Thursday, January 3, 2008

God is so good!

Hope everyone had a great New Year's Day. We didn't do anything too exciting for New Year's Eve. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we were all still trying to catch up on sleep. We had a nice quiet evening at home. I am embarrassed to admit that I barely made it to midnight! I was so tired, and as soon as it struck midnight, I was off to bed. Poor Jeremy didn't even get a very enthusiastic New Year's kiss! I guess that's what happens when you get old!! Just kidding! Now that the holidays are over, it's back to real life. Jeremy's had quite a bit of time off over the holidays, and the kids and I have been missing him now that he's back to work. Jeremy and I have been discussing our new year's resolutions. Some of them are the same, but there are some new ones too. Our new ones always reflect the lessons we've learned over the past year. With 2008 rolling in, I've also been reminiscing about all that has happened over the past year. Going back and looking through the blog archives, I can see some highs and lows. Most of all though, I see many answered prayers and blessings from God that I know I didn't deserve. How incredible His grace is! In this new year comes some new trials for us, but ones that I know God will see us through. We have court in early March, and some big decisions will hopefully be made regarding whether Corey stays in our home permanently or not. Whatever lays ahead, I am holding onto the promise of God's peace. This next year we will also receive the blessing of new life. Knowing this is our last one, I've been trying to remember to relish every moment, every emotion, those first feelings when it finally sinks in that there really is a baby growing inside of you. This time it is even more meaningful because the kids are old enough to really be aware of what's going on. The excitement and anticipation in their faces when we talk about it lifts my heart. This will truly be a family event! So far I am feeling very well. The circus of doctors starts tomorrow. I see Dr. Lankford for blood tests on my thyroid. He doesn't think that my Hashimoto's Disease will cause a problem for us, but there are some adjustments that will have to be made to my medication, and routine blood tests throughout my pregnancy to monitor my hormone levels. Next Friday, we see the OB for our first ultrasound and blood pressure check, and then that same afternoon we see Dr. Castelucci to begin monitoring my blood sugar. It will be quite the busy schedule of doctor appointments over the next several months, but I'm going to do all I can to keep myself healthy. I have to admit that Jeremy and I are both a bit nervous about what this next several months hold for my health, but we know that God is able. This baby will be born shortly before Jeremy and I's tenth wedding anniversary. What a way to end this decade of our lives together! God has been so good to us! Okay, so can you tell that I am already a bit of an emotional preggo? Yes, I definitely have been having a case of the weepies. I've always loved the "You know your a redneck when..." jokes. I think I could write my own version "You know your pregnant when....", starting with "You know your pregnant when cry about commercials!!" Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who has for now blessed us with one more!