I hardly dare to write this (after all, I wrote my autumn post and then it was a ridiculous 96 degrees today!!), but I think some of my energy has returned. Yes, I still wake up tired most mornings, and I could still easily nap at almost any given time, and I still find myself falling asleep on the couch by a certain time each evening... but at least I don't feel the same sort of mind-numbing dysfunctional exhaustion as before. And for that, I am VERY grateful, and I mean to make the most of whatever energy God chooses to send my way! I'm still getting nauseated pretty regularly, and I even threw up this morning (so weird, since I'm not usually a puker), but I'm hopeful that will be gone soon too. And until it is, I'll just keep eating constantly, since it seems to help. Might as well pack on some more pounds. :)
It's odd, but it still seems a little unreal that we are actually going to have a baby. I don't think I've quite grasped that fact yet and let it really sink in. But, yesterday, for the first time, I am almost SURE that I felt the baby kick. I've had flutterings before, but I've never been able to tell for sure if it was Baby or not. Yesterday's movement felt much more definite, much more baby-ish. I've been looking forward so much to getting to feel the baby kick and move. It will really help to bring some sweet reality to the fact that another little one is getting ready to join our family.
Without any further blabbing from me, here are the 15-week belly shots:
Maybe one of these days you'll get to see a picture of me where my hair is ACTUALLY done. I promise, some days I really don't just pull it back...
One other really cool thing about how fast the time is flying by is that it means other babies are about to make their appearances! Lisa may very well be in labor as I write, and little Jillian will be here VERY soon... who knows! And my dear friend Stacie will be welcoming her Lucy in LESS than a week!! Oh, I am SO excited to meet these new little girls (as well as the other little girls who are just a bit further down the road), and pray all the best for their sweet mamas as the time draws near.