Thursday, June 30, 2011

10 Weeks Today!

(and counting...)
According to my little book, our baby is about the size of a small plum. (prune?) It is so fun to read into the next chapter to find out what is developing and how big he/she has gotten! Do I care if it's a boy or girl? I get asked that question a lot. Not really. I have always kind of imagined myself with a little girl. Chris is convinced that it is a boy. We're both just excited that there is one or the other growing in there!:) There are so many things to think about now, also. I have to think about everything that I put in my mouth, chemicals that I might be exposed to, and lifting restrictions. This last one is hard when you move into a new house and there are things that need to be lifted at every turn! Good thing I have a big strong boy who lives with me!;) How am I feeling? I am tired pretty much ALL THE TIME. I can't get enough sleep. I've not been too sick, but a little queasy the last couple of days. Some of the foods that I always have in the house kind of make me ill to think about. I was worried about it at first because I didn't really feel anything for a while, but I have decided not to borrow trouble. Cravings? I've heard that your food cravings can help predict the sex of the baby. You decide. I crave pizza nearly all the time. I've been wanting Mexican food for a few days now. Any kind of meat sounds good. I'm dying for a Diet Coke, but I think that might be the withdrawals speaking. I am trying to be good and get all my fruits and vegetables in and most of the time I do ok, however, I certainly don't crave them.
Mostly I am really excited and just a little scared that Chris and I are going to be responsible for a whole other living person. I pray daily about this baby, for it's safety, and for us. It seems so unreal at times but I am so thankful for this blessing and don't want to take anything for granted.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My "Floral Inheritance"

So when we first looked at this house, it was late winter, with nothing much growing in the beds. Well, we drove by a couple of weeks before the closing and we were amazed to see 2 huge hydrangea bushes had bloomed. I was so excited, and still am, seeing those flowers. However, when we officially closed and could inspect things more closely, we saw even more plants that we hadn't seen before. Turns out, we have "inherited" some really pretty landscaping with lots of things growing. 

Have I mentioned that I'm not the greatest with flowers? I don't even know really if I'm bad at it because I've never really tried but I have had the hardest time over the past few years trying to keep 3 small house plants alive!

Roses, hydrangeas, mini orange roses, and calla lilies! Who grows calla lilies? I didn't even know how they grew!:) Oh yes, we also have 3 large overgrown crepe myrtles in the backyard. Now I'm not the biggest flower lover, but I want to keep these alive and looking pretty! We've got our work cut out for us! If you have any tips on any of these, please send them my way!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

This Sunday

I've had a long weekend working two 12 hour shifts so I am pretty much dead tired. I couldn't let today pass, however, without saying how much I miss my Dad and Granddaddy this Father's Day. So much I want to share with them and tell them. Mostly I want to sit in my Granddaddy's lap and hug my Daddy's neck and smell his cologne.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Fun and exciting things are going on around here! Chris and I spent a lot of this last weekend packing and we are probably 95% ready to load the truck! We got our last (hopefully) piece of documentation for the mortgage turned in on Friday and we should close on our house on Wednesday. I'm so excited about getting in there to paint and make the changes that are going to make this house our own. This is our future home:

This house has lots of windows, natural light, open/spacious rooms, and lots of little (and big) projects to complete in the next few years. There is one project, however, that I am most excited about. We have to decide how to decorate a room that is going to be more than special because our best blessing ever is going to live there:

This particular one will come as a late Christmas gift in January!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shout Hallelujah!

Well, I took my nursing boards on Monday and had to wait exactly 48 hours to find out the results. I had to sit through the longest computer class of my life today to make it home to find out. I passed! I am officially a registered nurse! All praises be to the King of Kings!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sweet Friday

I love summertime, I really do. I'm just not the biggest fan of 95 degrees really. I'm more of an 80-85 degree summer fan. I find myself walking as slowly and with as little movement as I can from the car to the house so I'm not sweating by the time I get there! Oh well, less than 2 weeks until we close on our house! We should receive the keys on the 15th. Please pray that everything goes smoothly until then. I have also started my job. It's pretty good but uneventful so far. Lots of classroom training right now. I'm getting paid, though, which is a lot more than I can say for the past 2 years! Oh, I forgot to mention that I take my nursing boards on Monday. Yikes! Huge prayer request for that! I hope that your week was good and that your weekend is even better!