May 19, 2008

A better day

I think I just accidentally deleted my last post when trying to edit it.? Oops! Oh well. Today was one of those few and far between better days. I had to get out of the house to go to appointments and get five vials of my blood drawn and pee in a cup (always awesome carrying a cup of your own pee through the hallways!) But anyhoo, that got me out and about and I picked up some mulch and felt good enough to garden a bit.

I weeded all my gardens. Planted some purple aster in the front and some white flowers in the back that I don't know what they are but they smell darn good. I also mulched the front gardens...found out I'm a few bags short but once I finish that off my gardens are set and all I'll have to do is weed and watch them grow.

This front garden is always in the shade so it comes up slow. But my hostas and poppies are finally coming through!

Here's the purple aster I planted. I'm all about the perenials!
Here's the back garden looking good. I planted those little white flowers today.
Here is a close up of the flowers. I thought they were honeysuckle but I think I'm wrong. I just call them that because they smell like honeysuckle...sooooo good! So does anyone know what they are? Are they annual or perrenial? If you know please tell me!

May 12, 2008

Awww, you shouldn't have!

I kept telling people this wasn't my first Mother's Day. I said, once I give birth to a child and have it in my arms then it will be my first Mother's Day. But they just wouldn't hear of it. My mom gave me a bag full of newborn goodies. Gowns, t-shirts (these things I now know are called Layette apparel) an adorable sleeper and two of the cutest bibs I've ever seen. Actually holding the tiny little clothing in my hands an imagining a little one there to fill them out makes it all a little more real!
And I also got another early Mother's Day present a few days before. One night Jason and I were laying in bed and I was just about asleep when out of no where he spastically said like a little kid, "When I get you something I just really want to give it to you now! I don't want to wait!" and then laughed a devious little laugh. I asked what it was for and he said "Mother's Day" I told him I wasn't a mother YET so it was perfectly fine for him to give it to me now instead of on Mother's Day. With that green light he jumped out of bed and ran out of the room, screeching back around the corner only to close the door and tell me I couldn't come out until he said so. I heard him go outside and come back in banging things around. When he let me out I went into the living room to find this:He got me a glider for the baby's room! I love it and it's super comfortable! What a sweetie! I swear I have the best husband in the world!

May 10, 2008

This Time It's For Real!

A while back I posted a picture of a sweet little infant hoping to momentarily get everyone's hearts racing and hopes up thinking that I was announcing I was pregnant. I wasn't of course but this time it's for real! I'm pregnant and that fuzzy little blob is our baby and that seemingly miss-shapen space it's in is my uterus. (Don't worry it's not miss-shapen, it's just cause my bladder was in the way :)

We've been trying for a year and a half and so were ECSTATIC to see TWO pink lines not one on a pregnancy test in late March! We waited to totally let the cat out of the bag until we had our first ultrasound and knew everything was fine...which it is. Yay! I'm only in my 10th week so we covet your prayers for an uncomplicated and full term pregnancy and a healthy baby at the end! My due date is Dec. 6th and Jason would like me to try to hold the child in until the 9th so I can have it on his birthday. Ummm yeah, I'll see what I can do.

While we are completely thrilled, you can expect some very candid upcoming posts about the joys of being pregnant :) I get through it by continually telling myself how much I wanted this and that it's completely worth it!