Friday, February 28, 2014

Catching up...

Hello there!
Sorry for the lack of blogs these days... nothing too exciting happening, and not being able to post pictures from the iPad are my excuses :)

Pregnancy is still going really well! I haven't had any serious gallbladder attacks since we were in Canada in January so I'm very thankful for that... I know it's because people are praying! Hopefully it won't give me too much grief even after the baby is born.

All appointments have been going well and everything is looking normal. I'm in the third trimester now so we're going to the doctor every 2 weeks now (next week is the first time for that).

Here's the comparison picture I posted on instagram a couple weeks ago...

(top left is 24 weeks, top right is 25, bottom left is 26 and bottom right is 27 weeks. I don't see a whole lot of change, but sometimes it depends on what angle I stand at and I can't seem to get it the same every week.)

Bobby's home church planned a shower for us a couple weeks ago, but it got postponed due to snow, but it's coming up this Saturday! I'm looking forward to it and we already feel so blessed, but also nervous because I've never really liked opening presents in front of people ;)

In other news, I became a US citizen this month!! That means all our paperwork headaches and travel restrictions are behind us!!! God allowed things to happen so quickly and smoothly and I got my passport in the mail yesterday! That means we're heading back to Japan on March 25, and we'll be having this baby in Japan! We're of course sad that we won't get to introduce this little one to Bobby's family for a while, but I must confess that the idea of bringing our baby to our own home from the hospital is really exciting! I'm already nesting in my head and can't wait to get back and start rearranging and organizing!

That's pretty much all I can think of to write about for now. If you want to follow me on instagram to see more pictures, my user id is princesshill86. You can create an account and you don't need to post pictures or anything, but you do need an account to view my pictures.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dancing belly!

So I have to say,that all the "firsts" of pregnancy have been so much fun for me! I'm really blessed that I have had a really smooth pregnancy (aside from having gallstones, but that's another post for another time!) and I am just soaking up every minute of this time with a baby in my belly!

One of those fun firsts happened last night as I was laying on my back in bed reading. I could feel the baby moving around quite a bit so I decided to pull the covers off and lift up my shirt and watch my belly for a bit. Sure enough, we got quite a little show! He or she was moving all over the place! I've seen a few twitches here and there, but this was really the first time I've seen any major stomach shifting because usually when the baby moves, it's not exactly at an appropriate time for me to whip up my shirt and stare at my belly! :P We were both laughing at the little squirmer inside of me and it made me one again realize how blessed we are to have a healthy little one coming our way. I really understand what it means when the Bible talks about Mary "treasuring these things in her heart" because that's exactly what I've been doing! (And the baby's not even born yet!)

Anyway, it was really fun and also super weird to watch my belly dancing around, watching it move, realizing I had no control over what it was doing! Sometimes it was a slow "rolling movement" across my belly and sometimes it would be a great big push out. I've been looking forward to this for a while now and definitely got a good show last night :)

Tomorrow I'll be 26 weeks! Time is flying, and I'm sure it goes even faster when baby is here, right?
Bobby's home church women's group is throwing me a shower next month and I'm so excited about that! It is kind of tricky knowing what to ask for when we don't even know where this little one will be born, but we did put together a registry at Babies R Us which was fun... But slightly overwhelming too!

Anyway, I think that's all the news for now. Sorry no pictures this time... For some reason I can't upload pictures to my blog from the iPad.