Sometimes I do a little Pregnancy Questionnaire but I just didn't feel like it today!
So instead I will give you a little update.
I am still nauseous about 3 days a week and am in a constant state of exhaustion. I am anemic and can't really afford my iron so???? Whoopsie!
But I religiously take my pre natals so don't worry!
Last week my braxton hicks started! Awesome, maybe the baby can beat Ginger's record birth time of 2 hours from the very first contraction and come out in 45 minuets. Hey, natural birthing mama here would not complain one bit.
I have gained about 40-45 pounds ALREADY. No worries, I have become a PRO at weight loss post baby; marathons here I come and I am itching BADLY to run by the way!
My mental state is still rather fragile most days; anxiety, some depression, mood swings, the whole 9 pregnancy yards.
I have no new stretch marks nor will I ever because I will never be as big as I was with baby number 1 so I'm not worried about it. Besides by baby number 3 everything is pretty much just hanging there anyway:)
I'm not really craving much. I do like to drink cow's milk when I am pregnant which is strange because it totally grosses me out any other time. I LOVE orange juice too!!!
I suppose that's about it. Maybe next week we'll so the 5 things:confessional instead. That seems more fun!
I'd also like to do a little gratitude posting here tonight!
I have received so many wonderful prayers and assistance from family, friends and perfect strangers just out of the goodness of their own hearts and I am so over whelmed by it.
The only other time in my life I have ever experienced such selfless giving was in the wake of hurricane Katrina, my husband and I both lost our homes and everything we owned with exception of our pets and a few items. I suppose I will write a post on that one of these days.....I am sure it would be very therapeutic.
But, honestly, since then I have not experienced the kind of unconditional love that the universe is wrapping my family in right now, and I am so incredibly grateful and really just amazed.
Every single day I am so thankful. Every single day I wonder how we will pay the electric bill or buy diapers or get groceries and then it just happens.
I suppose now I need to fill you in a little on my faith. I was not baptized nor raised with any type of organized religion. In fact, growing up churches scared me if I ever set foot in one because they were so unfamiliar.
In fact It wasn't until I met my husband that any Christian faith even entered my life. I can remember going to church with his family on Sunday's and I was always a nervous wreck because I didn't know what to do, how to act, when to sit or stand or what any of the prayers were.
Slowly over the years I have gotten much more comfortable and realized that our church is like our family. I had never experienced anything like that before.
I still have a lot to learn. I really want to take bible study classes if and when I ever get time. In fact, if any of you lovely ladies of God have any advice for me on how to learn a bit more at home or on my own, I am would love to know. I feel just reading the Bible won't get me the foundation I need to begin properly. I have a lot to learn:)
I have witnessed first hand what a positive thing the church is for my husband and in his life and I want that for my children especially but also myself.
So that is a little back round on my faith. I am a happy beginner but already have felt such an amazing amount of love and compassion and selflessness come from the members of our church, Honestly, it amazes me. I've never seen anything like it nor did I know that's what it was all about, one big, beautiful community.
All through my teens and most of my twenties, I was always searching for something to fill a void, a huge hole in my life. I filled that hole with endless nights of partying and meaningless days. I was desperate, always searching, searching, searching for something to calm myself. I think maybe if I had the church in my life i may have been more grounded, felt like I had a place of solice, instead of feeling incredibly alone and scared in times of hardship.
So, sadly I don't get to make it to church nearly as much s I'd like as my husband plays in the church band so I am left to manage 2 toddlers by myself at 7 months pregnant which let me tell you can be quiet the task to say the least! So I will be looking froward to the days when they are old enough to sit through a whole service or attend Sunday school and then I can enjoy the service as well.
So I'd just like to end by saying that God is really good, whatever God that may be for you in your life, God is ALWAYS, ALWAYS good and tonight I am eternally grateful!
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