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Saturday, April 16, 2011

We're having a......

Girl!!! And we couldn't be more excited! I am 17 weeks along and feeling great! I can't believe the change in the way a feel the last couple weeks. I went from not wanting to leave the house and just sit in my pjs and hang out, to feeling refreshed and ready to go play! (But I still do love being in my pajama pants.)  I am starting to show a little bit but still fitting comfortably in all of my clothes. Im enjoying it while I can.. Hopefully I will make it that way a little longer. We had our doctors appointment this week and she said everything looks great. She said she was perfect size so that made me feel good. With both of our families a little on the "small" side thats all we can hope for. Is a good size, healthy baby.

One downfall I am having a hard time overcoming is the fact that I am ALWAYS hungry. And when I say always I mean it. That feeling has taken over my body and mind and its all I think about is food. So I am trying to make sure I keep healthy food in my sight so that is what I can turn to first, but man, it is hard. The location of my work is located in the middle of fast food central and it is so hard to just eat my homemade salad and not run across the street for a Cheddar Roast beef sandwich and a large order of curly fries. Nathan has been really good to come home and promote me to eat good food and encourage healthy dinner making. I love that boy.

I could not do this without Nathan and all of his support. I was a handful to put up with before I was prego but unfortunately pregnancy does not always bring out the best in us girls. Half the time he talks to me it goes in one ear and out the other. Not on purpose. I just can't seem to take it all in and register it fast enough. It is a really weird feeling. I'm not a fan. I have to actually be consciously thinking about listening and putting it together in order to have a comment back. So I thank him for all of his patience and love he has given to me during this time in our lives.

We are so excited to be having our little girl "Ella" and look forward to all of the adventures ahead of us. For those of you who don't know, we are in the process of getting our hgetting new paperwork ready and doing all the "fun" business owner stuff done. He works so hard all day everyday and I am so proud of all he has done. This opportunity came right at about the same time we found out we were pregnant and we knew it was going to be a challenge and we are ready for it. Nathan is the hardest working man I have ever met and I just hope I can keep up with him and make sure I am there to show all of my love and support back to him. As all new business owners, we are ready to have a couple years of struggle and sacrifice but are ready to gain all the benefits associated with it as well. We ask for all of your support and prayers. We will need it.

I have thought about taking prego photos of my growing belly but Im not sure how I feel about it yet so you might see some coming and maybe not. Still deciding. Well that is the update with us and I cant wait for the next couple weeks to go get our 3D ultrasound. But I will make sure and post it!


Sara Bosler Castro said...

Congratulations Shar! A baby GIRL--how exciting! I love the name Ella. :)

Austin & Shawnee said...

Congrats! Girls are amazing....however, coming from a family of only girls it's all I know. You guys will be such great parents!

Jesse.Amanda said...

Aww.. You will be the cutest little mommy to a sweet baby girl!

Don't worry about the always wanting to eat thing.. You're so tiny you'll be just fine! I say just eat what you want and enjoy it! hehe

You need to post belly pictures! I was the same way! I did not want to at all (and the more I look at my pictures and how I have progressed, it's been a little depressing to look back and see how little I was) but totally worth it and I wouldn't do it any other way! You won't regret it if you do, trust me!