Since this is really the only way I get to keep in touch with many of you, I wanted to give you a little update of how I and the baby are doing, since care, concern, and wonder have been expressed by some (thank you). I just had my second appointment after my ultrasound last week, and everything with the little one is good, including the heartbeat, which I was able to hear. I am doing much better, now that I am past the first trimester, as I may have mentioned before. I was pretty sick during that time, and am glad to be feeling useful to the world again now. I have not gained any weight, probably due to my being constantly sick, but I anticipate that to change quickly, now that I have my appetite (and more!) back. : ) Since I was so sick, and being that this is my first child, I still am not showing, but once I do (around 6 months I hear is probably the time I finally will--as all you experienced mommies know), I will gladly share pictures. : ) Thank you all for your love, prayers, and concern. We continually pray for a healthy baby and are constantly thankful for the blessing of a child.
Today the first pictures of Baby Bodin were snapped at around 13 weeks old. : ) Here they are. It is so precious to see that little life inside of you. Praise God for such a blessing! The baby was quite active, turning, moving his/her hands, and kicking. Later in my appointment with the doctor I heard the heartbeat, which was nice and strong. Praise God again! You can see in the second picture (look closely) that the baby's one little leg is straight out--you can see the foot at the end of it), compared to both bent in the first.
Okay, I have a question for all you prior and current pregnant ladies I know ;). I have seen this thing called a Tummy Tube or something at the store and the clerk talked it up bigtime, but I'm wondering---does it really work? It's that thing that is like an elastic/spandex belt/tube thing that you can supposedly put around your belly and fold over your current clothing, leaving the zipper and button undone, and folding this thing over the waist to make your current clothes "fit" for a while longer once your belly starts to grow. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Have any of you used it or known anyone who has and does it really work AND is it really worth it to get it-like do you use it long enough to make it worthwhile? Thanks for any advice you have!
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27