I started this blog when your Dad and I got married so that one day, we could show you and your brothers and sisters, God willing, what your Dad and Mom did prior to being parents. You know, the days of little to no responsibility, staying up late, sleeping in, walks downtown, traveling almost every weekend, afternoon bike rides to the beach, reading magazines at B&N, sushi date nights, going to the movies, bonfires at the dunes...you get the point, right?
I am always amazed that at one time your Grandpa and Grandma were in a place where I am, and how they've made it to where they are now. Years of love and care, discipline and punishment, joy and laughter, tears and sadness, as they raised your Uncles, Auntie and me. It seems like such an overwhelming job, but one that you're Dad and I are so excited to begin together. They've told me a million times that I won't understand a parents love for their children until I have one of my own, and I can start to understand that now, because everyday I think about you, I love you even more and I haven't even met you.
Maybe it wasn't love at first pregnancy test though; you were a bit of a surprise to Dad and I that New Year's Eve morning 2009, but your Dad sure did a great job of immediately reminding me that you are a gift from God and how honored we should feel.
It's been a challenging month or so for Dad and I as we walk through being pregnant, looking for a job for Dad, contemplating where God would have us move, and preparing to be parents in 6 short months. I've been pretty sick with nausea and sometimes can hardly stay awake for more than 10 minutes when I get home from work. I hope that means you're growing strong and healthy.
I can tell you this Little Peanut, you've got a lot of people so excited to meet you and ready to love you. I am nervous, excited, anxious and eager to learn what it means to be your Mom. You are a daily reminder to me of God's perfect plan for our lives.
We love you Little Peanut.
So, yes, little blog world, Scott and I are going to be parents! Our Little Peanut is 11 weeks old tomorrow and due August 31, 2010. We are going in for another check up on Thursday and will hopefully have a new picture to show you all. This one is from our first appointment at 7 weeks and 2 days. We are more excited each day, and praise the Lord, I'm beginning to feel more like myself again as I approach the end of this first trimester. If you're reading this, we love you and appreciate all your prayers, love and support as we begin this new chapter in our lives!