Written December 22nd, 2011
Feeling so sick. I hope this mean you are growing strong little raspberry. Today we hit our 8 week mark, and apparently you grew from a blueberry to a raspberry in just a week. I am not sure they how they figure that out, but I just want you to be growing healthy and strong.
My tummy continues to cramp and twinge and feel stretched so I am hoping these are continuing signs of you making yourself at home.
By the end of the day my tummy is so very bloated and your daddy and I pray that one day my belly will stick out like like that because its full of you baby and not just gas and poop - which is gross, but apparently accurate at this point in a pregnancy!
I discovered via Facebook that another friend is having a baby this summer. I keep letting myself get excited about the possibility of sharing this journey with friends - but I still can't quite let myself believe it is happening.
I am so ready to share our news. I know we are keeping it a secret for our own peace of mind and of course a dramatic Christmas reveal for our parents but I feel very alone in a situation that feels overwhelming. I need prayer and feel as though it may be a prayer burden on the shoulders of the very few people we have shared with.
I look forward to confessing.