My belly button is officially non-existent . No one told me it would disappear! I don't know why it freaks me out so much, but it does!
I've pretty much felt every emotion known to man these last few days and weeks. From being really happy, and energetic-to feeling down, upset, and exhausted...not to mention bursting into tears if someone even looks at me "the wrong way". Ah, the joys of being pregnant.
My favorite thing is feeling Brenna wiggle constantly. I love that she has dance parties, and practices her sweet karate moves in my tummy. Her favorite thing to do is stick her foot right under my right rib cage. Yes, it can be uncomfortable and painful, but I still love it. It reminds me of how lucky I am to get to have her. She is already spunky and full of life, I hope she stays that way!
Kidney Stones are the spawn of Satan. I have never experienced anything so painful. I have passed a lot of kidney stones, (which are terrible NOT pregnant, even when you can take medicine) but being pregnant and passing kidney stones is horrendous! NO pain meds but Tylenol...which DOES NOT do a dang thing! So basically you just have to wait it out. NOT FUN!
I'm pretty sure Brenna is made out of Bacon Cheeseburgers, Cocoa Pebbles, Cheese, Spaghetti-o's (gross I know), and Play-dough Ice Cream. It seems like whatever I eat gives me Heartburn, so I should at least enjoy what I eat, right? I eat Tums like candy--and gag every time I chew and swallow. You would think they would make them a little more tasty, and a lot less chalky. Maybe I should go to work and find a not so disgusting way to treat heartburn--who knows, maybe I'd make millions!
Priesthood Blessings are Incredible. I have such a strong testimony of the priesthood--I am beyond grateful for the guidance and council that I have received from my Heavenly Father through worthy priesthood holders. A lot of questions have been answered, and I have felt peace as I have exercised my own faith and worked towards bettering myself.
Who knew that trying to tie your shoes could quickly turn into a 20 minute workout? It's a good thing Tyler is willing to help me--and only laughs at me a little bit.
Tyler and I are coming up on our 2 year anniversary (April 5th). It is so crazy to think that we were sealed 2 years ago--time flies! He has been my rock- he is so strong and willing to put up with anything that comes our way. He is a great example to me, and works so hard for our family. He is a trooper--he works 50-60 hour work weeks, and is also in school full time. I am so glad that he chose me to be his forever. He loves me unconditionally, (even when i drive him to the brink of insanity) and puts up with all of my crap. He knows how to make me laugh and smile, and always knows just what to say when I am having a hard day. I love that he still tucks me into bed at night, and doesn't get too mad when I pick all of the cookie dough chunks out of HIS ice cream--if that's not love, I don't know what is! ;) Love You Babe!
8 weeks. That's all we have until our sweet babe arrives. I wish I could press fast forward, but I still have so much to do to prepare for her arrival! I get anxiety every time I think about it--partly because of all the nerves, and partly because I can't believe we are this close to meeting our little miracle.
Between all the laughs, smiles, tears, and disappointments, I would not change a thing. I am so grateful to be where I am today, to be able to be here, and experience trials and happiness. I love my life, and am looking forward to the future with a smile!
"Those who look forward with a HAPPY SPIRIT will find that things ALWAYS work out."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley