Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall is Here

In South-Central IL, fall has arrived. Generally I like fall......cooler weather, baking, bonfires and hay rides. This year is no exception....but it seems colder this year. Dh laughs at me.

We are all good. Football ended up not working out. Apparently Lee is too small.....we really wish that someone had bothered to tell us that before all this time. Practicing 6 hours a week to be able to play 2-3 mins. a game weekly isn't exactly anyone's efficient use of time. We were under the impression that this was YOUTH football where everyone would get to play. Apparently not. But that's ok. He is willing to wait till high school.....some growing time and different coaches. Greg wants to play JFL next year but he is awful small too....we will see.

Soccer is wrapping up. I think that we have 3 more practices and 3 more games. For the most part the boys are back into taekwondo. That makes me happy :) I love my taekwondo family! Greg tested for a received his 2nd degree black belt last week. It has been a difficult journey for this one and we are very proud of him for sticking it out and never giving up.

I am feeling well. A little morning sickness and I have trouble eating lunch, but breakfast and supper are no problem. So I am managing well. I finally have my "intro" appointment with a nurse practitioner today. Trying to talk to people at that office is like pulling very difficult teeth. It can take all day and talking to 3 people on the phone to get an answer there. LOL Good thing that this isn't my first rodeo :) Hopefully it won't take another 3 weeks to get me in to see the doctor. If it does he will completely have missed my whole first trimester. LOL I guess maybe he doesn't care, but seems a little odd to me......6 weeks to wait to see a doctor. Like I said, good thing I know what I am doing.

Bear is growing by leaps and bounds. He talks all the time. His favorite thing to say is "I said no"....generally after he already said "no" about something and you ask again.....but sometimes he just wanders around saying it. LOL He is obstinant too....maybe the other ones were as well. Time tends to erase all that stuff. There is a reason moms can't remember anything. It is preservation of the species.

Well, that's enough about us. Got work to do. And places to go today, on this wet, wet day. Welcome fall!

Saturday, October 03, 2009


For those of you who are observant blog readers, you have noticed the new ticker in the left hand side-bar. For the rest of you...........

No, this wasn't planned. In fact, 2 weeks ago my dh had a vasectomy. We decided that "we" were done having children. It wasn't that we wouldn't have loved more, it just looked like more fertility treatments were in our future and we just didn't want to do that again. Our family seemed complete and we were both at peace with the decision after much prayer and discussion. Almost immediately after, I started feeling blah. Really blah. Go to bed at 6 and sleep like a rock and please don't wake me up ever kinda blah. And it didn't go away. I had taken a pregnancy test a few days before dh's procedure because my cycles are whacky anyway and it was negative so I refused to take a test again for another week....
Blah turned into "I really don't feel good....peeing all the time.....eating peppermints". I really should have know. LOL So I tested on the 30th of September and got a positive. Spent the last few days having bloodwork and an ultrasound to confirm.....and I am over 7 weeks along! So I was pregnant when I took the last test, it just didn't show. This is the furthest along I have ever been when I found out I was pregnant.

It took a few days to adjust to the news but we are now delighted and excited and overwhelmed (ME!) at the thought of a new little one.
God is GOOD. His plans are always better than ours are. We are so excited to be seeing the way He is working in our lives right now.
So prayers our way for a healthy baby and safe pregnancy are appreciated. It looks like I have a due date of May 20th, 2010. Sounds like a good day to have a baby, doesn't it?