35 Week Pregnancy Update
Right now I am 35 weeks pregnant. I truly cannot believe it. This entire pregnancy has felt both slow and fast.
At 35 weeks I am feeling great! I truly am, and I am so grateful for that.
At the beginning of my pregnancy at about 6 weeks, up until about 24 weeks, I was hit with most of the typical first trimester symptoms. I had all day nausea, lots of dry heaving/gagging, tiredness, and then between 20-24 weeks I was hit with some pretty regular morning sickness. The only thing I could keep down most mornings was 1 slice of toast with peanut butter.
As easy as it can be to complain about pregnancy symptoms, I have been so grateful for them. Before getting pregnant and while going through IVF, there were weeks where I would pray daily to have any and all pregnancy symptoms. I was willing and hoping to experience it all in order to have our rainbow baby.
At about week 24, I began to feel much more like myself! I had so much energy. Towards the end of the second trimester/beginning of the third, Josh and I took a BabyMoon and also went camping. We made some pretty fun memories just the two of us. We are so thankful we had the chance to make those memories.
As I sit here now at 35 weeks pregnant, I want to include a photo timeline for me to be able to look back at.
I always want to remember how I looked and felt while growing our little miracle.
Growing a human is one of the most amazing things in this whole entire world. Watching your body grow and change in order to take care of little human inside of you is nothing short of a miracle. God is so good and what a blessing it is to be growing our son. I will forever be thankful and grateful to experience this blessing.
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
I love this verse because it reminds me that before God formed us, he had us in mind for a specific purpose.
If you are ever doubting yourself or have ever doubted your existence here on earth, know that you are here for a purpose. If you’re struggling to find out that purpose, truly believe it, and pray for God to help you discover that purpose.
The next time I post, I will have our son here with us. What a surreal thing to be saying!
As anxious and excited as we are, we are also trying our best to soak in every second. Sometimes I will just sit in the nursery, stare at my belly and pray over my son.
Josh loves to talk to him. We pray for him before dinner every single day. And as of late, we love putting our hands on my belly and feeling his cute little hiccups.
So, while we are doing our best to soak in all these little and special moments, we also look forward to the days ahead and the future God has planned for our little family.