Sunday, February 26, 2012

SURPRISE...I'm Pregnant!!!

I found out that I was pregnant early in February!  It was a total shock to us.  We had tried so hard for 3.5 years, and then just decided that it was break time and time to rest my body in hopes that would help.  Apparently that is what we needed because I was able to surprise myself with being pregnant!  I didn't ever think that my body would allow that, but it happened and I am so happy! 
I had to come to the realization that it is all in the Lord's time.  I don't just get to say I want a baby and have one.  I know that each of my baby's have been given to me at the time that they were supposed to come to me.  I had many blessings during the time that we were trying that continually said "be patient and the Lord knows what is best".  I just didn't want to believe this and just kept stressing and being sad all the time about not being pregnant.  It was about the time that we decided to take a break that I really started growing a testimony of patience and giving my all to the Lord.  I feel so blessed for this huge gift that gets to come into my home in just a few short months.  I am grateful to be on this side of one of my hardest trials and hope that I am better for it.

Some important parts of my pregnancy so far:
5 weeks:  Started getting afternoon sickness
5 weeks and 5 days: Find out I am pregnant...because of the sickness
7 weeks: Started getting extreme amounts of pain and tell Church friends I'm pregnant so I can get some help.
8 Weeks:  Got my first ultrasound moved up since of all the pain and found out I have a perfect little mover on my hands.
8 weeks:  Put on "Rest" until I am 12 weeks.
9 Weeks:  Announce I am pregnant!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday, Emerson!

Emerson had the best 4th birthday that a sick pregnant mom can give him.  His day started out with Eggo Waffles and sprinkles.  He thought that was the best!
 Then he got to make his own birthday cake.  He loves helping out in the kitchen. 
Then we spent the rest of the day at Out of This World Pizza with his best friends. (I didn't get pictures there, but he had the time of his life there.)

We went and picked up Daddy from work and came home to skype Grandma and Grandpa Bush and open his presents. 
 He absolutely loved his Tag reader the most.  I was thinking that I didn't want to get him one, but he got it from the Bush grandparents and he absolutely loves you what mommy's really know.
 I do know though that Emerson's favorite food it fruit, so I did get him an edible arrangement.  He loved it, especially the chocolate covered strawberries.
 We ended off the day with his birthday cake that he made that morning.  He was very specific that he wanted chocolate cake with white frosting and blue sprinkles.  He got his wish. 

I think that he had a great birthday.  I can't believe that my baby is already 4.

Favorite Emerson Quotes {Age 3}

The other day while driving Emerson saw a big flock of birds. He was saying hi to them. When we were almost out of sight he said “Mommy say 'Have a good day. Have fun playing.'” So I said it. Then he said “Those birdies have fun playing baseball.”
While wanting breakfast, he said, while holding two bowls, “I want cereal in this one and milk in this one. Is that going to be a problem?”
After fixing breakfast burrittos, he said “I don't want eggs. Eggs make me SICK.”
On our way camping, Me:“What is camping?' Emerson: 'Take a marshmellow on a stick and cook it on the fire. Then fall asleep under the stars. It is just like camping.”

After turning on a show, he said, “that is clever mommy”.
Starting calling Jason “MaDaddy”
“I am glad I'm here, and I am safe.”

Instead of singing “Follow the Prophet”, he sings “Walk on the Prophet”
Said “no way jose” for the first time.

“You looks just like a beautiful Cinderella with that on {wearing a big t-shirt and sweatpants}.”

“Sorry Grandpa; your Grandma's awake.”
Started calling me mama.
“If you need that, just let me know.”
“I not cute today. I'm just normal.”
“Look Mama, that car has a wreath on its nose.”
Talking about a game he played the day before.
“Remember last year when we played that game for 20 hours a day.”
While looking at the calendar.
“Look it's 4 day (February 4), that means it is my birthday. I am 4 today!”
“Everybody is my best friend sometime.”


While we were talking about someone that was old enough to babysit, Emerson said “She can sit on babies. HAHAHAHA.”

“Goodnight. See you on my birthday!”