My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

16 weeks

I have made it to 16 weeks pregnant! I am starting to feel pregnant, but many times I forget that I am. I can't wait to start feeling this baby move all the time. At least I will get that joy since I am constantly feeling awful. I am really grateful for this baby and I don't want to complain. But I am going to be honest about how I am feeling with these posts, the same way I am honest about all my other posts.
Here are some facts about this pregnancy.

I am constantly achy or some kind of sick.
I have maybe had two days since I found out I was pregnant that I have felt good.
I am having issues with high blood pressure with this pregnancy, I have never had high blood pressure before.
I have gotten a bassinet, a swing, a high chair, and a diaper genie all for free for this baby. So grateful!We have not bought anything else for the baby yet I think we are waiting on the gender test.
I am feeling very different with this pregnancy than with Joslyn. Everything is different.
Joslyn is finally starting to acknowledge that there is a baby in mommy's tummy.
I have lots of dreams all the time, vivid and wilder than normal.
I have had cravings for black-eyed peas, beef stroganoff, but I really have more trouble with getting nauseaous on lots of other foods.
I can't stand the smell of pancakes, beef cooking, strong coffee scents, and John's favorite garlic dipping sauce.
I am still so very tired even though I am into my second trimester. I sleep a lot when I can.
I am feeling like this baby is a boy.
We have first names picked out but are still deciding on middle names. We will not announce the name until a specified time.
Because of my heftiness I have always looked pregnant, I feel very justified now actually being pregnant. :)
My baby is the size of an avacado right now.
I am very moody and emotional right now.
I am looking forward to my 18 week appointment so I can ask the doctor lots of questions. And then my gender test ultrasound.
I am not looking forward to the cleaning out of Joslyn's closets and our closets to purge and make room for new baby.
I am excited to be posting something because I haven't felt up to doing much of anything.
I love you guys and your comments make my day!

Okay so that is what is going on with my pregnancy, I hope to be updating you guys pretty often with updates on how we are doing. I hope you guys will share with me how you are doing.


  1. I say complain all you want! Pregnancy is something that changes your entire system around, so it's ok to be upset, emotional, tired, and grouchy!

    I hope the health part of it goes better for you though. I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for you all as well! :)

    1. Thanks Ashley! I surely am doing my share of complaining, but God is good!

  2. my first 6 pregnancies were AWFUL!! the last 2...a piece of cake....go figure?!
    Good luck remarkable you are caring for a life inside of you!

    1. Thanks for commenting! You are amazing!

  3. Brownie, I love these honest posts to really know how you're doing, but I wish you were feeling better. Baby E. will be worth it, though! :)