January has always been one of my least favorite months. I am not a fan of cold weather, resolutions end up disappointing most people, and the view in West Texas is extra dull and drab. Lastly, being the animal lover that I am, I always feel sad for the animals stuck out in the cold ...sometimes I want to anonymously place heat lamps throughout the neighborhoods for all the cats and dogs. ;)
Thanks to Edie Wadsworth's blog, I was given a fresh perspective on January! This past week I have attempted to discover some things uniquely nice about the month. My little list so far:
1. More inside time means more reading. Even if "reading" means Pinterest, it's relaxing, right? ;) I am enjoying a lot of restful indoor activities.
2. I appreciate flowers a lot more. As I drove through Lubbock the other day, I noticed a person had beautiful, healthy pansies growing in their flower bed. The purples and yellows were in stark contrast to the surroundings, and may have been the prettiest flower beds I have ever seen.
3. January is a great time to enjoy soups and comfort foods. Mmmm!
4. Snow is beautiful, and our dry ground has been blessed with several snows this winter.
5. January is kind of a new start; a way to clean up anything and everything.
On another note:
Chet has been at Weaver Construction for a couple weeks, and is loving it. I love that he loves his job! It is so neat to see my husband being blessed, because I wholeheartedly believe he deserves it.
January update on Baby E:
Our little girl is growing right on track! At our last ultrasound she weighed approximately 2 lbs. 2 oz. and once again she is a GIRL - no boy surprises! ;) We have another ultrasound this upcoming Monday, so we can see if she has packed on even more weight. I will also take the glucose test and start Non-Stress Testing once a week. I cannot say enough how much I LOVE having two of the most caring and intelligent doctors, willing to do anything to keep our little one safe.
She is a little eager beaver (impatient like her mama) and already head down ready to meet us. I keep reminding her that she will have plenty of time on the outside world after she comes, and that she should enjoy her cozy womb home for a little while longer.
I have gone through a very hungry stage this past month. I am going to assume our little girl is growing with me. My weight gain is once again higher than I set out to gain in the beginning, but I truly would gain 200 lbs. (and love all of them) for a healthy baby! Notice the chunkier cheeks?? (And that isn't just on the Little Miss ha...)
Thanks to several friends, she now owns a few adorable girl outfits. I am still considering buying some blue, green and brown bows to make all the boy clothes we have a little more feminine. ;)
We have a precious friend painting her furniture and another precious friend making her bedding. We are very blessed! Her nursery might just be ready by Spring Break...
We hope to meet her and tell her how much we love her face to face in about 9 weeks!
Life has been busy adjusting to changes this new year...God is so good to us!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6