Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A trip home!

In my last update I said I would be going home very soon to visit with my family.
I got back this past weekend and couldn't have had a better time!
I got to see my PaPaw, and I missed him so much!
I think the last time I saw him was the year before last.
He is getting weaker and has shortness of breath a lot, but that didn't manage to stop him from going to eat out a few times with me. I ate catfish while I was there of course. 
We went to his favorite fish place in Oklahoma, Bill's Catfish.
That's one thing I miss about home! Fried Catfish. 
Can't get it here in Virginia, and if you do it's at places like Cracker Barrel and it isn't the same AT ALL!
I could tell he was very happy to see me and was always talking about my "Anchor Clanker", a little nickname he has given the Mister.
He adores my husband since my PaPaw's a prior Navy man himself.
We talked a bit about the baby and he asked me if I had thought of names. I told him we had thrown around a few, but nothing's set in stone. 
He told me I was gonna have a girl and that I should name her after him, Edwina, since his name is Edwin. :)
He can always make me laugh and put a smile on my face!
It was extremely hard saying goodbye to him. Since they go down south to warmer weather in the winter, I won't be seeing him at Christmas. 
I'm hoping my parents will come up for the birth of the baby and bring him and my Granny.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Texas, although it seemed to go by way too fast!
Mom and I looked for Maternity clothes, and went to little baby boutiques a couple days when I was there.
She said she cannot wait until we know the sex so she can start buying stuff!

It's all so surreal to me. I guess it will actually hit me once I start to show more, but it all just seems like a dream. 
The Mister and I have waited so long for this moment, and after one angel baby it is finally here!

On another note, the weather here in Virginia is nuts!
Yesterday we had a 5.8 Earthquake, and this weekend we are supposed to see the effects of Hurricane Irene.
I'm hoping it doesn't get so bad to where we have to evacuate.
Hubby would have to stay here even if the dogs and I have to leave.
Praying is about all I'm able to do at this point.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and if you are in the path of Irene, stay safe!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's been awhile, but I have exciting news!

Hey everyone, I know I've been MIA, but after my trip to Florida with my family I came home to later find out the best news of my life.
The Mister and I are expecting our first baby in March of 2012!
I had my first appointment yesterday and the baby has a strong heartbeat and all is well.

When we found out it was about a month ago, and if I was to get on here I would've spilled the beans!
I just told Facebook yesterday.

My husband was so excited when I told him the news. It was a great moment in our household, and we are so blessed to get a second chance that many families don't have the privilege to experience.
We are truly blessed by the Lord our God.
I will keep y'all updated on what is going on.
Today I fly back home to visit my family. My PaPaw is not in the best of shape and I just need some time with him. I'm very excited to see my family. 
It will be the first time they'll see me since I told them the news last month. 
I also can't wait to indulge my pregnancy cravings with all the yummy food from back home! 

Here's the sonogram picture from our first visit!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and a good weekend!