Sad News

Turns out little squiggles didn’t make it.  We thought we were at 7 weeks last week when we went to the doctor.  The ultrasound showed that we were at 5 weeks.  Yesterday we went back for a second ultrasound, and the gestational sac was still at 5 weeks without a heartbeat.  Although are hearts are broken and it saddens us deeply, I have found comfort through bonding with my husband, prayer and  through reading scripture. Yesterday I sat outside feeling the warmth of the sun, and the cool breeze, I read 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 where Paul writes:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

In that scripture I find peace in knowing that Jesus understands our suffering and that he provides us comfort so that we can help others find comfort through him  (when others go through situations such as this).  We have had such an outpouring of support from friends and family and I am so thankful for that.  I also am hopeful that one day in God’s timing (NOT MINE) that he will provide us with a child.

Little Squiggles

Well, the cat is out of the bag…so to speak.  We haven’t told everyone, but we met with our small group from church tonight and we told them that we’re expecting a baby!  Dan and I are beyond thrilled.  We found out about three weeks ago, but have been nervous about telling everyone, but I have faith that whatever happens from here on out that God will see us through it, and we will have the support of friends through this as well.  I will feel a little better after 10 weeks when miscarriages are less likely to happen.  Today I am seven weeks.  According to babycenter.com, little squiggles is about the size of a blueberry.  Say hi to squiggles!

We’ve told our immediate family and I’ll be telling my boss this week.  We will be hanging out with my grandparents and aunts and uncles next Saturday for my grandpa’s birthday and we’ll announce the big news there for everyone that has not already heard.  I also have pregnancy announcement cards that I will be sending out in the next week or so for my family and friends that live out of town.  They’re super cute announcements and it’s a fairly new concept to send pregnancy announcements, but I’m not shy to start the trend.  Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to send cards and write in stationary.  I guess I’m kind-of old fashion in that regard.

Dan and I had a great weekend.  We went to Dahlonega with my mother-in-law for the Gold Rush festival.  Actually, we didn’t even know there was a festival going on.  We just wanted to go up there to see the leaves changing, eat great food at The Smithouse, which is one of our favorite things to do, and walk around and see the cute shops.  The Festival was great.  We were able to see some nice arts and crafts with a little bit of junk mixed in.  Dan’s Mom loves the Jim Shore art. Normally it would be too country for my taste, but each time I see it I’m in awe at the artistic detail that is put into each peace, and I notice how it is beautifully made.  Dan and I got the nativity scene last Christmas, and that has been the extent of our Jim Shore collection.  Most of all, this was great time to spend with Dan and his mom and enjoy the beautiful weather.

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Changing Gears

Okay, Life is starting to get back to normal I guess.  I’m super excited that I am done with my NCIDQ exam.  Now I can officially stop obsessing over it.  With that being said, I’m on to bigger and better projects!  For one, I never finished my scrapbook that I started back in the spring.  Here is a sneak peak:

I’m pretty happy with it so far, but I have two books to do.  I’ve always enjoyed making collages and grouping arrangements.  So much fun! Although I could take some lessons from my sis-in-law Lisa who is defiantly without a doubt ALL things crafty.

I just love the smell of my pumpkin candles and the first sign of the cold crisp air on October mornings. That’s what I love.  I ventured into the attic tonight to grab my Fall decorations.  Here’s what I found:

I’m looking forward to getting together with my Mom and little sister and carving pumpkins this year too.  We always have so much fun doing that.

Yesterday I went to the Cumming Fair with my friend Amanda (sorry Amanda, I spared everyone the long details of how/if we’re related) and her sweet daughter Elise.   She was a killer fisherman at one of the games, and won herself a little dolphin.  Dan and I enjoyed seeing them and watching little Elise enjoy herself on some of the rides. Here’s a cute picture: