I forgot!

Last week, our water heater broke!!! I can’t remember if I blogged about this or not, but we were not too happy when we found out we would have to replace it. Spending 800 dollars is not so exciting when your trying to save as much money as possible for the baby! BUT…I am thankful that God has given us the funds we needed to have hot water again. We had 2 days without hot water, and it really sucked!

Today we bought a Christmas tree…hooray! We will decorate it tomorrow, but here is a picture of our tree without lights or ornaments. I love the smell of Christmas trees!

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19 weeks!

Wow…..halfway there! I will defnitely be posting some pictures sometime today. yay!

So….Chris and I had a great Thanksgiving day! We met some friends at a casino and ate there. No cooking involved…and that was nice because its kinda silly to cook a huge feast just for two people! I am also happy that we don’t have any leftovers hanging out here….because although I love turkey, dressing, gravy and pies, I don’t want to over-indulge. I want Little Tiny to get lots of nutritious veggies and protein and healthy carbs…..So I indulged myself for just one meal and now its over with.

So, I am sitting here drinking an “Aurelia morning” smoothie. haha, thats what I call it, but I love my sis for telling me about how she makes sure she gets all of her fruits and veggie servings in for the day! This is great to have while pregnant, because although I get hungrier more often, I get fuller faster.

So….first thing you need is fruit. (and a blender, or course) Any fruit or fruits that you want. Today I used a banana, peaches, and grapes. I was gonna throw in an apple but I didn’t feel like cutting and peeling it.
Secondly, all you need is some ice. And then, you just take some spinach leaves and throw as much as you want in there! I usually do about 2 handfuls…but however much you want to use is cool, because guess what? You can’t even taste the spinach! Also, you can probably do it in whatever order you want; I am sure that part doesn’t matter. Oh!! And usually, I try and throw in some yogurt or milk in, and sometimes some calcium fortified orange juice gets in there. That way I can make sure Little Tiny and I are getting lots and lots of calcium.

So, I like to have the smoothies in the morning, and then it feels great knowing that I got all of my fruit servings in and most of my veggie servings in for the day. Thanks Aurelia!

Ok…well this week wasn’t so easy. I am still waking up pretty early, but mostly because its starting to get a little uncomfortable at night to sleep. Last week, my feet started hurting a lot and swelling….this week my ankles decided to get in on the action as well! I have noticed that its definitely due to work, most likely because I am walking at work for all day. As soon as I get home, I make sure that I rest and elevate my feet. On the weekends, there is only a little swelling…I hope that after I quit working ( 19 dec!! yay!) that the swelling and pain goes away a little.

The only other thing that happened was on Wednesday. I started feeling Braxton Hicks contractions for the first time. I read that Braxton Hicks start from the very first trimester, but that most women don’t feel them until their last month of pregnancy. My midwife said that a lot of women do start to feel them earlier, and not to worry, but to definitely monitor them.
It did feel weird to be walking around at work, feeling my belly kinda cramp and become super tight on and off….just a weird feeling….not any pain at all.

Soooo, other than that we are all doing great! My belly is definitely growing and its rock hard…haha. It’s getting uncomfortable to sleep, harder to stretch, bend down, and put my shoes on! (: I will get Chris to take some pics of my growing belly today and let you guys judge for yourself about how huge my belly is. Chris and I agree that this week is probably the first week that anyone can tell that I am pregnant. (: Its exciting!!!

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These aren’t really new….lets see, they were taken mid October, when Stacy came to visit us, brought her camera to church, and took some pictures of LifePointe church worship team.

I am so thankful I can be a part of the worship team, and so humbled at how much I have learned about how to worship, since I have been a part of this! I don’t just mean worship ….you know while in church service….I mean “living a life of daily worship.”

I have so much to learn!




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TGIF

Yes! Its the weekend! And next week is Thanksgiving, which brings us closer to Christmas!!!

Yay!

Well…I am 18 weeks pregnant as of yesterday! 2 more weeks and we are halfway there!! I almost can’t believe it!

Sooooo…..if anyone wants to, please pray that I can get some rest. I started having trouble sleeping this week. I have been waking up earlier and earlier this week…..Wednesday waking up at 0430 and this morning I woke up at 0130. And, then its really hard to get back to sleep. It wouldn’t be so bad, but I do work and lack of sleep is hard on a working mama who is on her feet all day!

I keep waking up coughing….or to blow my nose…..or to pee…..or because I am so uncomfortable with this baby belly and extra weight putting pressure on my hips when I sleep. I am seriously contemplating buying one of those pregnancy pillows!

These next 2 weeks will be similiary hard, because this week and then, I will be on my feet all day at work. This week, my feet suffered very badly! They started to swell and throb, and just plain hurt! I even bought one of the those foot spa things to try and help the discomfort. That helped a little, but the foot rubs from Chris have helped so much more!!! I am so thankful for my wonderful husband! I am just not looking foward for the next 2 weeks, and I need lots of prayers to help me get though them.

Other than that….I really can’t complain. I still feel tiny move every now and then, but its not on a consistent basis yet. I have read that may be around 26 weeks or so…..but I can’t wait for that!

Chris and I are gonna try to get all the furniture in its place this weekend, and finish our Target registry. I start winter semester on Monday, so I really want as much in its place as possible because working full time and school full time is no joke!!

Thats all I got for now…Peace!

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phew.

I’m gonna be short about this…but I just wanted to write something small about something that has made me very sad in the past few weeks…

Prop 8.

yep.

The “yes” vote made me so sad….that I think about it at least once a day. …. I’m not going to get deep into this…..I’m not going to try and explain why I feel the way I do…and I don’t feel like it’s necessary for anyone to try and make me feel guilty or question my faith. All I will say is that God knows my heart and he holds me accountable.

So, this is really personal to me on a lot of levels. I know that what I will say is something that some people in my extended family may hold against me, but I don’t really care.

All I can think about are all the people who finally got to be married….and now their marriage is considered “void.” Am I right about that???? I’m not sure…but I felt heartbroken in so many ways thinking about this.

Look…I’ve taken government classes…I’m not entirely ignorant. And now I am glad Texas required all those gov classes, because I have pretty good understanding of what is constitutional and what is unconstitutional. Denying marriage to gay and lesbian couples? Definitely unconstitutional.

I really do believe in separation of church and state…its definitely a reason why our country is so great! I realize that religion played the factor in the “yes” vote, of course, but I guess what I don’t understand is all the hatred I have felt coming from these Christians! All the judgmental comments….the boycotting….

that’s not something I want to teach my son…that we should love everyone, unless their gay or lesbian and in that case we should cast them aside and treat them less than human! Didn’t God call on us to show HIS love to everyone??

In my last bible study, we talked about how God wants us to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to love them…not to pretend to love them, but really love them. Thats my goal…thats my plan in life…the only thing in my life that is concrete!

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