Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm alive, really!

I know it's been a while. I hope you'll forgive me. I don't get on the computer much, although I am able to access the web through my phone. (But I cannot upload photos to my blog and it takes forever for me to write out an entry on my touch phone!)

I am 11 weeks along today. It seems very surreal. Last week, I had a visit with my midwife, and we heard a healthy and strong heartbeat (although it took several minutes to find, which felt more like hours, and had me in a mini-panic). Things are looking good, and I just need to make sure I am getting plenty of iron, since I have major anemia issues when I am pregnant. (I passed out about half a dozen times when I was pregnant with Keagan, three times when I was pregnant with Nolyn and that was scary!) I definitely want to make sure I get plenty of iron (which means taking supplements and eating plenty of iron-rich foods).

This has definitely been a wonderful blessing. I am feeling great, which is normally pretty unusual for this point in my pregnancies. Normally, I am crouching over the porcelain throne on a frequent basis, so I am grateful for the waves of nausea that pass without such "worship".

Nolyn turned five on the 28th of January. Every year I am shocked by their growth. Soon my oldest will be seven. Time passes so quickly, and these years are so precious. I am so thankful we are able to homeschool so I can soak up every minute with these kiddos.

We are all looking forward to another little baby in our household. And yes, we will be finding out the gender. I would be pretty unprepared should we have a little girl (and we would love to have another little girl- we miss the frilly tiny dresses and headbands)! We have been praying that God will send this child's angel early to watch over and protect! After four miscarriages, I am a bit paranoid about every little thing. (And, I keep dreaming about losing the baby, which doesn't make for a pleasant morning.) I have to remind myself that it is in God's hands.

I don't think I mentioned that I have been watching a friend's son during the weekdays. Jack is almost two years old, so he makes the perfect playmate for Keagan. However, they are toddlers, so sometimes I find Jack biting Keagan's cheek or Keagan throttling Jack's neck. I definitely have to keep my eye on the two of them. Of course, there are some moments that are sweet- like when they share or hug each other.

I hope you all are doing fine and not suffering from extreme weather conditions. (It's been cold, for South Texas, but we've avoided snow and ice for the most part!)