Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Week 14: Honduras style!

This week has already been crazy awesome. As you know (or can tell by the title) I'm in Honduras for 8 days. This update might look a little different than any other. I love this place and love the work we have been a part of. Even if it is a little different for me since I'm pregnant. Thankfully God has given me great strength and sustenance. I've had to modify things a little, but have been able to do much.
A great little story: Sunday in class I was teaching my teens four different names of God. The final one we discussed was Jehovah Jirah which means "the God who provides." It was incredible how much that rang true to me just 24 hours away from traveling to a place where i was concerned I would struggle physically (I had trouble sleeping all last week because I was worrying about how I was going to make it on this trip). Jehovah Jirah has provided me exactly what I need- and continues to humble me in my unbelief!
How far along are you? 14 weeks!
Baby’s size? A large lemon or an apple depending on what website you visit.
Total weight gain/loss: I'm not totally sure but it's still probably close to 10 pounds lost. I'm praying for some weight gain at my next appointment in a few weeks though! Hopefully this Honduran food will help get me there!
Maternity clothes? This week I'm living in scrub pants! Thank goodness for comfy pants!
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: It's been a little rocky this week. The stress of this trip to Honduras has woken and kept me up a few times this week. Plus waking up at 2:30am for a flight Monday didn't help. Thankfully, I have slept nicely since being in Honduras!
Best moment this week: Laying my head down Monday night. Y'all, it was the best thing ever to know that we all made it safely to Honduras and are ready to love on people. Absolute bliss.
Miss Anything? At this moment it's Mr. Most of the team is in Tegucigalpa at the Honduras/Jamaica soccer match. We decided it was probably for the best that I stay here with two other women on our team. Love that guy!
Movement: Nope. But I read that if you press down on your abdomen, your baby has reflexes and will react to your pressing. Is it bad that I do that and think "I'm annoying my baby!"
Food cravings: Ice! It's hard to come by here in Honduras. Bobby has been keeping me stocked though!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing specific. I'm working hard to not think too much about what I eat this week. Just shoving it down. We were at a dump in Tegucigalpa Monday afternoon and I was concerned the smell would really get to me. Thankfully, it wasn't too bad!
Gender: We will find out at the end of July (God willing!)
Labor Signs: Not a one (and I'm so grateful for that right now)
Symptoms: I've been tired and a little queasy so far this week. God has truly been providing since I've been on the trip because I definitely did not feel this way last week. Praise God for His victories!
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.  But the Honduran air has certainly made my hands swell!
Happy or Moody most of the of the time? Pretty happy so far this week! I will say that I have been super weepy though since getting to Honduras. I held a 6 day old baby Tuesday and oh my word! Tear city! She was just the sweetest thing! Her name was Luly. And I'm teary just thinking about it!
Looking forward to? More of Gods awesome work here in Honduras!
Please be praying for: The rest of our trip in Honduras. We have already all had amazing experiences of God's compassion. I can't tell you how blessed I am to be a part of this trip. And our team is so great- praise Him!!

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