19 week update – Yea its my birthday! (26)

Well, this post is going to be a little different. I am updating what happened this week. Monday night I went to bed with an ache in my back on the right side. I woke up around 2:30 in awful pain, having to wake Chris up. I thought I had a kidney stone or something like it. I couldn’t go back to sleep for a few hours,though. I finally got comfortable enough with a heating pad, and drifted back to sleep. I called the Dr the next morning, and the nurse thought it could be my gallbladder. I went in for an ultrasound to see if that is what it was, and thank you, Jesus, that it wasn’t! They said it could be bad indigestion or something they would just have to wait and see. I am supposed to take Maalox every 4 hours, which seems to help.

Anyway, one thing that I want to change is the way I’ve acted during this pregnancy. All along I have known that this is a miracle, but sometimes I get caught up in the negative things that my body has to go through that I forget the miracle of it all. I have been reading about some people who have lost pregnancies or babies, and one would think after all we went through I would be more grateful. I am grateful, so incredibly grateful. Words cannot describe it. Yet I want my attitude and my words to change so that people see and they know that I am blessed so much more than I deserve! I am thankful! We are blessed. Even though my body has to go through these changes, I know that the end result is a new life. A new life requires sacrifice. I am glad to do this!

Thank you, Jesus! Continue to form this little one in your hands. And change this little one’s mama to have a tender heart, and to not focus on herself so much.