Slowly but surely I am beginning to feel like my old self physically which I am so thankful for. Last week I had a very encouraging week and was able to eat and keep food down which I am attributing to God's wondrous grace and the beginning of my second trimester.
I am almost 14 weeks and this little one is growing!!! My hubs and I are excited to be sharing this experience together and it is a barrel of fun sharing it with the girls. We found out that it is only one after wondering at one point if it may be two. I have one of those week by week pregnancy planners that shows the baby's development each week, and before a week goes by they have already read up on the upcoming week's development. They also have been such a great help to me, it is a pleasure to see them growing up and preparing to take on the responsibilities of being big sisters.
I want to thank my pal Terry who has been faithfully calling me to check on me and for her posts here and here on the transition from full time work outside the home to full time homemaking. I mentioned to her a couple of weeks ago that outside the usual daily cleaning, I am just clueless and overwhelmed on exactly how to grasp the productiveness of being home all day.
As she mentioned I have been so used to taking care of myself and the girls by myself, and running for years at this breakneck speed that once my lifestyle came to an abrupt halt I had no idea how to function in the slow lane. One thing that I really never elaborated on is that my coming home from work was not something that we planned for, it was a sudden decision I had to make based on circumstances at my job. We had not planned financially, or physically sat down and organized a plan for me to come home. This coupled with our learning how to live together being newlyweds with a blended family, and finding out we were expecting so soon into our marriage has been a whirlwind experience that has kept us humbly before God helped us grow stronger as a new couple. Although we may have our struggles I am the happiest I have been in my entire adult life. I thank God for all that he blesses us with, and living in lean times certainly helps in being more trusting in God and thankful for each blessing that comes our way.
In this time of economic uncertainty and difficulty it is good to know that above all I have the blessings of a heavenly father that owns everything and is always willing to share it with his children. I hope to post more next week but for now remember to pray for our family and to stay blessed and encouraged!
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