October 21, 2006

Peanut buster parfaits

Have you ever had a peanut buster parfait from Dairy Queen? It's a heavenly combination of alternating layers of soft-serve vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and spanish peanuts. I don't think I've had one since I was in college which was about 6 years ago. But for some reason, this week, I've been craving one. So, I went to Freddie's tonight and they were able recreate one that was just as good as the original.

All of that to say, this has been a weird week. I think I'm paying for the pregnancy-symptom-free weeks that I've had thus far. I've had a horrible headache right above my left eye all week. Three nights in a row, I woke up at 2 AM and couldn't get back to sleep. I've been a combination of nauseus (I really need to learn how to spell that word) and hungry constantly . . . which has been frustrating and confusing.

On a happier note, I went shopping for some maternity clothes this week and got three pair of pants and a top. I really think that all women should be allowed to wear stretch panels . . . not just pregnant women. I think the female population would be happier in general. I hate being in the "in between" regular clothes and maternity clothes stage. Luckily I have a pair of khakis that has a lot of stretch to them . . . they're getting worn quite a bit.

I'm offially nine weeks pregnant. When I said that out loud yesterday, Kyle said, "Wow, you've been pregnant for an entire grading period." Spoken like a true education major.

I broke down and bought a humidifier today . . . to hopefully reduce some of my headache/sinus pain. I was lucky enough to find one for $20, but it's $20 I really would have rather spent on something else. This thing had better work well!

We're still working on figuring out how to pay all of bills and have money to actually have a baby. It stinks that we worked so hard to become financially stable enough to have kids, only to drain all of that stability to actually conceive. If God is trying to teach us to totally depend on him, he has our attention and our dependance! I've worried about finances a lot less this week than in previous weeks . . . thanks to ebay, we were able to put enough money into savings to actually be able to keep the account open!

On the days when I don't think we'll make it, something always happens to show us that we will. Though I'd like to be comfortable, be able to provide only the best for this kid, be able to take a vacation, be able to afford anything I want . . . I guess I'm thankful to God for using this to teach us to depend on him.

I'm not going to lie to you though . . . I still hope this kid comes out holding a bag of money.

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