It is my hope that through this blog I can share experiences and challenges from day to day life.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Week 19 +/-

So as we embark on this new journey, I am happy (WOW!  There's a thought.) to say so far so good.   So far things have been well.  Minor incursion with uncooperative veins when trying to get blood work done, but after two days trying and 4 vampires and many sticks blood word is done and now waiting for results.  Beyond that I just simply feel pregnant.  How nice is this?  It's very nice.

I will say we are still adjusting to the whole concept and at times it still feels very surreal.  But the kids are excited and we have been blessed with a few baby items that makes it easier to comprehend.

On other areas of the home front, we are now in our 3rd week of school.  I was surprised and pleased as the first week went much smoother than I anticipated, so I know the kids were ready to start.  We are learning about being good stewards and how it first means we learn how to care for our bodies.

In preparing for this years lessons, I was intrigued how several of the lessons focus on our bodies and how they were made.  I had been thinking of how to tread lightly when talking about exactly how our bodies were made, being not too deep when it came to anatomy--of course that was before we found out I was pregnant.    Now with baby coming there are more questions than I never expected to cover quite yet.  So I have had to rethink again what details to go into and which ones to go lightly on.  It shall be interesting.

Here is a sampling of the questions that I have had thus far-most of which have been vaguely answered or when probed for more have all been told, "we will talk about that later in school...."

"Mom, how did the baby get in your tummy?"  "Mom, how does the yolk get into the egg?"  "How will the baby get out?"  "Will that (all things baby from daughter) happen to me?"  (To which we answer, "yes but not for a long time.  Like when you are 25."  And she replies, "oh no!  I will wait until I am 40!!!")  We like that answer!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thus the journey begins--again!

This October Jody and I will celebrate 9 years and marriage.  We have had some wonderful times and some hard times and always we have watched God move in amazing ways.  We have been stretched in many ways and every way possible.  Or so we thought.

One thing that has always amazed us yet never surprised us is God's sense of humor.  We have been blessed  with our 8 yr old son Josh and 5 yr old daughter Shelby.  We have met challenges with both over the years, but find comfort in knowing God has plans for them both.

Recently, Jody and I were discussing the past few years--they have flown by so fast.  We were even dreaming about a much needed get-a-way and time for ourselves.  This past year has been rather challenging with Jody having knee surgery last year in August and our son under going surgery on his legs to help lengthen his muscles and allow him to walk taller and stronger.  We began our first year homeschooling to accommodate for his surgery and  various Doctor appointments.

We were finally starting to settle into a "normal" routine and looking forward to the coming year.  Then I started noticing some changes in my body.  After some figuring we thought menopause was the next stage for me.  Then a few weeks ago I noticed some things that seemed strange.  After a couple of tests we learned that I was 13 weeks pregnant.  WOW~~~TALK ABOUT A SHOCK!  We did not see this coming.  We thought we were done. We had tried 2 and 3 years ago but as nothing happened, we felt we were to be a happy family of 4.

Today as of this writing, we had our first visit with the OB.  The OB confirm I am now 17 weeks along.  It was kinda nice to skip the 1st trimester.  I felt nothing and had no clue to even think I might be pregnant.  So we embark once again on the baby journey.  We are praying for an uneventful pregnancy.  Baby boy is due in January 2013.  So much for settling down this year.  Here we go~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~