September 29, 2012

The Growing Pregnant Belly

Pregnancy is fun. Pregnancy is long. Pregnancy gave me stretch marks, three months of nausea, a sad aversion to bananas, months of hating green leafy vegetables, cravings for greasy food, a lack of energy, a night of food poisoning (not related to the pregnancy, but it happened!), many lunchtime walks with my mom and dad, very modified versions of my normal exercise routine, prenatal vinyasa yoga, prenatal pilates, lots of fun kicks and thuds from baby, lots of kisses on my tummy from hubby, lots of singing to a growing, not-yet-born son or daughter, lots of exciting prenatal appointments with midwives, a few ultrasounds, many braxton hicks, and a beautiful baby boy.
To go through this, or even see someone go through this amazing experience, shows God's power, the work of His glorious hands, and absolutely incredible gift of grace: giving us intense gifts that we do not deserve. Praise the Lord! I can't wait for it to happen all over again, in His good timing, whenever that may be. I'm anxious, nervous (but shouldn't be) and wondering how it will go the next time around. In the meantime, though, Edu and I are simply going to enjoy our little replica-of-his-Mexican-papa son, and not think too far into the future. We're just going to drown Santiago James in our kisses for now, and hope we have enough saved up for the next babe. :)

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