Baby Bump Update!

I’m 21 weeks, ya’ll.

Which means only 19 weeks until July 4th (also known as the date my little firecracker will have arrived)!

Baby Boy is growing perfectly.  We had the anatomy scan last week & I’m super pleased to report that no areas of concern were mentioned.

It’s such a privilege to carry this little one in my womb.

As of now this little treasure is nameless.  I’m totally open to suggestions.

My husband has not been too helpful in this category.  He actually wanted to add “Ulysses” to the list.  His naming rights were instantly revoked.  My son wants to name the babe, “Woody” after the woodpecker.  And my two-year old little girl is firmly convinced there is  a baby in her belly… she is of no help either.

It’s totally up to me to provide this man with a solid, yet modern name.

Pressure.  Is. On.

Just like my last pregnancy, this child also is showing himself to be high-maintenance.

I started having contractions at 15 weeks.  Yes…15 weeks.

My “irritable uterus” (yes…this is an actual diagnosis) is acting up again.  It started with Sophie at 30 weeks.  So this is a bit early, but evidently just the way my uterus reacts when a foreigner invades.

The good news is that I’ve been prescribed a life of rest & relaxation by my doctor.  I’m not on bed rest, but have to be careful about the level of activity in which I engage so that I don’t end confined to my Sleep Number.

The contractions have slowed down considerably since experts told me to slow down.

I’m taking it all in stride.  You’ll not hear any complaints from me.

I”m taking it as total excuse for me to read lots of books & snuggle with my kids.

My two little ones are catching up on all the Disney movies &  I’m pretty adept at the presidential circus politics.  I’m thankful it’s crazy….keeps the news interesting!

For those of you who have wondered & asked….yes…running a pregnancy loss support group, waiting for publishers to reject/accept my pregnancy loss devotional, having contractions, and being hyper-aware of loss is not without its challenges.

But I have this big peace that passes understanding.

And more than anything, all this knowledge of loss makes me constantly aware of the preciousness within my womb.  He’s my little treasure.

I’ve been a bit hesitant to even share my bump news on my blog  because I know so many of you come here for pregnancy loss resources.   I know during the season of loss seeing other women pregnant can cause us pain, can’t it?  I totally get it.  It’s a sensitive issue.

But I also know we all root for each other.  Cheer each other on.

So thanks for celebrating this little man that is bouncing around in my womb.   Ready to light up the sky in July.

And thank you all for your prayers.

Ya’ll are the absolute best!

Love,

Sarah Philpott

 

 

 

 

About Sarah

Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D lives in the south on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (and one little baby!) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. It's quite the chaotic household, but she adores the blessings God has provided. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency. Her book, Loved Baby: 31 Devotions for Helping you Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss, will be published in October '17 by Broadstreet Publishing. You can go ahead an pre-order it on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and at Christian Book. Sarah is a lover of coffee (black), rocking chairs, the outdoors, and Hemingway. Visit with Sarah at her All-American Mom blog where she writes about life on the farm and cherishing life in joy & in sorrow.

8 thoughts on “Baby Bump Update!

  1. Ah, what an adventure is awaiting you, huh? 🙂 That choice of name is sometimes a bit of a challenge. Wishing you joy. And rest. And continued peace.

  2. Sarah, I’m going to pray for you. 🙂 I am so rooting for this little guy to make an appearance! And yes! We absolutely need to cheer each other on.

    My guys are named Gabriel, William, and Alistair (whom we lost). I don’t mind if you like one of those names and use it. 🙂

    Otherwise, in France, some of the boys names these days are Viktor, Raphael, Robin, Malo, Timeo, Emmanuel, Samuel, Ethan, Aidan, Jules …

    And since you’re an all-American gal, I used to love some of the older American names (before I married a French guy) like Milton and Linden. I can’t wait to learn what name you pick.

    1. I love all the names of your little men Jennie! I’ll add them to the list. I really appreciate your prayers and your cheers. I know you understand the journey.

  3. I love that challenge to root and cheer each other on, even when readers have experienced loss. It brings such glory to God when we can do that despite personal pain. So happy for you,… and definitely listen to the docs and rest!! So hard to do with other kiddos around…

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