Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
I am soo excited to announce that my Melody is 5 weeks pregnant! I have experienced all the emotions that you would expect to experience of course, and many more as well. I have even debated (and talked over with Mel of course) rather or not to announce it before she reaches her 12 week mark (which cuts the likelihood of miscarriage WAY down) or to get her covered in prayer ASAP...She has decided to not announce it to her friends or on facebook until she reaches this mark as it will give her a lot less to deal with should that occur, and I totally understand and support this decision. All of the family on both sides knows though, so there are plenty of prayers being said. As I have already mentioned Melody has a very unique (and somewhat rare) female issue which makes any pregnancy high risk for her. The docs have told us from the beginning that she should have no trouble whatsoever conceiving, which I guess did end up being true. I was one of those very fortunate women who got pregnant immediately the first month I tried (and even when I wasn't trying) and so I had a hard time relating to her fears. (though I did have them myself for her) It only took 4 months for her though, and the doc assured her this was very average. The problem will occur (IF it is going to) in carrying the baby to term. She will be monitored MUCH more closely as a result and the fact that they know about her condition going into the pregnancy, greatly cuts the chances of there being any problem. Her doc. told her when he saw her last week that truthfully he saw no reason to not expect a totally normal pregnancy. So far she is feeling really good, and is just starting to feel some of those "early pregnanacy" symptoms. She will be having her first ultra sound done on the 21st of this month and hopefully that will settle a couple of the issues right off. I know in my heart of course that this whole thing is totally in the hands of a very capable and mighty God. What He wants to happen WILL in fact happen, as I 100% believe He is the giver of life. Sooo I (right along with Mel) will put my trust in Him, and ENJOY every moment of this pregnancy, KNOWING her best is what He desires. My joy right now runneth over. I am soo happy for her. I do wish I lived closer so that I could go to some of the appointments with her etc., but I am sure we will live on the phone as we hash over every tiny detail. Right now I wish I could at least give her a hug, but I am hoping it won't be too long till I see her. Her hubby is beside himself with joy as well, and I feel she is in good hands.
My week-end was a good one. We celebrated our anniversary on Sat. with a GREAT lunch out (easier for me to do lunch on my diet) on Sat. and my gift is getting to re-do our entire front planter area. I am quite excited about this and have already begun the process. Not that I am doing any of the actual work of course with these knees, but THE DESIGN is totally my call, haha. I guess I should have taken a pic of the "before", but I will get one of the "finished" for sure. I am not in a hurry to get this done, so it might be a at least a few weeks to get it all complete, but I have several ideas in my head.
My hubby went to Arizona yesterday to watch the super bowl with his dad. It is about a 3 and half hour drive from here and he wanted to do it all in one day so I didn't go. My back has been bothering a bit these last several days and 7 hours in a car didn't sound like much fun. I am really glad he got to spend this time with his dad, and my sister came over and spent the day with me. We had a good time. I think it is the first time I didn't watch the super bowl in my entire 36 years of marriage though, lol.
The diet is moving along...I lost 2 more pounds last week which puts my total for one month at 9 pounds. I am STILL swaying back and forth between it is no big deal at all to it is sooo hard. But my attitude is generally good, so I guess that is OK. I did get the book Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst and have begun reading it. It is REALLY good so far, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who stands in these shoes.
I am trying out Kristi's new cleaning crew today and I am soo excited. Hopefully I will be as pleased as she has been with them. It is a crew of 3 guys which does seem a little weird, but hey why not is my attitude.
I covet your prayers for Melody as she goes through this season in her life. I am still praising Him for blessing her with this answered prayer for a baby. How blessed I know we all are.
Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.