written april 7, 2014 by mama to my baby k…
13 weeks tomorrow!
my 12 week ultrasound was last thursday. the happiness i experienced during that appointment, i hadn't felt that happy in a long time. or maybe, it wasn't a type of happiness i had ever felt before.
you were moving all over the place! you looked so cute! you were throwing your arms up like i do when i sleep at night. you stuck your tongue out, much like your daddy does :) and you were turning and spinning all around. all over the place. i cried, of course, very happy tears.
creation of life is such a miracle. you never quite understand until you create a life of your own inside of your very body.
i had been worried and very anxious up until that appointment because there are so many unknowns when you are pregnant, especially for the first time. i had hit a point in this pregnancy with you where i wasn't feeling nauseous anymore, and it began to make me feel like i wasn't pregnant anymore. which, i guess is a feeling a lot o women get as they get closer to the second trimester when you (well, some women) start to feel better again. plus the fact that my belly wasn't really showing yet, and had only just started to "pop" a tiny but this past week. my little bun just looks a bit hard, not like if it were just a pouchy tummy. so that also makes me feel better, because i know you're in there growing!
i was also very happy that you measured a little farther along than at my eight week ultrasound which had you measured at just 7 weeks and 6 days. ok, yes, it's almost 8 weeks, but i'm anxious and every little day counts to me! that first sonogram put your due date back to october 17th- the 12 week moved your due date to october 15thm but since i told them what the first estimated date of arrival was, they moved it to the 16th. i'm keeping your due date at october 15th selfishly since the doctor really first estimated your due date the 9th-11th of october! and because i want you to get here! october 15 just sounds better to me. haha. you can imagine how disappointed i was when i went from the 9th all the way to the 17th!
i'm so excited about your impending arrival! i'm also nervous because once you start to tell people about something like this, the unsolicited advice begins-- something i guess i will just have to deal with like all expectant mamas.
you daddy told EVERYONE you were coming just days after i told him! you had only been known about for a little over a week! i guess he was excited! your king family is very excited to meet you! it brings tears to mamas eyes, it's so nice to have people excited for you and wish you the best!
i just love you so much already and can't wait to find out if you are a boy or a girl in a few weeks ;)