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About three weeks ago I posted a little announcement on Instagram: I am pregnant! Or, as my T-Shirt says so perfectly: Things grow here!
I was pretty overwhelmed with the amount of comments and messages I received to congratulate us on our growing family. All the kindness and sharing in our joy meant a lot to me. So, thank you!
Today marks the beginning of the 23rd week of pregnancy, so we’re over the halfway mark, which feels crazy.
These days people ask me a lot how I am doing. Which somehow isn’t such an easy question to answer. I am a little bit all over the place to be honest. On the whole this pregnancy has been really easy. The last few weeks I have struggled to sleep well but other than that I am feeling pretty good.
However, the whole Corona situation in Germany is worsening again and I am finding myself more worried and anxious than I have been throughout this entire pandemic. I am not sure if that is tied to worrying about the baby or just my general fatigue with lockdown and this latent danger of contracting Covid.
In some ways, being pregnant is actually really helpful in the midst of this. The little movements I can feel in my tummy are a daily reminder that new life is coming. Even in the darkest of seasons, God creates and awakens life.
Next week we are celebrating Easter. New hope, new joy, new seasons are coming. And a new human will soon be here! Things grow here.
That is all for today. In the coming days I want to share a few more thoughts on pregnancy and my experience so far. This feels like such a precious time and I want to make sure to document and capture it as much as I can.
Thanks for coming along on the journey!