Monday, December 27, 2010

11 weeks

Well, our 11th week is about half way over. We went to the doctor today for a check up and to hear the heart beat! We got to heart it and it was pounding away! We are so blessed and thankful that so far everything has been smooth and we are both healthy. My blood pressure, glucose, etc was all fine and so I am encouraged that all I am doing to stay healthy and relaxed is paying off. :)

I have so much I want to do around the house that I don't even know where to start. Maybe if I wait another week or so, the energy will kick in and I will get things into gear. We are getting a new office desk and are going to begin getting our new "tiny office" put together in our utility area of the house...so that our old office can be turned into a nursery. exciting and tiring at the same time!

I have started to sell Mary Kay. So far I am loving it and even just getting started has been a growing time for my faith and my personal growth. If you or anyone you know would like to try some mary kay or already does and needs product, give me a call! I'd be more than happy to help you! Selling mary kay and getting my business running will help allow me to stay at home when this sweet baby comes along! Prayers are appreciated. :) and sales. :)

Christmas was great this year and we both realized how different next year will be with a sweet 5 month old in our life. We are still trying to get it in our head that we are having a baby...it is still so unreal sometimes. :)

I have been blessed to not be sick during this first trimester and for that I am so deeply grateful to the Lord. I have been exhausted but have managed to still muster energy when I need it. :)


Question of the week for all of you moms who happen to read this....

Did y'all do any of the genetic testing and why did you or didn't you?
(we are praying about it, but strongly feel that we will not do any of the testing, but I would love feedback please!) thank you much!

Shaina

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

10 weeks

So, this week has been really up and down and I suppose the hormones have something to do with that. haha. Thanks to all of the advice everyone gave me on the stay at home thing....So many great pieces of advice and encouragement. With that said, there have been some opportunities that have come up for us and I am taking big leaps of faith and taking them. More details on that later, but I am quite confident that by the time we have the baby, I will be able to stay at home! Prayers are appreciated and I will blog later about the whole thing. :)

Since we found out so early along that we were pregnant, I feel like we have been pregnant a lot longer than we really have been. haha I'm sure I'll continue to have that feeling for the next 7 months. hah!
On the 27th we go to the doctor to try to hear the heartbeat! So exciting! I'm ready for Christmas to be over, so we can get to a normal schedule, get things done around the house, start the nursery and get things put together around here. :)

Christmas stuff is piling up around here, so I'm off, but more later I'm sure.

shaina

Monday, December 13, 2010

Full time Mom and full time job?

I need guidance and MUCH counsel on this subject. My heart and mind are burdened at the thought of me having to go to work when our little one is only 6 weeks old. I truly want to cry at the thought of working 40+ hours a week, missing so much, not being able to teach and guide in the most crucial years. God has known and continues to know my deepest heart and longing for being at home with our children. I know he has a plan and a way, just like he always has with everything in our life, thus far. I do not want to miss opportunities that God is putting in my life to be able to make my dream come true. For those of you who stay at home, what do you do to help support the income of your home? Or do you? What are the pros and cons, what are the concerns and down falls? What are the biggest joys and benefits? For those who struggle with the income part of not working, what are some things that you have done to supplement?

I know God knows my heart. I trust that. I continually give this concern to him, knowing he can blow me away with his plan, show me that even my own plans are insufficient compared to his, and that when I fully trust him with every fiber, he is always faithful. my mustard seed seems so small, but He says that is all I need.

Prayers are appreciated. Any advice and counsel is appreciated. Encouragement is also appreciated as well as prayers for Nick's job. :)

:) Thank you,
shaina

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 8

Well, we're in the middle of week 8 and I can still say that I am not feeling sick nor have I thrown up. :) :) I'm blessed and a little spoiled I'd say. There are a few friends of mine that have been so sick and I hate that for them. I have had a head cold/allergies this week and it has been quite annoying. I got some nasal spray and that seemed to help me. At least it got me through singing in 3 services at church this weekend. :) I started cleaning out the office this week. It is going to take me longer than I thought. Used to, I could get in there and really have at it and get it done, but I can't do near as much as I used to as long. So, I am taking my time, doing it right and going through every little thing so that it is all cleaned out and I don't have such a collection of odds and ends. haha

I'm tired all the time, still, but so far I think things have been really good! There is just not much to update until things progress more. I want to wait until we've found out what we are having before I do much to the nursery or purchase anything, so until then we'll just keep praying for a healthy, lovely, sweet little one. :)

The holidays have been great so far, so busy and fast paced as usual, but so fun! We are going to Angel Fire for Christmas weekend and I could not be more excited or ready! Bring on the family, snow, fun, pajamas, rest, games, laughing and all that goes along with it :) yay

Suppose that is all,
shaina