We went on Monday for my 9 week appointment. I was so excited to go because I knew we were getting to see the baby again on ultrasound. I love going to the doctor when I'm feeling great. It makes a world of a difference when you go because its routine rather than an emergency. I saw the mid-wife, which is who I will deliver with. Well, she is one of the four or so that I might deliver with. I really like them all, so whoever will be great! Anyhow, nothing really happened. Everything is going wonderfully. I was a little worried because I've been having these, at times, really bad pains again. And I don't have anything normal to compare having really bad pains with. I didn't have any of these weird pains with Ilyssa, and Nathanial's pregnancy was far from normal. So of course, I assume that something is wrong. I kept telling myself, it's nothing... just normal growing pains... don't worry, everything is just fine. And I was right! Apparently, with each pregnancy, growing pains get worse. While it makes me just want to lay in bed all day and not move a muscle, I'm so glad it's something that is completely normal. It's a beautiful change that I welcome whole-heartedly!
I'm so thankful for where we are right now. I'm so thankful that at 9 weeks, our baby and I are doing great! I thank God, each moment of every day, for giving us another chance at having a baby. I'm already so in love with this precious gift growing inside of me. I remind myself daily that while pain certainly does come in the night, the sweet joy of Jesus ALWAYS comes in the morning! Our Spring is coming, and I've never been more anxious in my life to receive it!!