Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I really thought posting for an entire year would help form some good blogging habits, but it seemed to make it worse!

This past weekend was a busy one. Saturday we went to the Matheson Island Fishing Derby, which we go to every year. It was a very nice sunny day, but there was only one fish caught. The fish was 0.74lbs and won the man over $3500! Pretty good I would say! This year I didn't fish, but Eric always does. He loves it!

On Sunday Eric and I went to the Baby & Kids show at the convention center. It was a fun experience, I got some free stuff and lots of ideas! I found a really awesome newborn photographer and I would LOVE to get pictures of this baby when he/she is all fresh and new!  I also found a made in Manitoba option for cloth diapers, and we bought a cute little onsie with Eiffel towers all over it. It was fun to walk around and tell people my due date and just enjoy the fact that I am pregnant.

I feel like my mindset has done such a 180 since finding out I am pregnant. Hearing about other pregnancies doesn't hurt as much, I almost look forward to it because these are all the babies mine will grow up with! Walking around the Baby & Kids show and seeing all the pregnant ladies, babies and little kids made me excited about the future, instead of left out and alone.

October 16th seems so far away. But I am looking forward to every step of this journey. Even the huge, hot, uncomfortable summer part. At least I will get to wear this dress : )

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Heartbeat

The ultrasound was today! There is one beautiful tiny baby with a heartbeat in there. We are so pumped! It kinda felt like we were holding out breath until the ultrasound. It is so good to know there is a living growing baby inside me. It is so cool to be able to say that. I cried SO many times (happy tears of course) driving back from the city and when I read comments from people on Facebook. This baby is already SO loved. :)

Thanks again for all of your prayers. They are so greatly appreciated, it is hard to express how grateful we are for them.

Oh! And thanks for voting in the poll, it was fun to see the results!

Monday, February 20, 2012

How Are You Feeling?

This is a question I get a lot. And honestly, I feel great. I am 6 weeks today, so that is when the books say a woman should expect the morning sickness to start. I feel tired in the late afternoon and evening everyday, so I get ALOT more sleep than I used to, which feels great! Eric commented yesterday that I don't do anything in the evenings after work like I used to. I used to knit, or sew, or bake or whatever but I just don't have the energy any more. I have this quilt that I am all set up to start sewing, but have yet to do it!

This is okay though. They say in someways being pregnant is like running a marathon everyday, which accounts for the tiredness. I am totally fine if baby needs more energy than I do right now. I love it!

Other than that, I don't have a lot of symptoms. I read last night in a book that lots of women worry about not "feeling pregnant" at this stage in the game. I was glad to hear it was a common feeling. I wish I felt more pregnant, it would make it feel more real! Thats for sure! Everyday when I get home from work Eric expectantly asks me if I puked today. I think for him too, seeing me with morning sickness would make it feel more real.

Our ultrasound is just three short days away, so for fun we added a poll to the side bar. We think there is two, but have no real scientific fact behind that! We will be happy with any amount of course, we are praying to see a heartbeat on Thursday.

And just a reminder that we are keeping this off Facebook until after the ultrasound!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not Only My Own

I have had so much fun telling people about our pregnancy. I could not wait to share it, but I had to wait a couple days for the blood results to confirm the home tests. 

I am mostly excited to share because there has been SO MANY people praying for us. I just wanted everyone to know that their prayers have been answered, and to thank them so much for praying for us. This joy is not just our own, it is the joy of all of our friends and family that have supported us with prayers and encouragement. God has truly blessed us in so many ways. 

It was also fun to talk to the Heartland nurses about it. They were almost as exited as me! They were so happy to see an IUI work, and happy for me that I didn't have to go to IVF.

Tomorrow I will be 5 weeks.  The nurse told me I am due on October 16th. I have an ultrasound on February 23rd, to hopefully see a heartbeat and to see if there is more then one baby in there. Eric and I have a feeling there might be more than one. 

Thanks you to everyone for all your prayers and support! We would still greatly appreciate your prayers as we start this new, very exciting phase in our life!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Because Of Your Prayers....

.... I got to see this on Tuesday morning.

And on Thursday afternoon I had beta HCG results of 415!

I think I am still in shock. I can't believe the IUI worked on the first try. 

It kinda reminds me of one of the time Peter was in jail. The church prayed and prayed and prayed for him to be released, and when he showed up on their doorstep they didn't believe it was him! 
I kinda feel like that.  So many people have prayed for this, so why I am I having such a hard time believing it! 

I feel so incredible blessed, humbled and thankful. God is SO good. His timing is perfect. His plans are better than ours. Praise God for being so amazing to us. 

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Our House

Some of you have asked for pictures of our new place! So here are some of the outside! I will post before and after pics after we paint and decorate!

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