It’s been a few weeks since I’ve given an update on all things being pregnant.
This is definitely a brand new experience for us. You can read books, google “things to expect when you’re having a baby”, and talk to other people who have recently gone through a pregnancy, but nothing can really prepare you like experiencing the day-to-day happenings of being pregnant. Plus, everybody has told me that every pregnancy is unique/different.
Officially, we are already at 13 weeks, which means that the first trimester is OVER (praise Jesus). I am amazed that we are already 1/3 of the way through this thing.
For over two months, Heather has been experiencing the typical sickness and exhaustion for over two months. I’m not sure why they call it “morning sickness”. From what we have experienced, it’s more like “morning/mid-morning/noon/afternoon/pre-dinner/evening/late night sickness”. She has been an absolute champion throughout this process. Sure, she has experienced times of exhaustion and not wanting to do anything but curl up in the fetal position and sleep. But she has been a rock star through this process. She has gone above and beyond to stay on top of all of her job and church responsibilities. The past week she has been feeling way better, so we are pretty pumped about that.
And you can definitely start to see that baby bump now.
As for me, I am trying to step up my husband-game. God is really teaching me about patience and selfless. My heart is to serve Heather through this process. I want to take as much off her plate during this pregnancy. That means I am cleaning more, doing dishes more, and (God help us) cooking more.
We have only had one doctor visit since Christmas. Everything looks good. The heartbeat is strong, which reduces the odds of miscarriage to under 4%. Our doctor is really cool, calm, and chill. She is really good at putting things in perspective and telling us not to freak out about every little detail which has been our approach anyway.
Right now, little BC (what we have started calling the baby) is the size of a lime.
Also, we have been asked a lot of questions about names. Heather and I have not started talking about names. We are going to wait until we know the gender so we don’t waste time on 50% of them.
We have another doctor’s appointment this week but it could be interrupted by the quickly approaching blizzard that’s about to ghetto stomp Oklahoma City.
That’s all for now. I’ll keep you updated.