So, this week I am 32 weeks along... that's apparently 8 months.
Wow, it's been a while since that positive pregnancy test. Sometimes it seems like the baby takes a long time to develop and get big, but since the process is constantly moving forward, it nears the end before you know it.
Justin and I are so ready for this new part of our lives. We love talking to others and learning everything we can about each part of the process. Over the pregnancy we've gone through some emotions like: How are we going to afford a baby?... Is the baby healthy and doing good?... What is the best plan of action for our new family?
We have survived on prayer and trusting the Lord. When Justin didn't know how he was going to support his family, he prayed and trusted that God would give him what we needed. Now Justin has a new job that makes him happy and a consistent paycheck that allows us to make a budget and stick to it. We also have the ability to afford our own home. When I was worried not knowing if the baby was doing good, I just had to trust and relax. Then at 11 weeks we got the joy of seeing our healthy baby jumping around on the ultrasound. I couldn't feel the baby so I had no idea how good he was doing. At 16 weeks I began to feel the baby move which was another gift. At 20 weeks we saw not only that our baby was healthy and fine, but that he was a boy.
The Lord gave us chances to trust and even though it was hard and scary, we were able to do it. We feel so blessed and we are so excited to have a new member in our family. Even now we have other fears about certain things, but we try to do the same thing and ask for prayer.
We feel like the best way to for us to feel prepared for this baby is to learn as much as we can about pregnancy, labor, and newborns. We are half way through a Bradley Method birthing class. Look forward to more posts on this subject! :)
Overall, We love this whole process and we're gonna be parents soon!! Yeah!