Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Along with 9 months of pregnancy comes many changes. This month in particular is my most sensitive and emotional one. My hormones are off the wall. I can't wait until they are back to normal but I am aware that pregnancy does this. The hardest part of this month especially is having a husband that is never home. As of Lately, Rodney has been working 15 hours a day doing very hard labor. His day starts as early as 5 am and he is not home until 10 pm often. His job runs him like a slave and it's hard to see him treated so badly at work. My mom came up a couple of days ago to be with me. Because I am 10 days away from 40 weeks, she thought it would also be a nice time to help me out. My energy is high and that is great considering how far along I am. Some of the most peaceful things I have done each day have really helped me considerably. Each day I take my little dog to the Layton Park. We love it and I was able to take my mom there yesterday as well. I also meditate daily with music for about 1 hour. This helps me prepare for natural childbirth. I have been extremely lazy at such things as reading pregnancy books. They bore me like no other, and my mom keeps pushing terms at me that I have no idea of what mean. I guess that is my own fault for not studying up. Today I decided I was no longer going to freak over my husband's long hours or the fact he is out of state often and may miss the birth of our child which he is prepared to deal with. I am fortunate however to have my mother here, and her eager anticipation for her 15th grandchild. I have so much to be thankful for and I need to stop complaining. This has been an amazing journey and I am so thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Here are some things I find funny that have happened to me these last three weeks. Every time I have gone into a store such as a grocery store, clothing store, or any random place, I am told how cute I am. The other day I was at the health-food store and a girl yelled at the top of her lungs practically so the whole store could hear, "Oh look at that cute pregnant girl." The attention was directed at me and I sordive wanted to hide in a corner and tell her to not talk so loud, but I thanked her for the compliment. A few days ago I pulled up to Smith's and found my Expecting Mother's parking place taken by a women at least in her 90's and her husband. They were unloading their groceries from their cart into their car. I got out of the car with my big belly an the old woman looked at me and I looked at her. I think she felt guilty for parking in my spot, but they were old people and I figured they wanted to park in the expecting mother's spot because they didn't see any senior parking. Today at the grocery, I was asked for the second time in a row by the same cashier woman when my baby is due. She just asked me that question about 3 days before. I responded, but decided next time she asks me, I will really tell her I am getting annoyed. I took our little dog, Roxy to the park and there were ducks everywhere. She looked at me like I was related to one of them due to my waddling. At church I am constantly asked how I am doing and I always respond with "great." I attribute this to my healthy, organic diet. I really believe eating healthy has a lot to do with how you feel during pregnancy. My mom was telling me her pregnancy issues and I just thank God that I haven't had to deal with some of the things she did. Many are wondering what we are having. We have the sex of the baby in an envelope and our tentative plan is to open it up on our anniversary. We have been very patient can't you tell?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
This crafty idea was super easy to assemble. I collected a bunch of sticks at the park and placed them in a vase. I then hot glued some white and orange flowers on different sections of the stick. Came together so easy. I bought the vases at the dollar store and already had most of the flowers. A cute craft that cost only three dollars.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Here are some 3D ultrasound pictures of the baby at 35 weeks. The doctor said this baby currently weighs 5 pounds 4 oz and has tons of hair. Measurements and everything are great. I am trying to start a new blog that will have posts on my pregnancy. I want to keep this blog for recipes and other nutritional things, so until I get my new blog started, I will post the baby pictures here.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I have been thinking about ways to always make a difference and contribution to society. How to make it a better place? Yesterday, as I saw a homeless man on the corner of Walmart, I watched another car pull up and offer him a meal. I decided, I can do that too. So I bought him a small snack inside the store and handed him a grocery bag of the items. The gratitude he gave me over something so small was priceless. It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside that something I could take for granted, was certainly not taken for granted by this man. Little things we do can add up. Just as I saw someone pull up and offer this man food, can example someone else to do that same, as it did for me. I hope someone saw me do that small act of kindness and want to follow the lead. While I don't believe in handing out money, I do believe handing out loving gestures of kind words or something tangible like food, can make a big impact on someone in need. I feel this way when I do visiting teaching as well. I love making another sister's day become better just by offering a kind word. Let's all strive to make this world a better place.