Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tickle Me Elmo - eXtra Special edition

Hannah received an awesome toy in the mail today from her Tita Elit and family. Elmo just happens to be her current obsession. Enjoy the video!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Updates, Pictures & Video

So most people know how Hurricane Ike tore up the South. It took a bit of a toll even in Louisville as a Tropical Depression. Some houses in my neighborhood lost siding, trees, etc. Approximately 1/4 of the residents of Louisville were initially without power. We, fortunately, only lost power for eight hours at our house. There are many in the city that are still waiting and have been told it could be up to 14 days before they regain electricity. Kind of crazy to have such a toll taken all the way up here in Kentucky. Yet we are blessed and praying for those down south particularly.

I've finally uploaded new pictures. They are a rag tag grouping and then birthday pictures from my nephew Tyler's party this weekend. You can find them here:



Also, here is a video for you. ;)

Hannah loves to say Bye (as long as there is something on her wrist)

Take care,


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Week 7 - Pregnancy Fun

So in my last post, I mentioned the fatigue of pregnancy taking it's toll on me. Well, nausea has fully set in now. Right about 6 weeks pregnant, it smacked me in the face. I've been fortunate enough not to get sick yet. However, I almost constantly feel like I'm going to be sick. I've had to trade in most yummy foods for bland and boring - just to make sure it'll stay down. Milk has not been treating me well - though I'm trying for the calcium. Eggs are not sounding good now and I was eating an omelet every morning beforehand. Coffee is definitely out. And the list goes on. But alas, I'm trying really hard not to complain. If you're wondering what is going on in my world, constant fatigue and nausea. So now you know how to pray for me. ;)

I have my first prenatal appointment next week. It's primarily just a "history" appointment since I'm at a new OB. I'll be checked by the nurse this time for all the basic health concerns and we'll go over my previous pregnancy. My first true prenatal appointment will be in mid-October.
James asked me the other day what was the most different thing about this pregnancy then with Hannah. I didn't even have to pause to respond: Hannah is the most different thing. With the first pregnancy, I could rest, relax, nap, etc. whenever I pleased. Now I must work around her schedule and day to day needs. Of course, in addition to that, I didn't even start getting sick with Hannah until I was 12 weeks pregnant, then I was sick for three months. But even then, it was just at night (almost entirely). This time the nausea is all day long - ugh.

We have a friend from church temporarily rooming with us until her condo purchase is complete. Her name is Laura Roberts and she's one of the easiest roomates I've ever had (absolutely not knocking on previous one!). Of course, that may be easy to say when someone's only lived with you for a few weeks. In her great thoughtfulness, she prepared three meals for us ahead of time this week because she knows how hard of a time I've had with my energy. How sweet!

Well, I guess that's enough of pregnancy updates for now. ;) Hope you all are doing well!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just Tired

Hello world! Just wanted to let you all know that we're still alive and well here in Louisville. Considering I'm usually the only one that updates this....it hasn't been updated recently because of fatigue. Many of you remember that I was struggling with constant fatigue for a while. All of my tests were normal and it actually seemed to subside a bit, by God's grace. Then I got pregnant. ;) hehe But I won't complain.

All that to say, I've been incredibly tired lately and the internet has taken the hit. I've also been a bit slower in responding to emails. I still love you... I may just need a phone call versus an email for a quick response. ;)

And I haven't forgotten my Shepherding Series (for those of you following it). Again...it's just been a motivation thing. If you message me and let me know you're just dying to have the next chapter summarized and reviewed, maybe you'll move me. ;)

I have no complaints here though. Overall, I've felt really good so far. A couple of nauseous moments but nothing demanding. It's really just my energy level for now. Then again, I didn't even start getting sick when I was pregnant with Hannah until I was 12 weeks along - so I'm not holding my breath. I'm only 6 weeks now.

We're debating baby names for now. We've still got our boy's name (since Hannah was a girl): Benjamin James. But we're not agreeing on any girls names yet. We'll keep you posted.

Take care!