Tuesday, August 12, 2008

baby blakley is a plum!

...or so thenestbaby.com says!
I'm at 12 weeks with 194 days to go! It just doesn't seem real, and I feel like I'm cheating my poor baby out of precious pregnancy memories I could be writing down or something. When I first found out I was pregnant (from a pregnancy test at 4:00 in the morning!) I could hardly wait to sit down and start writing about my thoughts. Now, 2 journal entries and about 7 weeks later, I'm at a loss for words. (I mean, I'm not really gonna share about the constant peeing or the ridiculously sore boobs in a journal for my child!!) I guess I'm not really feeling overwhelmed about having a baby (at least not yet) since I've been feeling pretty good and since I feel like I've seen every pregnancy video imaginable at LifeLine to prepare me. But I just need some inspiring ways to spend this special time in my life or ways to start knowing how to plan for the baby. Even though I work with pregnant women practically every day, I seem to be clueless about how to spend time during my own pregnancy! I'm honestly just waiting for the "nesting period" to kick in so I'll start seriously cleaning our house - that would be a productive aspect of pregnancy!

Alright, you moms out there - any suggestions for how to most enjoy and take in these special nine months?? Let me know! You'll be proud...I'm at least going to "enjoy" this time today and actually go workout for the first time in about 3 months! Unbelievable.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

one word meme

I love when I am given things to blog about (thanks to the two people who tagged me with this, knowing I've been struggling with the blogging!!!)

1. Answer the questions using only one word.
2. Tag four others. (Jeni, Terra, Kelly, Rebecca)

Where is your cell phone? purse
Your significant other? amazing
Your hair? looong
Your mother? lovely
Your father? supportive
Your favorite thing? laughing
Your dream last night? many
Your favorite drink? tea
Your dream/goal? change
The room you’re in? old
Your hobby? Justin
Your fear? unsure
Where do you want to be in 6 years? mommying
What you’re not? perfect
Muffins? blueberry
One of your wish list items? house
Where you grew up? concord
Last thing you did? rehearsal
Favorite gadget? ipod
Your pets? wiggly
Your computer? portable
Your mood? blah
Missing someone? friends
Your car? small
Favorite store? lerner
Like someone? yes!
Your favorite color? brown
Last time you laughed? tonight
Last time you cried? week

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

church family...

...is one of the greatest things in life. I just left praise team rehearsal tonight, and every time I leave I am so thankful to be around believers and people who are focused on taking time out of their week to prepare for upcoming worship services. There is just nothing like the fellowship of the Church. I love that I get to work with Christians each day - I know that everyone does not have that work environment. I love that you know you can share prayer requests that others will take seriously and have compassion on. I love that I know others who are working behind the scenes in church each week, not ever expecting to get any recognition. What a privilege to know people who truly love the Lord and it shows!

I am so saddened when I hear people say that they don't go to church because of the hypocrites that they know in church. Of course, everyone in church is not perfect - we're human. But I'm thankful to be a part of a church where I daily see the genuine love and grace of those around me. What a great testimony to those around! If you are reading this and have been hurt by someone in church - I'm sorry. If you are not connected in a church, I urge you to keep looking for a church that is welcoming and where the preacher is real and true to the Bible. Don't quit looking if you haven't found that yet. Church is an essential element in a Christian's life. There is nothing like having a supportive, God-glorifying church family.


Side note: Happy 100th post to me! It's been a long road to 100 - not as celebratory as I'd hoped it would be, so I'm working toward a party at #200! Stick with me :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

baby blakley is on the way....

So, I admit, I may be the worst blogger ever. For some reason, I have just been out of the blogging loop lately (ok..the last 3 months). Hopefully any readers who have been gracious enough to stop by every once in a while to see if I have actually blogged will be forgiving and keep encouraging me to write. I've got a few ideas to catch you up on our (less than exciting life) over the next blogs.

Before you read any more about the everyday things that have been going on...those can wait...I have to share the big news (that my title probably already gave away)....we're expecting!!! I'm due around February 22nd, so I'm at 11 weeks right now. Unbelievable!! We had our first ultrasound on Thursday, so this whole pregnancy is beginning to feel a little more real. Check out Baby Blakley....

I haven't really been sick during this first trimester, so this whole pregnancy seems like it's just flying by before I even can take it all in. I've been exhausted, though, so I guess that's one excuse for not feeling like blogging. Other than that, I can count on being up at almost exactly 5:30 every morning, headed to the bathroom to relieve the bladder my little 1.5 inch baby is pressing on!
We feel so blessed right now and so excited for what lies ahead!!