Tuesday, September 18, 2012


It is amazing how loved out baby is already!! I am so thankful for all of our family and friends. We are lucky to have you and I can't wait for Shumlet to meet you. :)

Things are going well here. I have some nausea in the mornings but snacking helps. My clothes are tighter, especially since I got rid of most of my bigger clothes. Fortunately, some friends gave me some maternity clothes and that is all I am wearing! My new wardrobe for the next several months! The only food aversion I have at this point is chicken, which is so sad since I LOVE chicken!

Once again, thank you for all of the prayers for Shumlet and a healthy pregnancy.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Call me slacker!

I have been a major slacker in the blog world lately. To be honest, I have been exhausted!! August was a whirlwind month with a ton of fertility treatments and getting ready for school to start. After tears, prayers, hormone shots, and other medications for the past month it has all paid off. I am pregnant!! As of tomorrow I am 9 weeks pregnant. Brad and I are very excited and thankful to all of our friends and family and the support and prayers they have provided for us.

One thing I have learned in this journey is that God is faithful. Not that I didn't know this before but waiting on His timing has been the hardest thing ever! But looking back, getting pregnant almost 2 years than I wanted to has been the best thing to happen. If I would have gotten pregnant in my timing, I wouldn't have lost over 100 pounds. Because of His timing I will have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby.

Here is my 1 month picture. I was exactly 4 weeks pregnant and knew for only a few days at this point. Since we went through a fertility specialist, we found out very early! It was the hardest two weeks of my life but I am thankful for the good news. In fact, when we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound he kept telling us how proud he was. Apparently the odds weren't good. But, we had a lot of people praying and God is more powerful than medicine! Little Shumlet is our little miracle! We can't wait to meet this precious gift in April.  ( I can't get this picture to turn for some reason. Sorry!!)