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Monday, March 8, 2010


Well, today has been extremely bittersweet.

Starting with the bitter news….

This morning, at a BodyPump class at 5:45 am, I had to say goodbye to my husband! :(. He is jetting off to Sacramento, CA today (actually is in en route as we speak) and will not be back until LATE on Thursday night. He is heading to the west coast for a conference for work and is presenting on Wednesday. I really HATE being apart from my husband. You know, I was thinking today that I am really thankful that God has a hand in who we end up with. God knows what each person can handle and I am so thankful for that. As I was telling Richard goodbye today I realized how extremely HARD it would be to have a spouse in the service where were gone a lot and most of the time cannot even tell where they are going. I admire those couples for their strength.

I really don’t like being apart from Richard, but, I must say that I am extremely proud of him. He works so hard and it really does pay off. He is asked to present his research, others research, and to represent NCAT at so many conferences. He is so dedicated, trustworthy, hardworking , smart and honest that people want to be associated with him. Richard represents God, his family and his work so well in ALL that he does. He is pretty amazing.

Ok…now some sweet news….

This morning I went back to the doctor for a follow up appointment. It was wonderful because I was able to hear my sweet baby’s heartbeat again. Today, it was 148 and let me tell you, that baby was moving and grooving! The nurse was surprised how active Baby was! Every time she found the heartbeat it was gone in half a second and Baby had moved to the other side! I was also able to set up our next appointment to find out if it is a BOY or GIRL!! March 30th can’t come soon enough!! I can’t wait to see my angel for the first time!

Luckily, about a week ago the nausea went away and my energy is bouncing back!! WOOHOO! The only real problem I have been having lately is that sometimes I forget that I am pregnant. So, for several days I go 100 miles an hour and then inevitably CRASH. Good thing I have a sweet (and very patient) husband who kindly reminds me that I need to slow down and take care of not only myself but also our child. Now, I just need to learn to not be so stubborn and listen to him BEFORE I crash! :)

Since Richard was leaving today and I DETEST being home alone, mom and I planned a trip to Guntersville, AL to visit my sister, brother-in-law and 2 precious nieces. We arrived late this afternoon and ate a YUMMY dinner with them and then Mom and I headed back to the hotel for some rest. We will hit the ground running tomorrow!! Hopefully I will have some pictures from the week posted soon!


Becky Welch said...

Hang in there! I know you will enjoy being with the girls! I wish we were a little closer to Guntersville and could come see you! What a birthday present LB will have - she is routing for a girl cousin!!!! Hope things go well. We miss you!