Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Meaning of the Word, "Pregnant"

Several weeks ago our pastor told us in a sermon that we were all pregnant because when you look up what pregnant means it means full of potential. He went on to discuss how Christ longs for us to and helps us reach our potential. I got stuck on that phrase... full of potential. Not full of fluid and a growing baby... but full of potential. When I look at Noah's adorable face I often think about all the things that he could be, all the things he will see, all the love he will feel, all things he will be able to do. But rarely do I think of the potential I have... I mean I'm grown up. But I do have potential to change things for the better through my actions and words. Through my children. Through my husband. Through my job.



The sermon also struck a cord with me because the day before I had found out that Adam, Noah and I are expecting an addition to our family in August! We are thrilled and a little nervous. The potential this little one has is overwhelming. I look forward to experiencing the joy and miracle of pregnancy without the shock value Noah brought and hopefully without the sickness. I tear up every time I think about Noah and this baby playing together and running around the house. I want the bond between them to be strong.



Today we went to the doctor and so far everything looks fine. We will have an ultrasound Monday. I look forward to seeing a sweet little heartbeat and be more assured that things are okay. As far as the pre eclampsia/ Toxemia she said it was pretty certain I would have it again but probably not as serious. Hopefully the third trimester being in the summer should help.



I have been a little bit sick. Not an all day nauseous can't keep food down kind of sick but little pockets of sickness usually brought on by smells. I have been super tired but no more than the average working mother of a two year old. Mostly I am feeling this unquenchable urge to organize my whole house top to bottom. For example... Sunday after getting back from Birmingham ... I brought all of Noah's toys from all over the house and sorted them, organized, added the Christmas toys, and put them away. Yesterday I took down Christmas, washed all the sheets and duvet cover, did three loads of laundry, uploaded Christmas pictures, and unpacked us all.



I have vowed not to eat any Swiss Cake Rolls esp. a whole box at a time! But a grilled cheese sandwhich sounds pretty good. My neighbor has promised me after the first of the year to walk with me everyday. And water and prenatal vitamins are getting along with my stomach this time. So I am really looking forward to and praying for a healthy pregnancy!




12 comments:

LB said...

how exciting!!! Congratulations!

Sally said...

Woo hoo!!! congratulations! So excited for you guys!

And, about what your Dr. told you about PE...I've NEVER heard anyone say that before. I've only been told that there's no way to predict whether you will have it again, and if you look at statistics, moms who had it w/ a first child were way LESS likely to have it with a second. I'm going to be praying for those stats for you! =)

Beth Goff said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That's awesome!!! I am thrilled for yall! Noah is going to be an awesome big brother!

Mom said...

More happy tears for Mimi..another wonderful Jones baby for Mimi and Papa to love and play with and s-p-o-i-l! :-)
Thank YOU, Lord for the abundant blessings of another new life to look forward to seeing face to face!
I'm with Sally with the sats prayers.....healthy easy pregnancy for my daughter...

Kathy Carter said...

How exciting, Carrie! You are going to have so much fun with two little kiddos! I'll be thinking about you and praying for a healthy pregnancy. I look forward to reading all about it!

Micheal said...

I am so happy for you and Adam! I hope this pregnancy is much more enjoyable for you! I thought your FB status a few days ago was clever!

The McClure Boys said...

congratulations, Carrie! so fun!! will be praying for you!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations Carrie! What fun news to get at Christmas. Will be praying for a healthy pregnancy. I had some of the same complications you did and was told the chances were much less of me having them with subsequent pregnancies... interesting.

danajk said...

Yay!! Congrats to all of you!

HB said...

I can't even read any further before sharing my congrats with you. WHAT GREAT NEWS! I'll start praying for you TODAY!!! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Thank you everyone for all your prayers and well wishes!

As for the pre-eclampysia stuff... My doctor told me after Noah was born that the shot of this happening again would be low. But Monday she said it does happen again but that the severity is usaully lower and its onset is later. So she wasn't really worried but would be moitoring me very closely to be safe. So ?? I don't really know what to expect but I certainly don't mind being watched closer!

Emily said...

Yay Yay Yay! I am super excited for you, Adam and Noah!! And I am praying for a "more fun" pregnancy this go around... It sucks to be sick. :(