Morning Sickness

Chloe tried to take care of me while I was feeling down.  I don’t know what she will do when she is not the baby any more.  I really don’t worry because she always loves my sisters kids.  I think Chloe will love having a baby around to snuggle with!

Here is some of the pictures Blake snapped of Chloe trying her hardest to share the couch with me.

She has never really adjusted to the fact that she has been kicked out of our bed.  We even have to leave the dogs in the living room at night or we would be up all night trying to get them to stay off the bed.  They think they can sneek in after we fall asleep.  So now they always want on our laps on the furniture.  I really don’t even want them on the furiture but it was hard to say no while I was sick.

She is the best snuggle bug!

Really I think there is a selfish motive behind some of her snuggling.  She cracks me up, she falls asleep as soon as she gets comfortable.  She can sleep in any position too.

I guess Blake had some morning sickness too!

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What a great weekend!

Friday night we had a party to attend for our Sunday school class.  I felt terrible most of the day and it took most of my energy to just get ready.  I was so afraid that I would be miserable at the party.  But thankfully I felt pretty good.  I ate a chicken sandwich on our way and it helped settle my stomach before we got there.  We were really excited about the party because we haven’t gotten a chance to meet many people at church yet.  It was a great way to get to know everyone better. 

The family that hosted the party did a great job.  They had wonderful food and games to keep everyone busy!  I was able to stomach the yummy Stromboli that they had but the chocolate cake was another story.  I had to try it but chocolate still just doesn’t taste good.  We all played some Apples to Apples after dinner and had a great time.  It was so nice to see everyone had great senses of humor and we got along with them all very well.

Then Sunday we went to church and it was so nice because we felt more at home.  It was nice to have some people that we knew after the party.  It has been so hard trying to find a church that we want to call home and now with the baby coming we have more things to want in a church.  Or last church didn’t have hardly anyone our age and it was difficult.  This church has many people our age with young children. 

I felt okay through most of church but as was getting pretty hungry toward the end.  I was eating crackers during service to help hold me over.  After church we grabbed some quick food and went to a few stores.  We stopped in Babies”R”Us to start to get some ideas of bedding and all the essentials.  It was fun!  We easily agreed on bedding for either a boy or girl.  Here are the ones we liked:

Kids Line Mulberry 6 Piece Crib Bedding Set - Kids Line  - Babies"R"UsAngelica 6 Piece Crib Bedding Set - Cocalo  - Babies"R"Us

Nautica Kids William 4 Piece Crib Set - Crown Craft Infant Products  - Babies"R"UsBaby Martex Pro Flyer 6 Piece Crib Bedding Set - Baby Martex  - Babies"R"Us

We also went to the Maternity Store to look for some clothes for me.  I am getting really fat already!  (I will post pictures as soon as I get some.)  I am really surprised how much I am showing at only 8 weeks.  I found some clothes I really liked!  I bought a pair of jeans last week from JCPenney’s but have not been happy with the way they fit.  The pair I tried on yesterday were so much more comfortable!

I was so tired yesterday when we got home!  But I slept great last night and have felt better today than I have since I found out I was pregnant!  I hope everyone had good weekends for themselves!

Embrace Today

As any of you know I have not been feeling well at all in my pregnancy so far.  I feel like I am just in survival mode just trying to get through the day.  I just keep trying to put days behind me so I can move closer to feeling better.

Yesterday I was reading my reagualr blogs and I came across a great challenge and encouragement.  Crystal of Biblical Womanhood is now also expecting (her 3rd).  She seems to be about as far along as I am and is also battling morning sickness.

Her post that really hit me was about Embracing Today, Making the Most of Where God Has You.  Here is a tidbit that really got me; I can use the hours spent lying still to help curb the nausea to devote extra time to prayer, reading God’s Word, and meditating on Scripture. I’ve found that even when the nausea is at its worst and I’m incapable of doing nothing else, I can still pray. What sweet times of fellowship I’ve had with the Lord as a result!”  I have had a terrible time doing this.  It was just a great reminder to me that I need to glorify God in all that he has given me.  I might be feeling misreable but God has blessed me so much with this baby and I need to be glad and be thankful!

I am really excited to have someone like Crystal to learn from in this time.  She was a big reason why I started blogging last year and she is a wonderful mother and Christian.  She posted this verse which God also gave me through a Bible study I was doing with Blake right before I knew I was pregnant. 

Hebrews 12: 1-2
 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”