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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Okay so after packing a wonderful salad with chicken and a hard boiled egg (which I devoured yesterday for lunch) I realized that my efforts to eat 100% healthy-er, even 75%- is very hard to do. Especially whilst pregnant. I quickly traded my salad for the McDonald's dollar menu. I am 7 weeks, 4 days preggo and my craving and hunger are ever increasing. I woke up at 3 in the am due to stomach rumbling! Too tired to fix a snack, I slept through the hunger pains, but I don't think I can do that for much longer!

One of the things I'm drawn to is salt. I just devoured about half a family size bag of Fiesta Salsa Sun Chips in 10 minutes.

I also like dairy products, like cheese, yogurt, and milk. Yum, I could really take a grilled cheese and tomoto soup right about now! Oh and beef is another food I generally don't desire but have been craving to no end. Thankfully God blessed me with no morning sickness! Am I ever grateful?!

Next to the cravings the fatigue has been kicking my butt. I teach art to grades Pk-8 and I can hardly make it through a half day. Then I try to go to bed and insomnia keeps my tossing and turning. Lord help me!

Needless to say, I'm soooo so excited to meet my little "blueberry". Tomorrow is the first ultrasound and I feel so grateful! I think it will be my first day to write in a diary to my little love.

Have a love-filled day <3

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

...five weeks and counting

...counting the time for bed that is. Yesterday was the nurse appointment that confirmed my pregnancy tests weren't a waste if money! Now...I'm so tired I could sleep with my eyes wide open. Up until today (scratch that, yesterday) I was amazed that I didn't feel any more tired than usual. Regular me would get tired EVERY afternoon at 1:30 ish and laps into a post-lunch coma. Just in time to teach the ever active kindergarten class at the very last period of the day. I'd literally want to cry my way home. But today, it hit me like a snowball in the face. At about 11 am, I wanted to crawl back home and into bed. PLUS< my allergies are awful right now and my throat haas been raw since last night. Ears blocked. Nose stuffed. Eyes sore. Bags big and purple. Post nasal drip. Go ahead and check ALL the boxes. But alas, I made it through the day after a trip to Walgreens and a Neti Pot cleansing over my classroom sink... good thing we sanitize!

It's not yet 7 and as soon as I finish these sweet potato tater tots with honey mustard (my craving of late) I'll be fast asleep.

*** Flash back! When I was in the 6th grade while riding home, some kids were throwing snowballs at our bus as we drove by. We turned the corner and thanks to physics and sheer fate, a snowball entered the window THREE seats ahead of me, made a sharp curve, and slammed me right in the face. Went all under my glasses and sat wedged between the lens and my eye. Yup. That's how the fatigue hit me today. Like a mean stranger throwing snowballs at my bus.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This is THE DAY that the Lord has made...

I will rejoice and be glad in it!

I'm grateful for waking up another day and having mercy and grace all fresh and new. Like Jabez, I desire for the Lord to bless me on this day! And I'm bold and not ashamed to ask :)
Find Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10.

Even on this solemn anniversary of 9/11, I worship God. My prayers are with those who lost loved ones and friends and for the children who never got precious time with their family members... But God is a healer and a comforter. Even though healing may seem impossible, He can do impossible things.

I love HIM and He loves you. Be blessed.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's True!

My womanly intuition (and the ability to read my body signs) was true! I'll be 5 weeks pregnant tomorrow! And I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the thought of a son or daughter forming in me right now... right at this very second. It's such a miracle!!!

I'm shocked because I know so many couples require multiple attempts at conceiving and I am conscious that we are very early along. Still my heart OVERFLOWS with joy and gratitude and humility! God you are just so good...

Now I'm trying to contain myself from going out and buying a crib and changing table!!! Early next week I'm seeing the nurse to get the "official" positive, even though I've checked 4 times just to wake up from this dream! The most challenging part will be limiting myself when it comes to exercising and not overdoing it. When I work out I like to push to my max! But now I have to think of the little jelly bean inside! ( I think it's really a sesame seed at the moment.)

Off I go to sing and smile some more. Make your day beautiful!