I planned to post monthly updates, but was late getting this post up. Actually, late taking this picture. This was supposed to be my 8 week picture, when baby was the size of a raspberry. The picture was taken at 8 weeks 6 days. Better late than never, right?
Baby is now about 9 weeks, 2 days. S/he is the size of a green olive and almost an inch long. The heart is developing into 4 chambers and the teeth are beginning to form.
One night this week we had some friends over for a game night. I started thinking about our baby (not unusual 🙂 ). I got so completely overwhelmed I was actually dizzy as I was thinking about the fact that there is a real, live, human being inside me. I knew that before….but it was that moment that it really…hit me. So incredibly amazing.
I think that the only thing this baby does all day is eat. I am constantly starving. Before I was pregnant, I would get hungry…”starving” on occasion. Now I am always famished. Apparently a green olive can eat an exorbitant amount of food. 😉 When I’m that hungry, I also can feel more nauseous. Of course, often whatever I eat also makes me nauseous. It’s such a tiring battle…eating all day long yet still feeling sick. There are good days and bad days, though. 🙂
Currently I’m only reading one pregnancy book, but I love it. Praying Through Your Pregnancy by Jennifer Polimino and Carolyn Warren. Each chapter is for one week of the pregnancy and it talks about what is going on in baby’s development that week. Then there are specific prayer points. At the close of each chapter there is a sample prayer that you can use as a springboard for all sorts of prayer topics for your child. It has been amazing praying for our child’s heart…both physical and spiritual. I have prayed for our baby’s hands and feet, that s/he will use them for productive things for God’s glory. It’s incredible praying for both his/her physical and spiritual growth. While there are a couple thoughts that I would disagree with in this book, overall I would definitely recommend it!
I also bought Expecting You: My Pregnancy Journal by Linda Kranz in order to record this pregnancy for our child to read later.
This baby is such a huge answer to prayer and so incredibly loved already. It is my prayer that s/he will grow up knowing how very much Mommy and Daddy love him/her….and how much more love God, Who is knitting this baby together even now, has for him/her.
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Aw, that’s precious! I love the idea of praying for your baby week-by-week. I also found that eating helped keep my nausea at bay. My midwife suggested snacks that have protein in them – nuts, a hardboiled egg, etc. Keep a granola bar or something handy in your purse! 🙂 Blessings!!! This is such an exciting time. 🙂
I SO look forward to all these future posts on your pregnancy! 😀 I also think that I need to get a copy of that book for when the Lord blesses us someday with a little one! Still so thrilled for you and Michael—to God be the glory!!!
Those books sounds great! I’ll have to add them to my Amazon wishlist for the next time. Cheese was one of the best snacks for me during morning sickness . . . and Ritz crackers . . . and Tyson breaded chicken strips. I pretty much lived on those chicken strips for several weeks.
I will be 8 wks on Sunday. I also have that book and am reading through it, I love it!