Sunday, April 29, 2007

Starting Off

I've been out of the blogging world for far too long, and the impending arrival of Baby Bremer has prompted me to start one up. Plus, apparently everyone else in the world has a blog that I didn't know about until just recently.

I thought I would show off what has been going on with me for the last 18 weeks. After struggling with infertility for two years, God blessed has us with a little one! I should say that the doctors never found anything that was preventing us from conceiving. Looking back, I know I was probably just impatient, I do not do well when waiting on God's timing for my life. I shouldn't be surprised at how perfect the timing for this baby has worked out, but I am. I'll be out of the Air Force just in time to move with my husband up to Whidbey Island, Washington in June. Some may wonder why Steve and I aren't currently living together, but that is another (long) post for another day.

The ultrasound was taken at 9 weeks, 2 days. The little heartbeat was thumping away and nothing could have made me happier at that moment (other than, perhaps, being able to share that moment with my husband). A few weeks after that, I attended my friend Renee's wedding. This was the very first sign of any baby bump at all (just a little over three months along). Two weeks later, I found myself needing to buy a maternity uniform for work. At first I found myself feeling like a giant windsock, but now I'm very comfortable in the new uniform. This last picture was taken just a few days ago. I am almost 19 weeks and feel like I really need the maternity clothes that my mom so generously bought for me six weeks ago.

I honestly feel huge sometimes. When I'm around other pregnant women my bump pales in comparison, but at 3:00 in the morning when I am trying to get comfortable, I feel like my belly is absolutely hanging off of me! I know that I do not yet know the meaning of huge, but it is really strange to have this baby inside of me, throwing me off balance and making me oof everytime I sit down or stand up.
Incidentally, last weekend I got to visit my husband and he loves the belly! I never thought I could feel so beautiful being so round!

Well, I hope to use this blog for a long time to come even after Baby Bremer is born. Hopefully I'll actually get some readership!


Kristen Borland said...

we also struggled with unexplained infertility. when we started to "try", we got pregnant the second month, but miscarried (Nicholas). then we got pregnant the first cycle after the miscarriage, and miscarried again (Kamea). then we had twenty months of infertility for no reason other than God's sovereign plan. then suddenly Zeb came along!! when he was four 1/2 months old we conceived nehemiah! when nehemiah was about 6 mos old (i actually can't remember exactly when) we conceived again but miscarried (Gloria). and now we are adopting Dulce! what a whirl wind!

soooooo excited for you, especially knowing how long it took for this little one to come!

Joe and Vicki said...

I like the bump too!! I'm so excited for you... can't wait to meet your little boy (it's obviously a boy by the ultrasound) ;)

Starshadow said...

Hi, Jodi! ::waves::

This is cindyg aka starshadow rivaulx from XPFC.

I've added this blog to my online reading list, since I have your LJ on my Friends Page already. It's such a blessing to see how God's timing is working out for you and Steve while you wait for the new arrival!