1st Trimester Summary: Smooth Sailing

So, the first trimester has come and gone.  Which is so weird to think.  Time seems to be flying by!  But, it's truly been enjoyable.

I'm so incredibly thankful to say it's been a boring pregnancy in terms of symptoms.  I don't take for granted the fact that I've had no morning sickness, no food aversions or cravings, I'm not moody or having to pee a lot, and I've had no weight gain! Google all the pregnancy symptoms that women are likely to have, and I, so far, haven't had the majority of them!  My symptoms, if they're really symptoms (because I can't deny that I didn't have these prior to being pregnant), are some fatigue, bloating and being hungry...all the time.  I'm definitely praying that this is the way it stays for the rest of the pregnancy.  We'll see...

Jason's mom also has this handy, dandy fetal doppler that we've loved using!  In the early weeks, I had a hard time believing I was pregnant, so it's reassuring to find baby's heartbeat and know all is well and that there really is a little human inside of me!!

I am definitely looking forward to this second trimester the most.  I'm so excited for when I can feel the baby move and the day when we find out what the gender is!  J and I are also making a point to enjoy the last 6 months of it just being us.  So that means lots of lazy Saturdays and quality time together!

Here's to hoping the next 6 months go smoothly!

Life is so Sweet!!!

Our lives have officially been turned upside down!  In a matter of months we have had some MAJOR, major life changes.  In April, we went to Dallas to help run the annual Texas-Oklahoma Key Club District Convention.  After a full week of craziness, we drove home that afternoon to immediately show our home to a prospective buyer that evening.  The next day, we got an offer!  So, on May 15th, we sold our first home.  It was a hectic, hectic month and a half.  Between going to Addison for work, Jason studying for his CFA Level II exam, finding a rent home, moving to the rent home, meetings with our builder, and taking care of paperwork for the sale of our home we were going at full speed.

And in the midst of all the chaos, we received the absolute best news of all!!!!!!  So, it is with great excitement that Jason and I announce we are expecting our first child, due December 2013!!  I have anxiously waited for this day for so many months!  God graciously blessed us after eight months of preparing our hearts, and while that may not seem like a long time, it seemed like an absolute eternity. My heart truly goes out to every couple out there who has been waiting to be blessed with a child, because even in that amount of time, I was incredibly anxious, impatient and so ready to just have the answer I wanted.  Yet, as hard as it is to say, I know God's timing was perfect.

I have experienced the wait and the uncertainty and it makes me that much more thankful to be in the position I am in now.  There is not one day where I want to take for granted this nine-month journey I am on, because it truly is a wonderful miracle to know there is a child growing inside of me.

So, as we move forward with our baby's impending arrival and the move to the new house, we are so incredibly excited to start this new chapter in our lives! And we are so thankful to be surrounded by family and friends who love and support us!