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Monday, November 28, 2011

Just some thoughts

- I "think" I have had my first taste of heartburn.  To be honest, it wasn't that bad.  I have taken Tums on three different days.  I have it so easy compared to Jer (as far as heartburn goes.)

- I don't think she's dropped yet.  A friend told me last week that I look like I had.  My mom told me the opposite yesterday.  I agree with my mom.  At times, I still feel her all up in my ribs.

- I can't believe I'm going to have a baby in a week  (give or take.)

- I just made, and ate, eggakooga with homemade blueberry sauce.  At 9pm.  I'm pregnant, so I can!

- I'm excited for Christmas, but not at all like I normally would be.  I have a feeling that this is the beginning of things feeling differently.

- I'm almost done Christmas shopping. 

- I love my husband.


Friday, November 25, 2011


I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

I have so much to be thankful for.  So much that is obvious and abundant, and so much that I often take for granted.  As I stated on Facebook - "Blessed and thankful doesn't begin to describe it."

We spent Thanksgiving at my sister's house.  They just moved in a few months back and this was their first time hosting a holiday.  She did a remarkable job!  We celebrated this joyous day with my sister's family, our parents, my husband, and my sister's husband's family.  Full house, full hearts and full tummies were abundant!

 Two of my favorite people... my sister and my husband.
Like Mother, Like Daughter.  I love these beautiful girls!

This is how we do.  Dancin' fools! 

Who needs a potato masher or a mixer when you have a PASTRY CUTTER! 
"My turkey didn't come with giblets!"
One hungry dog who was happy to see his momma and daddy.  Gimme the turkey!!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Full heart

37 weeks and 5 days.  That's where we're at.  We have about 2 weeks left to be a family of 2...well, a household of 2.  I have a beautiful step-daughter whom I love dearly, but she doesn't live with us.  Our home will soon be filled with a little baby girl who will be loved beyond belief.  Soft pinks and bright pinks will be even more abundant than they are now.  Bouncers, cradles, cloth diapers and toys will make an appearance.  Are we ready?

For now, I am enjoying the calm.  Sure, my feet are swollen - like hippo size, but so is my heart.  I am so blessed to have an amazing husband.  Truly, he is a gem.  We have our moments (because we're human, and I'm hormonal), but he is doing such a great job at this "I have a pregnant wife" thing.  He cooks dinner, helps with the dishes, serves me drinks in bed, does the laundry without prompting.  He hears my whimpers in the middle of the night when I'm tossing and turning -  because it's hard to sleep with a watermelon in my stomach - and he instinctively, half-asleep, reaches out to me.  His hand finds my back and he rubs it.  He asks if I'm okay and if I need anything.  I know he is sleepy so I say I'm fine and his warm, strong hands help me fall back to sleep for a bit. It's a nice feeling to be loved and cared for. 

I just had to take a moment to reflect on my full heart.  I'm thankful to God for where we're at in our life.  We've been married for a little over a year and we have a beautiful baby girl due to fill our world with joy any day now.