Monday, February 20, 2012

A Day Off.

It's a beautiful day! You're probably saying "So?" but it almost always rains on President's Day and the fact that the sun is shining tells me it is a beautiful day indeed.

Nat and I are enjoying our day off (except for the oops moment I had in forgetting to turn off my normal-Monday-morning-alarm before I went to bed last night) and we intend to make the most of it today! We're going on a picnic lunch (yes it is 40* outside... :D), take an invigorating walk at a nearby park, go rollerskating (I'll be careful!) and then have a giant pizza party at my brother's tonight:).

Like I said, it's a beautiful day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Makin' It Official:).

Confession time: my lack of blogging has (for once!) an excuse. For weeks now I've been wanting to blog but I've been waiting to share a little secret:).

Now I know a lot of LVBC and facebook friends read here so you already know, but I do want to make it "blogger" official too: we have a little peanut on the way!

We found out on Christmas Eve and were pretty excited - making it a pretty easy Christmas gift:). Then we got to hear the heartbeat on Valentine's Day and were pretty excited - making it a pretty easy Valentine's gift:).

It was kinda funny when the doctor first found the heartbeat because it made our baby so real (and not just some extended illness that has been making me feel nauseous all the time:D) and I said, "Oh my!" Well with me talking that made the doctor go searching after that little beat again:). What a precious sound it was to hear.... too bad we didn't think to record it until several hours later.

So, onto the answers for the frequently asked questions!

  • My due date is August 24th.
  • This is the 13th grandchild for my parents and the first for Nat's parents!
  • We plan on finding out what we're having... when the baby arrives:).
  • We do have names picked out!
  • Plans for deputation have slightly changed! We'll be taking a 7-week trip (April-May) and have some meetings in churches. After that, we plan to stay "local" for the summer and get some meetings with churches that are within 3-4 hours driving distance.
  • After the baby is born, we have a meeting scheduled for the last week of September and all of October. We plan on jumping into this whole newborn/travel thing with both feet even though we have no idea what we're doing! (Prayers are appreciated!!!)
  • Cravings. Oh cravings. Actually it's been fairly straightforward and nothing weird like nacho cheese and ice cream (eww, that sounds gross!). My #1 craving is chicken salad from the bakery I used to work at. A close second would be Edy's fruit Popsicles. Mmmm!
  • Morning sickness (which turned out to be afternoon/evening sickness for me) is really subsiding. Protein helps! My husband has been so sensitive to what might make me sick to the point that he would walk to the end of the kitchen to get the food item (and the smell!) away from me. The crazy thing is that whatever was bothering me smell-wise was something I had made and had for dinner the night before!

Hmm, can't think of anything else:). God's been good!