I always get extremely scared when BIG changes arise. And BIG changes are definitely arising around our household...not only are we expecting our 1st baby, but Dustin recently (thank heaven) got a job at the prison. CONGRATS BABE. I am so proud of him, he really wanted this job, and has always been interested in corrections! I also know how much stress it is supposed to relieve to know that he finally, after all of the tests he has been through, got offered the job, but I have mixed emotions...He will start academy on the 9th, and for 16 weeks he will be living up north 4 days a week, and home on weekends. Boo. I have been extremely blessed to get to spend so much time with my husband our first 3 years of marriage, and I am not ready for life to change so drastically! After these 16 weeks, I will feel MUCH better!;)
On top of his new job, I go to my orientation for school on the 3rd of August, and I am getting extremely nervous about being in school while being pregnant, with a husband who is gonna be gone. Maybe this is all a mixture of pregnancy hormones (which according to Dustin are on HIGH this past week), and my easily triggered stress, but I don't feel ready for all this:(
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I am VERY grateful for these changes. I know that they are all for the better, and HUGE blessings in our lives. We are finally working towards our careers and building a family, and I couldn't be happier. But even the best of times can be a little scary when you don't know what to expect, right?!
Things are still looking good with the pregnancy. Our little one is kicking more than ever. Once we hit about 5 months, I could tell she suddenly became so much stronger. Her favorite time to move is whenever mommy lays down to relax for a bit!;) Makes relaxing even better! Dustin and I laid and watched my stomach move for the first time Tuesday morning, it's so crazy that we can not only FEEL her move, but also SEE it! I know once this little one gets here I am going to miss being able to feel her move every day...
I have now put on about 10 lbs!!! Doc says, although I am healthy and he is not worried, I need to gain weight just a little bit faster in order to hit at least 25 lbs at the end of all this, but I can assure you I am eating lots, and doing EVERYTHING I can to make sure this little gal is healthy.
We have been up to so much lately...I have recently started selling my watchbands/jewelry at Sunkyst Tans here in Salina, and Dust has stayed really busy with wreckers, also...We have finished the front yard, added shutters to the house, and I am re-finishing a desk that I bought at a yard sale! So much to post but...no camera...Once I get my battery charger back, I will post pictures!!!