Sunday, January 30, 2011

Random Sunday Thoughts

For the past two weeks Nick has been pretty sick. Of course, I can never get him to go to the dr. so who know's what kind of ailing disease he might have. jk He has been really sick though. Sick enough that he came home and layed down for two hours after work. Then for this last week, I have had some kind of nonsense. Coughing, coughing, and more coughing. I will cough a little during the day but then at hits. NON-STOP COUGHING. My stomach is so sore from coughing. I don't feel bad. There's nothing in my head or chest, just coughing. On the brighter side, Malachi hasn't seemed to be affected by any of it and that's the way I hope it stays.

Yesterday was such a beautiful day. My kind of day. Windows open. Malachi can go outside. It was almost like spring. It's no secret that I DESPISE cold weather so yesterday was kinda like Christmas for me. I am so ready for spring and summer to be here. The warmth of the sun. The smell of fresh cut grass. Birds chirping. The feel of the nice cool pool. All the things I enjoy. Come this summer, I will be very very pregnant. So I may regret saying I am ready for summer when it actually gets here. But, even so, I would rather it be warm than cold.

This pregnancy is so different than with Malachi. With Malachi, I lost 7 lbs the first three months and only gained 13lbs the whole pregnancy. Why? Because I was!!! I couldn't eat anything. Didn't want to smell anything. And everything, came back up that I did eat. I was so sick everyday for 5 months. It was horrible, worth it, but horrible. With this pregnancy, nothing has made me sick, only a few things have really smelled bad, and I am hungry 24-7. I can't get enough to eat. I eat and in 5 minutes I'm ready to eat again. As much as I hate throwing up, being hungry and can't get full is almost just as bad as throwing up. And I'm only 11 weeks and you can see my bump. Gaining weight? Yes. All well. As long as the baby is healthy and I don't get so big that I can't fit through the door, I guess I'll deal with it.

In the midst of everything else, I started at a new campus last week. I moved from Life School Cedar Hill to Life School Oak Cliff. I miss my friends ever so much but I truly am much happier. The people I work with at OC are great too. I'm still the registrar and it's our busy time of year. So I pretty much stay busy all day. But that's better than just sitting and watching the clock tick, right?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So you've heard!! Malachi is going to be a BIG BROTHER!! We found out in December right before we went on Christmas break. Christmas tell or not to tell the family. Well of course I wanted to tell! But at the same time I wanted to be so cautious. Needless to say, we went ahead and decided to tell. We were to excited to keep it to ourselves. At my family's Christmas we put Malachi in his Big Bro shirt and decided to see who would notice first. It was my NEPHEW! He said, "Well is it true?" lol I said yes so he waited to see who else would notice. NO ONE! So we let him make the big announcement and everyone was thrilled. Then at Nick's family we waited until we all had breakfast together on Sunday morning. Well, actually we told his mom and dad when they picked us up from the airport. On Sunday morning, Nick said the prayer over breakfast and gracefully slipped it in. It was fun and exciting. We had also just found out on Christmas that we were getting a nephew from Callie and Nathan. So exciting.

We went to the dr. for our first ultrasound on Jan. 11 and everything looked GREAT! The heartbeat was strong and fast. I was so excited and happy to have that moment over. The anticipation and nervousness of seeing if there was that sweet little miracle in there was overwhelming having to wait what seemed like forever. But at last, we were reassured that God blessed us once again. And now we wait for the next ultrasound which is equally as nervousing because we just want to hear that first heartbeat. We are believing and claiming in a healthy baby and that's that. My due date is August 22, 2011. Today I am 9 weeks and 2 days and that's right ladies and gentlemen, I ALREADY HAVE A BABY BUMP!!!! I had always heard that you tend to gain more weight with the second baby and now.....I fully believe it. This is going to be so much different than when I was pregnant with Malachi. With him, I was so sick I lost weight and only gained 13lbs my whole pregnancy. I'm pretty sure I've gained 13lbs in just the last 3 days. But, come what may, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I can't wait to meet this sweet little miracle!!

On another note, we have been potty training Malachi. I am proud to say....It has been 5 days and NO ACCIDENTS!!!! Mrs. Amanda is doing a fabulous job during the day at helping us with potty training also. He loves when we make a big deal out of it and loves to flush the toilet and wash his hands. We let him pick out a sticker and he thinks that's just great. We take him about every hour or right after he wakes up or drinks a whole lot. But tonight....tonight was the first time he has actually told us that he had to pee pee. I'm so proud of him and the way he is developing and growing. He's going to be an AWESOME big brother. Check him out in his little whitey tighties getting ready to take a shower. He loves showers. So cute!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

True Peace......

It's been awhile since I've blogged about any and everything. Mostly because I was comtemplating on what I should blog about. Should I talk about the ups and downs of 2010? Or should I talk about what's to come in 2011? I guess I just kept putting it off and never did either. To say the least.....2010 was filled with joy and laughter, tears and disappointment. But what did I learn the most about in 2010?? God was the same in the joy and laughter just as he was in the tears and the sorrow. He NEVER changes. We change. People, places, and things change but God never does. When you are having the time of your life, God is right there with you...sharing in the joy and happiness you feel. He's clapping his hands and rejoicing with you. When you are sad and filled with sorrow, God is right there wiping away your tears, holding you in his arms, loving on you more than you ever thought he could. This is what I learned. What else did I learn? True peace can only come from God. Many times and in many situations, I tell myself that I feel such a peace. But still, there is a little part in me that has doubt and worry. But in 2010 I finally learned about true peace. In June we had a miscarriage. We thought we were 10 weeks pregnant but when I went for our first ultrasound the dr. didn't find anything. I had thought about this moment many times b/c let's face it, being pregnant is scary. However, as many times as I thought about it, I didn't think it was going to happen to me. I remember the tears and sadness I felt that whole day. That night as I went to bed I prayed. God, you have to help me understand and only you can give me a peace that can make me understand. That night I slept a peaceful sleep. And from then on......I felt the true peace of God. Yes, I was sad and yes I wish we were pregnant but I was ok. I knew that God knew what he was doing. I knew he had protected me and protected that baby from something happening later on down the line. I didn't spend my days saddened and angry. I spent my days rejoicing and in thanksgiving. Thanking God that he had given me a peace that transcended all understanding. And that peace, is what I will hold on to in 2011. In the good times and the bad, I want to remember that peace I felt at that moment in my life and cling to it, holding on to God's unchanging hand. I hope this is an encouragement to you. Hold on to God, He's the only thing that will never change. Circumstances may change, some for the good, some for the bad.....but one things for sure.....He's a God who holds our tomorrow!!!

So here's to a great year. Ready to face anything. A great husband and the sweetest little boy, God by our side....we can do this! And yesterday was one of those great days. We had our first snowday of 2011. Playing in the snow was always a big part of my growing up. Every winter we had snow and every winter that's where you would find us. Out in the snow drifts, making snowmen, jumping off the ladder in to the snow, riding the 4-wheeler and spinning hookers......those were the good days. And now, I'm having some good days with my family. Malachi enjoyed it much more than he did last year. Probably because he wasn't so bundled up that he couldn't move. :) He certainly didn't want to come in but the wind was blowing way to hard and well, I was getting cold myself.
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