I'm 11 weeks along today. The first trimester can be such a challenge, as this one has been for me. But... I'm almost there. Lord willing, one more week and I'll be on the up and up.
However, today my heart is soaring beyond the trials of the first 12 weeks. While I still experience nausea and heart burn, fluttering emotions and everlasting fatigue... today I am happy and content and AWARE that there is a baby inside of me.
I felt the baby move for the first time last night! I've been able to recognize it earlier with each pregnancy, but this is certainly the earliest. 11 weeks and feeling the little one move around. Wow!! It's not distinctive kicks, but little flutters of motion and movement. How wonderful to be able to experience some of these little delights and enjoyments during a challenging time of pregnancy.
Truly, what a miracle this little life is! I am so thankful to be pregnant again; to be able to bring another life into the world. At times I feel the weight of the responsibility-- for me and my spouse to be in charge of nurturing and caring for this child from the womb and throughout life beyond!! An awe inspiring task for sure. But today, I am thankful. It may be a huge responsibility, but it is also a precious gift from God as Psalm 127:2 attests, "Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward." Thank you Lord for my precious children; my precious gifts from above!