I can't believe I am now half way to having Alexis, and at the same time I cannot believe I have that much more to go! 4 months seems like so little but at the same time it's too long to wait to meet our precious daughter. I keep reading about women who lost their babies at 36 weeks or later and it just breaks my heart so much and scares me at the same time. How do you recover from that? From carrying the baby for 9 months, dreaming and waiting for it and then "bam!" in one second, it's gone. All the possibilities and potential of a new life- just gone!
Really makes me want those 4 months to go by fast and have Alexis safe in my arms, where I can protect her. That's on my mind 24/7. Literally.
I did a little collage of the body changes I went through since getting pregnant.A few weeks are missing: week 3 when I found out we were pregnant ( a week after conception), because no changes were apparent yet; week 7 because that was the worst week of my morning sickness. You can see the photo large if you click on it.
Below is the front belly shot. I stopped taking them after the ninth week for some reason. Probably because there wasn't much change from the front. Now that my belly is really growing though, I'll resume the front belly shot.
These are some of the shots I have for now.
1,2. The day we found out Alexis was there 3. The day we got proof she was real 5. The 3 months I spent miserably nauseous 6. The day we heard her heartbeat on our home doppler 7. The day I hoped she was a girl 8. The months we spent walking every morning 9. The time you could finally see my belly 10. The day I started planning the nursery 11,12,13,14. The day we found out she was healthy and a "SHE" 15,16. The time our first baby gifts started arriving.
There are still many more concepts swirling in my head: Reading pregnancy books shot Being ravenously hungry shot Painting her nursery shot Assembling the crib shot The visible kick shot
It seems like forever ago that we tested "for fun" and saw that faint line on the pregnancy test mere 6 days after conception. We couldn't be happier though! She's what we planned, she's all we wanted!