I have tried to pretend long enough like I wasn't getting the baby bump,
but there is just no denying it anymore.
I am going to be HUGE, aren't I?
Sorry if all of my blog posts are about the pregnancy and the baby lately.... but that is ALL that is on my mind these days. I still can't believe that next Thursday I will be in my second trimester. That means that we are 1/3 of the way to welcoming Baby Bluhm into the world!!
Speaking of "baby Bluhm", Adam and I have decided that we are going to have names picked out, one for a boy and one for a girl by July 7th when we find out the gender of the baby. That way, as soon as we know (unless our little one wiggles and hides and our tests are inconclusive), we can start to talk to the baby by name and pray for the baby by name. I'm so excited!!! I've got a couple in particular that I just love so I am eager to see what Adam thinks of them.
In the meantime, here is our weekly update on B*B:
Fingerprints have formed on our baby's tiny fingertips, his/her veins and organs are clearly visible through the still-thin skin, and their body is starting to catch up with their head — which makes up just a third of their body size now. Our baby is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce. He/she is officially the size of a peach!
Now that I think of it, I don't think I have ever written about the day I found out we were pregnant. Well, not "officially". You see, we had been planning to start trying a few months after we found out that Adam was all clear of cancer. I personally didn't think we would get pregnant right away, so I was prepared for a few months of negative tests before we got that positive one.
But I started having some really weird symptoms. Some were pretty common, like headaches (which I normally don't get), but one was REALLY strange. One day I laughed really hard at something Adam said and he looked at me funny and then said - "Did you eat something purple?"
Yep. My whole mouth- lips, tongue, and teeth were a dark color. At first I didn't know what was going on with me and I started to freak out! But now I know after researching it, that sometimes your mouth can turn black because of a change in hormone levels. Weird, huh?
Anyway, I said all that to say, that I wasn't expecting a positive result with my first test. I took the test, and set it down without looking at it. Then, I got on my knees and prayed for God to know that I was ok with whatever He decided. If we were going to be pregnant or not. And if it took us a month to get pregnant or years to get pregnant, I would love Him just the same.
Oh. And I prayed for Him to know that I wouldn't love the Baby more than Him. ;)
When I looked at the results, I immediately began crying and laughing and crying some more. I'm not sure how many times I said Thank You, but it had to have been over 100.
So how did I tell Adam?
Well, I decorated the house up with "our love story"... and each room represented a different chapter and I had him follow the hearts through different momentos of ours that we have collected over the years. Chapter One was stuff from when we were dating like tickets to the zoo, baseball game tickets, seashells, cards, rose petals, etc. Chapter Two was after we got married, with different things from our wedding, anniversaries, and it all went down the hall. When he got to the bedroom, he got to chapter 3. There, when he opened the door, he found a stuffed animal, a little decoration that says "Beautiful Baby" on it, and our positive test.
It was such a great day.
And now we look forward to every doctor visit,
every sonogram, and finally .... that day when we get to hold this
precious someone in our arms.
-- Eda J. Le Shan