Monday, March 9, 2015

27/28 Week Update

We are heading towards 28 weeks this week!
*For those who are now worried I cannot do math since 5 weeks ago I posted a 19 week update, our due date was moved up due to some recalculations and an ultrasound confirmation!*

A Little Pregnancy Survey for an Update:

A sweet baby boy!
Owen Merit

Total weight gain/loss: 
-23 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. I lost again between January and February so the goal for this month has been to use as little energy as possible and to eat/keep down anything I can. 

Stretch marks: 
No new ones! Thank goodness! 

None! :)

Maternity clothes: 
Yes! I am excited for the weather to get warmer so I can wear my cute spring and summer maternity clothes!

I am falling asleep easily but am usually awake 2-3 hours in the middle of the night. 

Food Aversions: 
Beans, Beef, Eggs, and Tuna

Food cravings: 
Ice Water but only after about 4 pm
With Annabeth, I think because I could never eat, I often dreamed about going to buffets. I never ate the food in my dream but I would just go look at it. This time I have been dreaming about vanilla wedding cake. Again, not even able to eat in my dream, but I guess my brain is thinking about it. 

All the time! He is busy just like his sister!

What I miss: 
I really miss having energy and not being nauseous. 

What I'm loving
My not-so-little belly bump!

26 Week Belly Bump
(taken 1.5 weeks ago)

What I'm looking forward to:  
Our next doctor appointment is at the end of this week and I am looking forward to hearing his heartbeat.

Best moment this week:
Annabeth is completely in love with Owen. We have tried not to mention him all the time or make a big deal about him but she is ALWAYS talking about him. She often says, "I will share this with Owen..." or "I will help Owen..." We are not sure what she will think when he is here but for now we are so thankful for her sweet spirit and love for "her" Owen. 

Prayer Requests:
- For Mark: Energy and strength to work at work all day and then to come home and do a great deal for us too. Also, as always, we ask for prayers for his safety as he serves and protects our community.
- For Amy: Energy and strength to make it through each day. That soon I would be able to eat, and keep down, something! Anything! 
- For Annabeth: Patience as she puts up with long days at home with a less-than-energetic Mama and patience as she is learning to write her letters. 

We thank and praise the Lord for the first two trimesters of this pregnancy. We thank Him for the blessing of another child and pray that we are the parents that He wishes us to be. Amen. 


Abbi said...

So fun to hear of your progress and for the earlier due date! Praying for you.

Amy and Mark said...

We knew the earlier due date was a possibility but to have it confirmed was wonderful! It means those sick/yucky weeks last fall were well worth it - our baby was growing! :)