Where has time gone?!?!?! I cannot believe that Chris left almost 7 weeks ago – INSANITY. I found out I was pregnant 6 weeks ago already. I have no idea what continuum I have been living in but time has literally flown by in a way I am not used to. However, since it brings my hubby that much closer to home – I WILL TAKE IT. Chris comes home in about a month and I couldn’t be more excited. This year has been full of triumphs and tragedies and it has been hard dealing with it without him physically here. Emotionally, he has been there for me 110% of the time but there is something about having the love of your life having to give you pep talks over the phone that doesn’t quite jive right.
His unit is packing up their connexes to ship home which is a HUGE step in the coming home process. He and his soldiers are so excited to have reached this moment. It is what they have waited 11 months for! Chris is still super focused on the mission at hand and maybe even extra extra cautious because they are SO CLOSE to being home. The new unit should be there soon to switch out with them which is the next major step. I am so incredibly proud of my husband. God has blessed us in so many ways and 2011 is shaping up to be one of the most amazing years of my life. Not only do I get to welcome home my love after a year-long deployment but we will be welcoming our first child into the world as well. CRAZY.
On that note – I cannot fathom that I am 25% done with my pregnancy. It seems like yesterday I was taking a test and today I am 10 weeks along. Now that I am feeling a little better I am trying to really take in and enjoy this time because I know it is fleeting. I had a doctor’s appointment this week and everything is on track and going smoothly. I am so thankful! Luckily I have amazing friends here who relish in these moments with me while Chris is gone. I feel so lucky.
How far along? 10 weeks
Maternity Clothes? Not yet but I will be perfectly honest and say some of my clothes are a tad uncomfortable
Stretch Marks? None to be seen – early yet but keeping up with my oiling LOL
Sleep: Sporadic – I wake up frequently during the night which leaves me not really feeling rested in the morning; keeping up with crazy dreams
Best Moment This/Last Month: Having a good OB appointment
Movement: Not yet – can’t wait!
Food Cravings: I can’t really say that is anything that I HAVE TO HAVE. I am liking sweets more than normal but my food tastes are really about the same
Gender: Unknown until around Memorial Day!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on/off: On
What I miss: Feeling rested
What I am looking forward to: Chris being at my next OB appointment!
Milestones: No more embryo for us – we are in the fetal stage!