Monday, March 14, 2011

13 Weeks!


Around the 11th week my belly began growing a hard little bump. It's expanded quite a bit over the past two weeks, along with the baby, who now measures about 3 inches long, about the size of a peach. And it already looks so complete!

13 week fetus

I have been feeling better and better. Of course there are things that come along with pregnancy that are strange and uncomfortable, but I'm just glad that I'm not feeling so sick anymore. 

The next ultrasound is on Wednesday and I'm so happy that I'll get to see my little munchkin again. Blood test results arrived today with wonderful news, everything looks perfect and the odds are definitely on our side that this baby is completely healthy. 

What a time! Spring is seeping in, the sun is shining, the dogs are ecstatic on our walks through the warm forest where the last ice blocks melt and birds sing. I'm quickly out of breath but determined to stay fit throughout this pregnancy because I plan on carrying my baby a lot, especially on the daily walks, so my hands are free and I don't have to push a stroller through autumn mud and winter snow. 

Beginning the second trimester, where the odds of having a miscarriage are strongly reduced, I feel confident and happy, and can begin to enjoy this miraculous journey. 

Thank you all so much for your well-wishes and sweet words! 

I have some wonderful recipes to share with you...coming soon.

xoxo country girl


31 comments:

  1. how beautiful you are....and so glad to hear you are doing well....

    you are doing great! and a lot of it is in the attitude...THAT will count as the best medicine -

    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  2. Oh my golly you are glowing and growing by the day! You look beautiful and oh so content with your lovely blossoming bump. Words cannot convey just how delighted I am to see how radiant you are with a delicious peachy bump. I hope you will post more pics as the weeks pass?!
    I am so so happy to know that you and your scrumptious baby are safe and sound
    Love Morwenna
    xoxo

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  3. You look so beautiful happy! Take good care of your baby and yourself (actually, I'm more than sure that you are!).
    xo smiling xo

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  4. You are beautiful! Congratulations!! xoxo

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  5. Thats such a cute bump you have there momma. xx

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  6. Congratulations on your little sweet miracle; I can certainly imagine the wide plethora of emotions that envelopes your inner core right now.;)
    I found you through Dan and i really love your beautiful blog - I enjoyed reading a few posts.
    Good luck on your new journey and many greetings from Denmark,
    xoxo
    Zuzana

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  7. yay!! congratulations - you look so happy in the photograph.

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  8. What a beautiful baby bump! I'm so happy for you and your husband!

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  9. you look so beautiful! enjoy every minute.
    have a wonderful day

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  10. Awww- you look fabulous and you're glowing:). The second trimester is bliss- just in time for Spring:). Can't wait to hear & see more updates. Give the baby a little belly rub for me;).

    xoxo
    Blair

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  11. I am very happy for you :) and I think you are beautiful.

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  12. Oh Dawn, congratulations to you and Ramon! I am over the moon with your wonderful news! You are radiant!
    Blessings always!
    Love, Cheryl
    And my dear, you are so very welcome

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  13. Looking good lovely! Can't believe you're already showing! Makes it even more real! So glad it is going well - you look so happy! xxx

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  14. hello sweet dawn and mommy-to-be...you look so HAPPY...just glowing...what a beautiful photograph....so glad to hear that you are doing well...love the little peach bump...how exciting... i am so thrilled for you and ramon...

    sending love to you, my friend
    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  15. It is true, you do glow! Looking forward to tagging along on this journey!

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  16. Oh Dawn...you have no idea how happy I am for you. We will be having a 'great grandbaby', the end of August or the first of September! So what a fun time this is going to be...watching and waiting for these new arrivals!! I'm so glad you are still able to keep so active as I know you and the doggies...love your walks in the forrests...smile...

    Keep us posted....

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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  17. So happy for you... looking wonderful! ♥

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  18. Lovely to read this! Cheers!

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  19. You are a beautiful mama Dawn!
    Thank you for sharing this happy picture with us. I'm just so excited for you and your little growing family.

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  20. Sigh of relief from afar.

    Sending love,

    S

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  21. Wow you are such a gorgeous pregnant woman. Good luck on this amazing journey.

    antoinettemusik.blogspot.com

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  22. I haven't looked at your blog for a while so I was so happy to see this post. Congratulations! I know from experience what it's like to wait so long but it makes it so much more special. I love your dogs too. I'm hoping to get a cavalier puppy this summer. Best of luck with everything :)

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  23. congratulations!! You are due about the same time my son and daughter in law plan to give us our first grandbaby! they are due Oct 5th

    Again congrats you look lovely!!

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  24. I came to your site to be lifted up after reading the horrible world news that seems to surround us all.

    And what a wonderful picture I was greeted with! You look great & so happy! I think everyone loves pregnant women & babies, so much new life and hope for the future. I am so happy for you and your husband. (And your kitchen looks fabulous too!)

    All the best,
    Elise

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  25. Thrilled for you and Ramon. You look beautiful I felt like this was going to be a special year for you.
    Many blessings as you take this wonderful journey to motherhood.
    BTW your kitchen looks fabulous from what I can see in the picture. What good taste you have Dawn.
    Love to you,
    Sandy

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  26. oh, you look great! and the little foetus is so divinely formed already! i hope it all goes really well for you, can't wait to see more!

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  27. just checking in- hope you're feeling well:).

    xoxo

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  28. You look amazing! Congratulations and many many blessings!

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  29. Dearest Dawn, you look so happy and I am so very happy for you!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better! Happy First Day of Spring with the promise of new life everywhere!!! Sending extra love to all, Sherry xx

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  30. Hi!

    I found your blog by chance when looking for other ladies due this year, but having looked through the site I think it is going to become a firm favourite read for many reasons. Congratulations on your pregnancy... here's wishing you a healthy second and third trimesters x

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  31. Haven't popped in in a while, it looks like much has occurred! A huge, heartfelt congratulations on your bundle of joy. Enjoy every moment!
    Love from the ranch!

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