“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Psalms 139:13-14 ESV
You guys. These past 9 months have FLOWN by–even if it didn’t feel like it in the moment. Someone told me pretty early on in my pregnancy that time will never go by slower or faster than when you’re pregnant and that couldn’t be more true.
I have officially reached full term and I’m not sure that Alex or myself have ever been more ready to meet our daughter. It is so so surreal. This week all that has been echoing in my mind is Psalm 139. “You knitted me together in my mother’s womb” This verse is of course plastered everywhere in hopes of reassuring worth and self image but it’s never been more important or meaningful than it is now. “Knitting together” is exactly what God has been doing through me these past 40 weeks and that is the most crazy beautiful thing that I could possibly imagine.
I really am so thankful for the pregnancy in general of course but especially how easy it’s been. It really has been a dream pregnancy. I was fairly sick during the first trimester but isn’t basically everyone? What was worse than that in my opinion was the absolute exhaustion. It made working full time and doing school full time hard. It didn’t last forever thank God. Alex loved the sick aspect of it. He found it enjoyable to document the process. Literally. He was in the bathroom with my Nikon each morning before we left for work taking pictures of me puking. As you can see here…
Now second trimester really was a dream. Post sickness and fatigue. Back when I could actually sleep without getting up 5 times throughout the night to pee.
Now, however, I just feel huge and tend to be easily irritated. Trust me when you’re 25ish weeks and you feel huge and uncomfortable, you aren’t. Just you wait and see.
Also, 10/10 would recommend not being 8-9 months pregnant throughout the scorching hot and humid summer months. We voted to switch up our timing next kid if we get the chance. That isn’t promising considering we had zero say in it this go around. But that’s life!
All-in-all, despite minor discomforts, this pregnancy has honestly been so easy. We absolutely cannot to hold our sweet girl officially any day now!