12 & 13 & 14 Weeks :: Baby Bump


I thought a lot about doing something a wee bit different for this pregnancy, but I find that the commonality between this baby and Eowyn is a super sweet thing to experience. I love looking on E's pictures as she grows-all of which are in our family yearbooks. I look forward to adding these to this year's yearbook.  

At 5.5 weeks to the day I had my first face to face meet-and-greet with our european toilet. I've become more familiar than I'd please, but luckily the whole incredible-sickness turned into feeling green, to just feeling like I had one too many french fries over the past 6 weeks. These past few days have been considerably better, which has left me praising Jesus.

I've written all sorts of posts about 'pregnancy after miscarriage,' some of which I'm sure I'll post. I will say that I've never been so aware of the miracle that takes place-and how much of pregnancy is so outside of our hands. Like, how a kidney begins to function or the spine forms is so beyond me. I know we have considerable knowledge, but not it all. I'm glad my understanding is not what our babies health is relying on.  this reality has grown my faith and I continue to return to this verse in Colossians:

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

He's holding all things together.

We obviously are beyond excited at this baby's life and thank all of you for the ways you've celebrated us. 

Also, the whole baby showing up sooner than the first time around is proving very much true. I don't mind one bit.

Hey there, second trimester. I've been looking forward to meeting you.

If you're super impressed with the way I look smaller in week fourteen than I do in thirteen, I attribute that to the burrito I ate at thirteen weeks, and God's-gift to womankind: Spanx providing their gifts this week. I love those beautiful shorts. No thigh chaff and all that smoothing business. Praise the Lord.

Second trimester is starting out kindly. While I'm still exhausted, and now enjoying major headaches after I wake up-there's no sick feelings! I'll take it.


  1. Blessings and prayers from the Shannon house. Miss Elise thinks it is really cool that Eowyn is a big sister :)

    1. Thanks Meg! We miss you guys. (and those training pants that you handed down are kind of saving us right now with potty training! Hope the summer is wrapping up nicely before school starts!

  2. Girl, you have the CUTEST outfits. Maternity or not, you are rockin' 'em. Watching your little family grow makes me so happy. I hope that the Finns are treating you well. :)

    1. Girl, you are too kind. Thanks for taking time to comment. You're missed deeply.