Here I sit, 8 weeks and 2 days pregnant, rocking my maternity pants. Let’s be honest. I haven’t been able to zip my pants since about the five week mark thanks to some incredible bloat. I remember it being the same with Knox, but I feel like I look a lot bigger than I did with him- everyone says you show faster with the second, and I believe that to be true! Of course my stomach comes and goes each day- the early “bump” is really just your bowels… isn’t that sweet? However, now, it is apparent that there is a certain bit of belly that is there to stay. Here is my progression from four weeks onward so you can see what I mean:
Oh my. It’s not going to be long before people are asking me “Are you sure there’s just one in there?” Which, while we’re discussing it, why do people think it’s okay to ask that??!
Ever since our ultrasound on Friday, I am feeling so much more connected to this baby. The first time around, all I had to focus on (and obsess over) was Knox- this time I obviously have many more distractions. I guess because I had no medical confirmation of blood work or anything, I had this panicky feeling of “is it really in there?” The relief I felt when I saw that little heartbeat was immeasurable: it’s in there. And oh, how I love this baby already. God has blessed my life in some truly miraculous ways!
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