Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Welcome to Being an Adult

It has been a rough couple of weeks.
I started to have complications with my pregnancy on December 15th, and it was pretty much downhill from there.

The evening of Christmas Eve, I miscarried our baby. Needless to say, Christmas was not how we expected it to be.

People keep asking me how I'm doing. And I have to go through everything of what happened again. That's not an easy task. I guess I just fully understand why some people wait until the second trimester to tell people the good news.

I'm doing ok. I really am. I am for sure doing way better than I ever thought I would when I thought about it happening to me. And I believe that our rough 2 weeks of complications was God's way of preparing my heart. And He is carrying me through everything.

And, as hard as it is, I believe it was the Lord's will for us to miscarry. Greg and I did a lot of talking afterwards, and it seems as though God was preparing us for the miscarriage from the day we found out we were pregnant.
I went out and bought an angel ornament for our Christmas tree. Also, I'm working on a song about everything too. Maybe one day I'll post it on here.

Here's the ornament...

I know the Lord will bless us with another child when He sees fit, and so we're just waiting until then.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

6 Weeks and Hunter

I am currently on hold with our insurance company to tell them that I faxed the pregnancy information they needed on Monday, so I don't know why they called me last night saying they still need it...
So, I thought I'd come on here and blog to lift me spirits. :)

We took our 6 week pictures last night. I feel like I'm SO big already. I know everyone I talk to with at least 2 kids says they showed faster with their second, but I even got a WOW out of my sister (who has 4 kids) when she saw my picture! I'm just saying...
Please ignore what looks like my giant hand. :)

So we have been potty training in the Wehrman household, which I am very excited about since that means we could possibly only have 1 in diapers. And, I'm even considering doing clothe with this next one, so pretty soon I could be done with BUYING diapers! I'm not totally sure about the clothe thing though, because I know Greg wouldn't want to put out all the money to buy them because he would be afraid I'd give up and the investment would be a waste. But, I'm hoping I could get some stuff from my sister who does clothe diapers to try it out before I buy my own stuff.

ANYWAY, now that I'm done with my clothe diaper tangent...Hunter is potty training! And whenever we go potty, he actually goes. He understands how to go pee pee, and does so every potty break. However, he's not crazy about going every 20 minutes, and also, doesn't realize when he goes any other time. I have to get him to realize that he's going in his diaper and to stop it so we can go in the potty. But, we just keep taking potty breaks, and I'm trusting that the awareness will come with practice of peeing in the potty.

So yesterday, I was going to the bathroom, and Hunter came in and stood in front of me and said "YAY!!" and clapped his hands like momma does when he goes in the potty. It was so nice to get recognized for my good efforts, so I also rewarded myself with 2 M&M's afterwards. ;)

I am so excited that he is at the age now when he will start doing and saying funny things like that. I started a journal yesterday to document funny moments like that. I wrote the date and then the incident, and I know that years down the road, I'll be so glad I did it and love to look back at all the silly things our kids have done. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This and That

This past weekend, we put our Christmas tree up. Hunter loved helping hang all the ornaments, although we had to constantly remind him that he needed to hang them on the branches, and NOT on the beads! He did a good job though. :) Below are some pictures of him and daddy putting the star on the tree to finish up the decorating.

And here's the finished tree. Every night when we ask if he wants the tree on, he gets SO excited. He just loves it all lit up!

With every day that passes, I can't believe how big my little bug is getting. This next picture is him eating an apple all by himself. I was eating it, and he decided it was his, and he ate the whole thing. I did have to tell him not to eat the seeds and core though. :)

Whenever we are about to eat, he knows we are going to pray. The other day, we asked if he wanted to pray and he said "yeah." So we bowed our heads and he said a little prayer. None of it was in english, but he definitely knew what he was doing.

If I ask him where the baby is, he points to my belly. He obviously doesn't understand yet, but I know as the 9 months continue and as my belly grows, he'll get a better understanding.

I can't get over how blessed we are. Money is tight, and so is time spent together, but God is good, and I have a wonderful, healthy family. I couldn't ask for more.

Monday, December 7, 2009

White Bean Chicken Chili

1 lb chicken, diced
2-15 oz can chicken broth
2 lg (or 4 sm) cans cream of chicken soup
1 lb velveeta cheese, cubed
2-8 oz pkg cream cheese, cubed
2-15 oz cans white northern beans, drained
1-4.5 oz can green chiles

Cook diced chicken in butter in 6 quart pot until white.

Add chicken broth, bring to slow boil and let cook 10-15 minutes.

Wisk in soup. Heat through.

Wisk in cheeses, stirring constantly until melted.

Add beans, and heat through.

Add chiles to taste. I only add about .5 a can because I'm not a fan of super spicy foods, but feel free to add more. Just remember - the longer the soup sits, the longer the chiles have to develop and the hotter the soup will be.

Top with sour cream if desired, and enjoy! :)

FMTSO - Weather

Yay, it's my week!! :)

Well, let me first say that I picked the topic "Weather" when I lived in Illinois and there was actually changes in the weather! Now, I'm in Arizona, and it's pretty much either sunny and hot, or hot and sunny. :)

However, the weather did cooperate a little bit with me this week as it actually rained for the 3rd time in the 4+ months we've been here, and I was able to capture some shots. They aren't as good as I'd hoped they would be, but they're at least a variety from a clear sky that I usually capture.

If you look closely, you can see the flash caught some of the raindrops in the next 2 photos.

This next one (kind of) shows the ripples in the puddles as the rain hit them.

These next photos were taken of sunsets from my backyard. I seem to do that quite frequently. Arizona just has such beautiful sunsets, and they are never the same.

And lastly, from my archives of last winter in Illinois, and in honor of the Christmas season, here's a shot of a tree with a fresh snow fall on it. I just love how snow lays on top of each branch. I think it's beautiful.

Friday, December 4, 2009

FMTSO - A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm going into the archives this week - I hope that's ok.

First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE being pregnant. I love the miracle that God has decided to let me be a part of. I love the belly. And I'll admit, I love the attention. :)
I love my boys, and I already think that we're adding another boy to the mix, which is fine. I will take whatever the Lord sees fit for our family.

I love running...and no, I didn't take this picture. :) My Aunt Lynne took it as I was finishing my half marathon back in August. I am still trying to figure out how to mix running with the pregnancy, but we'll get there.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

5 Weeks

I canNOT believe how fast my belly is popping out with this pregnancy! I am excited though becuase I love the belly, but my sister was so kind to remind me that that mean's I'll be huge and uncomfortable sooner too!

I took weekly pictures with Hunter to send to Greg while he was in Iraq, but because I took them, they were always just of the belly, because I would just take the picture in front of the mirror. I am excited to get weekly pics this time around, and actually have my face in the picture with Greg behind the camera! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exciting News!

This is our exciting news!! We just found out last week that we are going to have another baby and we are to excited!
We have been trying for 3 months, but we kept it a secret. There were SO many times I wanted to tell someone (especially my mom!) but we hid it well and are so happy that the Lord has finally decided to bless us with another one.
I actually took 5 tests (crazy, I know) because I kept wondering if I'd just imagined a faint line or something, and then finally, the digital test was pretty conclusive. :)
We are due in early August. I'm not looking forward to being a whale through the summer again, but I'll deal with it since it means another bundle of joy. I will keep the blog updated with weekly pictures...so stay tuned!!!