It's been a while since I have written about being pregnant. So much has changed so quickly. I feel huge and I am only halfway through pregnancy. I love being pregnant, though. That finally kicked in about two weeks ago. I am constantly aware of the precious cargo I am carrying and I smile every time I think of it. I am aware and amazed that there is a CHILD inside of me. I am unbelievably grateful for the gift God has given Jory and I and I know how blessed we are. I can not wait to meet this miracle!
It was wonderful that God caused me to become so thrilled about my pregnancy because pregnancy symptoms have finally started kicking in. They aren't anything like what I know others have experienced, though, and now it is easier for me to dismiss them as a means to a wonderful end.
I used a body pillow when we were on vacation in Florida (there was one at the condo where we stayed!) and I slept a lot better. I am getting one to have at home now.
Jory has decided he wants to paint the nursery. He is thinking a light yellow, but we are going to wait to see what Ann comes up with for our bedding first.
We had a blood test at the last doctor's visit that lets you know if there are signs that you may be carrying a child with a birth defect. Everything came back negative which is wonderful.
I haven't been keeping up with Current Events occurring while Little One incubates: Wachovia was bought, the government passed a $700B rescue package for financial institutions and threw another $150B in tax cuts and other stuff in there, Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced they were getting divorced (this upsets me, by the way) and the Stock Market has had swings like nothing I have ever seen. I actually meant to keep the financial section from Sunday showing all the stocks that changed downward. After searching for a while, we found a FEW that had positive change, but it was crazy. Finally, our county got a major extension on tax returns due to Hurricane Ike. This has made our office a nicer place to work! Obviously, the biggest current event will occur in about three weeks when either the first non-Caucasian President of the United States or the first non-male Vice President of the United States is elected. My husband, for one, will be glad when the whole thing is over and his political junkie of a wife doesn't have any debates to watch and articles to read him!
We will be home this weekend which is nice. I hope you all have a relaxing and wonderful weekend.
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