Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I'm having a little bit of a rough day. I went to the doctor today for my first ultrasound. The baby looked fine, the heartbeat was great..... But they told me I'm really due 12 days later than originally calculated.... Seriously? February 9th is already really far away..., now my new due date is February 21st. Not the kind of thing a pregnant woman wants to hear. Anyways, here's a picture of the little bean. Although it's not even quite big enough to resemble a bean yet. More like a grain of rice. It's the little white smudge the arrow is pointing at.

And I can't believe I almost forgot. Another glitch we found out in the ultrasound. I have a cyst on one of my ovaries. And it's filled with blood. Super... The doctor said it wasn't a huge deal, but they want to keep an eye on it to make sure it goes away instead of growing. Small bright side, I get to have another ultrasound at my next appointment in 4 weeks. I love ultrasounds :)

And it's been almost a whole month of potty training Carrie so far. A week or two ago, I was trying to reassure Justin that it takes kids a long time to FULLY grasp the idea and be 100% trained. I don't know though. I think I was fooling myself a little. It's getting old. It's like we skipped a step somewhere in the process, but we don't know what. It's almost clicking. But almost doesn't clean up the messes. I do.

I'm feeling tired and hormonal. I regret that I haven't been teaching piano lessons for the past 6 years. What a waste. I made decent money in High school teaching, but since moving away for college, I've moved 8 times. Eight. I'm mostly lazy, but my excuse is that I haven't been able to establish a good base for gathering students. And now the economy is lame and people don't want to fork out $50 a month for their kid to learn to play the piano.

Speaking of a lame economy, Justin has been hard at work looking for a job. He still has his Job at the University of Phoenix, and we're BEYOND grateful for it. It has provided for our family very well the last year and a half; even allowed me to be a full time stay-at-home-mom, but it's getting old. He's on the phone all day calling people who don't want to talk to him, working with people who don't understand what it means to be a grown-up, and mostly, just isn't doing what he wants to be doing.

He had a great job interview last week that sounded really interesting and promising. (To tell you the truth, I don't remember what it was about) The downside was, training was completely unpaid. They basically told him he needed to have 3 months worth of savings to live off of until he started to make money. Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of that much savings. I wish. And so the job hunt continues.

On days like today when I'm feeling low, I try to remember to count my blessings. Although I don't think I can count that high....


The Gatherers said...

I'm glad to see the baby is looking good,sorry to hear your due date was moved though that is no fun! I hope everything else turns out in your favor,the Lord has a way of sending us miracles when we most need them,it just takes faith.

Coleen said...

Thanks for sharing the ultrasound pictures. Remember sometimes our burdens (worries) seem too much or very hard, lay them at the Savior's feet and trust in him. I know you know this already, but it really does help to just think about laying all the worries, problems concerns and then trust that he will take them and work all things for our good.