Thursday, March 27, 2014

baby schreiner #3 (16 wks)

On new years day I took a pregnancy test. It was positive. I couldn't believe it so I took another one. Yup pregnant! About a week later I still wasn't 100% convinced that those two tests knew what they were talking about so I took another :). After the third I believed it! We are due early/mid September.

A few thoughts on this addition to our family. We have a ton of friends and family that have struggled with miscarriages and infertility. We are pleading with the Lord to open wombs and sustain lives inside of those wombs! With that being said, we are so completely humbled by the Lord opening my womb a third time! Pregnancy is a gracious gift that's definitely not deserved! I'm thankful that the Lord has sustained this babies life and pray that He continues to do so!

This pregnancy has been different and yet similar to my other two. With Lydia I was sick! Until 23 weeks sick! With Kesid I was sick until 13 weeks. With this baby I've only gotten sick a handful of times but have felt pretty nauseated. It's often in the later part of the afternoon or evening that it hits me. I'm thankful for grace in my marriage and with parenting during the early season of pregnancy! The meals just didn't get made (by me) and the house just wasn't as clean... ok maybe it's still not as clean :).

We have decided not to find out the gender of this baby until he/she is born. This is new!!! and hard!! and kind of fun! Patrick had the idea. He has somewhat always not wanted to find out with any of the kids but I have pushed him to find out saying that one time we could not. Well how many times can I put it off??? I guess this is where it stops!

This pregnancy is going by fast. I'm 16 weeks today and already have my anatomy ultrasound scheduled! That's the half way mark for those of you who don't know. I'm almost half way there!

I started showing way earlier with this pregnancy than I did with the other two. I had to buy maternity jeans and can't really stand wearing normal jeans anymore.

This is the first week that I've felt flutters. As the sickness is weaning, I'm thankful for these sweet little reminders that a baby is inside of me.