Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Saying no

Last night as I was reading another blog, I came across one of the most awesome quotes!

To say no is to protect what you've said yes to.

If you have ever taken on too much or made yourself feel guilty for saying no, please go read the full article here. It's not very long and it is really incredible!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby update

Last Wednesday we had our second prenatal appointment. They did another ultrasound and the baby is SO much bigger than he/she was last time! I know that my peanut is growing everyday, but seeing the difference in size on the screen made it so much more real. The picture that we got is not the most perfect, but in person the details were much easier to see. Once I make it over to Hailey's, I will scan it in and upload it here. We got to hear a very strong heartbeat (170bpm!) and were even more thrilled than the first time we heard it. So far, the baby appears to be healthy and we go back for our next appointment the beginning of January. Please continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

While I still feel like I'm a little in shock most of the time, it's definitely starting to feel more real. I'm sure that a large part of that is my acceptance of elastic waist pants. By acceptance, I mean that I was forced into them by my unborn child who is not happy with my rubber-banded regular slacks. I made them work for as long as possible but as I near the end of my first trimester I realize that they are a thing of the past. I am equal parts excited and annoyed by this. Excited because I know that the baby is growing and healthy. Annoyed because I just lost a bunch of weight and the thought of putting it back on just makes me cringe. I know that it's the baby and that it's so normal, but I also know that it's going to be hard to watch the scale climb.

Okay, enough rambling for today. Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Good morning! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Mine was really wonderful and somehow not long enough at the same time. Thanksgiving was a little different this year since ALL of our family lives out of town and no one could travel. We met my in-laws halfway and had a great meal together at Cracker Barrel though. Not quite the traditional feast but it was nice that we could still get together for part of the day. The rest of the day was spent on the couch with my honey watching football and napping. All in all a good day!

Friday I got up way too early to drive up to Elberton for a little Christmas shopping. Usually I'm so pumped and ready to go but I really struggled to stay motivated this year! We hit several stores and I was doing okay but then we went to Sams. Do you know what they have in Sams? Furniture. Recliners, more specifically. Bradley and I found them pretty quickly and promptly fell asleep. I'm sure that people looked at us funny but they didn't bother me at all! It was exactly what I needed to get through the rest of the day:)

Sunday I got to hang out with my friend Kris who was in town from California. I met her fiancé, Bryan, and he was so wonderful. The three of us met Scotlon for lunch and then shopped and just enjoyed spending time together. We found some awesome sales and loaded up the back of my car with packages. I know it sounds crazy but I forget how much I miss her until I see her again. I really wish that we could see each other more often! Especially with the baby coming next summer.

Speaking of the baby, all is well so far! I am 11 weeks and moving right along. I haven't gained any weight yet but my pants are definitely getting tighter! I only have a couple of pairs now that I can still wear comfortably. Our next doctors appointment is on Wednesday and I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait to hear my peanut's heartbeat again! I'll be sure to post again after and let you know what they say.

I know that this has been a really long post so thanks for sticking with me. I hope that you have an incredibly blessed day!