It’s been quite a while since I posted a new blogpost and I apologise for that, but finding out I was pregnant after the years of trying to concieve and having to deal with the not so pretty things about pregnancy was hard and if I am being completely honest, the time just went by soooo very fast.
So much so that I cannot believe I am heading into Pregnancy Week 28 and in about 77 days, our new bundle of love will be joining us. How crazy it feels, how grateful and blessed we are and I make a point of it to ensure that I thank God every single day for these blessings.
So let’s look at my pregnancy journey thus far…. Weeks 1 – 5 it seemed as if my bladder had shrunk and I had to go to the ladies every 30 minutes or so, at the time I did not yet know I was expecting but I knew something was up, because I have a bladder like a camel, or so my parentals always said, I went to the ladies maybe only three times per day…I know right….and now here I was wanting the loo every 30 minutes.
Then came week 6 and by this time I had done the bloodwork and knew for sure I was expecting a little one and the nausea arrived. Can I just day for me “morning” sickness wasn’t a thing, I was feeling sick and less than glowing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…it was tough! Nothing I ate or drank helped, the nausea pill I was given didn’t work and neither did the nausea syrup. Most days I felt like death and I was so tired it was hectic. This was my status until about week 13 when the nausea finally subsided and I started feeling more like myself.
Weeks 14 – 20 were much better and I had more energy and felt better, but still no glow…Where was this amazing pregnancy glow everyone always talked about? From week 21 to 24 I was anxiously awaiting the feeling of my baby moving and or kicking and not feeling it at them time everyone says you should be able to is very difficult and even though you try not to, you worry. Is he still safe? Is he still healthy? Am I healthy? Why can’t I feel him move or kick? All these questions flow through your mind and if not for a monthly ultrasound scan, I would’ve probably driven myself insane. Luckily since week 24 to date I can feel my baby move and it’s glorious, those little flutters, the not so subtle kicks and jabs every now and then, they all bring me immense comfort and love.
Given sometimes it can feel weird having a little alien moving around your stomach, but I know where this one came from and by God, its miraculous! Hold on mama’s who are and have been trying to concieve and just trust that God has got this, He has got you and He is in control! I read another blog (Barrentobeautiful.com) a while back of a mama who had the same fertility struggles and she speaks about cleaning out her garage with her little girl colouring in the floor who just suddenly asked her mother. Mom? Do you know why God waited so long to give you a baby? Shocked the mother looked at her beautiful little girl and said she didn’t but that she was so grateful that He did, when the little girl says to her mother…I know why she said to her mother. Why honey, the mother asked her beautiful little princess. When the little girl of three years old responds, because…. she said… He was still busy making me!
So remember future mommies, your baby hasn’t arrived yet and that is only because God is still busy making him or her for you. So keep praying and have faith, God’s timing is always perfect!