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A Birthday Kind of Day

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Yesterday was The Husband's birthday.   We had breakfast together (as we've been doing most mornings since he's been interning at the school).  We spent time together, and then we got ready for work. I completely enjoy going to work with him and seeing him throughout the day.  It's so nice to eat lunch together occasionally and smile or hug one another as we pass in the hallway. He's doing such a fantastic job up there, and I'm so proud to see him work and work and work and never complain that he's doing all that work and not getting paid, haha.  His servant's heart is growing by leaps and bounds.   The sun, though you can't really tell in this picture, looked particularly interesting as we drove.  We got to work and did our separate things, him working on computer-related and auction-related (THE GALA/AUCTION IS TONIGHT!!) things with our IT gal, me working in the office.   (This is apparently the face I'm going to get when he'd rather be …

18 Weeks

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Sunday (yesterday), after a morning of wonderful worship and a much-needed, God-inspired sermon and then a lunch of champions at Taco Bell (where I had the most delicious berry pomegranate slushy-drink), The Husband and I went to the park near our home.  It was a GORGEOUS day, and I had some leftover bread to feed the ducks, geese, fish, and turtles that inhabit the ponds/creeks there.  It was very hot (90°-ish), but it was so nice to spend time together out there admiring God's creation.  The main area of the park was incredibly crowded due to the bazillion soccer games that appeared to be happening all at the same time, so we opted to head over to a smaller pond that was more secluded.  There were lots of turtles and minnows to enjoy the bread we shared with them, but no ducks or geese.  I asked The Husband to take a picture of us because the button was on "his" side.  These are what transpired. :)  The only one that actually caught both of us smiling and looking at th…

What's in a name?

*Sigh*
This has been a rough day.
TMI alert.  If you don't do squeamish, you should probably skip this section or not read this post at all

So, last night I had some bleeding.  Not a lot, but enough to bother me.  I had had some spotting early on in the pregnancy which, since it was early on, worried me considerably.  But.  Everything was fine.

Then last night happened, many weeks after the original spotting, and I was concerned.
This morning, after making it through the morning sickness stage without vomiting once, I became increasingly sick to my stomach until finally I had to make a run for the bathroom.  Miraculously, I made it to the toilet in time and vomited up whatever was in my stomach.  The nausea went away, but I worried.  And worried.  And cried.  And woke The Husband.  We decided it was best that I call the doctor.

So, I did.  And, amazingly they worked me in pretty quickly.  We didn't have to wait in the waiting room long before being called back.  The nurse …

17 Weeks

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Warning:  This post contains an abundance of pictures.  Just fyi.
Hi again!  Spring Break was wonderful and relaxing and busy.  It went by so quickly.  The beginning of the week was very productive, and we accomplished a great deal around here.  Thursday, we drove to my parents' house to spend a few days with them.  My mom's birthday was Saturday, so we thought it would be nice to be there on her special day.  While down,  I got a much-needed hair cut.
Look at all the hair Angie cut off!  I took this in the restroom at the shop right after she cut it, so it's not washed or fixed, but I love it!   Friday afternoon, we went to a festival that's held in my hometown every year during Spring Break.  We went with my best friend and her girls and had a fabulous time!  Here's a picture of the two of us and her newest little one.  Isn't she a doll?! Don't mind my no-makeup look.  I have not been in the mood to wear much more than mascara lately.   And just for grins…

16 Weeks--aka 4 Months!!

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Saturday, my amazingly-handy father-in-law came over to help install a ceiling fan (with lights).  The nursery ceiling has NEVER had a fan or light.  Isn't that weird?  Did you ever live somewhere that one or more of the rooms didn't have at least a light in the ceiling?  The switch on the wall was connected to the outlet closest to it.  So strange!

Anyway, he and The Husband worked for hours climbing in and out of the attic (via a very small opening in our closet and a precarious-looking ladder) to move wiring and do all the things that are involved when a fan/light is installed for the very first time.  Hence, the reason I don't have any pictures of the actual guys doing the labor :(
Anyway, the end product looks GREAT! Thanks, boys!!  I can't wait to get even more accomplished in there.
Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along:  16 weeks and 1 day today
Size of baby:  The Little One is 4-5 inches long and the size of an avocado.
Total weight gain/loss: Since I've been si…

Dreams

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I have these dreams of motherhood.
No really.
Almost nightly, I've been having very vivid, very real dreams about raising our baby.  Cuddling, cloth-diapering, nursing, consoling.  These have been some of the neatest dreams I have ever had.  I think that's the case mostly because those are some of the dreams that I hope to make a reality in a little over five months' time.
I can't begin to describe my giddiness over the prospect of cloth diapering!  Of nursing this baby.  Of co-sleeping.  Of baby-wearing (notthe latest fashion trend of wearing-your-child-as-an-accessory; the carrying of one's child out of comfort, convenience, and closeness). Of cuddling and soothing and rocking and loving.  I look at the rocking chair that's been in our room for months, and I imagine the moments that will be spent in it.  I pass by the nursery on my way to the kitchen or on my way to our bedroom, and I think to myself, "Soon.  Soon there will be a sweet little one in this…

15 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along:  15 weeks and 1 day today
Size of baby:  The Little One is 4.5 inches long and the size of a naval orange.
Total weight gain/loss: I've gained another half a pound this week. In all, since finding out I was pregnant at 4 1/2 weeks, I've gained 4 pounds. 
Maternity clothes:   Dresses and jeans are still my main choices of attire, but the jeans are getting tighter.  Friday, I had to bite the bullet and unbutton the top button, replacing it with a rubber band. :( Thank the good Lord, spring/summer is almost here! Comfy shorts/sundresses, here I come!
Gender:  We have a feeling (although it could just be a preference, haha), but we don't know the sex of the baby yet.  We can't wait for our Gender Reveal party next month when The Husband and I find out right alongside our family members and friends! More on the G.R. party soon.
Movement:  I haven't felt any movement yet.
Sleep:  My friend (and parent of one of my pre-k students) Amy brought…