Monday, June 8, 2009

2/3 down, 1/3 to go

Today marks the first day of my third trimester. I haven't written much about my pregnancy....not because it isn't miraculous and amazing, but because it's often hard to believe I'm pregnant with a healthy baby and I have so many things on my heart to write about. And I'm just not into writing daily updates on how my body is changing :)

But this pregnancy and this baby are becoming more and more of a reality every day as I grow larger and as she moves more frequently. I have had a very healthy and easy pregnancy thus far, and for that I am very grateful. Samuel keeps me on the go these days, so if I was having a difficult pregnancy, things around the May household would be quite different.

Here's a 'belly picture' because I know there are some of you wanting to see what I look like prego. This was taken after we went to a wedding on May 29.























It's wonderful and strange to be pregnant - all at the same time. I try to soak it in because it will be over before I know it (91 days until my due date my pregnancy e-mail told me today!).

I'm scared about having two little ones 11 months apart.

I'm excited to meet our little girl.

I'm in awe of how God continues to shape and grow our family.

I'm thankful for a husband who helps me out at home and plays with Samuel much better than I do.

I take comfort in the fact that God is knitting this little one together and it's completely out of my control (except for the amount of ice cream I consume...I must take responsibility for that).

I'm full of emotions and feelings and every day they are different. But here I am. 33 years old. 27 weeks pregnant. Mother to an 8-month old. Married to my best friend. Thankful for each day.

9 comments:

Ryan said...

Man your best friend sounds amazing I would like to meet him some day :-)

Infertility is Hard said...

You look beautiful. :-D

andhereweare said...

Beautiful picture to see, and a wonderful post to read.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking this morning how much I wish I could see your pregnant baby belly! Yay!
You are so loved!
Chanda

Amber said...

what a beautiful picture of you:)

Stacey said...

Beautiful!

Flakymn said...

I'm with you friend. I have to admit that there was a big part of me that just didn't believe the baby inside me would actually ever exist outside of me. I can't explain it in the right words but I just didn't believe it was real.

As for having the two so close ... I can speak from experience. Mine at 8.5 and once #2 starts sleeping pretty consistently, I have found that it starts getting easier with that. As I am getting more rest, the job is seeming easier and easier. The change from 1 to 2 was drastic but awesome!

Faith for Fertility said...

Beautiful picture of you. :)

Tom said...

You're huge!

Congratulations from Japan.