I have much to fill you in on. The summer was great. I spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoying the pool at my parent's house along with my sister and her children.
Austin & Owen - My Fish Nephews
Lilly - my cutie pie niece
It was a busy summer though. I started taking on-line college courses towards a bachelors degree in business management with a concentration in Human Resources Management. I did not realize how totally time consuming this task would be. But I have to admit, I have done very well so far.
Our friends Shane and Amanda got married in September. But first my husband and I threw a very fun Bachelor/Bachelorette cookout at our house. Jamie made 140 Jello shots and each and every one of them was eaten.
Me and the bride Amanda
Me and my hubby (notice the beer in my hand)
Then directly following our Adirondack trip I had to go to my corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina for training. The nice thing about that is, my friend Barbie lives about 45 minutes north of Charlotte, so after my training was over I drove to her house for the remainder of the week for of course more drinking and tons of talking. It was great and a much needed break.
My visit to NC and Barbie brings me to my latest and GREATEST story. Now, remember that story about how much fun we had at that wedding? Well, I happened to be ovulating at that time. Barbie knew this, and we had talked about it while I was there with her. On my last morning there, while I was getting ready and packing up to drive to the airport, Barb convinced me to take a pregnancy test. Here are the results:
Yup - you got it! POSITIVE!!! I of course immediately started crying. You see, Barb has been trying to get pregnant for two years now. Her and her husband have been through every possible test and still nothing. It was so her turn!!! I feel guilty that I got pregnant when we weren't really trying (even though I went off of the pill months ago.) I feel guilty that we didn't even have to try. I know she's happy for me, but I know that on the inside, she is crying. I want for her to have a baby so badly. Barb and I always joke that our brains are connected, so I'm hoping that her brain was just waiting for my brain to be ready, and now she'll get pregnant so we can go through this wonderful experience together.
So back to the story... I then had to drive to the airport by myself, and fly home by myself after just finding out that I'm pregnant. It gets worse though. My husband was at work. I had to wait and wait and wait for him to come home. I went to the store and of course took another pregnancy test - positive. So then again I waited and waited. FINALLY he came home at about 8:00 that night. I told him I had a surprise for him. He thought I brought him home something good from NC. I brought him something good home allright!!!! I held each test behind my back and told him to pick a hand. Of course I gave him both. He was pretty shocked, but not shocked if you know what I mean. He's very excited. He's pretty pissed though they he won't get any of that trying to get pregnant sex. He forcasted that one to the T. Poor guy.
So, this past Monday I went to the doc's and had a blood test taken. I am officially 4 weeks pregnant and due June 2, 2008. I am so very excited and nervous at the same time. I don't FEEL pregnant - I feel GREAT! I can't believe that I have a life growing inside of me at this very moment. It just seams so surreal right now. I don't think it has fully hit me yet.
Needless to say, I have decided not to enroll in the next quarter of school. I have two weeks left of my current class. I need to enjoy each and every moment of this pregnancy whether it is good or bad. I will appreciate every moment God has given me, not only for myself, my husband, or for the life inside of me....but for my Barbie. I will be thinking about her as well while Steve and I go through this. I pray that she gets to experience this feeling very soon. I can't explain how wonderful it is and she so deserves to feel this way.
That is all for now. That pretty much sums up my summer. Pretty exciting huh?
I'm off for now! Talk to you soon!