Monday, June 10, 2013


Hey, I don't know if you noticed, but I put a Baby Ticker on my sidebar!!

I know it's super early in the pregnancy to do that, but I just HAD to! I love logging in to my blog and being able to see how many days are left and seeing that little baby grow in there! The pregnancy feels so much more official when I see the ticker, steadily ticking off the days.

Today begins my 11th week of pregnancy.  SO glad to be at this point. One more week and I'll officially be 3 months pregnant!

I was actually shopping for a maternity swimsuit the other day.  I was looking online.  Now friends, you must understand that I haven't worn a real swimsuit for hmmm, about a decade, and also, friends, let me say that things just do NOT look the same as they did back then!At almost 40, and with all of the babies this mama has had, well, I wonder if things are even in the right spots anymore??  Still, I felt the need to look for a swimsuit so I don't get left behind should we go to the beach on those rare, cherished hot summer days in Washington! I looked and looked, and let me tell you, I guess I am truly out of the loop because, HEAVENLY DAYS, I was sure the prices must be typos because man, a lot of them were at least a hundred bucks! I prefer a two piece thing with a little swim skirt, just to cover my road map thighs, and I prefer something that covers the necessities well.....needless to say, I'm still looking!

I tell you what, this pregnancy is kickin' my booty! I am SO tired!!! Just tired.  I go to bed a tiny bit too late, and some nights I'm visited by the bane of my existence,, I have to get up to use the bathroom at least once in the middle of the night. I'm thinking, it's too early in the pregnancy to have insomnia! So, no matter what time I go to bed or how I sleep, my body wants to get up at 5:30! I drag myself out of bed and do stuff before the kids awake, and then, by 10:30 AM, if I sit down, I'm literally nodding off in the chair! I'm SO tired.  I'm waiting for the magical point where the tiredness goes away. Please Lord, let it be soon!

I wrote a post about pregnancy cravings.  I think they're so odd and so fun and so crazy! I like reading about what other mamas crave! I'm still pretty consistently craving Mexican food and coffee drinks.  One craving that's really recent and totally unusual for me is this: lately I've been making my special sausage gravy.  Now, the funny thing is, I don't even LIKE sausage gravy and I can't STAND to cook the sausage right now, but Daddy had a long weekend and it was his request, and I also made some for dinner one night too.  I was NOT going to eat it, but it looked so good (for some reason) that I tried it, and now I'm wanting it all the time.  Strange.  This morning I'm going to make two pieces of Udi's toast, two eggs over medium (another odd thing for me) and I'm gonna slap some of that luscious gravy on top! 

I'm still drooling over my Old Navy online shopping cart.  Sometimes I go online and look at it, just to see everything in it and just to see if I need to edit it and take something out, and I just want everything in there and think everything is darling and can't leave any of it! Sigh.....

I think my nausea is getting better. Now, just so you now, and please don't hate me, but I never, ever have gotten morning-or-any-other-time-of-day sickness with any pregnancy but the twins.  This time, I've been pretty nauseated.  Like, don't-touch-me nauseated, without being able to do anything about it.  You know the type, when your very teeth are nauseated? That's letting up. I only get hit with it now when it's time to make dinner! Yeah, fun! I feel so sorry for those mamas who can't do anything but throw up.  God decided I wouldn't be like that, but anytime nausea isn't fun I said, don't hate me!

My friend Laura got me an outfit out of my Old Navy online cart, and I was totally surprised and I cried when she told me she had done it! Let me tell you, it is the most comfortable outfit I have ever worn.  I could easily wear it to bed too! I wore the skirt a few times and put it in the dirty clothes, and now it's missing!!!! It is the softest, most comfortable and most versatile skirt ever in the world, and I can't find it!!!!!! So I've been without my favorite skirt for about a week or so. I know, it's a matter for prayer.

Well, I guess that's all of the random thoughts on this pregnancy that I have for today.  I do have another recipe to post and I want to do a post on my daughter Kellie, with some pictures that Hannah took, but I don't want to scare you by posting twice in one day, so I'll spread those out over this week, as soon as I figure out how to find the pictures Hannah took! Computers......sigh!


Tesha Papik said...

Yeaa for 11 weeks!:) The tiredness will end soon I saw a difference a 12 weeks and then a big difference at 14. I really love sausage gravy I NEVER make it because no on else in my family will eat it. However I am going to Tenn this summer and you can bet I will be having my Mamaw make me some! Oh I hope you find your skirt I know that is so frustrating. I got my swimsuits at Ross they are not maternity, I just bought a bigger size mine have skirts as well:) Praying for you my friend!

Susie White said...

I stumbled across your website yesterday. I just had to tell you that I feel like we are long lost sisters. I am not a "blog follower" but I would love to follow you! I am a beginner blogger but nothing as interesting as you have done thus far:
I am 37yr old, married to a worship pastor (almost 19yrs), homeschooling, mom of six. I have struggled with infertility and I also lost four babies in early miscarriages.