Monday, November 17, 2008

Growing Bump


I thought I better record the progress of my growing baby bump. I am 16 weeks now and am feeling better most of the time. I am hopeful that I will be able to fully enjoy Thanksgiving next week. I am still about 3 weeks away from finding out whether I am having a boy or girl. I will definitely be finding out. 

 Today I went grocery shopping. I was in line when the checker asked how I was. It is funny how I seem to measure my progress in healing based upon how this question from the grocery checker makes me feel. Today I reflected for a nanosecond and had an epiphany. "I am good," I told the checker. And I meant it. Not just okay or surviving. No I felt good. I could honestly say I felt good.

This is not to say I don't still have hard moments or really low hours. I do. But they are less frequent and being able to honestly answer that I felt good -- better than average -- felt like a milestone to me.

37 comments:

Tiffany said...

You look beautiful...glowing and peaceful.

Davis family said...

You are beautiful-inside and out.

Julie said...

what an absolutely beautiful picture! you look so completely glowing. i know this is reflecting what is going on inside most likely more than the outside. God is so incredibly Good.

Marleen said...

You look so beautiful in that picture and even better in person. Love the growing bump and can't wait to find out what your having.

Michele said...

How adorable. There is a softness to your face that wasn't there before. It's that much more angelic. :)
Enjoy your holidays.

Just me! said...

I love 'baby bumps'! You are so beautiful!

GDR said...

I'm glad you are feeling good. It will just get better and better, I promise. In my opinion, you are grieving in a good way.......and will continue to do so.........and the years will pass, and you will be closer to being with Camille once more. It's been almost 30 years now.........and I'm glad those years have passed, and I'm closer to being with my Ambure also. What a wonderful day that will be - for both of us :)

Heidi said...

I completely agree--you look absolutely beautiful! What a stunning color on you. Have you felt the baby move, yet?

That's wonderful that you were able to honestly answer that you felt good. What an encouraging milestone.

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

I'm so glad you let us all share in these moments with you. You look stunning!

Amanda said...

You look beautiful.

Sarah said...

You look fantastic! So glad to hear you are feeling good.

Jennie said...

Wow! You look beautiful and have that pregnant glow about you. I only dreamed about that! :) I'm glad you are starting to feel better and stronger. I pray you continue to do so.

Randi said...

I am SO happy that you were GOOD! you deserve it. Congrats on the little bump, you look fabulous!

cynphil6 said...

Stephanie,

WOW!!! You look gorgeous!!

What a beautiful keepsake of the

milestone you acheived.

xoxox
Cynthia

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Camille said...

You look beautiful! I had that comment all thought out before I clicked the comments link, then I saw that "beautiful" seems to be the exact word everyone else thought of the picture.
Good. Good. Good.
I hope you do indeed have a GOOD Thanksgiving, meal and all.

Kathryn_m said...

You really look well, Stephanie and that blessed bump is most flattering. I see a serenity in your eyes that had been absent in the past.

I am so very glad you feel GOOD!

love 'n hugs,
kathryn_m

Anonymous said...

I found out what my children were, too. I am a planner. I need to know these things.

So glad you are feeling good at the moment. You look "good" too!

Love to you

Jane

Kim said...

What a beautiful bump! Glad to hear you were good...at least for a moment. :)

Chell said...

Such a beautiful picture. I have to agree with the other commenters, you look so peaceful and glowing. All the best for the rest!

Bobby and M!kell said...

beautiful is the perfect word to describe you! ♥
I just started reading your blog earlier this week and am amazed at your strength and faith.
god bless.
M!kell

Shanan said...

Such a beautiful picture, Steph ... and I'm so happy to hear you had a better then average day! ;) I hope there are many more of those in the upcoming days/weeks.

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

Wow! YOu look gorgeous in this picture. red is your color for sure! i love your cute little belly bump. i am jealous of that! i am so happy you are feeling "good"! i love you!

Jay and Jen's Life said...

You look stunning! Congratulations on your adorable lil baby bump. I am so incredibly happy for you. Reading your blog today made me smile.

Marylin and Jimmy said...

You look amazingly beautiful and just glowing from the inside out! I love your bump!

Shayla said...

I've been following for a few months now after I found you off of the Kunz's blog... I have been touched a hundred times by your words. Now, I just want to say I am so happy for you!
Although I am just a stranger, I appreciate your vulnerability in everything you share. I am so happy that you are doing GOOD! You are amazing & are glowing beautifully! Please know there is a stranger in Idaho praying for you.

Harlene said...

I hope you feel as beautiful as you look!!

Noorda Notebook said...

i love your dress. so pretty! such a fun day yesterday! i feel sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo old today. you can just call me grandma.

Janae said...

What a cute baby bump you have going on there! I am so glad you are feeling better...that is so hard to have to feel so sick and still take care of everyone. I agree with the above comment's...you look beautiful!

Mel said...

You look serene.

I'm happy for little baby to come into your world filled with so much love.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog and I am so happy for you on your pregnancy. You look absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I hope you are feeling good physically and emotionally. Think about not finding out what you are having, it is a wonderful sweet surprise that makes that day seem magical - just my opinion. Either way you can't help but be thrilled by a wonderful sweet newborn.

Clint, Jana, and Dallas said...

I'm not sure if I've commented before or not but I read your blog daily. You are such an inspiration. You look beautiful pregnant and that little spirit is so lucky to be coming to your sweet family.

Sue said...

Good for you! (And you look good, too!)

vocalise said...

You really do look lovely.

Nannette Frost said...

You do look great..I really like your hair like that! Congrats on the upcoming baby...I'll hope for a boy for you.. they are very sweet and it might be a nice change!

PletcherFamily said...

You look beautiful!!

Jill said...

You are adorable! Congratulations.