Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Pants

So I'm retiring my first pair of pre-pregnancy pants. Granted, they were the type of jeans that, fresh out of the dryer, had to be convinced they still fit me before loosening up for subsequent use, but since I only have two pairs, half my options are gone. I spent the last week rigging them closed with a rubber band, but that only works so well.

Now, it's not as though I'm showing yet. I just have this thickening of my mid-section that gets quite large throughout the day. Before I was pregnant, I didn't understand why women in early pregnancy would dismiss comments of their mini baby bumps by saying, "Oh, I just ate," or "Yeah, I look fat" and I swore that I would celebrate each growth stage. But now I get the issue. It's too early for the swelling to be because of the baby's size, but late enough for something to be distinctly different. It's seems silly not to try to "suck it in" at this point. What's a girl to do?

I read in our Pregnancy Week by Week that the baby's now an inch long and has eyelids and fingers and toes well into development. A couple weeks ago, we read that the appendix was already formed. I found it very interesting that it is made so early in the process yet we have no idea what it is for. It really is a miraculous process!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Houston House-Hunting

Man, it has been a rainy week! We spent most of it in Houston, house-hunting and hanging with family, and then came home to a soggy California. I must say, it is so nice to see green hills out here and we used the weather an as excuse for a movie-marathon weekend. It was good to have a distraction from all the stress of the week.

If I thought I was overwhelmed before, I've learned to redefine the word. There is just so much to consider and weigh out with a move. We looked at quite a few homes and found one that was a definite possibility, but we just haven't been able to get to a place where we feel ready to make that decision. Will the house be big enough? Too big? Is it in the right area? What about the baby? How do we furnish a house that size? What if something changes after we're in and we aren't happy and we can't sell it? No wonder I'm so tired!

All that, and the reality that we are really moving away from our friends and life here has finally hit home. I've been blissfully ignoring that fact until now and even when you're confident that the Lord is leading you, it is a hard pill to swallow. I guess it's just all part of the process.

As far as the pregnancy is concerned, I've been very fortunate so far. Mild nausea at times, if any, and the need for naps. The fact that this is a blessing is not lost on me. I've watched many friends struggle through some gnarly symptoms. The hardest part has been this overwhelming feeling of starvation that I would equate to not having eaten in three weeks. My wonderful husband has learned that this means I can no longer think rationally and we must eat NOW! Or better yet, five minutes ago. Oh well, that's not so bad.

So, I'm looking forward to a simple week and to the LOST premiere on Thursday (finally!).

Thursday, January 17, 2008

And baby makes three!

"You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your carts overflow with abundance"

-Psalm 65:11

I am overwhelmed by the blessings that God has been giving us. There is no measure or end to His goodness. All the house stuff, while wonderful, pales in comparrisson to this latest gift...we are expecting a baby!

Today we went to the doctor and saw our baby's heartbeat. I'm just over seven weeks and due September 4th. Mick and I are so excited as this last year of waiting has really prepared our hearts for the fulfillment of our hope.

I am feeling pretty good so far, some morning sickness and tiredness, but nothing to complain about. I have already learned that the internet is not my friend (thanks Kim and Tania!) and that a highly emotional pregnant woman has no business trying to diagnose herself. I guess I just need to remember that God is in control and no amount worrying is going to change things.

Here's our first ultrasound picture! Our little one is somewhere in that darkened oval area.

Monday, January 14, 2008

That was fast...

Thank you Lord! We received an offer over the weekend and after a bit of negotiation, we should be entering into escrow this week! Yea! There are still a few loose ends to tie up so we don't want to get the cart too far ahead of the horse, but we are just so grateful for the way things are turning out. God is so good!

P.S. Some of you had asked if there is a way to leave messages on the site. Below each posting is a link for comments. Just click on it and follow the instructions. We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

On the market

Well, our humble abode officially debuted on the MLS this week and, although I was secretly expecting realtors to be knocking down our door with offers on the first day, I instead spent the afternoon twiddling my thumbs. I guess I'm more of an instant gratification kind of girl. Check out the link below to see the listing with updated pics:

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Adventures

Welcome to our website! 2008 is already proving to be full of excitement for our little family. With our upcoming move, we decided to start a blog so our friends and family can keep up with the new developments in our lives. Please check back for photos and news-worthy posts!