Sunday, June 1, 2008

16 Weeks

We arrived home from vacation last night. We had a wonderful time. We are probably what you would call active vacationers because we pack a whole lot in in a short amount of time. There is usually little time for lying around.

We went to Long Beach, Laguna Beach, San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, drove to the desert known as Joshua Tree National Park, and Disneyland. Josh also had two business meetings in Los Angeles. I stayed at the hotel and went to Downtown Disney. California is just absolutely breathtaking with so many different landscapes packed into one state.

Josh and I are HUGE Disney fans. We go to Disney World at least once a year. When we lived in Florida, we had season passes. It's an escape for us. It was so much fun to go this time and think that Lord willing, we will get to bring our child the next trip.

I even bought some pictures for the nursery. I haven't bought one thing for the baby yet for fear that something will go wrong, but I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy each day being pregnant. I am tired of living in fear. I can't control the outcome anyway. So you know what? I bought them.

Even more bizarre than me finally buying something for the baby was seeing people look at my belly. I have a belly? I couldn't help but think if any of them were struggling to become pregnant and the mere sight of me tore them to pieces. I wanted to wear a shirt that said, "I took me a LONG time to get here! This tummy was hard won!" Funny how IF will forever make me look at things and people differently.

I have my bi-weekly cervix check tomorrow. I am praying all is well after all the walking and hiking.

requested some belly pictures, so I posted some from our trip. I was almost 16 weeks.


Sheilah said...

It is so great to see Baby Bear making his presence known!

kcmarie122 said...

Hey There!

I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I have actually been subscribed to you on Google Reader for some time now. Your story totally gives me hope that God will perform a miracle for me one day too and that infertility will become a distant memory. I only hope I can be as faithful to Him in the meantime as you have been!

I know God has a plan and I just pray for patience to wait on it. Thanks again and I am so happy you finally have your miracle pregnancy! I can't wait to see pictures once that little one is finally in your arms.

sara said...

I am so glad you had a nice trip, it sounds like a ton of fun! Thanks for the belly pictures. You look gorgeous as always! Good for you for buying some stuff for the baby and starting to really enjoy things. I think I'll be more to that point after I see how this cerclage stuff works out. But we do have a few things thanks to my sister who has been buying stuff left and right since she wants a niece or nephew so badly :-) Yeah to say I was shocked that I'm having a cerclage this week would be an understatement. I honestly didn't think we'd have that problem, or not til later. But I guess it has to happen to some UU girls and I'm just one of them. But I still feel pretty darn lucky to be where we are. I'll never forget that!


Anonymous said...

You look so cute!

I agree with you on the shirt. I feel so conspicuous and potentially offensive to infertiles.