Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas, New Years, Blizzard, 13 weeks!

The Captain arrived home on the 27th. Our 2nd blizzard of the year was over. We were snowed in for 4 days. No one able to get in or out. Some kind neighbors came over and dug a path down the driveway so The Captain could get home that night. Here is me with my arm up on the snow in our driveway-it was flat crazy!The 28th we FINALLY had our family Christmas. It was a glorious day except for me getting stuck in the snow on my way to WALLY WORLD. I LOVE THIS PICTURE! All my children & The Captain-LOVELY! Missing is my SIL serving us unselfishly in Iraq.I BLAMED EVERYONE for the loss of my precious scotch tape about a week before Christmas & deemed myself insane for losing my mind and the tape!
BOY, DID I FEEL LIKE A TOTAL GOOBER when it was unwrapped in My My's gift-LOLBy the time I was ready to take a pic of my sweet 7-Bit But had had it! The Captain crouched down behind the couch and held him up for this priceless picture of my 7.Why ride my new Harley trike when I can nap in the box? We had a "HOT DATE" on New Years Eve! We left around 1:30pm to head to my OB appointment. I have been having some complications with my blood pressure & swelling so The Captain really needed to go with me. We then went out to eat at HUHOT ALONE! We visited the oldest at work and headed to the candy store where The Captain bought me my favorite sour candy and an ICEE & headed home to the kids. WE HAD SUCH A ROMANTIC TIME!
We busted out the Easy Bake Oven when we got home and T cooked up some treats, we had some snack food, played Battleship and were all in bed by 10pm. Our idea of a blissful NYE...
I am 13 weeks pregnant today. This pregnancy has been much rougher on me than I expected but we are SO THANKFUL for our sweet miracle baby. I am on twice daily blood pressure medicine & am now considered "HIGH RISK" until I give birth. I will be monitored closely with monthy sonograms, lots of extra testing and must check my bp often. I have a 1 in 4 chance of developing preeclampsia. Which is very scary. But I know OUR GOD will protect us.
The baby is doing fine-measuring great. We heard the heart beating at 156bpm on Thursday-such a comfort-music to our ears! In just 23 days we will know if we are having a boy or a girl! WE CAN'T WAIT!
May God Bless you all in 2010 as much as he has our family in 2009!


Pam, mom, honey, said...

I just wanted to let you know it blessed me to hear you talk about your SIL serving in Iraq. Our soldiers are often forgotten. this year my DH was home. We are heading to NC in 5 weeks and he will head out within a few weeks to join his unit that is already there

creative gal said...

Glad you had a great New Years. Praying for the baby, and the BP issues. God is faithful!

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Yay for 13 weeks and a healthy baby - keep taking care of yourself! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

PS - I just gave you an award at my blog! Come by and pick it up!

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

You look so cute with that lil belly!! I am going to say a prayer right now for a healthy pregnancy for you with no complications!!!!

Beth in NC said...

You look great and what a beautiful family! That snow was WILD! I have never (nor do I want to) seen that much snow!

Many blessings to you and your family in 2010.


Kristin said...

You look terrific! Happy New Year! Can't wait to "meet" your little one this year! :)

Jamie said...

Congrats on the 13 week milestone!! So long first trimester, bring on the energy, bring on the healthy appetite, bring on the cute maternity clothes!!
So happy for you Jen! Praying for God's healing hands to wrap around you and keep you healthy and safe.
Love ya!

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And Happy 13 weeks ;o) Prayers for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy!!

Braley Mama said...

Praying for you and that little one during this important time:)
Love the tape in the box!So something i would do!!!!

John Deere Mom said...

I can't believe you got that much snow. That is just CRAZY!
And I am sorry to hear you are having some trouble with the pregnancy...but you look great! I hope everything goes smoothly and you can enjoy the next 27 weeks!

Dusti said...

You have a beautiful home and kiddos. This is my first time stopping by your blog but plan to stop by again. My kids and I watched your utube video you guys are an amazing family.
Blessings on your week. :)

Bones said...

Hey girl! I LOVE your blog. Your story has inspired me so much about embryo adoption. You look simply amazing. What an amazing experience!

I wasn't very clear on my would be irresponsible for me to be pregnant because I had two high risk pregnancies and went in labor with Tara at 5 months, bedrest for 2 months. She was a preemie and in the NICU a doctor overdosed her 10x the Propulsid she was suppose to get and she had a heart attack...I can't do that to another baby. But I SURE would love to be pregnant, and I wholly admire what you are doing. It opened up my eyes (and my hubby's)to "leftover" embryos. I want SO BADLY to adopt some. =0)

I don't get to comment very often because I read blog feeds on my phone usually, but I am so blessed by your family.


Heather (Bones)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Jenn- sorry to hear about your BP issues. I had it both times with the girls. I might be able to help you with keeping it down.

You look great. Love the hair cut!

I will keep praying over you and the baby!

Love and blessings!

Pink Slippers said...

I sure can see how you need a 4WD.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

You are SO cute!!!!

I am sorry to read about the bp though. I am going to start praying now for you and your precious little one.