Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reflections on being pregnant...

Just a little reflection about pregnancy... The presence of a tiny "zygote" in your womb begins an amazing, permanent upheaval in your life. Being an expectant mommy changes the way you react to food and certain smells, the way you fit in your jeans, the things that make you sad or annoyed, and how long or short your fuse is. 

As of late, I have ditched my longtime gum preference because it's just too strong, bought every fragrance of Febreze because I can't stand the smell of our apartment...I've narrowed it down to something in the pantry, my new bedtime is 8:30pm, I can still button my jeans, but I am left with a very serious impression at the end of the day from all the tension on my stomach.  Now I have lowered my standards of a great day to being able to eat and keep down three meals and having any friends left at the end of the day. Not only have I been a bit wrapped up in self-pity from my all-day nausea, but I have became surprisingly bold. You know the filter that helps you not say everything you think? That filter took a vacation.  The other day at a party with a bunch of girlfriends, I put my foot in my mouth in a big way and didn't even realize it until way later.  Another observation about pregnancy is that I have to eat every 1.5 hours or so or I will start gagging.  Eating is no longer fun and I am very unimaginative when it comes to what it is...last night, my bedtime snack was croutons.   

I seriously can't wait for the baby to be here.;)  As long as the baby keeps growing strong and healthy, who cares if I constantly eat, blow up like a balloon, can't chew gum, and have some hard days.  

Baby, you are loved by your mommy and daddy.  We can't wait to meet you!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Welcome, Deacon Kuiper!!

I'm so stinkin proud of my friends Abby and Jason who delivered their 9lb 4oz baby boy today in Tokyo. He was a sight for sore eyes for them both. Isn't he beautiful?! Please remember them today and send lots of prayers for a quick and smooth recovery and homecoming for them!

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Psalm 127:3-4

Monday, April 13, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!!

Chris and I are thrilled to announce that we are going to have a baby!! We went to the doctor this morning and I wanted to share our baby's first photo. Also wanted to share some pics of the night I told fun!!