Tidings of Great Joy

On Thursday I will be thirteen weeks pregnant, and officially through the first trimester.  With Alexa, that first few weeks was almost unbearable- I was throwing up multiple times a day and nauseous 24/7, exhausted, emotional and achy.  I almost forgot I was pregnant: it just felt like a wretched illness.  This time it has been a breeze.  I have wondered at times if I’ve made the whole thing up.  Well, we had proof yesterday, when we saw the little thing on the scan.  It was AMAZING to see its tiny and perfectly formed body stretching, bouncing and scratching its head before settling back down for a snooze.

We won’t be able to see our baby again until the next scan at the end of June, but it is being watched over by the Lord God, who is knitting this new person together in my womb.  Psalm 139:

“I praise you because i am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the

depths of the earth,

Your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.”

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