I thought it was time for a #bumpdate 🤍. Our baby is a little over 19 weeks and growing!
I actually put this photo next to one where I was 26 weeks pregnant with Carter and we’re about the same size lol! But in my mind it’s pretty incredible that women’s bodies just know what to do, and my body is saying “we’ve done this before, might as well give her (as in me) some extra room ahead of time” lol! I have felt pretty good this pregnancy, my hips are starting to bug me a little earlier this time around though.
I have check-ups about every four weeks, and we just recently had an ultrasound last week. Our baby was measuring a week-ish ahead of schedule but I take that with a grain of salt, because when they don’t arrive at “said date” I’ll be getting even more impatient to meet them lol! The heartbeat was 158bpm, which gives me girl signs.. but I still have no idea. It’s been fun trying to guess what we’re having. Carter thinks he’s getting a little brother, my older sister Megan keeps saying it’s a girl haha! We will just have to wait and find out in June!
This is our fourth pregnancy. Which is always hard to say out loud when I am asked at appointments, because we only have two little ones, or “live births” as they record them down as. Jeff and I went through a miscarriage before we had our sweet Payton. She’s our rainbow baby. When you go through miscarriage, it never leaves your heart or mind. And even though it’s part of protocol or charting for medical purposes when they do ask how many pregnancies you’ve had, it always brings up those emotions a little extra. What eases my mind during this current pregnancy, is finally feeling the baby move. They’re not full on karate kicks yet but I do feel movements when I finally sit down at the end of the day. When we had our ultrasound last week, we saw how active this little one is too! They reminded me of my anatomy scan with Carter, he was moving around like crazy lol.
Every day I change my mind about things. Where we will room the kids – we have enough rooms but two of our bedrooms are in the basement and our little ones are too young to be down there just yet lol! Or I think about ways I could be more organized or efficient with a certain area of our house once the baby gets here. Just lots of little things! But we still have time. I say that now.. and all of a sudden it’s going to be June and I will have nothing done lol. Oh well!
I love being a mom. And even though it brings on a whole new list of anxieties or worries, I am so thankful for it. I don’t think I’ve cried or laughed more in my entire life since becoming a mother lol. In a good way! And especially in the last year, my relationship with God has grown even stronger and my fears or worries that are completely normal to have, are also taken care of by this calmness that I have from God. I mean there are days I still lose my marbles, or worry a little extra about my pregnancy or what/how with three little ones we will do certain things. But by stopping and taking a deep breath, especially in the heat of the moment where one child isn’t listening and the other is destroying the living room lol, I feel God. I feel His presence. I feel the inner peace I need.
We are SO thankful for all of the love and support we have received from so many on our next pregnancy journey! I look forward to updating and posting on my favorite pregnancy products, clothes, accessories and all things that might help you or someone you know. So I hope you’re following me on Instagram, Facebook, and my blog website so you don’t miss a thing!
Lots of love & God Bless,