Tuesday, May 26, 2009

pregnancy update

For those who still read this and/or care...
I am now 19 weeks (almost halfway!!) and feel great. I feel "normal" most days and take full advantage of the days I have a lot of energy to clean house, do laundry, mow the yard, take the kids somewhere, etc.
My weight goal for this pregnancy was to NOT hit 200 lbs. I know you shouldn't be concerned with weight when you're creating a child inside, but I can't help it. After gaining 35 lbs. with my first and it taking nearly 4 years to get it off, I'd rather not have that issue again. I've always struggled with my weight as it is...I don't need any extra! So far, I'm right on track with where I want to be.

I won't bore you with anymore or that, just know that the baby is healthy and the doctor is not concerned with my weight gains or losses.

We also had a routine ultrasound today. Everything looks great! We don't know what it is, and we wanted it that way. We already have one of each and wanted this one to be a surprise. I have my feelings, but unless I talk to you personally on a daily basis, you won't know what those feelings are! :)

I guess that's all for now. I have some ideas about the direction I want to take with this blog in the near future, so be looking for some changes and if you like what you read...pass it along!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

okay, I'm back

As my last post said, I have been away for a while. This was not a planned break from blogging, but it did give me a chance to get some things in order throughout my day and get back on some sort of "schedule" with the kids. A lot has happened since Jan. On Feb. 2 we had an opportunity to help someone in a capacity that we have never done before. We showed God's love and provided as best we could to a young lady who had come to the church for help. In the end (around the end of March) a "tough love" decision had to be made and she chose to go back out on her own. We continue to pray for her and ask that you, too, please pray for K. She has a long road ahead of her and we can only hope that for the brief time that our lives were intertwined we were able to give her a glimpse of what life with God is all about.
Two weeks after K entered our lives, we found out that, by God's plan, we were going to be adding to our family. Baby #3 is due Oct. 17 and we are thrilled, yet scared and excited all at the same time. This was not in our original plan for this year, but God has an amazing ability to do whatever it takes to make us focus on Him. And believe me, I am beginning to focus more and more on Him, because only with His strength and power will we be able to parent 3 children under 6 (Kyler will turn 5 two weeks after my due date)!
I think that pretty much gets you caught up on the big stuff. R began a new job in mid-February and business is picking way up...even in the mortgage industry. Praise God for that! I continue to work in the evenings at Walmart 4 days a week. I love it, but it is getting harder and harder with the extra exhaustion from the pregnancy and the earlier mornings with the kids (they wake up earlier in the spring and summer months b/c of the sun!).
And lastly, I would love some feedback. I would love to find a way for this blog to earn a little cash on the side, but not sure how. I don't really have a "theme" that I write about except whatever is on my mind or happening in our family. If you have any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderfully blessed day.