Sunday, May 31, 2009

FEED YOUR STASH FRIDAY Bumkins New Product Sampler!

I saw this contest on Jenny's blog and thought it would be fun! Check it out!

here is the website

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Baby at 8 Weeks

We went for an ultrasound today and we were so excited when we could actually hear the heartbeat! Beating a whopping 165 beats a minute! I had been very nervous up until this point and hearing the heartbeat put all my worries at ease! Because of the disease and me not being "regular" we were not able to pin point how far along we actually were at out appointment last week. She told me maybe 5 or 6 weeks (but I was sure I was further since I had been so sick and bc of when the sickness began)..... and sure enough I am 8 weeks and 2 days along. Our due date is December 28, 2009. I feel kinda bad bc I dont want our child to be gypped their birthday with Christmas and all.... but we will find some way to have a wonderful celebration of the life we were so unsure that we would be able to have! We are two VERY proud people.

This is a growth update from a website I found on Jenny's blog.

Your pregnancy: 8 weeks

How your baby's growing:New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby about the size of a kidney bean is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WE ARE PREGNANT! and other updates

We have been trying for several months and had decided that this may not be the way for us. We had decided that we would not do fertility treatments and that we would put that money towards an adoption in the next year or so...... and then we officially found out that we are pregnant yesterday (Monday, May 11) although we had known for a little over a week. God works in his own time and at his own pace..... he was working in our lives and making sure things were right before he gave us this incredible blessing..... we will have a December baby and can't wait. I have been told by a few people at Church that with us moving away I will have to update the blog often. I think I can do that. :) We are overwhelmed and overjoyed this week with all that is happening and we look forward to our adventure together! ***Oh and as some of you know I have been sick for about two weeks now. I'm sick most all day (I'll spare you the details) but I really don't feel good or feel like eating till about 6pm. I try to eat lunch but I usually just make myself nibble and then eat my dinner. BUT the doctor was so kind (and I think she felt so bad for me) that she gave me some meds for the sickness. I'm not a medication person so I'm not going to take it everyday..... just on really bad days or days we have a lot to do..... I will also be taking it during camp! lol But I have told Eric and a few others that I will gladly deal with this sickness if it means we have a little one inside growing!

As many of you know we were asked to work with a congregation in Mobile..... after weeks of talking and many prayers we decided that God was sending us in this direction. Too many things had worked out for it not to be Gods plan. It was hard to decide to leave Prattville..... those girls mean the world to me and helped me in my life more than they will ever know. Their are some that I will have life long friendships with and look forward to the future with them in it. Their are wonderful parents who care so much for their children and also care for us. But in the end we knew we should move to Mobile. Creekwood (the church we will be at) is another amazing congregation with wonderful people. Although its hard to leave here we look forward to our work there. We pray that Prattville finds a youth minister (and a youth ministers wife) that wants to work with these kids as much as we do..... who will love them as much as we do..... and care for their lives as much as we do.

Also, we got an offer on our house yesterday (yes the same day we officially found out we were pregnant)..... talk about a GREAT day! We did not accept their offer and we countered back with a good compromise for us all. We are waiting to hear something today.

************Oh and I forgot about graduation...... I graduated from EMT school this past Friday! It was a long hard class and I studied a lot.... I was happy to have the highest grade in class! AND my little brother graduates high school next Monday! Then in August he leaves for boot camp for the ARMY! He has made me very proud!