Gender: GIRL! See our gender reveal here.
Name: Selah Ruth (read more about her name here)
Due Date: March 13, 2015
Starting weight at 8 weeks: 127lbs.
Little Selah is still moving around like crazy! She actually moves so much that I notice when she stops moving more frequently than when she is kicking around. The kicks and flips seem to increase a little bit when I'm really hungry, first thing in the morning, and at night! She also tends to start moving around when I lay flat on my back! I love feeling her move in there!
One! I got a few stretch marks towards the end of my pregnancy with Eli, but this one is really tiny and in a super weird place (the center of my belly button, lol)!
Nothing new to mention here, really. The acid reflux is still terrible, but when I remember to take my medicine at night and in the morning, it helps a lot! I have been craving a lot of chocolate and have been eating Cap'n Crunch like crazy lately!
I have an appointment this Monday that will be my final ultrasound for this pregnancy. I wasn't supposed to have one, but the doctors want to track her growth closer and take another look at the spots that were on her heart and brain during our testing scan a few weeks ago! Join us in praying for good news! They will also be checking my cervix to check for signs of pre-term labor (since I had it with Eli) and we would love to hear that everything is still far from being ready for delivery. If they think there are signs pointing towards pre-term labor I will have to start getting weekly steroid shots, so fingers crossed that doesn't happen!
Really tired and a ton of pressure. I don't know why, but my energy has totally tanked over the last week or so and I struggle making it through the day without wanting to take a nap. I have also been having a ton of back pain. I have started sleeping with a pillow between my knees and while that seems to help, the pain is still pretty bad.
Other than those things not really being so much fun, I have been feeling pretty great. It still hasn't really hit me completely that I have a daughter, but I love being able to keep my eyes peeled for things to get her. I got her a few things on our Children's Place trip the other day and now some leather moccs are next on my list! There are so many things that make me think of her and how our family will be once she gets here and those thoughts make me love this process even more. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and I can't wait to meet my little girl at the end of it!
Doing a lot better with his potty training and things are pretty normal for him! He loves pointing out things that could be "Selah's" and during our visit with my sister and her 9 month old son the other day, my heart grew full at the thought of my two babies playing together. Each time the baby would cry he would go and hug him and ask him what was wrong! There were also a few times that he did typical toddler things to him (like taking his toys or playing too rough), but I can't wait to see and teach Eli how to be a good big brother to little Selah.
This past week was absolutely amazing. Jacob had a few days off for our anniversary and it was so nice to get some time with him and Eli. We spent a lot of time relaxing, did a little bit of shopping, and had dinner alone.
Last week was also pretty great since Eli and I got to up to Charlotte for the Children's Place event and stop at IKEA on the way home. Jacob and I haven't had a "good" dresser up until now, so I finally got the one that I have been eyeing for years. Then, his sweet parents came over and helped put it together! It was a ton of work, but it was a fun bonding experience with them!
Also, some of you may remember me wearing this dress here. I wore it a few months ago to my sister's wedding rehearsal and thought it would be fun to look at a comparison. Look how much bigger and rounder my belly is! You can also see the weight gain in my face and other parts of my body, but we won't talk about that. Haha. Praise God for healthy growth!
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