Baby Time

Yes, It’s True

I’m pregnant. 14 weeks pregnant to be exact. I know I’ve done a pitiful job of hiding it, with my hints at “feeling crummy” for the past two months and all my complaints about the cold weather this summer, which might as well have been complaints about constant nausea while having a 55 degree month of July.

But, despite my daily pukefests and August’s faithful hovering behind me while I’ve vomited (such trauma for the little soul!), we survived. And for the past five days, I’ve turned a corner into my new life of eating something other than yogurt all day long.

This is where I should tell you something rich and deep about the beauty of this first trimester I have just passed, about the joy of watching how quickly my belly has popped out this time around, how lovely it is that my body already knows so much about building a child that it’s decided to grow at an exponential rate (much to my chagrin). I could say something about the relief of making it past those first 12 weeks, the weeks our culture says to carry as a secret in case the child is lost. (Why is it that we instruct ourselves to keep quiet during the most difficult season of pregnancy, when we most need help, when, if we suffer such a loss, we most need community?) I could say something about the joy of sharing this child with not only my husband but with my little boy who has already learned the art of belly kisses.

Or I can simply say that I’m blessed. I know that every week that passes by an actual person is being formed in me. This child is a person who will love and be loved, who will laugh and weep and dream and find joy in moments I cannot now imagine. He or she is a personality and a voice, a build of muscle, a type of hair, a color of eye, a width of nose.

I know that so many women struggle to bear children. I know that coming through this first trimester is a gift in itself. And I know that I don’t deserve all the good in my life. So, I’m grateful for grace, for a God who builds beautiful things in crazy, unbelievable ways (my body!). And for a God who is giving me the chance to be a mama to another person in this world. It is all perfectly normal and gloriously extravagant.

  • http://www.citychurchsf.org Fred Harrell

    Hey Micha,
    Congratulations! I’m praying for you and yours.
    Fred

  • http://www.citychurchsf.org Fred Harrell

    Hey Micha,
    Congratulations! I’m praying for you and yours.
    Fred

  • http://www.thementoredlife.wordpress.com Debby Bellingham

    I love it and am so grateful you get to mama another little person into the the heart of God.

  • http://www.thementoredlife.wordpress.com Debby Bellingham

    I love it and am so grateful you get to mama another little person into the the heart of God.

  • Farah

    It’s great that you are great with child.

  • Farah

    It’s great that you are great with child.

  • Haley

    Congratulations!! Bless you mama, and bless you baby.

  • Haley

    Congratulations!! Bless you mama, and bless you baby.

  • http://www.sundayschoolrebel.typepad.com Sam

    oh, hooray!! I was hoping this was the reason for your sickness…blessed, blessed baby! I adore having babies to look forward to and celebrate. Congratulations, Micha and family!

    I felt much the same way when I was pregnant…that it was all so very NORMAL and ordinary…women have babies all the time. But it’s so incredibly magical and intensely creative and a walking miracle. (Also, dang uncomfortable, and weird, sometimes. I got lucky and the pregnancy hormones made me giddy.)

    It makes me think of how God must think about us…delighting in his beautiful creations. Or, do you think, he gets all excited when the sun comes up? Like, “Would you look at that! It’s so beautiful, and I made it, and I could never, ever get tired of its loveliness.”

  • http://www.sundayschoolrebel.typepad.com Sam

    oh, hooray!! I was hoping this was the reason for your sickness…blessed, blessed baby! I adore having babies to look forward to and celebrate. Congratulations, Micha and family!

    I felt much the same way when I was pregnant…that it was all so very NORMAL and ordinary…women have babies all the time. But it’s so incredibly magical and intensely creative and a walking miracle. (Also, dang uncomfortable, and weird, sometimes. I got lucky and the pregnancy hormones made me giddy.)

    It makes me think of how God must think about us…delighting in his beautiful creations. Or, do you think, he gets all excited when the sun comes up? Like, “Would you look at that! It’s so beautiful, and I made it, and I could never, ever get tired of its loveliness.”

  • CAQ

    Congratulations to everyone! If you ever want to call to vent about a pukefest, I have open ears (and my summer of puking was for no fun–but I have empathy in abundance). I am so happy for all of you xoxocaq

  • CAQ

    Congratulations to everyone! If you ever want to call to vent about a pukefest, I have open ears (and my summer of puking was for no fun–but I have empathy in abundance). I am so happy for all of you xoxocaq

  • Lex

    Congrats!

  • Lex

    Congrats!

  • http://moderndaydonnareed.blogspot.com steph anderson

    M – I posted a comment on the August blog, but CONGRATS! I’m so excited for you and Chris and August. :) I’m scared to death to parent a toddler AND a newborn – but it’s great to know other people like you are entering into this stage with me! Enjoy!

  • http://moderndaydonnareed.blogspot.com steph anderson

    M – I posted a comment on the August blog, but CONGRATS! I’m so excited for you and Chris and August. :) I’m scared to death to parent a toddler AND a newborn – but it’s great to know other people like you are entering into this stage with me! Enjoy!

  • Janna

    Congratulations!!!!!!!

    I thought maybe I had missed the announcement ;)

    I told people the day I got a positive pregnancy test (when I was 3 weeks, 6 days pregnant) because I didn’t know we were supposed to keep it secret = ha!

  • Janna

    Congratulations!!!!!!!

    I thought maybe I had missed the announcement ;)

    I told people the day I got a positive pregnancy test (when I was 3 weeks, 6 days pregnant) because I didn’t know we were supposed to keep it secret = ha!

  • John Lim

    MICHA!!!

    I just found this website of yours!
    Congratulations on the baby!

  • John Lim

    MICHA!!!

    I just found this website of yours!
    Congratulations on the baby!

  • @LaureeAshcom

    blessings!

    aren’t you glad you have a little boy who hovered while you vomited…. he has a tender heart. :)

    • http://mommymonk.wordpress.com Micha Boyett Hohorst

      Thanks for the reminder, Lauree. He brought me his blanket every time too. Very sweet.

      Thanks to all of you for the baby wishes! I really appreciate your kindness.

  • @LaureeAshcom

    blessings!

    aren’t you glad you have a little boy who hovered while you vomited…. he has a tender heart. :)

    • http://mommymonk.wordpress.com Micha Boyett Hohorst

      Thanks for the reminder, Lauree. He brought me his blanket every time too. Very sweet.

      Thanks to all of you for the baby wishes! I really appreciate your kindness.

  • http://jules0220.blogspot.com Jules

    Congratulations!! So happy for y’all!

  • Lauren

    Congratulations and blessings!!

  • http://atravelersstory.wordpress.com/ Esther

    Happy for you and yours. Growing a child inside ones body never ceases to amaze me. Enjoy the 2nd tri!

  • http://atravelersstory.wordpress.com/ Esther

    Happy for you and yours. Growing a child inside ones body never ceases to amaze me. Enjoy the 2nd tri!

  • Rebecca

    Yay!! super excited for you and your family

  • Rebecca

    Yay!! super excited for you and your family

  • Campbell

    Blessings. Two is crazy fun.

  • Campbell

    Blessings. Two is crazy fun.

  • Caroline

    Congratulations, Micha and family! What wonderful news! :D

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