11.25.2009

So much to be thankful for...





I've been thinking today about all of the things I have to be thankful for....and there's a lot this year.  So here's everything I am thankful for (and I'm sure I've forgotten something)..my husband Matt, who is the most patient person I know; our families: my mom, my dad, Marsha, Adam and Jessica, and our extended families; I am thankful for all of our friends who are amazing; the servicemen and women who protect and serve our country, especially my sweet cousin, Reed, who is about to deploy on his first tour (God Speed Reed, I am so proud of you); I am thankful that Matt and I both have jobs and are able to provide for ourselves; our sweet dog, Shelby, who always puts a smile on my face and loves us unconditionally; I am thankful the Rebels are playing good football (finally); and most of all, I am thankful for this little life in my tummy.  I can't believe Matt and I are going to be parents and I am thankful for this gift from God!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11.19.2009

Pregnancy so far...

So as of today, I am 12 weeks and 1 day pregnant. A lot has happened in the past 12 weeks, and we couldn't be more excited. Matt has been amazing in his patience with me, but the quote of the week at our house has been, "This emotional roller coaster may drive me to drink", and WOW! have I been an emotional wreck. More on that later....

For most of my pregnancy, I have felt great. TIRED, but not sick. I'll take that any day. Things are starting to get better energy wise and I am very thankful for that. However, as mentioned above, the emotions aren't great. An example:

Matt graciously decided to hire a painter to paint our nursery. So over the course of several weeks, we looked at paints, decided on a color, and hired the painter. Well he was at our house over the past weekend (when we were out of town). Matt was very thoughtful and hired the painter to come when I wasn't home, so I wouldn't have to smell the fumes! However, when we got home, the room was painted and I lost it. I mean break-down! I hated the color...the color I had chosen. I like it now, but wow, that was a moment!

The man will have earned SAINTHOOD by the time this baby gets here! There are many more instances where I've gone from happy to upset to angry to back to happy in 60 seconds, but I can't think of them at this time.

We have also received a couple of baby gifts so far! Our first baby gift came from Marsha (aka Mar-Mar or Marsh, she hasn't decided yet). She got us a precious angel daygown and a sweet stuffed bear. It's very cute! My friend Marie got us a green polka dot burp cloth! Also, my Nana and Pappaw sent us a baby gift.  Apparently Nana bought this when we got married and I am so glad.  I now have a baby spoon in my silver pattern.  It's so tiny and precious! and the baby couldn't go without a present from Daddy either. During my birthday dinner, Matt sat next to our good friends, Johnny and Emily. They had precious Chappell in May and told Matt the best thing they had for her was a sleep machine. So Matt pulls up Amazon.com on his phone, Emily shows him which one and it arrived at our house a couple of days later! What a sweet Daddy!

This past weekend, we were in Oxford for the Ole Miss-UT game! (HOTTY TODDY REBELS!, what a great win!) Mom, Marsha and I, of course, did some baby shopping. Mom (Deb, Debo or Deba, she hasn't decided either) and Dad (Gar, we're pretty sure he's going to stick with this, since this is what Adam and I call him) got the baby a Colonel Reb onesie, a blue and red tu-tu (if it's a girl), a super rebel cape (in case it's a boy), and some Col. Reb pacifiers! I hear there is other stuff, but it's for Christmas! Marsha also got the baby some precious Ole Miss stuff. So come Grove time next year, we will be all set!!!

I think that's about all for now on baby stuff and pregnancy. I'll be sure to post more from now on!

A journal...

So a friend of mine (who is also pregnant and due around the same time) has started keeping a blog as a journal of her pregnancy. I thought what a good idea??!! I have always used our blog as a place to post fun pictures of what we are doing, but now, since I have had so many people ask a lot of the same questions about how I'm feeling and what's going on, I thought I would keep this blog as my journal and everyone will know what's going on!!! So here goes....