Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm Going NUTS

Last Tuesday I broke out in a mysterious rash from the top of my head(literally) to the bottom of my feet. Benadryl hasn't helped much at all except for putting me out for a few hours. I went to see my OBGYN yesterday in hopes that he would tell me it's just my hormones....NOPE. He has no idea what it could be. He's almost sure its an allergy of some kind, but an allergy to WHAT. The problem is, even with the meds he gave me it's getting WORSE. I'm about to scratch myself silly friends. Poor Clark told me earlier I had too many polka dots!

AND on top of that I'm already suffering from issues with my Sciatic Nerve. I also had problems with Clark around 33 weeks to the point of not being able to sit comfortably, bend over or walk. I'm already to the bending point. YUCK.

If it's not one thing its another. This pregnancy can only get better....right? I just keep thinking of our little blessing that will be the end result.

In other news, we are not having a girl. For those of you who crossed your fingers, you can uncross them....a boy it will be. No doubts! He lifted his little legs up over his head for the whole world to see his little petey! Breezy had a big smile on his face when I shared the news with him yesterday.

Breezy is working late tonight so Clark and I are headed up to see him for a little while. Clark is hoping that he can see one of Daddy's big helicopters. One of our favorite Pilots is flying so maybe Clarke will be lucky.

Wishing you all a good holiday with your family!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Right Here Is Where I Like to Be

I'm sitting here in the living room of MY apartment and I am perfectly content. I enjoyed our vacation get away but friend it's going to take me a week to recover. I love being in my jammies, sitting on my couch, watching a movie with my handsome hubby while Breezy Baby is sleeping! I enjoyed getting away with my boys, but whoa momma I'm tuckered out. It might be the last big trip we take before Baby Breezy graces us in May, unless I'm a nice wife and we head to Ireland for Breezy's birthday in February. I'm headed to bed. Just wanted to let you know we're home safe! Hope you all enjoyed spending the holiday's with those special people in your lives!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Because I Can

It's Christmas Eve. We've had a busy day. I fed 4 single soldiers and our family lunch, made Gingerbread Men and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies, then followed up by feeding the same individuals Nacho's and Burritos for Dinner. I've still got "WORK" to do after my sweet little wee man gets to bed.

It's 8:56 p.m. I'm sitting on my bed and it just hit me that I miss my mamma and daddy something bad. I was FINALLY able to talk with them via Skype today and it was nice to hear that they are excited about celebrating Christmas in the ATL with my Aunts and Uncles. I wish I was there BUT in the same breath I know that my Heavenly Father has a reason for me staying here in Germany for the holidays. Wes and I have been given the opportunity to share with 4 soldiers who were unable to be with their families. I've said it before and I'll say it again; any time the Lord allows us to bless others we are more blessed in return.

I'm going to shower and crawl into my new jammies that my husband bought to follow the tradition my mom and Dad started when I was 2 years old. I've always opened my jammies on Christmas Eve and Wesley knew how important it was for me. Clark and Wes got new jammies too!

Merry CHRISTmas my friends!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Scattered......But Relaxed

Hi Friends!
Breezy, Clark and I have been in the Alps since Monday and are enjoying some much needed and deserved R & R. Believe it or not, its 11:30 a.m. and I'm sitting here freshly showered and back in my jammies. We rented an apartment with an amazing view in a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere. It's just what we needed and will plan to come back next year with our family of 4 :-) to celebrate Christmas UNLESS we are finally settled in our new home back in the US of A.

Speaking of family of 4, today I am proud to say that today I have made it to 19 weeks. I have been free of bleeding or any other complications for nearly 3 weeks. I had an appointment last week and the Dr. was thrilled to see me. He said he had missed our weekly/daily visits with one another. My blood pressure is still running a little low but with a little nap midday I seem to be shoveling along! We were pretty positive that the baby was a boy but the little boy part seem to either be hidden or we're having a little girl. We'll see at our next appointment in the New Year.

I've actually had time to just sit and read, something I never get to do but thoroughly enjoy. I started this book while I was in the hospital back in November but have not had a moment to sit and read anymore since then. I have been blessed beyond measures from reading the words of Marilynn Blackaby. If you are a "home maker" like I am then you too will be blessed by this reading. I'm not sure if you can get it at L*f*Way but I know its available from several sites on the web. We're looking forward to a couple of single soldiers joining us tomorrow to celebrate the Christmas. They were unable to return home to the families so we've invited them to join us here in the Alps. They will be a lot of fun to have here especially on Christmas Day. We've been telling Clark that we're having a birthday party for Jesus so he insisted we make Him a Chocolate Cake.

I'll be back in a day or two with photos I hope. Vacation Day #3 and I have yet to take any photos. I'll be better I promise!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Behold, Behold, I Stand at the door and Knock, Knock, Knock

Me: And who might be knocking?
Person/Thing at My Door: Oh....It's just me Mr. Flu
Me: We'll you are not welcome in my home
Mr. Flu: Well, I'm comin' in anyways. Like it or not!

despite not wanting to answer, Mr. Flu has just barged right in and I have had the flu not once but twice in less than 2 weeks. The first round hit Turkey Day evening and lasted for 4 days. This time it hit me on Saturday night and hit FULL FORCE within about 12 hours. I went to the clinic yesterday because I just couldn't stand the sore throat anymore and on top of the flu I also have strep. I hate those yucky throat swabs and giving a nice sample of my blood, but thankfully b/c I was a willing participant I was given some Penicillin that has made me feel somewhat better today.

I have told Wes over and over again in the last 2 weeks that the last 7 weeks of my life have been pure he**. Between 2 hospital stays, 5 weeks of bed rest, the flu twice, and just being outright homesick, I'm ready for a break. My friends keep reminding me that I MUST rest and find my perseverance and strength in my Lord. I;m doing my very best...Promise!

Friends, its in times like this when I become so weary that I totally begin to question my own faith. I know that the nasty/ugly things I am feeling are not those of those of the ONE who Cherish me, but of the one who despises the great things that are also happening in the midst of what seems like a disaster to me. I know that God brought my family to Germany for a reason 3 1/2 years ago. I know that we extended to stay here for another year for a reason. I know that I was blessed with the REC Position at our chapel for a reason within 1 week of returning. I know that this sweet little boy growing inside of my belly and the pregnancy complications are no surprise to my Lord. More importantly, I know that this worn out, ready to call it quits feeling is NOT ok. I can feel that I am being refreshed slowly but surely and finding that as always my Lord wants ALL of me even the minute pieces that I don't think are important enough to lay at his feet.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
what a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning,
safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

My Boys!
Just a little sneak peek at our Christmas Photos :-)