So the news is finally settling into Christopher and I that we are going to be parents. It is really exciting, and slightly terrifing! It sounds weird to be called mom, but that's what I am going to be. This June, when Mothers day rolls around, I am going to be a "Mother to be". Madness!
It was really exciting telling all of our friends and family. We got some great reactions. Lots of grandpa's cried, lots of mom's started making baby plans, and me... I just keep thinking about how I want to decorate a nursery! Christopher says this is just an excuse to want to paint something agian, I laughed and agreed!
My favorite people to tell was our youth! I knew some of them were going to freak out! And they did! We have lots of babies due this year in our church. 5 to be exact, and (though I am biased) I think ours is special.
We had told lots of people, and then BAAM! It happend! A person reached out and RUBBED MY BELLY!! Seriously...SERIOUSLY!!! I pushed her hand away and was like "don't touch my belly please". Come on people! Why do the words "I am Pregnant" give people permission to touch you in places that they would not under normal circumstances touch you?? I mean, i'm a bigger girl as it is...so I know I may look VERY pregnant, but i'm not okay? You can't feel anything in there! I knew it would happen eventually but really, right then?!?!?!?!! So to all you people out there, when you find out someone is pregnant, that doens't give you permission to touch them, it really freaks them out okay??
I am told this feeling of invasion of space goes away, but I don't know... I told our youth if they wanted to touch my belly, they better ask first, or I may chop their hands off. : )
Since we haven't been to the doctor yet, we are guessing that our due date is around October 25th. This is what The Bump has to say about baby W this week.
Your baby is the size of a sweet pea!
The average embryo at week 6 is about .25 inches and will double in size again next week. Wow
Seems crazy that something that starts out so tiny, is going to grow so big!
- Obviously, he/she's growing like crazy!
- He/She's also circulating blood with his/her increasingly more sophisticated circulatory sytem.
- He/She's about to get cuter too, since starting to sprout a nose, eyes, ears, chin and cheeks.
- And he/she might even be wiggling his/her (paddle-like) hands and feet.
Our prayer this week: for healthy development! (though that will be a prayer every week!)
Happy Leap Day everyone!!