Only 12 weeks left! We are getting closer to sweet Baby D coming! Part of me is so excited I can't take it and another part of me is like holy crap I am not ready!
Right now baby girl is a little over 2 pounds. She is measuring right on point. She is about the size of an eggplant and she is wild, wild, wild! She moves all day long and gets pretty aggressive at night and in the mornings. My stomach looks quite alien when she gets going. The doctor told me "she has exceptional fetal movement for how little she still is." Whatever that means! All I know is a moving baby is a healthy baby and I thank Jesus for that.
My belly seems to have spread out more than grown outward. It feels like she has dropped low already! So I am curious to see what position she is in.
I have been feeling pretty good though, thank God. I am just starting to get uncomfortable when sleeping, because she is super wild, and I did get wicked sick this week, which barely ever happened when I wasn't pregnant...but aside from that life is good.
As you have been seeing with our last few posts (ottoman DIY, changing table redo, headboard makeover) we have been doing projects like mad getting ready for her. We have also been building up our supply of baby girl clothes..my mom has been the driving force in that. Shopping for girls is too easy!! Josh is also putting no money restrictions on baby girl...he's so excited he often replies with "yea get whatever you want." We will see how long that lasts! Ha!
So for this post I thought I would let Josh add in some thoughts about how he has been doing...because I sure have been keeping him busy!!
Wow! I am honored I get another guest appearance on the blog!
As for me, I'm doing great! Obviously I'm nervous about being a father, and the idea of dealing with a teenage girl (with teenage boys like me out there) makes me absolutely crazy! Thankfully that's years away! I guess what I'm most pumped about is the new found love you get to spoil an innocent child with. It's weird to think that this little baby girl has her whole life in front of her and we, her parents, have such a huge role in crafting her future. Thankfully God has provided so that Lisa doesn't have to work and can focus on being a mom full-time. With our great friends and family, our girl already has so many advantages in life. Sometimes I just sit and imagine taking her to the beach or traveling to see family and friends or just going for a walk...and growing in my relationship with her. It's going to be so amazing to teach her about Jesus and life in general and see all the ways she will learn and grow.
Of course, I'm going to be tired...changing diapers at 3 in the morning, but the underlying idea is the same. This is a blessing from God and I'm going to try my best to treat her as such. One thing this little girl will never have is "daddy issues". She already hears me tell her how much I love her in the womb and when she arrives she will never be lacking love from us.
Now for the whole baby room, clothes and projects...that is a new world for me! I never realized how handy I could become (I'm still not very handy) and I certainly didn't think I'd ever be a DIY'er. Nonetheless, Lisa and I are having a blast preparing a place for her in our home. As she said, when it comes down to it, I want the absolute best for my wife and daughter and that is the motivation for me to get up and work hard everyday. When Miss baby D wants to start doing little projects of her own, then I'll really be in trouble! ;)
All in all, life is great. My beautiful wife is handling her first pregnancy like a champ and our little baby girl will be here before we know it. What an adventure to be on, and I'm glad we're on it together.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, and a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.