Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gratitude Journal

I have been at a loss of what to put on the blog. I don't take pictures too often and I don't really feel like my life is that interesting, you know?! Well, I thought I should just log the things that I am grateful for. I guess it seemed like a worthwhile purpose.
I have been thinking about this one all week...I am so grateful for my husband!
  • I never doubt that he loves me (he tells me often and quite sincerely).
  • He often tells me I am beautiful, especially when I am not looking particularly smashing.
  • He repects my opinions, ideas, and time.
  • He listens to me and makes an effort to help.
  • He supports me while I try to improve my Mary Kay business.
  • He loves my cooking (when I actually do it, that is).
  • He lets me take naps and sleep in when I can (especially since I have been feeling quite drugged lately).
  • He strives to be the best dad he can be.
  • I feel valued when I am with him.
I may not have known him for a very long time before we got married...but I can say that I am a lucky woman. Heavenly Father must have known that he was the right one for me!
Love you Nick!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I heard something today...

...that will change my life FOREVER!
I heard the strong heartbeat of Baby #4! Yep, it is true...I am pregnant. I know I swore it would never happen. But I guess all I can say is: it did! We are all so excited! Going to the doctor and hearing that heartbeat made it all so real! I had all the symptoms: positive test, sore boobs, hound dog scent power, nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion. But now...since I heard the heart beating...it is all official! And all I have to say is: PHEW!
We told the kids several weeks ago, and they all shouted and screamed for joy! Here is a video of their response to the news.

video

So here are the answers to some of the questions you may have...

- No, it wasn't an accident. A while back I had a weird thing happen where it got me thinking about it. I mentioned it to Nick (who responded with a Heck NO!) and then he softened quite a bit to where he convinced me it could be ok.

- I am 11 weeks along.

- I am starting to show, my pants are to tight in the waist (so I can't hide it much longer).

- I am crazy sick. I was lucky with the last 3 to not experience much of this. But now...whoa baby! I have felt nauseous about 75% of the day. Yes, it sucks!

- The general hope is: it is a girl. Austin (the cute nerd that he is) wants even numbers- 3 boys, 3 girls. Sydney just wants a girl. And Kaden just wants to agree with them.

- The due date is April 2.

- Yes, we will be moving with a newborn next summer (per our poorly planned family tradition)!