Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First 20 in Pics

Compared to my previous two pregnancies this one feels like it is flying by!

Even though the stress level & the worry this time around is on a level hard to put into words, I have still found a way to enjoy this pregnancy.

I have to admit though when I am dealing with complications such as the spotting I had & the intense contractions I experienced several times or when my blood pressure is running high, I was & am unable to find any joy in the pregnancy. I was scared out of my mind with the spotting & contractions & the blood pressure issues panic me. Each time something comes up I have to work very hard at keeping my stress level in check.

I worried so much about being so scared & uptight about being pregnant again. I never thought I could enjoy any moment of it. I was wrong. Maybe it is because I know how precious each moment is. I know how each little kick of foot is such a miracle. I also know that at any minute it could be taken away from us. Scary reality to live in but its the true reality of pregnancy. Each day is a roller coaster ride of emotions & worries.

His kicks are getting stronger and he is moving into new areas of my belly. Some days he is a wiggle worm from morning til night & others I have to poke at him just to make sure he is ok. Sometimes he kicks me right back "like hey!?" On my birthday a couple weeks ago he moved all day long for the first time. I like to think it was his birthday gift to me. A day full of reassurance he was ok in there.

JJ tried to listen to my belly a few days ago to see if he could hear him. It was a cute moment standing at the deli counter at the market, lol.

I have managed to make sure to take a belly picture atleast every four weeks. I am now almost 24 weeks but I am only going to include the first half up to 20 weeks in pictures in the post.

Hoping for another 17-20 weeks (well now 13-16 weeks) of a healthy pregancy!


Jaime said...

Aww, you and your babyboybelly look fabulous! I love your blue ribbon announcement!


Curls O Fred said...

You look beautiful! I hope for many more reassuring kicks for you and baby boy :)

Once A Mother said...

you look so beautiful mama!

Lisette said...

You look beautiful, I love your baby bump.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the belly shots. Keeping you in my prayers.

Sarita Boyette said...

You look beautiful! I love the blue bow "boy" announcement. Praying for all to go well, for your blood pressure to stay down, and contractions to stay away for right now. Also praying for your stress level to stay down.xoxoxo

Mary said...

You look amazing. Glad that your little guy is doing good.

Christy said...

I'm so glad you can enjoy this pregnancy. I think that's Janessa helping carry you through this. She's letting you and wanting you to experience happiness and joy. You look great Malory. Sending you best wishes and cyber hugs!

Fiona said...

You look so beautiful. I'm so happy to hear that despite the worry of pregnancy after losing a precious baby that you can allow yourself to enjoy your pregnancy. It truly is a wonderful thing to be pregnant. Wishing you all the best.

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