Monday, March 3, 2008

I've Been Thinking A LOT About This Post!!!


So it has been a while...huh?! I'm sure the last of my readers have given up on me now, but if you are reading this (because you're, of course, considering giving me one last chance), you should know I have good reason for being away. Really good reason, or at least I think so. Let me tell you about it.....

A few weeks ago, about the beginning of February, I began feeling really sick and really, really tired. I took a few days off of work hoping that a little R&R would help, but unfortunately it didn't. I began to wonder if something really bad was going on with me. Or maybe I was feeling a little depressed; I mean, all I was doing was going to work then coming home and getting in bed? (Though, I couldn't really imagine why I would be and if I were, I would feel selfish for being so; I have so much to be thankful for.)

I continued to be sick throughout February and into the week of February break. I decided it may be in my best interest to go see a doctor and stop thinking this would "go away". So I did....

And the good news is - I'm NOT dying, nor am I depressed!

The other good news is - I'm PREGNANT!! Yes, you heard right! No I didn't plan on this, because the only thing I've been planning on is a wedding! A wedding, which will now take back burner to A BABY!! Delayed until 2009...Crazy, huh? Remember when I was on leave from my job from September to December???? Well a leave from work = no insurance and no insurance = no pill and no pill = an unexpected little blessing for Josh and I! We are already at the end of the first trimester. No wonder I''ve been so sick!

A friend of mine, Lindsey, recently began her blog journey. Her second post was titled Life is Unexpected (though I linked to it, the blog only allows approved visitors, so you'll probably have trouble getting in), where she points out that the unexpected things in life are those which make life so exciting. Those words have a different meaning to me now than when I first read them. I would never have expected to be right here, right now, writing this. I like to think of myself as a planner. I schedule things and carry them out based on a plan, but this was something that was just beyond my control! Although this was certainly not part of the plan, we are very excited about our little one and we know that because everything happens for a reason, we are blessed with this enormous gift in a tiny package!

**Be prepared for an odd mix of baby planning/wedding planning posts in the coming months!

11 comments:

RobinBirdsNest said...

Congratulations,Sondra!! You will love being a Mom. I am very haappy for you!!

emily said...

CONGRATSS!! I was wondering if you were ok! I'm so happy for you!!

royaloaker said...

Ack! Congrats x a zillion. xo Sarah

Kristina said...

I'm not sure what made me get on and check to see if you were back...but wow! Congrats! This is such an exciting time! I know everything you are saying...we're pregnant too!

Connie said...

What great news for you and your family. I wish you a wonderful pregnancy. Connie

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! I don't even know you and I am happy for you.

I got sick when my twins were five months old, thought it was the flu. It was....the nine month flu.

My beautiful little unexpected blessing turns eight next month. The twins turn nine next week.

Sometimes life throws a curve at you and all you can do is catch it and hang on but it is so worth the ride.

Congrats again, here is wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy with an easy delivery at the end.

Happiness Is On Pike Street said...

That is great! Congrats! Being a mother is one of the best, rewarding, and challenging experiences in life! I am so happy for you!

Grammy said...

CONGRATLATIONS!! YEAH!! I'm so happy for you (but selfishly) I'm more tickled for your MOM!!!
WOOHOO!!! Have her feet touched the ground yet?? I hope you have a spare room cuz' she's like me she'll be there all of the time...But it will be OK..we buy lots of cool food, clothes, toys and anything else a little heart desires!!
Lots of Love,
Sandie XXX000

Vicki said...

You little copier!!!! I assume that you haven't checked my blog in a while to know that I am expecting too!!!! Now we really have to get together. I am due with TWINS in August!!!! you know what, after years of infertility I can tell you...WHO CARES what came first...the wedding or the baby. Both are amazing. Email and let me know every little detail!!!!! Vicki@hollyhocks.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Well this is going to be a very exciting year! I am getting married and becoming an aunt! What more could I ask for?! I am so excited for you guys! I know your parents always wanted a grandchild and I told you it would be you before me!!! HAHA! I can't wait for the months ahead they are going to be so exciting!
Love you both,
SIL (sis in law :) )

Anonymous said...

Well jeez in that last comment I should of said love all "4" of you! You, Josh, Danny, and "the lil one" :)