Thursday, 15 August 2013


...I think it's in the water...
      I've heard so many people say that, but it's crazy how many people I know are pregnant. Aside from myself, there's Alisha, due with her first baby girl a few weeks before me; Ginger, due with her second girl a few weeks before me; Joanie, due with her fifth, a boy, any day now!; Cayla, due with her third, a boy, on the same day as me!; Autumn, my soon-to-be sis-in-law, due Oct. 28 with her first boy; Ariel, due Nov. 16 with her first girl; and my cousin Bethany, due with her first boy Dec. 6! All of these are pregnant, and I know of at least one more! Crazy, right? But you don't read my blog to hear about you?!

      MY pregnancy: I don't want to brag, but it's been fantastic, and I feel so blessed. Don't misunderstand, I've had my bouts with pretty much every pregnancy symptom, but none have been terrible.
      The Bad:
  • Morning Sickness
  • Backache
  • Pregnancy Brain (it's real, people!)
  • Exhaustion
  • Moody Rollercoaster
  • Shortness of breath
  • Braxton Hicks
  • Swollen feet/ankles
  • And a few others I won't mention...
But even these have not been terrible. The morning sickness was gone the day my first trimester ended. My feet and ankles only swelled the week I was at camp. Exhaustion didn't really hit till I got back from camp, and let's face it, I've always been a moody rollercoaster! ;D And all of these don't even matter compared to...
     The Good:
  • Feeling my precious Bean roll around and kick
  • The love I already feel and know will increase one hundred fold for my Bean
  • The love I feel for my husband watching him interact with this new life that is ours
  • Knowing soon all of this will end, and I will be holding my baby girl!
     -Feb. 1: Finding out the news for ourselves
     -Feb. 3-16: Spreading the news to our loved ones and, well, the whole world!
     -Feb. 11 (I think): First ultrasound! First glimpse of my beautiful, baby Bean
     -Mar. 27: First trimester OVER!
     -Apr. 26: First time for sure feeling my baby kick. It was so tiny compared to what her giant feet do now!
     -May 30: Finding out our baby Bean is a baby GIRL! So much joy!!
     -July 4: Second trimester OVER!
     -July 21: An awesome shower of love<3
     -July 30: Last day of work!

Now I am six weeks away from one of the best days of my life, and every day is better than the last!

Proverbs 3:5a "Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."

Friday, 31 May 2013

From the Top!

This particular journey begins in February 2010...
       I had met Scott at church the previous year, and we had become closer and closer friends primarily through worship and then our youth group. He was so much fun to be around that I finally just couldn't get enough! After a week of just praying about our lives and what we wanted out of them, we decided on February 22, 2010 that we could (and should!) date. We had to take a lot of precautions with each other because we had both recently left what seemed like serious relationships, he had a son, and to some, our age difference (8 1/2 years, and I wasn't quite 20 yet) was a big deal. But once we decided it was time, we quickly fell in love. That September he proposed, and the following March we were married!
      Now it seems like as soon as anybody gets married, everyone starts asking about babies. Normally newlyweds would just roll their eyes at the prying questions, but not me! I knew long before Scott that God called me to be a mother, so it was something we had talked about extensively before we even started dating. I knew Scott couldn't be the "one" for me if he wasn't wanting any more kids. We knew we would have kids, so the next question was when. I was an eager beaver, but I knew I wanted time with my husband as a newlywed, so we decided we would have one year together without planning for babies. After that year, I was ready, but there was a minor hold up- we were going to Austria in August! We were both looking forward to this trip, and I was so excited to see my sister, Vera, again, so I didn't want to chance being pregnant during or before this trip, so we had more waiting to do... but our out-of-country trip seemed to be the only thing in the way, so after Austria, we decided it was time. 
      Don't get me wrong, it wasn't the easiest decision. There's a lot of stress in baby planning, but ultimately I knew that God wouldn't bless us with a baby until we were ready. At least not until God knew we were ready. And I guess that time is now! February 1st, we took our very first pregnancy test, and voila! We are having a baby! At that time I was 6wks and 1 day pregnant, and that is how our story begins...

Proverbs 3:5a "Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."