Sunday, January 16, 2011

13 Weeks

WOW!! We've made it this far! I can hardly believe it!! We have a fun little home doppler to listen to baby's heart (well, mostly to reassure mommy that baby is still in there!!) and we were finally able to find his/her little heart beating away this morning.

I could go on and on and on about how different it is to be pregnant after losing 3 babies. I was so innocent and naive as to what can actually go wrong during pregnancy with Payson and Jack. And I was so blessed to live that way! I was able to just fully embrace every wonderful moment! This pregnancy has been so different! Having made it to 13+ weeks now I sometimes want to say, "Wow! We're actually going to have a baby this time around!" And then reality reminds me that this is not necessarily true. I don't say that to sound like a pessimist. I don't want to be. But it's the truth. My heart has learned that at any moment everything can change. So I try to change my focus and just live grateful for each moment that this little one is with us.

That said, there is so much hope in that number!! 13 whole weeks!! Is this one really coming in just some short months?!


James and Cassidee said...

I'm so glad things are going well. I watch for your updates, and I am so glad that they are happy updates!

r said...

Hooray!! I'm also happy things are going smoothly so far! I hope they continue the same :)

Scott+Kimber+Ruby=Scimby said...

I've been waiting for your pregnancy updates anxiously...SO glad to hear another good one! So excited for you!

Sara said...

I am so grateful, McKenna! Thanks for posting. You are in my prayers.

Also, my favorite part of your "11 Lessons" post is "look cheerful and together."

vaneblu said...

I am soooo happy on those 13 weeks!!
About the bbshower you are right, we joke how here in DR bbshower are like a mini wedding, LOL!!!!!

Hannah and Benjamin Aeby said...

I am taking an infant growth and development class this term and we just watched a film on conception to birth It is crazy all the things that stand in the way of getting pregnant and all then the chances it doesn't result in a little one. I never realized any of this. Everyone that does make it really is a miracle. Congrats on your little one's 13 weeks!!!