Tuesday, October 09, 2007


I know I haven't posted in a while, been busy and just not had much to say!

Yesterday Jonathan had off after some early morning hunting so we made the most of the day and went to the GA national fair. Not as big as the NC state fair, but still fun! Rode rides, ate lots of delicious "fair food", looked at exhibitions, etc. It was really hot outside, which I think is outrageous for fair time. Should be brisk fall weather! I didn't realize GA would be so different form NC weather-wise, but it's quite a bit warmer here. Texas I expected that, GA not so much. I miss REAL winters with snow!

Jonathan's work schedule has been pretty busy. He missed out on a week of training when he was in Texas for our IVF, so they've typically had him flying 2/x a week. Flying day are about 10-12 hour work days. We hope it'll slow down soon. We're potentially looking at an end of Nov deployment date, for about 70 days. We talk about it, but the reality is generally absent. That'll change as we get closer, I know from experience.

The pregnancy is going fine. Really no symptoms, except for perhaps not my typical energy level on very taxing days (where we awaken at 5am and spend tons of time walking and delay eating, like the fair or Charleston). Today I am 6 weeks! I really am anxious to get the ultrasound next Tuesday. To be honest, I have a hard time not wanting to just see our baby(ies) to see if they're ok. At 5w2d I had some really bad cramping which has continued to appear most evenings at a mild level. This (with no other symptoms) can be normal from the uterus stretching/growing, as most women are just now finding out they're pregnant. A lady who went through IVF with me just miscarried, plus while I was going through my IVF a best friend had a missed miscarriage (the baby died at 6wk but she didn't start miscarrying until 9wk), so it is pretty close to my mind/heart. I want my heart to be open for wherever the Lord may take this, and to trust His goodness. But generally I just can't wait for next Tues! (The appt switched from Mon to Tues b/c I switched providers to one w/ a midwife, which thrills me to no end that I get to have one!!)

Now, I promised Charleston pictures last week, so here they are! It was quite a unique city with a very old-world appeal!


Jeanie said...

So glad to hear an update. Thanks for sharing so openly about how you are doing...it sure helps to know how to pray for you all. Wonderful Charleston pictures!

Robin said...

I appreciate your honesty! Thanks for sharing, and I'll continue praying for not just your babe(s) and for your peace of mind over the next few weeks. I remember those stretching ligaments...I ended up in the ER and the doctor thought I might have appendicitis they were so bad...praise God, it wasn't that! Many blessings!

Susi said...

Yeah, I had those cramps, too....thought it was bad indigestion. :D Charleston, yay! I was there this past summer, had a WONDERFUL time shopping, dining (Tapas rules!) and sightseeing. Beautiful, if not somewhat perpetually crooked-feeling city. :)

Herb of Grace said...

Yup, cramps for me too. Like you said, no worry without spotting... Cool that you found a practice with a m/w!

Carolyn said...

I had the cramps too. Can't wait to hear about your u/s.