15 Week Update

My babies and I. ❤ 15.5 weeks pregnant!

I am so, so enjoying this pregnancy. I feel wonderful and thankful to be in the second trimester. Off-days still come, but they still go. 🙂 Rosebud makes the days and weeks joyfully fly by, and I often find myself asking Kip, “how far along am I again??” Our first pregnancy seemed to last forever, but this time it feels like we will have a newborn here any minute! I appreciate my adventurous little distraction. 🙂

Thanks to Trim Healthy Mama, so far I have gained about 6 pounds total, which is in the “healthy” range for my body type. Yay! I’ve also been doing some prenatal workouts (Fitsugar prenatal videos are my fave!) two or three times a week, and taking a ridiculous amount of vitamins. Fall weather finally arrived here in North Texas, so I’m looking forward to more walks with Rosebud in the stroller whenever we get the chance. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and I’m so excited to share it with her for the first time!

I find myself often thinking about my labor with Rosebud and realizing things I want to do differently this time. I re-watched The Business of Being Born and a couple of the More Business of Being Born installments- I find them encouraging when I feel like I’ve lost my mind for going the “natural route.” Listening to these women’s birth stories after having my own completely changed how I watched the documentaries. I now listen to each story with such empathy, reliving each emotion with them as my heart races and I remind myself, “it can be done.” I’m working on a list of verses from Scripture to meditate on during this pregnancy and birth, as well as a playlist of different songs for labor.


Does anyone have any Scripture, words of encouragement, or song suggestions? I need all the wisdom and help I can get!


4 thoughts on “15 Week Update

  1. hipsta mama

    Yay for home birth! I haven’t posted Bridget’s birth story yet, but I think it’s high time I should. The labor with her was so much faster, and easier to go through, as though I actually knew what I was doing the second time around. Not that it was any more enjoyable, but easier to handle. You’ve got this girl!


    Romans 12:1 – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

    Your body was created to bear children, and though women are cursed with pain in childbearing, if we remember that we are to present our bodies as a sacrifice to the Lord, all that pain with the right perspective can be considered your spiritual worship with a blessing at the end!

    Psalm 127:3 – Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

    Luke 1:37 – For nothing will be impossible with God.

    1. hstaton12 Post author

      I will definitely be holding onto that Romans 12:1 goodness. That was one verse that played in my mind over and over before we got pregnant with #2. Thank you for your encouragement! I need to hear those things!

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