Daily Life

Surprise Blessing!

I’ll never forget the day…

The day I learned I was 18 weeks pregnant and never even knew it! But let’s back up a little bit.

Flint was born January 18. We brought him home, and everything was going as planned. Everything was normal. Then along came July when things became a little weird, I guess you could say. I go to my doctor for my yearly check up, and explain to her what’s going on. We decide to try a different birth control.

“You’ve been protected…” she said. Hmmm….

After a second type of birth control, things begin to get back to normal – or so I thought. Now it’s about halfway through August. I notice I’m gaining weight. I’m hungry all the time. My feet are swelling.

For a week or two, I just ignore the signs thinking, I guess I’m just not as active as I was after having Stella so it’s harder to lose this last bit of baby weight. Then The Husband begins to notice I’m gaining weight, and then I hit it. A number on the scale I’ve never hit not being pregnant.

So I finally decide to take a test – just to rule this option out because in my mind this is not the reason I’m gaining weight or hungry all the time.

But it’s positive.

My head starts to shake back and forth. I don’t think it’s quit shaking to this day! It’s still unbelievable to me.

Fast forward to our first appointment to check this surprise baby’s heartbeat. Remember, we’re thinking we’re just about eight weeks along because everything was normal until July.

The doctor looks at the screen and gets this funny look on her face. She hasn’t shown us the screen yet so we’re getting a little worried.

“How far along are you?” she asks.

“Well, we thought about eight weeks.”

“You’re a little bit further along than that,” she says as she shows us the screen.

My mouth drops. There’s a baby on the screen. I’m confused. I shouldn’t be seeing a baby. It should just be a little dot.

“So do you want to know if it’s a boy or girl if we can tell?” she asks.

“Yea, I want to know what it is,” I say even as I’m thinking, We shouldn’t be able to see what it is yet. We’re only eight weeks along!

She tells us it’s a boy and we ask how far along we actually are.

“18 weeks.”

“18 weeks!” The head shaking starts again…

Daily Life, SweetStella

Hello December!

Hello, December! I can’t believe 2016 is almost over! It seems to have gone by so fast. Anything interesting happen this year in your neck of the woods? Here are a few things that happened for us:

  • we had a spring flood and nearly lost the dam of our pond
  • our SweetStella turned 1 year old
  • then we had a drought at the end of summer which we nearly lost all the water in our pond
  • and now we are getting ready for our second child to arrive in late January! What a year it has been!

So a little bit about me and why I decided to start a blog. The Husband and I live in a small town in north Louisiana with our daughter (soon to be 2 children) and 2 dogs. The Husband is a landscaper by trade, but loves hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors.

I helped him with his landscaping jobs until I got too big with this second baby to do anything! : ) Now I stay home with our daughter. My heart’s desire finally came to fruition! I always wanted to be able to stay home with our children, but something is keeping me from being comfortable with this decision. DEBT!

Don’t you just hate that word?! I know I do! And we just can’t seem to get rid of it! So I thought I would try my hand at making and selling a few handmade items to help supplement our income.

So anyways, I thought starting a blog would be a good way to share my creations! If you would like to know when my first creations are ready to sell, be sure to sign up for my newsletter! That way you’ll always be in the know about the happenings here on the blog! I can’t wait to share them with you!