Thursday, April 22, 2010

14 Weeks and Counting...

Fourteen weeks!... I'm a third of the way there! There haven't been that many changes this week with me. I'm finally done with this semester so that is a HUGE relief. By the way... if you're looking for me, I'll be at my parents' house laying out by the pool EVERYDAY that I can! It's been SO nice out there! This post is really short and sweet. I've been blessed with a lot of graphic design work this last week and it all seems to be due at the same time :) I love how it always works out that way.... not.

As far as Peanut goes... the countdown is on... 24 days until Peanut's gender is revealed! Whoop Whoop! I am BEYOND excited. Here are some of Peanut's developments this week. All of the "big stuff" (skeletal and organ development) is taken care of. Right now, Peanut's brain is in a period of rapid growth. He or she is also packing on the pounds and a lot of the detail work is being taken care of. Peanut now has fingerprints. Interesting fact, he or she created them by swimming around in the amnionic fluid. As he or she moved their hands, the skin on the tips of his fingers formed unique ridges and folds. Is that not amazing! Peanut now weighs about an ounce and is about 3.5 inches long! Peanut is really moving around in there now. However, I still haven't felt him or her yet..  Sometimes, when I'm home by myself and it's really quiet, I'll lay down and lay my hand on my belly. I am yearning to feel this precious little life inside me move. What a miracle in and of itself! As Jordan and I think about what is to come in the next few months, I must admit there are times we are overwhelmed. What if it's too hard? What if we aren't good parents? and so on... But we are quickly reminded at what a blessing this is. God chose to open my womb to knit this precious life together. Peanut's life has purpose and his or her story is already written by their heavenly Father. Thank you Father for entrusting this sweet baby to us... 

1 comment:

  1. When everything calms down around here..(school...etc.) the kids and I are gonna come and float with you. You think you can teach Noah how to swim for me? Thanks for nodding your head yes. :)

    Can't wait to find out what you are having! And Im so glad I will be there too! I can't wait to see a 4D of little Hope!