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After dealing with infertility, I’m finding I’m rather hesitant to share much about this miracle pregnancy for fear of hurting those who are still waiting for their children. If hearing about pregnancy is painful for you right now, you’ll probably want to skip this post.
I’m about a week away from being out of my first trimester, depending on which calculator you use. Just today I’m 13 weeks along. I told Stephen the other day that I’m absolutely amazed that God would even let me experience this this far. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not overly paranoid that we’ll lose this baby – I’m just so humbled that God is letting us experience pregnancy at all. It is such a miracle to me.
It’s a really long story how, but God worked in an amazing way to allow me to the OB practice that I go to. I won’t go into the details here, but I am constantly amazed that I can go there. They are absolutely wonderful.
The nurse midwife also did an ultrasound for me to determine my due date. It was funny; we discovered that I’m a week farther along than I thought. So much for temping and charting – let’s just say that my chart was about two weeks off from the actual age of this baby. *smile* God works like that though.
It just amazed me to watch the baby moving around. Jumping, rolling over, waving, and it even looked like the baby was sucking its thumb. I sat up after the ultrasound just wiping tears from my eyes.
Because of my insulin resistance and the fact that I’m on metformin, she sent me for my glucose tolerance test early. It was yesterday. I had read some about it, but wasn’t prepared for how poorly I would physically tolerate all that added sugar in my body. I have had several near-fainting spells and quite a bit of dizziness even before the test, so I’m really curious how the results will turn out. It’ll probably be a few days before I get them though.
Weight-wise I’m doing well. They put me on a rather strict diet (which I think I mentioned previously) and I’ve actually lost a few pounds because I’ve been so careful about my eating. *grin* I hit the 65-pounds-lost mark last week. . .though I highly doubt I’ll be staying at that weight for long!
I am showing now too. I’ve done some sewing and altering my clothes so I can have some maternity skirts. Drawstring-waisted skirts have become my friends. Yesterday when I was out grocery shopping, a lady stopped me and asked if I was expecting. So I guess it’s obvious to others now.
For those that are wondering, I’m not sure if we’re going to find out the gender of the baby or not. We’re both still on the fence on that one, and we still have another month or so before they’ll do the next ultrasound anyway. We’ll see. We’re leaning toward not finding out, but that could change.
God is so good!