halfway there odds & ends

I don’t promise this will be beautiful or life-changing. I do promise you will feel caught up on our life. So if you are here for the former and not the latter, I am going to go ahead and offer my sincerest apologies.

Lots of people have asked some repeated questions, so I figured I’d make some space on our blog to answer them. Not that I mind answering them, or even talking about them! Just if you’ve wondered but haven’t had the opportunity to ask, or forgot what I said, here you go.

How are you feeling?
I hesitate to say this, but I’m feeling great! It must be all that 2nd-Trimester-bliss I kept hearing about in my 1st. Truly, I love being pregnant. When I first found out I was pregnant, my sister-in-law, Sheyenne, gave me some of the best advice that I still remember in the early mornings: cherish every day of your pregnancy, and enjoy every moment God allows you to carry this child. If you know Sheyenne’s story, you know she doesn’t utter these words flippantly. So I have really tried my hardest to do that. I try to dress like a normal human, even when I feel rotten, and say things that express how grateful I am. I am learning about myself that my default is to say the negative first, which has been a little lesson in humility. With our pregnancy, I’ve made an intentional effort to talk about the positive, because I know pregnancy is not something I’m entitled to, and I want to adequately express my gratitude for this baby.

Did you plan on getting pregnant?
I’ll put it this way: we went to an Adoption Conference on May 18th & 19th (that we registered for in February). We found out we were pregnant on May 16th. :) PS-We still plan on adopting, as that has always been the plan. The when, where, and how are still very foggy, however.

Have you chosen his name yet?
We have landed on a name, but we’re keeping it to ourselves! This was a decision we made before we even found out we were pregnant. I hear people criticized for name choices all the time, and I knew before embarking on this journey that’s not something I wanted to add to the height of pregnancy emotion. So, we have our name, we’re not giving any hints, and you will be sure to find out when he’s born! (No, his name is not table, apple, lamp-post, chair, or some other odd object.)

What are you doing about work?
Short answer: we don’t know. For the long answer, click here. Yep, I still have no idea. Just praying and taking it one day at a time. I love what I do, so we’ll just see!

Are you still throwing up?
Nope. Remember the 2nd-Trimester-Bliss I referred to? The days of nausea-all-day-long are over, and I am loving it.

Those are all the repeat-questions I can think of for now. If you have any others, feel free to throw them my way!


One thought on “halfway there odds & ends”

  1. Yay for no longer feeling pukey all day! So glad you are loving being pregnant. Not every woman feels that way, and it is such a blessing to be able to truly enjoy it! Love you & little Kwanzi! Oh, and Kyle & Abby, too.

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