I can’t believe I am 28 weeks now. Which is very bittersweet since this when I was told Jonah’s heartbeat had stopped and he was delivered 28 weeks 1 day. Every day after is becoming a milestone for me.
Thinking back to my pregnancy with Jonah makes me evermore thankful now…
There is something to be said about mothers who lose children, no matter what age, that makes you appreciate things in your life so much more. Not that mothers who haven’t lost children, do not love their children… but there is really something different about it that you will never know unless you have lost a child and all the hope and dreams you had for them.
I see this pregnancy as nothing other than a miracle given to me by God. And since she is a miracle, I do not take one single thing for granted. You will not hear me complain about being pregnant or the sleepless nights I will endure in March and the months to come.
The moment I see her I will look at her so differently than anyone who hasn’t lost a child could imagine.
A fancy house, a number in a bank account, the kinds of clothes you wear, a number on a scale, a new car, a tropical vacation will never bring you the kind of joy that love can bring to your life. Whether you love your parents, your spouse or your children – it is the greatest gift of all. To love and be loved.
I have never loved anyone more truly and more deeply than I have my two children. And because of Jonah, I have learned how to truly love. I am forever grateful to him.
I love you both, Jonah and Micah…
Here is my 28 week update.
How far along? 28 weeks and 2 days
How big is baby? 16 inches – 2.5 pounds! Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower!!!
Maternity clothes? Yes. I am trying to mix up some of my maternity clothes by wearing scarves and statement jewelry to make it feel like I’m wearing a new outfit. Haha. I did receive my shipment of new clothes I had bought during Black Friday and they all work nicely.
Stretch Marks? None!
Sleep: Sleep is going well. I have been pretty tired by the end of the day and going to bed fairly early.
Best moment this week: Hearing her heartbeat at my doctor appointment yesterday.
Food cravings: Skim milk and green apples. I have ate so many green apples that my mouth is full of canker sores!
Food Aversions: Sometimes things sound good and they next day they don’t.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Pregnancy Symptoms: I can feel my waistline getting bigger and bigger!
Belly Button in or out? Still in!
Wedding Rings on or off? Both of my rings are on.
What I miss: Nothing! I am loving every minute of this!
What I am looking forward to: I am so looking forward to celebrating Christmas next week with Drew and each of our families. Last year was such a hard Christmas and I am so excited this year!!!
Upcoming appointments/events: I had my 28 week appointment yesterday and I have another appointment in two weeks on December 30th for 30 weeks!
Weekly Wisdom: Cherish every moment.
Here is my 28 week picture that my husband took just before we went to church.