Elated with Joy

This past Wed was probably one of the happiest days ever! Dan and I have been cautiously expecting since December. We’ve only spilled the beans to a few people in our small group and close family members so that we can get the prayer warriors on it. We had a doctor’s appointment and ultrasound scheduled and we went in with a positive outlook, but still nervous considering the history we’ve had. We heard our baby’s heartbeat for the first time!! It was so amazing. Dan thought it looked like he was typing on a blackberry or playing gameboy. Yes, he is guessing that little squiggles is a boy. We are so happy that everything is progressing as normal and right now we couldn’t be happier. Praise God for all the answered prayers! One thing they noticed that they’re just going to keep an eye on is that I have two cysts on my ovaries. They said it’s very common during pregnancy, but that mine are a bit larger than normal. So they are going to keep an eye on it and I have another ultrasound at the end of February. They said it should dissipate on it’s own. I have really been feeling the side affects of this first trimester. I am tiered and nauseated all the time. I’m moody a lot and sometimes just hard to deal with. Hopefully I will be able to learn new coping skills during this first trimester so I don’t make Dan’s life miserable, as well as my co-workers. I have to keep reminding myself that all of this is well worth it for my little squiggles. There’s more news to come, but for right now I’ll leave you with pictures of our little happiness.

7 Weeks!

7 Weeks!

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After the good news!

January Ran Away

I don’t know where January ran off to.  We’re pushing towards the last week of this month and it’s crazy how fast it has flown by.  Time flies when you’re having fun…isn’t that what they say…sheesh.  This month has been super busy.  We had a wonderful Christmas.  We ate way too much and we spent a lot of time with family.  I cooked my very first Christmas dinner which consisted of Ham, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs, stuffing, and bread.  It was nice to make dinner for the family and start a new tradition at our house.

 

Work is a real source of stress in my life right now.  I have always been a hard worker and judged my self worth based on my accomplishments.  My job is no different. This year I have new challenges with larger projects and a chance to lead and really get great experience.  It is a great opportunity, but it is also very difficult for me.  I really want to show my best and succeed, but sometimes that means having to accept that things may not always go as planed (the whole wanting things to be perfect again). I have been praying that God helps me with this so that I can channel my energy in a positive way.  I’ve been told that I can come across as too firm and rigid and I need to work on that.  Those that know me know that I have a fun easy going side that I don’t tend to show at work as much.

 

On an entirely different note, the past few months I’ve been completely obsessed with the Twilight series.  It started when we went to Hawaii in November and I just needed a book to read.  Then I saw the movie, read the second book, and now I’m on the third.  I told my friend Danielle about this…and she must’ve thought it was a contest or something because she has completely blown by me in reading…to the point where we can’t even talk about it anymore…errr.  She is going to start on the fourth book (Breaking Dawn) soon, and I still need to finish the third book (Eclipse) to catch up.  I haven’t been reading much lately because when I go to bed I’ve been so exhausted that I only want to sleep.  More on that another day.  The book is so intriguing.  It’s not just about a typical love story with mixed in drama.  I love it because it has that mystical quality.  I think most women are attracted to the fact that Edward is completely romantic, but that he is suppose to be dangerous.  Bella, is just a normal but cynical girl with low self esteem, who is intrigued by Edwards romantic but dangerous qualities…then there’s Jacob.  The average Joe.  Okay, I need to start reading again because I miss reading about them!  I don’t want to go into too much detail here for those who haven’t read it yet.

 

Tomorrow we are hosting our small group at our house.  We have a tough topic to cover…Homosexuality-what the bible says about their lifestyle and how us as Christians should react to their lifestyle.  I have to say that this is a subject that I have a difficult time talking about.  Mainly because I know people that are gay and I am not sure that they choose this lifestyle or if it is genetically the way they are made.  So, we’re going to dig into scripture and see where God leads us.

 

I hope everyone has a great week!