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!)


9 comments:

Angie said...

Thank you for the update, and it is great to hear that you and babe are doing well!!!
God Bless you
Angie

Arlene said...

It's great to know you're doing so well, praise God! I had anemia issues with all my pregnancies - actually I've always had anemia on and off, and I'm going through it now. Take care of yourself, lots of dark greens help, and of course those vitamins. I pray you will continue to feel as well as you do right now. God bless you.

Nicole said...

So glad to hear an update! Praise God for those strong heartbeats! Let us know how things progress! Take care of yourself and that little one :) (Well, and all your other little ones, too :))

Truefemininity said...

How exciting to have another blessing on the way!

I know what you mean about time passing! College is coming to an end for me in a few months and I'm wondering where time went! Every time I hear a mom say something along those lines, I make a mental note to treasure every day with my children, should God choose to bless me with some in the future.

I hope everything continues well with your pregnancy and I will pray for you this week. :)

Martin and Luschka said...

Congratulations on yourr pregnancy! I understand about the nausea - I had it BAD during my pregnancy. I hope everything goes well for you. God bless you!

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A Joyful Chaos said...

How exciting to be awaiting the arrival of another bundle of joy!

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