Today, we received the Blessing of a Child in the Womb! We were the first that our priest has given the new blessing to, and it was so beautiful. I just love how the blessing asks for comfort and relief of anxiety, and health of the baby:
God, author of all life,
bless, we pray, this unborn child;
give constant protection
and grant a healthy birth
that is the sign of our rebirth one day
into the eternal rejoicing of heaven.
Lord, who have brought to this woman
the wondrous joy of motherhood,
grant her comfort in all anxiety
and make her determined
to lead her child along the ways of salvation.
Aaaah, so comforting!
Tomorrow marks 14 weeks! It's strange to believe that this is really happening. Although, the nightly nausea and the ever so slight baby bump are making it real. So much for morning sickness being over by the end of the first trimester. Whew! Sunday night right before bed, I had the worst puking episode since I was a kid. It was like a scene from the exorcist.
Tomorrow will also be two weeks since my last progesterone reading, so I'm anxious to see if it is better now that we've doubled my dosage. I see my OB again on the 31st and can't wait to hear that little heartbeat again! I wish I could hear it everyday!