Avery and Me

Avery and Me

Friday, March 12, 2010

9 weeks, praise the Lord!

 Hello Lovely Readers!
Today marks 9 weeks!  I couldn't be happier that the three of us have made it this far.  It doesn't seem like I've known I was pregnant for 5 weeks.  It seems so surreal!

It still doesn't seem real sometimes.  My first outside physical clue was when I was getting dressed this week, I tried to "suck in" and there was a lump there?!  Wow! 

I have really struggled with fear this week.  I don't want to live in captivity to fear of something happening to this child.  I have talked to so many people who didn't tell a soul until the end of the first trimester or who miscarried at 6 or 8 weeks.  So I got to googling...(you know I love to google if I don't know the answer) and scared myself silly.  Every twinge I have felt the last few days has set me into a fearful mood.  Please pray for me! 

Steve is doing well and is so proud he is going to finally be a daddy.  He seems to be handling it well, just trying to focus on tasks to get ready, like getting the nursery ready and ordering furniture soon. 

By the way, I'm leaning toward WHITE furniture!  Me, the wood and brown fabric lover?!  Thoughts?

We got the carpet installed on Wednesday.  I'll post pics soon.  The room looks very empty and lonely and I can't wait to fill it with baby things!

No new ultrasound picture this week, my friend was busy yesterday and we didn't get to look at the baby.  :(

How do you deal with unwanted pregnancy advice?  Especially from family?  I'm an RN and I've been trying to get pregnant since November 2008, so I have read almost every website and book about it (when I wasn't crying thinking it would never happen), so I feel like I know how to take care of myself.  I don't know about parenting and will need lots of help with that, but I think I know how to eat and how much caffiene to drink and not drink...HELP!



  1. I'm not going to be much help - I like white furniture but I think the bedding you like looks great with the wood...
    As far as unwanted advice, just remember that people mean well. It's going to happen, even from complete strangers. Enjoy the attention!

  2. Fear isn't of God. Just put all your trust in God and you'll be okay. I know the feeling.It seems like it can't be real. I thought I lost my mucous plug at 6 months and I almost fainted.

    White wood furniture is wonderful. It brightens up the room I love the thought of brown and green.

    The unwanted advice will come. Some advice may be helpful but you can always politely respond with a "Thanks for the advice but my husband and I have everything covered".

  3. unwanted advice: smile. "thank you" then ignore them. According to my advice columns once you start to show you're going to be asking us what to do about random strangers coming up and touching your belly. :)

    furniture: White will brighten the place up unless you pick a light wood. Not sure which will show wear more as the set you posted looks like it could go from baby to toddler to child instead of just being age specific. I'm typically a fan of straight wood, but for a baby I'm leaning toward white as well. Just seems fresher and younger.

  4. Thanks for the advice! Love you girls!