Tuesday, February 17, 2009

September 1st

September 1st is a big day for Matt and I. It is the due date for our first baby!

I honestly still can't believe it. It is crazy to even type!

About six weeks ago I just wasn't feeling well. I was sooo tired and figured I must be coming down w/ something. After a few days of constant exhaustion I decided that maybe I should just take a test. I was a few weeks "late", but I just thought w/ Christmas and everything else maybe my body was just a little off. I bought the test but assured Matt, "I'm not pregnant.. can't be!"

The next morning... well everything changed:)

Matt had gone to take our dog for a walk.. I took the test. Big Fat Positive.. I think i was shaking. I had always imagined all these neat ways that I'd tell Matt I was pregnant, none of that happened as I could barely hold it in the second he walked in the door. I think he was in a coma for about 4 days:)

The next day we went to the doctor and confirmed and since then it has been quite the ride!

I have had a couple appointments now w/ my OB and just this past Thursday we got to hear the heartbeat. It was such an amazing thing and our baby's heart was beating strong at 150 bpm.

I have been feeling okay. I haven't been getting sick, which I am very thankful for! Just tired, headaches (which I never had before), heartburn.. pretty bad heartburn (which I had also never had before), feeling as if I am constantly going to the bathroom.. (I can only imagine when I get further along!) and a mix between nausea and EXTREMELY hungry. I have never had such an appetite!

We do plan on finding out if its a boy or a girl.. Matt can hardly wait until the beginning of April. He didn't know you had to wait so long:)

Speaking of Matt.. he has been incredible and did finally come out of his coma:) He is so excited to be a dad.

So.. as of today I am 12 weeks along...

I can't wait for September... :)

Weekly Menu/Goals

I hope everyone had a great V-Day/ weekend... Matt and I sure did! For Valentine's this year we just had a really nice day together. We went and ate breakfast out, spent some time at Borders, ran a few errands and then ending our day w/ pizza and a movie at home.. oh and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert:)

This is our plan for the rest of the week:


Sunday- We had beef enchiladas!

Monday- A couple invited us out to dinner w/ them

Tuesday- Honey Mustard Chicken (new recipe!) w/ brown rice and a veggie

Wednesday- Chili w/ cornbread

Thursday- Clean out the Fridge night!:)
We will be heading out of town on Friday so I thought that eating leftovers would be a good plan.


- daily quiet time

-continue packing up house for our big move!

- make sure house is clean before leaving town

-pack for trip

- work out at least another 2 times

- mail my sister's BDay present!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Who has Spring Fever!?!

Yes.. it might be a little early but after several days w/ highs in the upper 60's/ low 70's I can't help it!

I soooo want to bust out the flip flops! (really need to paint my toe nails first though.. eek!)

The rest of the week is supposed to be much cooler here but I'm thinking positive.. its only a few weeks until March and March usually brings some much prettier days and day light savings time!

Whats the weather like where you are? Today in KC- Sunny w/ a high of 70!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A New Week/ Catch Up

I've been gone a little while.. sorry for that! I'm going to try and get back on track this week.

Oh and just a little update.. we are scheduled to close on our house February 26th. Matt and I started packing this past weekend. One positive thing about this being our 4th move in 4 years is that we are able to declutter! We have been going through our drawers, closets, desks.. you name it and getting rid of stuff! It really is a nice feeling:)

We also had the most incredible thing happen to us this past week.. I have posted this before but we had our dryer go completely out on us. We had been trying to figure out what to do but were just putting it off b/c we really didn't have the funds to go out and buy anything quite yet. We had started looking for another used dryer. Then, out of the blue, a couple from the town we live offered to buy us a brand new washer and dryer. I truly couldn't believe it and still can't. We told them that it wasn't necessary but they insisted. God has truly blessed us.

Another blessing as of late has been that Matt got an opportunity to start a part time job (2 days a week) working for someone we know that owns a glass business. They are busy right now and we're needing some extra hands. We are hoping to bulk up our savings a little bit with this extra opportunity.

We also started Community Groups with our church this past week. Matt and I hosted the first one at our house. We are really excited about this next venture and can't wait to see where it leads. We only have one group meeting right now but are really praying that within the next few months we will see growth and will start to multiply.

Matt and I are also attending a church planting conference in Atlanta coming up in a couple weeks. (I know.. we really couldn't pack enough into one month!) We attended last year and had a great time and learned so much. It was really neat to be able to meet and talk with others who are in same stage of planting a church as we are. We can't wait to go back!

As far as meals go this week I am going to try and be creative and use up what we have in our cabinets. We spent our grocery money on groceries.. but not really "meal" groceries.. More for various company that we have had over and different gatherings... So rather than go over our limit I'm searching the freezer. Here is what I'm thinking...


Sunday night- we had breakfast for dinner. Matt made me an omelet... YUM!!

- Well tonight we are probably cheating.. a local restaurant has $1 mini burgers on Monday nights which we love.. and seriously, you can't beat that!

Tuesday- Sweet and Sour Chicken ( I never have made this yet!) w/ brown rice and a veggie.. whatever we have in the freezer!

Wednesday- We have hamburgers and steaks in the freezer... so one of those. I would love to grill but its supposed to be a little chilly.. Our side dishes will probably be veggies from the freezer and whatever else I can come up w/.

Thursday- If we have enough tortillas I was thinking Chicken fajitas or chicken tacos.. we have red peppers, tomatoes, onion, cheese, salsa.. If not we might just eat the chicken over rice. We'll see:)

Friday- Hopefully by this point we will have hit up the store! I'm not sure what we will have.

Saturday- Valentine's Day! I'm still debating. I'm thinking that we will probably go out during the day and then be home in the evening. We'll either get something to go.. or I'll cook. I'll let Matt decide:)

Weekly Goals:

-daily quiet time


-keep up with house work

-plan menu for next two weeks/ cut and organize coupons

-work out 3-4 times this week