Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jan. 27, 2009-- Something on my mind to rant about...


Read this article in order to understand where I am coming from.

Anyway, on to what I want to say...

You know, I find it very discouraging to read news like this. Not so much the news that bothers me, it is what has been said....from, well, Pelosi.

Just to be honest, I think it is wise to use birth control. I honestly think some people should, because, in my opinion, them having babies just to live on welfare is not a reason for having children...I know not ALL people are this way, I am talking about the few who are...just thought I'd throw that in. Now, I DO have a problem with Abortion, and the fact that it is considered "birth control". It is not controling getting pregnant when one is ALREADY pregnant...that being said, I find it very difficult to understand how people can be so heartless when it comes to the unborn child. Me being pregnant, it has not been easy for me. I have cried, worried, felt scared and alone, not really felt ready to be pregnant, but never ONCE did I consider abortion an option. After all, this child was conceived out of love, and even if she hadn't been, is it fair to take her life just because I'm not ready for her? I think what struck a nerve in me with this article is that there are women out there like me who feel the way I do, just not ready to be a parent. What they need is NOT someone who tells them abortion is a way out, or the pressure of that, but what they really need is reassurance and love and most of all appreciation for what they are doing, growing a human being inside themselves. I find that when I am down, and someone just "randomly" (although I do believe it is really a God intervention at times like these) tells me how excited they are for me and how beautiful I look and how wonderful it is that I am pregnant, it makes me feel stronger, like I have a purpose, and so does my child growing in me. I think if more women were given positive reinforcement for growing that little one inside them, so many more lives would be happier, healthier, and stronger. I think what these women really need is someone to say, "I love you, and I am willing and able to help you through this, no matter how hard it may seem, no matter how hard the road ahead looks. You can do this, and there IS a purpose and a reason you were chosen to birth this beautiful human being growing inside you at this moment". That is what we pregnant ladies really need to hear...and I think, if this were the case, the economy might just be more blessed and stronger than it ever was before...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jan 21, 2009

Week 31 and 1 day. She just keeps growing and growing...and so do I!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jan. 20, 2009

So, today it has been snowing like crazy!!! As much as I love snow, I am looking forward to spring weather...I guess as long as it stops and is plowed up for today so that Sid and I can get to our birthing class, I will be pleased!

As most don't know, Sidney and I have decided that the best birthing option for our new little one is going natural, meaning the least amount of medical intervention as possible. We started classes a couple of weeks ago for the method we have chosen to follow, the Bradley Method, also known as the husband-coached method. We feel this is the best option for both baby and I and are praying all goes well when I actually birth! Wish us luck!

And speaking of baby, today I have hit my 31 week mark according to my due date of March 24th. How quickly time has gone and I am wishing it would slow down a little! Other than a few things, I have enjoyed being pregnant for the most part and am not sure if I am ready to be a mama yet! And as much as I know I will be ready to have my old body back in a couple of months, I am completely content with Baby W staying cozy and comfy in her current home! Well, I am sure that once she does decide to join us, I will wonder why I ever thought life couldn't get any better without her. At least, I am praying for those feelings and thoughts!

In other thoughts, I guess I can't help but comment on the coming of our 44th President. As much as I do not agree with our new president and fear he can only worsen our nation, I know I need to pray for him because God instructs us to do so in His Word. After all, if we don't pray for the Lord's guidance and wisdom to come upon Obama, who will?

Well, I suppose that is all for today. We will be taking new belly pics tonight, so I will post those either tonight or tomorrow some time.

Au revoir!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Jan.19, 2009

So, I have decided to start a blog. Tada! I guess I will just write a little about myself. I am married to a wonderful man, Sidney. We just moved to ChicagoLand not too long ago and became proud first time home owners. We also have another first to add to our list...We are expecting our first child come March/April. We are looking forward to it, along with every other emotion that comes along with the coming of parenthood! (I speak more for myself than Sidney, I think!) Anyway, that is about all for now. Going to work on setting this thing up and figuring out all the fun stuff to do it!

Au Revoir for today!