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I Hope Heaven Smells Like Almond Extract

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What a busy, wonderful, exhausting holiday week!  I hope your week was just as fantastic (but I hope you got more sleep than we did!).

*Warning:  This is not a deep post.  It's not even remotely deep.  It's very surface-level:  partly because my brain is tired, and mostly because my body is tired.  So go ahead, and wade in.  The water's warm and shallow.  Just like the kiddie pool with that very questionably warm water...*

Christmas Eve (Monday) was our first really busy day.  We had last minute shopping to do and packing to begin and two Christmas Eve services to attend and be a part of.  The Husband helped with the "props" while I sang and played bells with the choir.  We sang "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," one of my most favorite songs to sing in church during the Christmas season.  The song is based on the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem of the same name.  We've sung it several years in a row, and I don't think I'll ever get tire…

13 Weeks - Pregnancy #2

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Each Sunday, I'd like to do a highlights post, including a picture, summarizing the differences in my pregnancy from week to week.  I totally "grabbed" this idea from Kelly.  I did this with my pregnancy with Hadley, as well, and I still think it is a great way to jot down the things that I don't want to forget later on.  I'll probably write these on Saturday nights and attach the picture the next day.  That way I can stay semi-technology free :)

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along:  13 weeks
Size of baby:  The Little One is about 3 inches long and about the size of a peach.
Total weight gain/loss:  As of my last checkup, I had lost four pounds.  So, I suppose once I start gaining I'll count what I weigh currently as my starting weight and go from there. I do know that I've eaten an ENORMOUS amount of food over the last week (sadly, I'm so not exaggerating), so I'm almost positive I've gained that weight back.  We'll see next Monday when I go …

12 Weeks - Pregnancy #2

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Each Sunday, I'd like to do a highlights post, including a picture, summarizing the differences in my pregnancy from week to week.  I totally "grabbed" this idea from Kelly.  I did this with my pregnancy with Hadley, as well, and I still think it is a great way to jot down the things that I don't want to forget later on.  I'll probably write these on Saturday nights and attach the picture the next day.  That way I can stay semi-technology free :)

So, here we go!
Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along:  12 weeks
Size of baby:  The Little One is about 2 1/2 inches long and about the size of a large plum.
Total weight gain/loss:  As of my last checkup, I had lost four pounds.  So, I suppose once I start gaining I'll count what I weigh currently as my starting weight and go from there.
Maternity clothes:   No maternity clothes so far.  I'm still wearing my same clothes:  jeans, tops, dresses, slacks, etc.  I do lounge around the house quite a bit in pajamas or the c…

Specialist appointment

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I've been sick since last Friday with a monster of a cold, so I haven't really felt up to blogging.  Severe congestion + drainage + morning sickness + exhaustion + work = a very run-down me.
I did, however, want to let those of you who were thinking of and praying for us know that our appointment with the specialist on Monday went really well!  The amniotic sac has partially fused to the uterine wall, which is great.  I'll see my regular OB in January, so we're hoping that it will be completely fused by then.  
Here's a picture of our sweet new little one.  LOVE that profile :) Can you believe the detail for such a tiny baby?  He/she is measuring right at 2 inches!  Much love to you all as we get ready to celebrate (in just FIVE DAYS!) the birth of an incredibly precious baby so long ago.  I'm incredibly thankful for Christmas, because without it, we wouldn't have had the most wonderful day of all.  Easter

Appointment

Yesterday was my second prenatal appointment, and because there was lots of information given, I decided I'd just type it all out, both for my benefit and the benefit of others. 

My appointment was at 3:45, but I didn't actually see the doctor until 5:15ish.  That was a long, anxious wait.  I can't tell you how hard my heart raced that whole time worrying that something was wrong.  I was near panic, and The Husband prayed with me when he could see I was near tears.  These last three weeks, I've been so fearful, and I've just HATED it.  I've never lived my life in fear before, and I don't ever want to live like that again.  It's emotionally and physically EXHAUSTING.

Our friends and family have been surrounding us in prayer, and yesterday, they just COVERED us.  And y'all, it was amazing.

The doctor came into the ultrasound room all smiles and full of hope, which was so nice.  She knows how we've been feeling, and she understands our ne…

Introducing...

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Here is our little bundle.

I'll update more later this week, but the baby looks good. :)

And, we're soooo thankful.