Wednesday, February 17, 2010

peach fuzz

According to, our littlest love is peach-sized these days. What their site says about week 13: "your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)"

Back when no one knew about this baby but us and God, I sent Jonathan an email about our then poppy seed-sized baby:

poppy seed officially counts as an em**** now. already. My, how time flies.

{I wrote "em****" because I was trying to be secretive just in case anyone caught a glimpse of the email.}

Jonathan's reply made me almost panic:
It's a good thing you can't take it out and put it on the mantle or some other place in the house. That thing's tiny.
In this house, things are very frequently lost or misplaced. I forget my safe places, the places I think "oh, I'll remember I put it here." Nope. I never remember. I'm a little surprised we haven't lost one of our children. It's a good thing they're all pretty loud.

So, for a while the little one was lovingly called poppy seed and then sesame seed. A peach now? Fingerprints already? I'm already feeling this little peach bump around from time to time, and I'm loving every minute of it, especially as a distraction from the nausea.

In five weeks we'll have our ultrasound. I think this time, more than ever, it will be nerve-wracking for me to wait and hope and pray that all is ok. I can't explain why that is because my faith is stronger than during my earlier pregnancies. Maybe it's because I've learned to a fuller extent that God's ways are not my ways, but that they are always right and sovereign. Add to that that we are considering not finding out the baby's gender. Not sure if I'm that patient, but we are both very intrigued by the idea of not knowing until the birth. Time will tell if we actually do it. It's interesting how opinionated people are about us even considering it. If only they knew that may make us more prone to wait...

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..." Jeremiah 1:5


tamara said...

I think it would be cool to wait - by the 4th go-round, you've got enough boy stuff and girl stuff to wing it the first few weeks, so there's no real panic to have the pink or blue ready for the little peach! How exciting!! I am so very happy for you and your family!

The Khans said...

Our friends and family were on pins and needles when we decided not to find out with Nicholas. It was easy with the first child for us. Now it seems a lot harder. Whatever you decide it will be fun either way.

A Skin Bag for Jesus! said...

Awww.. what a sweet peach already, no matter the gender! And I'm with you, I think waiting would be wildly fun! I also understand the knowing in God that His ways are not our ways, so you never know. Yet, this you do (and you mentioned it), His ways are always right and always good! So what could go 'wrong' in that?

I'm so excited for you!

Anna said...

awesome that you are at week 13! praying your nausea gets better over the next few weeks and completely disappears! will be praying for your upcoming ultrasound as well, and peace for all of you! finding out the gender is totally up to you...dont let anyone sway you either way :) no matter what your baby is, the little peach is a huge blessing and perfect angel already!!`

Erika said...

Yay for the second trimester! Any baby bump yet?

Kristin said...

Well, Erika, I was told a few minutes ago (by a sweet friend) that I am "huge." Nice. I'm sure that answers your question. :)