Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm Back!!!

I know that some of you have been faithfully checking my blog and waiting for my return. Well, I'm back and with news.....

Here's proof......

I took these tests on Wednesday October 3. I was over a week late and that never happens! The first test came back positive and I just kept looking at the test and then the instructions, back to the test and then the instructions. I knew I saw the positive sign, but I just couldn't believe it!!! That explained the "symptoms" I had been having. (By the way, I had my first Dr. appt. 2 weeks ago and I am about 9 weeks along, with a due date of June 3)

It has been a roller coaster of a month. We are ultimately so excited for this addition to our family, but with that excitement comes a lot of worry, fear and nervousness too. Since we weren't "trying", I hadn't been preparing myself physically. No vitamins, watching what I was eating or anything like that. That caused me a lot of worry at first. After much reassurance from my mommy friends, those worries passed. Then came the worries of whether or not I would be able to carry a child without something going wrong (still a bit of a worry for me). My concerns were all based on the next 8-9 months, while Keith's concerns were all post-Baby. My friend Beth made an excellent observation. She said, "Isn't it amazing how God wires us? The woman focusing on her nurturing role right away, with concerns about the baby's health and well being. The man focusing on his role as a provider, with concerns about our home, our jobs, finances". She was so right and it is amazing- we had known we were going to be parents for about 5 minutes before our God-given roles kicked in.

So, I have been feeling a little unmotivated. I've been experiencing a bit of "morning" sickness, which I have learned is not limited to morning. At first I was simply exhausted, which has changed a little bit, but I am learning to take naps. (If you know me, I hate naps, I think they are unproductive) My pants are starting to get a little bit tight. AND, for the first time in our relationship, when Keith asks me what I feel like eating, I am able to make a decision!!!

I've been waiting to post our news. We were going to wait until the first trimester was over before we shared the big news with everyone, but we soon realized that it was not realistic. It's just such an exciting time and we were having a hard time keeping it to ourselves. Plus, our families were ready to burst with the secret.

So, YAY, we're going to have a baby!!!
I get to join the mommy blogging club now! (Smiles)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Just a lil break...

I have not been keeping up on posting, or reading and commenting on other's blogs.

I'm here... I'm alive...I'm busy.

Hoping that the "hecticness" will settle down by next week and I will be back to normal blogging activities.

Have a great week!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Morning Wake-Up

A bad way to start the day....

Walking up to work, seeing security standing outside, bending over to inspect the bullet shells laying on the ground outside the front entrance.

Is it possible to get a personal escort from your car to your office everyday???

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Drumroll Please......

And the winner of BAFAB Week is.......


Erin, I'll just need you to email me your address. :)
I'm so excited that the person who inspired me to BAFAB is the winner!!!
(by the way, the winner was chosen by drawing a name out of a bag... completely diplotmatically!)

Look for more BAFAB Week contests in upcoming months!
Thanks for all the comments!

Happy Reading!!

A Good Excuse to Comment.....

(**This will be a sticky post until Oct. 3. New posts will be posted below.**)

Ok, if this doesn't get everyone commenting, I don't know what will!!!

The first week in October is Buy A Friend A Book Week! I first heard about this week from my friend Erin. She's participating in BAFAB Week again, so you may want to check out her blog too!

Basically, I will be choosing a "winner" on Wednesday October 3 (that gives you one week). The person I choose will be receiving the book of their choice. If you want to be in the running for a free, new book, all you have to do is leave me a comment and let me know what book you would choose. I'll pick a winner on October 3 and mail their book soon after.

I just love the idea of this week- they have numerous BAFAB weeks throughout the year! Books are a passion of mine and I'll take advantage of every chance I have to share that passion.

If you haven't commented before, don't be intimidated- Just click on "comments" at the bottom of this post. Leave me a comment and let me know what book you would choose in the comment space provided. Be sure to let me know who you are- I won't be able to consider any anonymous comments. If you don't have a blogger account, just click on "Other" and type in your name (a website is not necessary). If I don't have your email, please leave that too. I'll need a way to contact the winner so I can get their mailing address.

I can't wait to buy a book for one lucky winner!!!!!