Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25 wks. and Counting!!

So far this pregnancy has been pretty amazing! The only issues I've had have been 3 infections were I've had to go on antibiotics - not fun....but trusting my doctors (and of course, my intelligent husband!). Annabelle is a very active little one - but I have to say that there are many days that Matthew will come home and ask how Annie is doing today and I have to think....hmmmm???...I'm sure she's great! But Miss Lucy keeps me so busy - there are days I forget I'm pregnant.

As with Lucy - there hasn't been any nausea or anything crazy to keep me down. This has been a huge blessing!! As I've said, Lucy stays pretty active, so I'm not sure I'd be able to keep up with her if I were sick. God is pretty amazing!! The belly bump is there - but not immense! I'm loving wearing a lot of sun dresses and summer clothes - and so far the very hot days we've had have been bearable.

I've been blessed, also, to have met 2 new mommies @ Lucy's ballet class. They have been so encouraging! How many times as a new mom or now as a soon-to-be mother of two, have I heard "Oh she has NO idea how crazy 2 will be." Or some other random comment. But these ladies have been so encouraging. Letting me know that I've been through it, and it'll make me super confident. That I WILL be able to do it and I WILL be good at it. Lucy will still get fed (as well as baby), we'll make it to preschool (maybe not always ON time, but we'll make it there), and that these 2 girls will be the biggest blessings of our lives. Lucy is such a good girl - and just adores and loves her little sister already. She is going to be my big helper!

If I think too far ahead - things can get uneasy. So, I'm sticking with what my devotional said today: "Bring Me your mind for rest and renewal. Let Me infuse My Presence into your thoughts. As your mind stops racing, your body relaxes and you regain awareness of Me. This awareness is vital to your spiritual well-being; it is your lifeline, spiritually speaking." (S. Young)

Lucy's First Recital

Lucy had her first ballet recital last night. So cute! The little girls were so adorable and did so well. She smiled so big and danced her little heart out (I was so afraid she would get up there and freeze! But not this social little girl!) These are pics before/after the performance, as I just have video of the recital. Mom has lots of pictures for us to share later!!

Before going on stage
flowers from fans after the show

everyone came out to share their support!

Daddy, Lucy and Mommy (Annabelle is in there, too!)

**can't wait until we start up again in September!!**