Friday, July 9, 2010

:::Let us rise up and be thankful:::

::::Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha::::

It has come to my attention that I complain A LOT! The things that I usually complain about are things that I can't even change (getting sick, not feeling pretty because of the pregnancy, having to work, etc), but the ONE thing I can change is my attitude. A former pastor (Chuck Swindoll) of mine says it best: “The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes." So with this said, I'm going to work on overlooking the mishaps in life and focus on the every day gifts God gives us. Along with trying to have a better attitude, I want to try something else--keeping a "Blessings Journal". Every night I will write in the journal about things that went well that day/things that I see as blessings. Hopefully this will help me to overlook the bad and focus on the good in my life.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More pregnancy news

This morning we had our 13 week checkup. Dale and I were able to hear the baby's heartbeat again, and it sounded healthy--about 60 beats per minute. The doctor informed us that around 18 weeks we can find out the gender. I can't believe that's about a month away... we are sooo excited! We'll be counting down the days!

So far the pregnancy has been going rather smooth. Since this is our first pregnancy, we didn't know what to expect. Morning sickness has not really affected me (thank goodness!). There were a few weeks of nausea, but I continued to work and get things done around that.

I've kept a weekly log of new pregnancy experiences:
4 weeks (april 29)- migraines, vomiting, restless nights started
5 weeks- craving pineapple pizza, eating constantly (even in the middle of the night)
6 weeks- eating constantly
7 weeks- pee almost every 2 hours
8 weeks- extra nauseous
9 weeks- stomach pains from belly growing, ultrasound
10 weeks- craving strawberry waffles
11 weeks- back pains
12 weeks- not sleeping well
13 weeks- just started the 13th week :)

*Picture: i just bought this shirt, and couldn't resist not taking a picture. Instead of it saying "intel inside"... it says "Baby Inside". lol