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21 Weeks

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21 Weeks

Alisha Meyer

Well guys, Wednesday's have been my days to write, however that didn't happen yesterday! I am letting myself be very lenient on how often I post, mostly because I used to be very hard on myself about getting on here once a week. Well, life has changed a lot since then, and that is okay!

The time frame we are in for my pregnancy, is the most exciting! Zack and I had our 20 week (half way through) appointment Tuesday, and you GUYS!!!! We got to see, I mean really see our little baby!!! I have to mention here, that this whole pregnancy has been fairly easy, so there were days when I truly thought I was just bloated...so to SEE our baby it was a game changer! I couldn't stop the tears from coming down my cheek as I laid there on the ultrasound table. I would look to my left at Zack, and only see him smiling from ear to ear! What an experience to share with someone you love so much. This little person wouldn't stop moving for a second! And you know what!? I was able to feel the first kicks last week at work, and since then it is on the move all day long! ("it" yes, we are not finding out the gender until it's debut!)

I want to express how thankful we are for this whole experience because for quite some time we thought we couldn't have kids naturally. From the day we said "I Do" we began our journey of "trying." This didn't mean every other day, this meant a few times a week. For 2 years we tried what we thought was going to work, from ovulation tests, fertility apps, to even more times a week. There came many moments of frustration and sadness, where we just stopped caring, and just had fun with it all. Still nothing. During our second year of trying, as most of you know, we were traveling around the country, just Zack, our Golden Retriever Myla and myself. Those were some of our best memories together! Therefore, our trying experience wasn't as stressful!

And then it happened......our last weeks of living in Seattle, Washington the signs of pregnancy came. Sore breasts, missed period, spotting, moodiness, and emotion that was uncommon for me. 

So being in the present day, 21 weeks pregnant, healthy, energetic, excited and just plain happy, we couldn't be more excited to meet this little lobster of ours! August will be here before we know it, and life will have a whole new meaning! To care for something so important for so many reasons. God created this little lobster for a very special reason, and I pray every night Zack and I can live up to that expectation from God.

Mark 9:37 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”