Well, the baby bump has arrived, and I am currently in that awkward stage where most of my regular clothes no longer fit and the maternity clothes are still a little too big. Fun times! :) I definitely think my belly popped out a little quicker with this one, which I've heard is common. I remember one night after Riley had gone to bed, Daniel and I were sitting on the couch watching a movie and I said, "I'm pretty sure my belly just popped out." He, being the very honest husband that he is, said, "I thought you looked bigger." Just what you always wanted to hear! He wasn't rude about it...just honest. :)
So how am I feeling? It's funny because a lot of people at church ask if I'm feeling "good," and I always say that "good" is a relative term. I mean, it could be A LOT worse, and I have some friends who are pregnant right now who are experiencing A LOT worse! But, I'm still battling with major heartburn and feeling nauseous. I would love to know who came up with the term "morning sickness" because for both of my pregnancies it has been throughout the day, and for this one, I actually feel worse at night. But, I am holding out hope that this baby will be similar to Riley in that at 18 weeks I felt much better. If that holds true, I just have 2 more weeks and then happy times will begin. :)
My mother-in-law asked me the other day if it's really sunk in that I'm pregnant. Honestly, I don't think it has, and sometimes that scares me. I start to really think about what it's going to mean to add another member to this household, and I get a bit overwhelmed. Especially when I think about Riley and how he may/may not respond. Lots of prayers are being sent up on the little man's behalf! I want him to love this child so much that he doesn't even think about being jealous or sad that he's no longer the 'lone ranger.' I also wonder what it's going to be like to divide my time and attention between the two. I know every family who has gone from one child to two has experienced this and it's not rocket science, but these are just some things going through my mind pretty much on a daily basis. So, if you think about it, we'd love your prayers as we continue approaching this transition! I'm excited to see how God is going to use our family of 4 to continue bringing glory to His Name! Thank you for being a part of this journey!