Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank the Lord for good family and friends

Now that it has been almost two weeks since my last post, I've decided to give you an update. There actually won't be much of an update. Things have been plugging away the same as before. Nauseous, breaking out, tired, hungry, and maybe a little whiny. I keep waiting for the queasiness to be over, but as of yet there has not been any relief.

I keep waiting for the cravings to kick in so I can send Eric to the store for pickles at 2 in the morning, but they haven't shown up either. I haven't been eating as well as I should have in the last couple weeks, so if anyone has fun easy ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet, please let me know!

The last post I wrote was a little bit of a downer about all the bad things in the world that we bring children into, so this time around I thought I would be more positive.

One of the greatest blessings we have that I'm so thankful for are amazing family and friends to help us through this stage of our lives. Both of our families are very excited and have been nothing but supportive for us. It doesn't hurt when Eric's mom brings us new stuff for the baby every weekend after she's done with the garage sales. I don't know what we'll actually have to buy new when the time comes. As this is the first grandchild and great-grandchild on both sides, I don't think we could have happier relatives. And I know they are all there for us, no matter what we need or how far away they are.

Along with these great families, we have wonderful friends. The ones who already have kids are answering any and all questions we have about child rearing, the ones who are pregnant along with me are there to commiserate and advise, and the ones not yet to the family stage are just plain excited for us. I hope we are as good of friends to others as these people are to us. Even when we seem to be "ignoring" them. We just have to spend a lot of time at home because I haven't been feeling well. (Hopefully that will change soon! Both the sick part and the non-socializing part.)

I don't know what we would do without all these amazing people. Yes, we could make it on our own, but they make it a lot easier, and more fun because they are around us, supporting us. So thank you to all you out there. You know who you are, and more importantly, we know who you are.

And yes, we will be calling you for babysitting duty!


  1. Yay!!! A post!!! So the smoothie is a great way to include fruits, I just put whatever fresh/frozen fruits I may have around...a 1/2 to a full cup of yogurt, the same amount of milk, and about a 1/4 cup of honey or sugar (honey being a better choice...but the cold does affect it breaking down!) Blend it...and don't share any with Eric, well okay...maybe just a little!