January 25, 2012

Lots to Look Forward Too!

Okay, so I have to admit that the main thing on my mind lately has not been blogging. Nope, first and foremost has pretty much just been nausea. Like how bad it is, what to do for it, and please, just let it go away! (which of course doesn't help at all, but hey a girl can hope, right?! lol)

But in the middle of all that horrible all-day morning sickness queasiness, there have been a few other things I've thought about too. And I realized this is gonna be some more year around here! So I thought I'd share some of the things we're looking forward to in the next few months.

Coming around the corner is me turning 30 on my birthday! I know for some that seems like such a huge milestone and it probably felt that way to me several years ago too, but honestly now that it's here it kinda just seems like any other year I guess. I think it helps that Blake already passed that marker a couple years ago so for me to turn 30 now isn't that big of a deal really. Still though it is a little memorable I guess since I'll never be in my 20's again after this! :-) Not sure if or how we'll celebrate. Alot of that will depend on the afore mentioned queasiness I'm sure.

Another big milestone we'll be making it to this year is our 10th anniversary! Wow, it seems crazy that we've already been married that long but I guess it's really true. I think we'd always figured on celebrating that one bigger than usual too but plans change when there's a little one on the way so who knows what we'll end up doing?! But just the fact that we've made it through all the ups and downs of marriage and are still together for this long will be a celebration in itself I think.

Last but not least, is of course the matter of the whole reason behind all this nausea (that I obviously still think about alot since I keep mentioning it. ha!). I still find it hard to believe we'll be giving birth to our 4th child later this summer!! It was definitely not something planned by us, but we are more than excited about it. :-) We're all secretly hoping for another boy but since it's a few more weeks til we find out then I'm trying to prepare everyone for the possibility of if it isn't. Although I have to admit that I'm probably hoping for it as much as anyone! But of course we will be thankful and content with whatever it ends up being....it's just gonna be harder picking out another girls name that begins with "D". lol

So there's some of the big stuff we're looking forward to this year. And there's sure to be a million other little things in between all that which will be special too! I'll be sure to check back in and share some of those too. You know, after I'm not so nauseated again. (just had to get one more mention in there! haha) On a serious note, prayers for me and the baby's health are still very much appreciated. It will be worth all I have to go through in the end but that doesn't make it any less hard at the moment with other kiddos to take care of. So all kidding aside, please pray that I do feel better soon!

January 3, 2012

How We Are

What with the holidays and everything I haven't really taken the time to update after sharing our exciting news. (if you haven't heard yet then click here to see!) So here's a little post about how things are going these days.

The kids are super excited about adding another baby to the family. I was a little worried that they would remember all the long, hard days with Darcey and be upset but they seem totally fine with the idea so far. I know that doesn't mean there won't be hard days that they get tired of but I'm thankful they are eagerly anticipating another sibling anyway! The older 2 are also great about helping out and being pretty independent when I need to rest so that is great too. Darcey of course doesn't understand about the baby yet, but she loves baby dolls and I know she's gonna be a great big sister when the time comes. All in all we just have some awesome kids so adding another one is exciting! :)

As for me, I have had pretty much every emotion there is since finding out I think. Since "morning" sickness has hit me with a vengeance in the past few days then I'm currently in the discouraged, wishing this part was over stage of pregnancy. (remind me again why they call it morning sickness when mine occurs every, waking, minute?!) To say this was a surprise would be an understatement or to say that I was in any way prepared for it would be the opposite, but I am sincerely trying to be thankful for the wonderful blessing that it is to grow another life and to trust the Lord with everything else! My health isn't the best so it's hard on me and those of you who know us well know that our baby's are born with alot of issues as well which makes for long, rough times so that's difficult too. But I'm trying to remember that God's in control, He's always brought us through, and I shouldn't worry too much about the future!

Blake, of course, has been pitching in even more than normal so that I can rest more and not have to move around much when I'm sick. He's thankful and excited about the baby but knows also that there will be hard times too. (before and after it's born) I'm thankful that he helps out like he does since it would be almost impossible for me to do everything alone.

All in all I'd say we are happy, nervous, excited, surprised, anxious, and well, you get the picture! :-) I would greatly appreciate your prayers for a safe, healthy pregnancy for us both. My greatest desire is that this baby will be born healthy, with less allergies, able to breastfeed, and without so much pain that causes constant crying. I am praying constantly that God will touch it and help it in these areas and that I can trust He knows best.

So there's a little update on things around here. I will be sure to check back in as often as I can. (ie:whenever I'm not too nauseated to even feel like typing! lol)