Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Baby Stuff

Hey everybody! What's new with you? I've been working hard at growing this baby, so I haven't really been keeping up with my blog. Somebody told me that at the end of a woman's pregnancy, she's done the work equivalent of a mountain climber climbing Mount Everest. I don't know if that's true, but some days it definitely feels like it! And I'm only on week 18!

My husband is getting out of the Army in July, so we're not sure what's going to be happening or if we'll be moving or staying here, so I haven't really starting setting the nursery up, but we have started building a little stash of baby stuff. We've had several people give us things, including toys, a stroller, a car seat, a crib, a mattress, and a rocker. We've been so blessed and God has taken care of our needs, and a lot of our wants!

One of the biggest blessings has been our rocking chair. I'd been eyeing chairs like this one, but knew I couldn't justify shelling out almost $400 for it. A lot of the chairs I loved were even more! So, I'd been keeping my eye on Craigslist for a chair, but hadn't really found what I wanted. Then, someone offered to buy us a rocker and told us to spend whatever we wanted. Yay! But, I still couldn't find the "perfect" one. Plus, I think I've become a cheapskate... even with someone else's money, I couldn't bring myself to pay that much. Then finally, I found THE chair on Craiglist! It was  $140, and in beautiful shape! It was such a blessing and answer to prayer, and yet another reminder to trust God and wait on His timing.

I've been taking pictures every couple of weeks (well, I did miss several weeks, so I should say I've been TRYING to take pictures every couple of weeks) to document my pregnancy. I've been going back and forth about sharing them, just because I don't want it to be like I'm trying draw undue attention to my body... but then I thought maybe I'm overthinking it.... Anyway, I decided to go ahead and share them on here instead of Facebook, because this is at least a little more private.

In just a few more weeks, we'll find out if we're having a boy or a girl. I'm so excited!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

News and Updates

Hey everybody! Soooo.... I know it's been a long time since I posted. I'm so awful! I always have these great ideas about how I'm going to write something every couple of days, and then a month (or two!) passes and I haven't written anything! But, I DO have a couple excuses this time!

My last post was about my birthday, and then I fully intended to do several posts about Christmas and the things we had planned. However, just a couple of days after my last post, we got a call that my father-in-law was not doing well health-wise, and we made an emergency trip back to Indiana to see him. I'm so glad we did-  about a week later, he went to Heaven. I'm so thankful that my husband got to spend some time with his dad before he passed, and I'm thankful that I know that my father-in-law is in Heaven. It was a very sad time, but we know we'll see him again! Needless to say, I didn't really feel like blogging on that trip, nor did I really have the time. So, that's one reason I haven't written anything.

Another reason I haven't written anything is because two days after we got home from Indiana, we had a huge surprise! I'm expecting!!! We're so excited and thrilled! Sometime I'll share with you the long, prayerful journey that led us to this place, but for now, I'll just say that we're over the moon! I'm still in those weeks where you feel pretty "blah" all the time, so I haven't really blogged anything... although all the time I've spent laying on the couch surfing Pinterest could have been used on writing, I guess! ;)

I have been taking semi-regular pictures of my "baby bump," though, that I'll share with you on here from time to time. AND, I have pictures from Nathanael's Duck Dynasty birthday party that I need to post.... and a couple of projects I've been working on... so, I'll have to get on the ball here! ;)

For now, I'll just leave you with this picture of our announcement that we sent to our families:

I hope everybody is having a great day and getting settled into 2013! It's already time to get stuff ready for Valentine's Day... can you believe it?

Have a great day!