Saturday, August 18, 2007

Proud Daddy to be

to be honest this is the first time that I have had the chance to sit down and write a post for our blog. where do I start, well if you have kept up with my wife's posts you know that we are going to be parents for the first time in March, around the 24th to be exact. I couldn't be more excited than when my wife said I do, what I mean is that this begins a whole new chapter of our lives and I can't wait. Some people have asked us what do we want, but honestly it doesn't matter what we have boy or girl it will be loved, could be twins :) I know when we get our first ultrasound Monday that we will find out that especially if there are two heart beats, not sure what I will do but a backflip of some sort might be in order, never done one so it could be very funny. Through this time in our lives I have had the chance to reflect on the faithfulness and goodness of God, and how His word always comes to pass. For those who don't know me very well let me give you some background: I have been married before I met Annie and my ex-wife had a 10 month old little girl when we met. I was daddy Jeremy for 6 years to that little girl, but in all honesty I was neither a father or a husband. When my ex left me my world as I knew it fell down around me and I was completely broken but God used that broken down man to create the man I am today. No matter what the situation is in your life there is a solution and that is Jesus. I remember it well when my best friend Caleb prayed for me and God delivered the word "What has been lost, will be Restored", and here I am right now with a new better wife and a child on the way. All because we serve a mighty wonderful God. Just thinking about it makes we want to worship even as I type. Well that is enough from me for now, hopefully I can get on and compose another one in the future.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Soft & Squishy

My not so flat tummy. I never really had a 6-pack, but my tummy was much flatter before Baby. I attribute the extra squishy-ness to the extra snacks to keep the nausea to a minimum and the lack of energy and heat keeping me from doing much.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I FEEL GOOD (dun-na-na-na-na-na)

Week 8 started out horribly!! I missed my first day of work for baby. It was horrible. If I wasn't nauseas, I had a terrible headache...all day. I went to bed around 5 pm!! I did get up to eat (so I wouldn't get sick) around 9, but went quickly back to bed and slept until almost 6 the next morning. I'm so grateful Jamie was here to take care of me.

Day #2 this week was better, but I still felt pretty icky.

Day #3...I feel good!! and fat!! I still don't feel normal, but haven't felt like throwing up today! I've read you're only supposed to gain 2-4 pounds in the first trimester. Two-thirds of the way through the first trimester and I've already gained 3.5 pounds...but if feels like 10!!! I'm so squishy! I can't wear too many of my pants...wait, I CAN wear them, but it presses on my tummy and makes me I guess I really can't. I'm not ready for maternity clothes yet, but my dress pants selection is very slim. I guess this all comes from eating more. I'm not eating for two, but I am eating to keep from getting sick. If I don't eat every 2 hours or so, I start getting super nauseas. I'm trying to keep those to snack-sized portions, but it's hard when it's a normal meal time. Tummy picture #1 is coming soon.

Monday, August 13, 2007

"Little" Update

Now that the whole world knows, I think I'll post...WE'RE HAVING A BABY!! Today, I'm 8 weeks and feeling it. The morning (all day) sickness has been going for about 3 weeks. I had a lull from it last week, but am really starting to feel it today. Today's the first day of work I missed. I'm not throwing up, but get nauseas throughout the day and just feel plain yucky. Today started out worse than ever. I felt sick just laying in bed...usually it doesn't start until I get up. Jamie's hanging out with me today to keep me company while J works a 12-hour shift. I love having a big family, because there's always someone there. We hope that we're blessed with lots of kids so they will know that same feeling.