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Friday, October 3, 2008

This might help me start blogging again...

I am pregnant!!! Even just typing the words still seems a little unreal. I know it's true, three pregnancy tests, unexplainable degrees of tiredness, waves of nausea and then a little heartbeat on a sonogram, but even still there are moments it still hits like a ton of bricks. What I am going to be a mom ???? The due date is May 27th. It is such a blessing of timing...I got pregnant before turning 30 (by two weeks), I will not be showing by Brian's wedding in November, I will have the baby before Kristen leaves for college next September, and I won't have to be huge during a Dallas summer!!

Being pregnant is an overnight invitation to becoming less selfish, being more mindful of others, and feeling very humbled. One day I was just me and then after a three minute waiting period I was responsible for someone else. This bit is still a little overwhelming but I have grasped it best by just saying, "Thank you, God!" I can't figure this thing out, I can't know what is going to happen, I can't judge, expect or plan every bit of my life anymore the same way. I don't know what happened exactly - it just did. My heart is so much more thankful, so much more tender, and I love everything I have more than ever. The crappy thing is I am too tired a lot of time to express this anymore than to just feel it in my heart. I have peace, I have hope, I have so much adoration for Jerod, and I tremble in joy and wonder at the future because I know it will be so abundant in God's blessings and plan!

8 comments:

Kristen said...

I am so excited. Really, embarrassingly excited. I cannot wait to hear about this child and to hear your mama voice (and Jerod's daddy voice).

God is good!

Stuarts said...

I am so excited for you guys. That's great! You're going to be awesome, amazing, wonderful parents. What a blessed little child. The only advice I have is to enjoy the pregnancy as much as you can and sleep when you are tired!!! I hope you continue to feel well. Love you guys!
Kelli

EAJan678 said...

I was wondering if the pregnancy was going to make it as your 'come-back' post! YEAH!
How did your doctor's appointment go last week? Are y'all find-out people, or surprise people?
I can't wait to read your thoughts on pregnancy and re-live it through you!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Clementine Kids said...

congrats!!!

Samantha said...

OMG! Elaine! I AM SOO excited for you guys!! Congratulations!!!{And I had no idea that you had a blog either!!} YAY!! God is SO good!

EAJan678 said...

How are the books?

Kristen said...

why do you torment us?

EAJan678 said...

I thought about you Friday night. What in the world will the Starkey's think of to dress their precious little one up as for Halloween? B/c I know you will think of something fantastic...with Harrison's help of course! Give us a prego update!!