Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Weeks and Waiting

Well now that we are pregnant it feels like some of my life is now broken down into sections of weeks, how far along I am now, and how much longer I have to go! It is new, different, and exciting all at the same time. I am getting more and more excited as the weeks go on. I keep looking for slight and subtle changes in how I look and how I feel. I wish we went to the doctor every week just so I would know he/she is doing ok in there.

I am currently 11 weeks today. Only 3 more weeks until I begin the second trimester. I can't believe how fast time has already flown. Many things happen in the second trimester, most of which is finding out the gender of the baby. We go back to the doctor this next Monday and hopefully get to hear the baby's heartbeat via a doppler device. I am really very excited about this because it will be the first time we have heard the heartbeat before. I am hoping I have done everything right so far. Mark and I pray nightly for a healthy and happy baby who loves the Lord. In case I haven't said it enough we are excited about our new little addition and can't wait to meet him/her. Until then I will continue to just look all over the internet at baby stuff, nursery ideas, you know all the good stuff!

Teaching is going well. Teaching while pregnant is hard, because I am so tired, I don't want to do anything hardly. It makes it really hard to get up in the morning and get ready for school before the kids get there. The further along I have gotten the better it has been, so hopefully one day I will feel human again! Please pray for us as we continue on this journey and figure out how to do this thing called life and parenthood!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We've Got News

Sorry it has been a while since I have updated. I blame my crazy life for this, it has become crazier yet. I have been overwhelmed completely with my new job. It is getting crazier and crazier, and I feel like I am falling more and more behind at times. I am staying on top of all subject areas, so that is good, but sometimes I feel as if the paperwork is going to just bury me alive under it.

Luckily spring break is right around the corner, and what a great one it will be. Mark surprised me with a honeymoon to Playa Del Carmen! I am so pumped about this! He also bought me the new Francine Rivers book too! I will have plenty to do that is for sure. Anytime my kids are giving me grief I just close my eyes and think, "By this time next week, I will be on the beach!" It will be a wonderful time for us to get away and reconnect before life gets even crazier.
Mark is doing well too. He is moving along in his new job venture and loving it, he is excited about where all it can lead. The youth job is still our main focus and we are loving it. As we move into spring things are starting to pick up as we and the kids get busier. With spring coming that also means summer is right behind, and once again we have a busy one! I am excited about it and ready to hit the ground running (as of right now).

Speaking of summer, after that comes fall, and in fall something spectacular is going to happen. In the middle of October Mark and I will have a baby. Yes you read it right, a baby, Mark and I are pregnant. This came as quite and shocked, and while it wasn't planned, it is a welcome surprise, one we are very excited about. We found out a few days before valentine's day, and kept it a secret until we had a chance to go to the doctor (just for a nurses visit). Then we told the parents and asked them to keep it quiet until a later date. Well, yesterday we went to the doctor and he told us it was ok for us to go ahead and tell. Our risk of miscarriage is about 10% now, which is comforting. Mark has been bursting at the seems to tell everyone, while I have been wanting to wait, but getting reassurance from the doctor has helped.

I am currently 8 weeks along and, I have been feeling ok. The worst symptom has been the extreme fatigue! I wake up wanting a nap every morning. The morning sickness is more like nausea that follows you around daily at all times in the day. I haven't gotten sick yet, so for that I am grateful, so really it is just more draining than anything else. It definitely adds a new challenge and dimension to teaching that is for sure, but I am making it through. All the more reason I am looking forward to spring break when I can sleep all I want :-).

So, now that you are caught up, and probably surprised, I hope you have a great rest of the day.