It's been fun to know we're pregnant! We are truly praising the Lord, looking ahead to some fun life changes!!
Gosh, in the last several weeks, I've been experiencing all these weird differences in taste and behavior that I didn't know how to explain!! SO tired in the afternoons, crazy cravings, totally NOT even wanting to look at a salad (which, if you know me, I typically crave!), emotional ups & downs (but I think I'm actually always like that...I'm a girl...ie, that's my prerogative ;) ). On the other hand, I did a mini-triathlon pregnant! In fact, that's one of the first things I exclaimed to Russell and the Dr. at our first appointment! :) So, it's been weird stuff, but still fun!
Russell just kept comforting me these last several weeks, but also playing it so cool. When the first pregnancy test showed one solid line and a very faint line five weeks ago, I knew we were pregnant! I knew it because of all these little signs!! I just kept praying that the Lord would help me to not focus on it, in order to guard my and Russell's hearts (thanks for that encouragement and for praying that with me, Ashley!). Then, this passed Monday, when we used the same pregnancy test and got the same result, I was not convinced it was negative...ie, not pregnant. I asked Russell to pick up a better quality test, he did, we tried it, and sure enough...POSITIVO! :)
If you read Russell's post below, you know my reaction: loud screams of elation and joy!
So far, at 7 weeks, I really don't have much of an appetite. I used to snack all day long, but I don't even want to look at the snacks and foods in our pantry, in my drawers at work, in our fridge...YUCK! Too healthy! Too something...just not quite right. Yesterday, I pulled into Sonic at 7:30am and ordered the Route 44 Cherry Limeade, downing it within the hour, eating all three limes and chewing on the ice throughout the morning. I was able to force down some cottage cheese and saltines. For lunch, Russell brought me a Chick-fil-A icedream cup and a chargrilled chicken sandwich...I wasn't the least bit interested in the sandwich. The icecream was gone in 3 minutes or less! I think I just had homemade muffins through the night. :)
Today, pink lemonade and a muffin with strawberry jelly for breakfast around 8:00. Then, around 12:00, my stomach was churning and needing some lunch. I got in the car, and I just prayed, "Lord, what do I crave right now?" He led me to Zoe's for their chicken salad sandwich on 7-grain, fruit cup and Baked Lays. Typically, I can only eat half of that meal, but today I ate the whole darn thing!! YUM! I now sit here sucking on Now & Later candies...something about that bitter and sour taste that satisfies me!
Wonder what's next! :) I think we'll start with a Sonic Route 44 Blackberry Tea somewhere in the 2:00 hour...it's 1/2-price between 2p & 4p!
Happy Friday, friends!!