Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Update!

   Well we went back to the baby doctor yesterday! We didn't get to see our little peanut but we heard it! That was by far the most wonderful, amazing sound we have ever heard! Both of us almost cried, which is a big deal for Scott, he never cries. I think it is so sweet to see him get emotional and excited over the baby, it's a side of him that people don't get to see often. The doctor said the heartbeat sounded great, that it was at a very healthy rate, although she didn't tell us what it was.
I am going on the 31st for the bloodwork that predicts if there is anything wrong with the baby. We decided to do that because we would rather know before the baby is born if it will have any defects or handicaps so that way we can be prepared in every aspect as much as we can. We would obviously love it regaurdless but our prayer is that it will be as healthy as can be!
On April 15th we get to find out if it's going to be a girl or boy! We cannot wait to find out! I can't wait to start working on the nursery and buying clothes and toys and all of that good stuff! Scott isn't as excited about the buying stuff yet but I am sure once we see our peanut again and find out the sex he will be buying stuff like crazy!
As far as the pregnancy goes for me, I'm getting bigger eventhough I haven't really gained any weight. I am mostly in the smaller maternity jeans and like lounge pants. Pants with zippers and bottons don't really get along with me anymore. I am getting some energy back although I have to make sure I don't do too much at once or I crash and take a nice long nap. I am pretty much always hungry now and have had a few headaches mostly from my allergies which are awful this time of year. I am going to try to tuff it out though without any meds because I know that's best for the baby. Other than that things are getting much better and much more enjoyable.
Aside from the baby news things with us are going great. Scott has been able to focus much more on school and making lessons for the youth. He has loved being able to spend so much time with the youth and teach some lessons, it gets him excited about the day when he, well we, have our own youth group. He has applied at a few jobs he knows he will get an interview at one of them, thanks to a great friend! He is still waiting to here back from the others and is going to be applying for more jobs next week. I have been very busy at work I am so glad that I am down to 3 days a week at Massage Envy I would be dead on my feet if I was still at 5days a week. I have also started working back at CCA(the school at our church) one day a week teaching music to Elementary and the 4yr olds! It is a lot of fun and helps out with the bills too!
 So overall things are getting better an much more exciting! I will keep you posted as things happen!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ups & Downs

Well the past couple weeks have been full of ups and downs however we are very thankful that God knows what He is doing and has great plans for our family.

Long story short Scott lost his job with Schwan's the week that I had to cut my hours because of the pregnancy. We were completely freaking out thinking that we wouldn't make it. I was sure we were going to have to move and freaking out about where we would live and just going crazy. But, Scott pointed out to me that the circumstances of him losing his job didn't make sense at all so it had to be a God thing and that He must have something better in store for us. Which is very true because once we found out I was pregnant we began to worry about Scott working so much and that he would end up missing out on a lot once the baby got here. So in a strange way it was an answer to a prayer just not exactly how we were thinking it would get answered which it never really is. But our God provides because even though we have taken a huge decrease in our income we are still able to get our bills paid! Not sure how because once again to us it doesn't add up but our God is awesome! A huge plus with him not working there anymore is that we have gotten to spend so much time together that we have missed out on lately and it has been so great getting to actually spend quality time together! And whatever job he gets next will be less time consuming so we will have more time with eachother and with the baby once it gets here!

Speaking of the baby, my pregnancy is getting better and more enjoyable now that I am out of my first trimester things are settling down. My nausea comes and goes now instead of always being there which is great! Although now I am having to pee ALL the time, which is annoying but I would rather be peeing that puking any day! About a week ago I started being able to feel the baby moving. Nothing major just little tickles every now and then. I can't wait until you can feel it from the outside and neither can Scott! I am also getting a baby bump which is fun and cute! I don't have pics yet Chelsea should be taking some soon and I will post them as soon as I get them!
Our next appointment is on the 17th and then they will tell us when we get to find out what we are having! We cannot wait to find out mainly so we can call it by its name instead of "it" or "peanut" or any of the other nicknames that have been made up! Also so that we can start buying things because we already have so much picked out! We don't really have a preferance as to boy or girl, Scott would prefer a boy but then again what guy doesn't with his first kid! I personally think it's a girl, not sure why but I just have a feeling but as long as it is healthy I will be happy regaurdless of the gender!
That is about all I have as far as an update and as previously promised I will do my best to post as often as I can!