Thursday, January 22, 2009

7 Weeks Pregnant

I'm 7 weeks now and doing great. I've started to be a little nauseous and I'm still very tired. The prometrium I am taking is making the normal pregnancy symptoms twice as bad. I'm not sleeping well at all and I constantly feel dehydrated. I drink a LOT of water throughout the day. I'm ok with all the symptoms though because that just means the baby is doing great and is healthy! I still have nearly 2 weeks before my ultrasound. It can't come soon enough!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

6 weeks, 1 day

Exhaustion has set in. Thank God that morning sickness has not. I started getting sick at 5 weeks with Ethan, so maybe this pregnancy will be different. I still have this fear that I will go to the ultrasound in a few weeks and something will be wrong or there won't be a heartbeat. I fear this because of my past miscarriages, but as a friend reminded me, most pregnant women have this fear. We're women. We worry. But I know that God is in control!
Your pregnancy: 6 weeks
How your baby's growing: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. The emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and the arms and legs by protruding buds. The heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his/her body. The intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to the lungs has appeared. The pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of the brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean. Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb.

Friday, January 9, 2009

First Post of New Collinsworth Blog!!!

I decided it was time to create a public blog for our family and friends to get updates on what is going on with us. I have my photography blog ( and David has his worship leader blog (, but I wanted to create a blog dedicated to everything Collinsworth!

For starters, we are going to have another baby!!! We found out on December 27th and we were so excited. Last month was a difficult month for us. I had taken a pregnancy test and it was positive, but just 4 days later I had another early miscarriage (I've had one similar to this previously). But it didn't take long at all for me to get pregnant again and everything seems to be going well so far. Today I am 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant!

On New Year's Day we had a late Christmas with my family at my brother's house. My mom and dad, Jason and Esther, and my cousin Jessica were all there. Our friends Dewayne and Brandi (who are also expecting) and Brien and Hannah were also there. We had a big turkey dinner and then opened Christmas presents. When everyone was just about done opening presents, I snuck out of the room with Ethan and changed him into a shirt that said, "Big Brother" on it (see pic below). I sent him back into the living room to show his Mammaw and Pappaw his new shirt. It took them a moment to realize what it meant, then everyone started clapping. It was an exciting moment.

We were hoping to tell David's family in person, but we didn't know how long it would be before we would see them again (since we had just spent Christmas Day with them) and we just couldn't wait, so we called all of them and announced the good news. The baby is due on 9-9-09 and my first ultrasound will be on Feb. 3rd when I'm almost 9 weeks. It's SO hard being patient until then!!!

I will try to post belly pics regularly as it grows! Can't wait for Ethan to be a big brother!!!