Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weeks 14 and 15: A Whirlwind of Activity!

Wow.  That's about what I have to say about weeks fourteen and fifteen!  I would say we tend to be somewhat busy around here but these last two weeks have made those weeks look like cake walks.  During week fourteen, my sister, her husband and their three kids came and stayed with us for five days.  We spent time enjoying each other's company, taking a trip to the zoo and mostly (for me) painting.  My sister taught me the basics of painting and then got really sick for about a day or so and couldn't help.  I pressed on knowing that my spring break time was limited and continued taping and painting the four rooms I was tackling.  About one week later, it was all finally completed!  By God's grace, around this same time, my nausea started to lessen.  I was able to get much done in the evenings when I'd normally be ready to hit the bed.  Though the nausea is still present, it has decreased significantly and I'm beginning to feel somewhat better in that area now.

Then towards the beginning of week fifteen, my sister-in-law, her husband and their four year old daughter came to visit us from Hawaii.  That was a joy as well since we only see them about once per year.  Also, it was the first time we got to meet our niece as she was adopted from China this past November.  That Friday, my mother-in-law and father-in-law drove up from Florida and spent the weekend with us also.  Needless to say, we've had a packed house! ;)  But the time was good and we got to enjoy much time together, great food and making new memories with the kids (Easter egg hunting, slumber party in one room, etc).

My midwife checkup during week 15 was also good.  I've been a little anxious having not felt the baby move yet.  And having known several people recently lose their babies, I feared going in and there being no heartbeat.  But to my joyful ear, there was still a strong, beautiful heartbeat and I'm measuring right on target.  My gender ultrasound is the second week of May.  We're super excited to see if our gender pattern will continue (girl, boy, girl, boy, girl?) or if this baby will be a boy and rock the boat. ;)

Until next time...
Take care,

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