Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I think, as women, we are loaded with guilt. About anything and everything. At least for me, that's the case.
I feel guilty for spending so much time at work, so I make a plan to leave right on time and then I feel guilty for not putting in more overtime. I make a plan to spend more time with the girls and then feel guilty for spending less time with my husband as a result. I feel guilty for spending too much money, complaining about trivial things, not keeping up with friends as well as I should, spending too much time on the phone in the evenings, letting my laundry pile up, not being a better housekeeper, and on and on and on!
Lately, I feel guilty for the child I'm carrying. And then, I feel guilty for saying that "out loud". I know some women that are still praying for children. Women would do anything in the world to hold their own child in their arms, and I'm carrying one. Last week, a college friend of mine, lost her 4 month old little girl, and I'm going to be a new mom soon. I feel guilty for wanting to share exciting baby news, while she is grieving the loss of her sweet baby.
I don't know what the right thing to do is. I have been praying and I feel so badly for Kellie and her family. I want to be supportive and let them know that I am there for their family and the more I think about it - the best thing I can do for them is love this little one inside me as much as I can. Cherish every second that I have with this tiny person. Enjoy every moment of pregnancy and then not take a second of this child's life for granted. None of us know what will happen tomorrow, or the day after so I'm going to be the best mother I can be, for as long as I can be and hope that God show's Kellie and all of the other women out there with longing and hurt in their hearts, his plan soon.
Our God is an Awesome God and I know that he has amazing things in store for these women, and he just needed little Maddie's help as an Angel, to reach them all.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Here is what's currently going on:He/She currently enjoys a 1:1 ration between his/her body and their head and is now almost fully formed. He/she has skin that is so transparent that blood vessels show right through it. His/her fingers and toes are no longer webbed and their little hands will soon open and close into fists. Tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under his/her gums and some of his/her bones are beginning to harden. He/She is already busy kicking and stretching and his/her tiny movements are so effortless that they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as his/her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two - nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that his/her diaphragm is forming.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
7 Weeks, 6 Days
8 Weeks, 6 Days For whatever reason, my 6th and 9th week ultrasound pictures keep rotating and not uploading correctly, but you can see how much our little munchkin is growing! I can't wait for our next appointment on Valentine's Day! What a wonderful day to see our little sweetheart!