It’s been a long time since I posted a pregnancy journal. I haven’t been blogging regularly the past few weeks. My family is going through some major changes that we knew were coming, we just didn’t know exactly when.
My husband is being deployed. I haven’t spoken much about it because I don’t think I’m supposed to disclose much about it. Although we knew it was coming, to know that it really is happening and it’s happening soon has hit me like a ton of bricks. We have just been trying to have fun together and spend time together. I’ve also been dealing with my own emotions about the changes to come. So, if you’ve noticed that things have been quiet around here, that is why.
If you’ve read our love story over on Young Wife’s Guide, you know Mr. Simple and I “met” during his first deployment. If you asked me then if he would be deploying years later and we would have three children, I would have said, “No way!” Apparently this war has lasted long enough for him to go another round.
I’m not sure how much I’ll be writing about what we are going through here on this blog. We will just have to see, I guess. I would like to ask for prayers. Both for my husband’s protection and for me to find the strength that I need for my kids.
Now on to the pregnancy!
Discussion Question: Will you find out the gender of the baby before birth? Or have you already? I wanted a surprise, but my husband wanted to know, so we found out!
How far along are you? 35 weeks, 4 days
Prayer requests? Obviously the deployment. I would love prayers for my husband as well as for me and my kids.
What scripture is speaking to you this week? I haven’t been reading much lately. I know I really need to, though.
Symptoms? I have debilitating SI joint pain in the evenings. It is truly a horrible pain in the back of my left hip.
Medical Stuff? My placenta is far enough away from my cervix that we do not have to do a scheduled c-section!
Weight gain (or loss)? Gain. I’ve stopped keeping track.
What Made Me Cry This Week? Everything. The worst being that I found out my husband probably won’t be home when our baby is born.
Sleep? I don’t sleep much. There’s too much on my mind and I’m very uncomfortable at this point.
Maternity Clothes? Um, most of my clothes no longer fit. Ugh.
Movement? Lots of rolling and kicking. I can feel his hiccups, too.
What I miss…. Feeling motivated. I don’t have the energy to do much.
What I’m looking forward to…. Having the baby and the end of next year. 🙂
Thoughts from the family…. Sis gets upset when we tell her something is for the baby. She says she is the baby and the things are hers. Bug thinks the baby is going to “pop” out soon and he is going to drive Sis in the minivan to see me at the hospital. HAHA!
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