Saturday, September 8, 2012

17 weeks whirl wind... Right into 18...

Wow, this week has been such a crazy week that I don't know how I have been able to get through it.  I didn't even take a picture this week as I just have not gotten to it.  Don't worry there really is not much difference.

So the most recent pregnancy symptom has been sore feet.  This started a couple weeks ago but I attributed the soreness to my job at Findlay Market where I am constantly up and moving around serving customers as needed.  It was not until Wednesday after work that my husband notices just how swollen my feet had become.  They are super tender.  I spoke to the doc who said reduce the salt intake and increase water....   Golly, I thought I had to go to the bathroom before.  I'm to observe my symptoms, watch for new ones, and report back to the doc as necessary.  I already miss my salt and it is only day two.  I hope this doesn't last long.
17 weeks

In other news.  I am ever so thankful for my wonderful church community who has been ever so supportive.  I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to have around me during my pregnancy but more importantly to encourage me in my growth with Jesus.  I am ever so thankful to the Lord for bringing Brock and I to this part of the body.  He is ever so sweet.

And in his sweetness and provisions he has done yet another blessing that was completely unexpected, undeserved and in his gracious mercy has provided a new job for me.  I am now working in a company who sells furnishings to schools (and other businesses) all over the country.  My official job title is Data Management Specialist.  After my first day of training, I am ever so exciting to see where this new adventure goes.  I really think I am going to enjoy it.  This job will allow me to sit, assisting with the feet situation.  The best part of this job, is not the hours, pay or building but that I am able to work with four of my friends/church members.  It is encouraging to be able to hear their comfortable familiar voices from across the office.  What a wonderful blessing.
So I had more to add to this first half of my post but I don't remember what it was and a lot has happened since I first started typing several days ago.

September 7, 2012
Where to begin so much to say so little time...
I am ever so blessed and cannot count the ways as they are greatly plentiful.  God is GOOD!  So I'm going to do a drive by of all the different things I want to share.

From Brittani who lives in AZ.
18 Weeks - Back off these checks
belong to Grandma!
I worked my last Saturday at the Market and was taken by my hubby to buy some maternity clothes.  That's right folks I started wearing them at 17.5 weeks.  I am happy with that!  Brock helped me pick out some key items and he was rather helpful! I was able to go to church on Sunday for the first time in months... I missed it more than I realized.  And then Brock and I were off to Indiana for a 24 hour visit with his family.  I really enjoyed the time we had with everyone.  It was good to see Brittani as she is normally in AZ, to meet Brock's great Aunt for the first time, have an adult only dinner Sunday night, see the nephews later in the evening, Fireworks in the rain, family reunion, and baby talk all along the way... Whoo talk about a drive by.  One of the highlights (and there were many) was receiving 2 more Onesies for our CUTEST ONESIE CONTEST... The first obviously came from Grandma, and the second came from Aunt Brittani.  Both reflect their personalities and are pretty cute.  As you can obviously tell from the pictures.
Brock and I were also able to snap a couple pictures of our nephews and his sister.  Mason the older brother really enjoyed playing Frisbee/Frisbee Golf with Brock.  He just started Kindergarten this year which is ever so weird to me as he was just a babe at Brock and I's wedding.  Gosh I love these little guys.

Collin and Mason 

So that was our 24 hour visit to Indiana and it was ever so fun.  I am thankful that we were able to go and that Brock and I both did not have to work on Monday.  Huge blessing!  This also meant that I only had a 4 day week.  This helped me to become more acclimated to being at a full time position.  I was ever so spoiled by the company and friends... Drive by number 2... car pooling with friends, 1 hour long lunch, hubby brought my a veggie sushi roll when I was craving at lunch, small breaks as needed, spectacular water/ice machine at work, meetings everyday at 4 including snacks (this is great because I leave at 5 so it mean I only have 45 more minutes left), Fun Name Friday where I can win a gift card at work, provided with lunch unexpectedly at work, given/allowed to take a friends massage at work (such a great massage), paid after 2 days of work that I didn't expect until the next pay period, great customers and wonderful people to work with even when they are stressed. Ok so that was a bit more scenic... Another wonderful thing happened this week as well.

I officially became Corie A. Lusch, MA, LPC, CDCA.  And a little explanation MA = Master of Arts, LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor, CDCA = Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant.  I most likely will not be using my License until after lil Baby gets here so probably not until February at the earliest.  Until then, I am enjoying my time at School Outfitters.

Boys with Aunt Brittani
On the pregnancy news front, I have gained back some energy.  I have also been able to consistently, comfortably, sleep in Brock and I's bed.  Previously, I was always too warm or uncomfortable or wide awake when I didn't want to be.  It was a difficult time but I am ever so thankful for this change in the incubation process.  The only thing that is really keeping me from sleeping lately is the need to go to the bathroom and the excitement of our next doctor appointment where we (with a little cooperation from baby) will find out the sex and get to see just how our little one is doing.  Yesterday (9-7-12) was also the first official day that I could identify that babe has been moving and i can feel it. I am positive that I had felt it in the past but just couldn't fully identify the movements.  It really is a cool and weird feeling all at the same time.

Brock and I are ever so excited about September as listed above for the appointment, the cooler weather, the geology trip this week as well headed to Manmouth Cave and Cumberland Falls, and then we get to spend the next weekend celebrating the union of our two friends.  September is a great month.  MMM I am one content and happy lady.  So excited and enjoying life.

Well I think I have rambled long enough and I'm getting ever so sleepy again.  Time for another nap.

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