Hi! I'm a Latter-Day-Saint (Mormon)...but I'm definitely not typical...

Wednesday, December 10

It's been awhile...

I am so sorry I haven't written in awhile! A lot has happened...well...a few things have happened, and it is time I share them!

We moved out of my parent's house (yay!) - although we had tons of fun with them...it is nice to be on our own. We are currently house sitting until April of next year. We were blessed to have a couple in our ward ask us if we wanted to house sit for them wile they served a 6 month mission, and it was RIGHT ON TIME. We were starting to freak out a little about apartments/rent/etc. So, this is giving us a little more time to save up for a deposit/etc.

Also................................................................................................................I'm pregnant! Yay! It is...so much fun?? Honestly, not really. I have had a pretty hard sick and exhausted time of it, and I can't wait for this first trimester to be over so I can enjoy it a little bit. I am definitely grateful to finally be able to have my own baby. It is something that I have dreamed of for years, yet never fully allowed myself to believe it would happen in this life - that way I wouldn't be too disappointed if it didn't. Haha...I am such a funny girl - like my husband says ;-)

Anyway, I am exactly 12 weeks and 5 days pregnant...well...I am at work and it is almost 1 am so...12 weeks and 6 days. :) I am finally starting to show a little, but haven't taken a recent photo so I will have to do that so I can post it! I have had two dreams so far that we are having a boy and I had one dream before we found out I was pregnant that we were having a girl....so...who knows! I just care that the baby is whole and healthy. Sometimes I get scared because I still can't feel it move, although I know I won't be able to for awhile. It would just be such a refreshing and happy feeling to know that the baby is alive and happy and kicking (literally) in there. At our first ultrasound at 10 weeks it was moving so much! It made me so happy that it had two arms and two legs and a heart beat and a little brain we could see as well. Isn't it all such a miracle?

Anyway, I can't wait for the day I am not so exhausted all of the time, and that my brain works better...haha. It is hard to work as a dispatcher for 10 hours at a time and not forget to tell the officers things sometimes. It is annoying, but hey, it comes with the territory. For now I am just praying that I am one of those women who isn't sick her whole pregnancy and that it subsides a bit at 14 weeks - the beginning of my second trimester. But if it continues...I will continue on...and try to stay happy!

This 32 year old first time pregnant lady is tired...and sick...but growing a human :-) I can't wait to see what my baby looks like! More than anything right now...I can't wait to feel it move for the first time. There is always something to look forward to - even amongst the nausea and vomiting.

PS - I just have to tell you all what a WONDERFUL husband I have! He does housework, dishes, cooks for himself because I just can't stand the smell right now, never makes me feel bad for doing nothing around the house when I am exhausted, always tells me he loves me, loves my growing belly, thinks it's funny that I sleep so much and appreciates everything I do for him. I am SO blessed. I can't wait for our new addition and for the fun ride along the way, no matter how difficult it may be sometimes...it's still so cool!