =)

I must say that I am awestruck more than ever by the wonder of pregnancy and my God who designed it. Life rapidly growing just underneath my skin....it's amazing. For years I wondered if I would ever have this privilege again. And now there's a new little person, knitted together by God, dancing around inside of me. The little flutters of movement are getting stronger every day as this new life is growing. Again, I'm amazed.

Throughout this pregnancy, as I've shared before, the Lord has really taught me to slow down. And not just slow down my activity, but to stop and smell the roses. In other words. to really enjoy today. I remember with my previous pregnancies, I couldn't wait to be done. I just wished I had a fast forward button and could skip to the end! Not so this time. Having a son prematurely ripped from your womb will change your perspective on things. This time, I'm content just being 16 weeks. There's no rush. I am enjoying every day that I get to carry this child because I know that this privilege can suddenly end. So I will relish today. While I do look forward to being hugely pregnant come August, I want to enjoy this day and this week with this wee one. This may be the last time in my life that I ever get to say I'm 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant...and I'm going to enjoy it as much as I can!

1 comment:

  1. Laine I'm so thrilled for you!!!! I will also be praying for you and this baby! Oh what a blessing!

    God Bless


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