Maternity Clothes: Um yes. Definitely. I am one of the unlucky women who have gained weight all over - not just in the belly. It's a real shame, but I am trying to just remain confident in myself and know that my body is just one sacrifice, out of many, that I have made, or am making, for my baby.
Movement? I could've swore that I felt something the other day, but everyone says that movement isn't felt until around week 16. I can't wait! Just one more week until I can (hopefully) feel this sweet soul kicking inside of me!
Food cravings/aversions? I want sour patch kids every day. No wonder I've gained weight.
Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? I feel so perfect that it's not even funny. The Lord has BLESSED me.
What I miss: I miss being skinny(er). I feel bad saying that. But, it's true. I have felt very insecure during my pregnancy. I have never weighed so much, and I feel like it's weight gain ALL over my body; not just my belly. I wrote an entire post about my insecurity but I haven't posted it yet mainly because I don't want anyone to take it as if I'm complaining. I am so blessed by this child. I am starting to realize how many sacrifices that I will make for this child from here on out. I am totally fine with it all though. I praise God for this miracle.
Symptoms? A few. Sometimes my gums will start bleeding out of the blue (which is apparently due to the hormones in my body). So I have been trying to brush more frequently. Also, I have no idea if this is related, but I blow my nose every morning now, and one nostril is always bloody. So weird.
Best moment this week? On Thursday morning, around 9 or 930 am, I might just be bawling my eyes out due to pure joy. That's when we get to see our baby next, and also find out the gender (hopefully!). My hubby hasn't been to a ultrasound with me since the very first one on October 29th, so I am very excited for him to see his child, which just so happens to be inside my belly. OH I HAVE GOOSEBUMPS.
Gender: Since the Gender Scan is on Thursday, I am just gonna guess boy for the sake of guessing. We'll see if I'm right. I would be (completely beyond) thrilled with either gender. Trust it.
Sleep? Sleep has just been okay. But I ordered this baby and it should arrive on Thursday. P.S. I am ticked off. I paid $99 for it, and now it's on sale for $79. If I were y'all, I would order one STAT!!!! Normally I don't pay full price for anything, but I searched up and down for a coupon and never came across one. I just caved and purchased.
Daddy-isms: My favorite thing that Ross does is kiss my belly. It's seriously so cute.
What I'm looking forward to? I am looking forward to my baby growing bigger and healthier by the day.
Prayer: Holy Father, I love you so much! I am so grateful that you fulfilled the desire of my heart to become a mom. I pray that my baby knows exactly how much I love him or her. I also pray that I never forget how much you love me. I am overcome by you, Lord! I also pray for anyone suffering from infertility. I want to lift their names up to you, God. I know you can heal any fertility issues. I also pray for my friend, Laura, who just recently lost her baby growing inside her belly. Lord, please comfort her and let her always know that you will fulfill the desires of her heart too. Thank you for everything God. I am overwhelmed. You are amazing.