Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Blessing For Our Family

photo credit: greeting card

Last Thursday 11/29/12 on Nesi and Mom's birthday our family
got another surprise and wonderful news. I'm expecting! I was
scheduled to go in for my colposcopy Friday morning at 11:45
when I decided to run to the store Thursday night to get me a
pregnancy test. After the swollen feet on thanksgiving night and
bouts of nausea after smelling certain foods, I was certain that
I was pregnant. But wasn't sure, since it's been like 8 years or
so. After seeing the double lines on the stick, I knew I had to
make a call asap in the morning to let them know that the test
came back positive.

The day before I was on the phone with them and they asked
if I've already had my period, so it wouldn't interfere with the
surgical procedure and I told them that I hadn't had my period
and was still waiting. So they asked my when I last had it and
told me to get tested before coming in or I could go in and they
could do a test on me. So I decided against the latter, since I
was too eager to find out.

Dh is so excited that he was just walking around the house
singing and smiling! I was feeling happy and scared at the same
time. Thankful for the blessings, but totally not loving the morning
sickness deal. Most of this weekend, I've just stayed in bed with
closed doors, not able to handle the smell of my husband's
cooking in the kitchen. When I called mom to say happy birthday
to her, I also told her of the news and she was surprised and
asked me, "How long has it been since the last one?" Not sure
if she was happy for me, I said, "I know it's been a while and I
thought I was done as well." She told me that Heavenly Father
has more planned for me and to just pray about it. I'm one year
away from turning 40 and it's still a surprise to me, when I wake
up in the morning and thinking about it.

The kids are excited and arguing whether it's going to be a girl
or a boy. Loni says that it should be another boy to make it even.
3 boys and 3 said she's thankful for whatever He
blesses us with, she just wants a baby sibling to feed, change,
play and talk with.

Thanksgiving and Nesi's Birthday

Photo: Sisters spending quality time together for Thanksgiving.

Thursday- Thanksgiving 11/22
This thanksgiving turned out to be different. We had a full house 
but not for thanksgiving but for a funeral here in town, a friend 
of my husband's family. My girls flew down from Salt Lake to 
spend some quality time with us and we ended up cooking 11 
hours straight until 9:50 pm for this funeral to feed about 200+
people for that day. By the time 10pm hit my feet were so
swollen, I told my hubby that I'm done and going to put my feet up.

My hubby asked if we could cook that day with his sister, but 
she was arriving late from my girls and I did most of
the cooking. I felt bad for the girls because we hadn't had a chance
to sit down and spend some time together and they were hungry 
from their flight. So I told my hubby he'd better compensate the 
girls, since they came down to spend time with me, not cook for 
a funeral they were not going to. So he agreed. 

Dh's sister, brother and two other friends of the family flew in for
this funeral. So the house was pretty packed and we only have 3 
bedrooms. I slept with all the children in our bedroom and dh 
camped out in the living room with his two friends. His brother 
took Loni's room and his sister took Nesi's room. So it all worked

Friday- Celebrating Nesi's birthday 11/23

Nesi's 8th birthday was coming up on the 29th, same day with 
my mom and so I decided that we were going to celebrate it 
the next day since everyone was here. Nesi was not only excited 
but was thankful that her sisters were here to be with her. 

Dh's sister offered to buy the birthday cake from Costco since 
we were still feeling the effects of cooking the day before and I 
had to run to work. By the time we were singing happy birthday 
later that night, my phone was no where to be found and I ended 
up not having any pictures for Nesi's birthday. But her sisters did
take some and posted them here on Instagram.

Happy 64th birthday mom!! Love you!

Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one!