Last Wednesday we had our second prenatal appointment. They did another ultrasound and the baby is SO much bigger than he/she was last time! I know that my peanut is growing everyday, but seeing the difference in size on the screen made it so much more real. The picture that we got is not the most perfect, but in person the details were much easier to see. Once I make it over to Hailey's, I will scan it in and upload it here. We got to hear a very strong heartbeat (170bpm!) and were even more thrilled than the first time we heard it. So far, the baby appears to be healthy and we go back for our next appointment the beginning of January. Please continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby!
While I still feel like I'm a little in shock most of the time, it's definitely starting to feel more real. I'm sure that a large part of that is my acceptance of elastic waist pants. By acceptance, I mean that I was forced into them by my unborn child who is not happy with my rubber-banded regular slacks. I made them work for as long as possible but as I near the end of my first trimester I realize that they are a thing of the past. I am equal parts excited and annoyed by this. Excited because I know that the baby is growing and healthy. Annoyed because I just lost a bunch of weight and the thought of putting it back on just makes me cringe. I know that it's the baby and that it's so normal, but I also know that it's going to be hard to watch the scale climb.
Okay, enough rambling for today. Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day!