Wednesday, 25 September 2013

13 Weeks Pregnant


Taken at 13 Weeks, 3 Days



How Far Along? 13 Weeks, 6 days

Anything making you queasy or sick? Aside from just plain being pregnant? Nah. I mean, still ceasar salad and hummus, but that's pretty minor. I forgot to mention last week- coffee has turned my stomach since day one as well. It's quite sad because the smell is still appealing, but as soon as I have a sip I'm grossed right out. This week I ordered pasta with alfredo sauce and shrimp on it, and the shrimp was not happening. Thankfully it didn't "taint" the pasta so once I picked it off I could still enjoy my meal.

Monday, 23 September 2013

How God Told Us To Get Pregnant

This wasn't an easy decision for us. Chris is currently in school and will be for another 2 years. That means that I am the only one bringing in an income from Sept - April. And aside from the financial challenge of having a child, there is the added challenge of Chris possibly feeling pulled in too many directions when he should be focusing on his studies, or maybe feeling guilty if he needs to leave to go to Starbucks to write a paper and I am at my wits end with a crying baby. So many things to consider, and not a decision to be made lightly!

We first had the desire to have a baby before we had even been married a year. When we were engaged and first married we were pretty set in the "not until Chris is done school" decision, but it didn't take long for that to change. Anyone that knows us isn't surprised in the least by this! We prayed about it in March of 2012 and both felt like Jesus was saying "not now" I brought it up again in December of 2012 when we were on vacation in Mexico. We agreed to talk about it further. To be honest, I think we were both a bit nervous that Jesus would say no again. It was really hard the last time- to both really want it, but not feel like it was quite right.... but want to ignore that feeling so we could do it anyways. It was a hard journey and when the answer came up no it was really difficult to listen!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Baby "A" Is On The Way!

Recap of "early pregnancy", and trust me, for me it started E-A-R-L-Y.

So, as some of you already know, Chris and I are super excited to be expecting our first baby in March!! I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and will be doing weekly updates on this pregnancy, but first I wanted to tell you how it's been so far.

In short? Not so great. Growing another human being is hard work!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Many Sides To The 50 Shades Debate

It seems that now that the actors have been announced for the upcoming movie, 50 Shades of Grey has once again made it's way into the social media and blogging world. I assume this is only a preview of how much we'll hear about it next year once the movie is actually released. Up until now I have largely remained out of the conversation. Aside from letting my opinion be known to a few friends and family when the subject comes up (aka commenting on their Facebook statuses about it) I haven't written about it or made my opinion more public. I have read many blogs and articles, most of which are criticisms and outright slander of the books. While I haven't read the books myself, I tend to agree with a lot of the criticisms. There are a lot of Christian women bloggers who have been contributing to this conversation who have opinions similar to mine, and I am thankful for their opinions and for how they have caused people to look at the subject from a different perspective.

However.

Friday, 6 September 2013

A Little Vacay Recap

Aaaahhh. I feel refreshed. I also feel a little guilty for not writing for so long. I actually half wrote a post on my Blogger app on my iPhone while we were away only to discover that I hadn't saved it and it was gone forever! Very sad. We got home this past Monday evening and all week I tried to start typing that one out again... but the words just didn't flow. So, instead I'll recap our fun 12 day Vancouver/Seattle/Fairmont Hot Springs vacation!
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