Sep 25, 2009

Change is Inevitable!

I knew that pregnancy would bring change, anything that phenomenal is going to change several aspects of your life. However, I didn't know just how prevalent that word would be in my vocabulary! It seems that everything is changing, including but not limited body (wow!), my appetite, my lack of appetite, my sleep patterns, my dreams, how we spend money, how we save money, and how we make long-term decisions. I thought it would be fun to share with you some of what we have been experiencing :)

What I am eating ALOT of now
- Tomato anything (ketchup, spaghetti sauce, marinara sauce, tomato soup (you get the idea)
- Chocolate Milk
- Vanilla yogurt
- Cereal
- Fried eggs (and it is important that the yolk is runny!)

What I am NOT eating:
- plain cooked chicken (chicken slathered in BBQ sauce is ok)
- green beans
- sliced wheat bread
- hot dogs (this changes sometimes)

As you can see, I don't think I'm THAT picky. You know, when I heard of women getting cravings or aversions, I thought it would definitely be something that I would be aware of it that happened. But the truth is, in my mind, I think I am totally justifiable in that I just don't feel like eating certain things, meaning I don't think of it as an aversion. Likewise, I think it is totally normal to have 4 bowls of vanilla yogurt, or 5 glasses of chocolate milk in one day. That can't be a craving right!? Don't non-pregnant people like yogurt and chocolate milk. Anyway, Adam seems to remind me that, "No, most non-pregnant people don't consume that much cereal in one day!" Haha..oh well!

As far as symptoms go, here is a run-down of my current pregnancy symptoms. I'm only including the appropriate ones, seeing as how I might have some male readers on here :)

- crazy dreams (well I usually have crazy dreams, but these recent ones are incredibly ridiculous)
- the feeling of my organs shifting on the inside
- frequent hunger
- fatigue (like I've run a marathon, and I've only folded one load of laundry)
- increased sense of smell
- achy hips
- achy abdomen

At first I was VERY aware of my symptoms, but now, being pregnant has just become a way of life. If I feel tired, I lay down. If my back hurts, I stretch. If I'm hungry, I eat. I'm trying to deal with each symptom as it comes, and so far, things have been great!

One last change Adam and I have instituted  is re-budgeting to find ways to save money! I have called our cable company, and we are currently working on a cheaper plan. Adam has also decided to down grade our cell phone plan, getting rid of the media package, and hopefully changing our minutes since we don't even use all the ones we pay for. In addition, I recently bought a Bella Band  (, which I am PUMPED about. I found a site that I could buy the Bella Band from that had free shipping! Hopefully the band will allow us to save money, since it'll allow my regular pants to be wearable a bit longer.

So there you go. Those are some of the changes we are currently experiencing! Please keep our little baby in your prayers. God is constantly blowing our minds with what He is doing in our lives. One last note, today I came across the verse that says God knows the number of hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30). The awesome thing is that that verse applies to our baby as well! God is knitting this child together, and He is into every detail and change that takes place in this precious life. In a world where everything changes, it is comforting to know that God is in complete control. In a world where change is inevitable, it is comforting to know that we serve a God who is constant and unchanging! Be blessed!


  1. Oh! So informative! I love it! I want to know every detail!:)

    With love and prayers,

  2. We serve an AWESOME God, don't we? That He already knows every details of your child's life just blows my mind. On another note, have you tried Dannon's All Natural Vanilla yogurt? It's my fave and very healthy! At least you're not craving chili cheese fries and Big Macs!