Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Some Things Just Pop Out

Well, here we are at 17 weeks and there is no more hiding this little human!  The belly's coming out...it has been for a while but it was pretty easy to hide.  But now after a four month check up hearing that fast heartbeat it's beginning to feel more and more real every day.  When I went in for my check up the little baby had moved up near my belly button...quite the mover!  So here's what's new with this little one: it's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone and it's weighing in at 5 ounces...roughly the size of a turnip.  Our baby's ears are close to their final position and he or she can hear our voices, also little toenails are forming!  How very exciting to think that a tiny little one is being knit together inside of me...I love this little person so much already but I know how much more God loves him or her.  I think about the Psalm (139) where David talks about being made in the secret and sewed together in the depths of the earth.  However this little one doesn't want to stay hidden for long...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Seeing is Believing...or is it?

This week's gospel was about Thomas...or as we call him, Doubting Thomas.  He wasn't around when  Jesus appeared to the Apostles and he said that until he saw Jesus and put his finger in the nail marks that he wouldn't believe that Jesus was truly back.  It wasn't long before he was in front of Jesus saying, 'My Lord and my God!"  A true declaration of faith.  I have kind of felt like Thomas lately...I'm 16 weeks along in my pregnancy and am starting to feel a little more like myself (not completely but close).  It's a weird feeling because for about three and a half months I have felt so sick and tired that I think I started thinking that's what being pregnant felt like...now I have to believe it even though I may not feel it.  It's hard to explain but I am not in the place where I necessarily look pregnant (just a little on the soft side) and the baby, though moving a lot I am told is too small for me to feel it.  So I just have to believe it's there. 
What a true mystery hidden inside of us!  Jesus told Thomas that blessed are the ones who do not see but still believe.  So, this little one inside of me is already helping me to believe without seeing!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Something New...

I started this blog with the intention, as I have said before, of being about the new chapter in my life.  We've been married a little more than 6 months...and expecting our first little one!  It's been exciting and scary all at once but we are so thankful for the opportunity to be parents...what a gift!  There will be pictures and more posts coming up...it's going to be a fun ride.  Here's the little one's first picture!

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