This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Saturday, February 13, 2010

17 Weeks (Baby Time)

Our little Up-and-Comer is almost 17 weeks now. The three of us went out on a lovely Date for Valentines Day. It was sooooooooo nice to be with my husband, and the food was delicious! It's not all the time that I actually enjoy my food, these days, so it was great! The day reminded me that we really need to get out on our own more...our second child can come because he's very well behaved (so far).

It has been interesting and different being pregnant for the second time. I like that all my attention isn't focused on the pregnancy...although I really enjoyed that once-in-a-lifetime season with Gwen. I like that I have some experience in childbirth and get to enjoy thinking a little more critically, this time. It's fun to have at least a little bit more of a clue when it comes to being a mom...although I know things are definitely about to change. And, honestly, it's a little relieving realizing that I can be hopeful in thinking that I will suffer less from un-met expectation and fear of failure when this little one does arrive.

Thanks to the Lord, and His gift of our little Gwendolyn, I actually have pretty low expectations on how well I will be able to "pull it all together"!

The things about this pregnancy that are more of a bummer are a lot less energy and still some yucky days. I think I probably haven't been taking very good care of myself...but not for any reason other than the fact that I keep forgetting to. I guess life is just a little more full of other things, and in a good way. But, I need to take my vitamins and get a little exercise...that's for sure!

Oh, and I have been craving Olive Garden BIG TIME! All I can think about is the salad with that ridiculous sugary dressing!


The 5 Rohrers said...

You are one HOT Mama!!! I can't believe you are almost half way through your pregnancy!

mandy said...

you look fabulous my friend!!

The Richardson's said...

You look amazing!!!!!!

Aaron and Jean said...

You are stunning and gorgeous and beautiful and a knock out! The list could go on and on...simply put, pregnancy looks VERY good on you.

Momma said...

Pulling it all together is not the most important thing though. Even if we crave order. We should LEARN to put it aside and not have it be the most important thing we see. Let our children come first. They are the most important. If we can keep them in love, teach them to obey, then that will be seen by the most important of all, God.

Kyra said...

I agree with all of these comments: you look incredible!! I'm so happy that you and Bic got to spend some time with each other for Valentine's Day. Yay for dates!

Josh and Jenni said...

You are just too cute! Bic is one lucky dude. And what a fun Valentine's Day gift, time with the hubby. I am so in love with what you said about having a clue the second time around. I just boxed up the fifty million books I read when I was pregnant with M. It makes me think that maybe I can do it again. Ha!

Jenn Lamb said...

i hate to repeat everyone but you LOOK amazing!! where did you go to dinner? and yes you should go out more that you are starting to feel better because the 3rd trimester (aka: I am so big i can't move) will sneak up fast. love you!!!