Monday, July 11, 2016

"It's a..." : 27 weeks + a very random life lately

Alright, so I didn’t get a post in for June, and now we are in almost mid-July! Thank you for reminding me, B. ;-)

This second trimester is going by so, so fast! I’ll be 27 weeks tomorrow! This will be the last week of the second trimester, and then we will go on to the last stretch – the longest trimester of all, or so I’ve heard.

A few weeks ago, during the anatomy ultrasound (AKA gender reveal ultrasound), we found out that this baby had what the doctors called “fetal arrhythmia” or irregular beating. They checked the anatomy of the heart really, really well, and it seemed it was caused by immaturity (or caffeine), and was not related to the anatomy. A second, higher level ultrasound revealed that the fetal arrhythmia had resolved a few weeks after that. Thanks be to God!

No more caffeine for me, unfortunately.

We also found out that our baby is a BOY! God is blessing us with a SON!

Holy moly. What am I going to do with a boy? They are so foreign! Just kidding. Kind of.

Anyways. Turns out that 90% of people were wrong on guessing it was a girl! The ultrasound tech didn’t even have to tell me. As soon as I saw the ultrasound, I knew. Don’t worry, the tech did confirm immediately.

Unfortunately, we are not settled on a name, yet. So this baby will have to be he-who-has-not-been-named, for now. We kind of have a name, but we go back and forth on it. I am hoping God sends me a huge sign revealing his name, soon.

Here is my baby bump - I am a little bigger now, as this one was taken at 24 weeks. ;-) 



So, life. Let’s see…

I cut out a lot of my hair! Did you notice? It's never been this short! I wasn't planning on it. In fact, it was just going to be a small trim. Then the hairstylist mentioned something about donating it, so there went my trim. 10 inches off later, here I am. I have a ton of hair, so I am hoping that the amount will be able to help at least two children. 

I am continuing to work at the children’s hospital. It’s getting really, really tiring. All the lifting, pulling, walking, up and down the stairs, etc. I am thinking it’s only going to get worse. But that’s ok. I love, love my job. However, we have some difficult decisions to make regarding my job, now that the baby is to arrive. Please pray for us, for wisdom. I know God will provide, as He always has, but it is difficult discerning His will for us.

I am also done with the Faith Formation class I was teaching at my church. I surely do miss my #thirdgradetheologians , as I called them! However, this week I am teaching VBS, or vacation bible school. I am the lead captain for “Bible Story/Activity”, along with a seminarian co-captain and four helping teenagers. Together we teach 80 kids! It’s so challenging (mostly physically), but so rewarding.

This has nothing to do with this post, but I am super excited to announce that my plants are still alive! :-D Haha! Well, my basil is kind of giving up on me and my tomatoes, well…rabbits or squirrels have been biting them! The other herbs are growing like crazy.

Also, I’ve been reading this awesome book called “Mother Theresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the ‘Saint of Calcutta’”. It’s so interesting to read her thoughts and become more acquainted with her. Her path to sainthood is one I wish to imitate, in my own life as a woman, wife, mother, nurse and teacher.

Well, that’s all for now. Thank you for reading and for still following me, even though I am not the best at keeping up with this blog. I am really thankful for you.

In Christ,

Gabby