Posted by: Esther | July 25, 2008

Pregnancy update: 3 months (I am off the couch)

Well I am feeling better these days. I am about 14 weeks now. Funny everyone thinks that my tummy is a bit big for only 14 weeks, some have suggested it may be twins. Maybe I am just fat, bluh. Or maybe, since this is my fourth, my body just knows what to do and has stretched out early.

I got my first Fit Pregnancy magazine and found out that benzoyl peroxide can cause birth defect. So can aloe vera. Well I have been using Proactive for four years. I used it through my pregnancy with Ruthie and she is fine. I hate to not use it; I am so acne prone. Well my husband told me not to use it, so I guess I wont. I’ll let you know how that goes. I’ll just use my seaweed soap. I’ll have to get a natural moisturizer though. Humph…more to think about.

My energy has come back. Nausea is pretty much gone. Or maybe it is masked by the head cold I have right now.

I have really started to like yoga and am doing it with the kids. I am also doing squats, lunges and exercises with the resistant bands. I think I have a pretty good routine going that I can keep at least till the last trimester.

My sister died on Friday. I went to visit Bonita and Dad in Oregon and we got all the details taken care of. I will miss her, but I know I will see her again. She is in a better place than I am.

I am studying the book of Esther right now. Almost finished. Wonderful book to learn how to be a godly woman. I have already blogged on it a bit (What Would Esther Have Done). Here are my favorite verses at this time:

Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the women, advised. And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her.

Esther 4:16 “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”


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