November 25, 2010

Just what's new in my life...

Remember that wonderful trip to Vermont and NYC we had? Well, I haven't blogged about it or posted any pictures on facebook... mainly because the one thing I have to say about that trip - while it was wonderful, I was t.i.r.e.d.  Not just sleepy, but exhausted. Normally I would have no problems walking all day, taking in the sites, colours and smells of a new city... I'd love it! And even though my man is 6'4" and I'm only 5 feet and umm..1 'n a half inches, I'm usually pulling my husband behind me. If he's doing his "work" walk, which means racing people from the train to his office through the underground path, well, then I'm trailing him... but any other time I've ever walked with him, he is S.L.O.W. :) But not this trip... the poor guy, I was slowing him down... and moaning that I needed to rest... needed to sit... needed to eat....needed to sit... needed to sleep.

What was the difference?

Well, a little someone was making "his" presence known... yes, I'm trying to share our exciting news! I'm going to be a mom in June!! We're going to be parents! We're beyond excited, and so very thankful God has blessed us with this gift of life growing inside me.

I'm a couple days shy of 13 weeks along and we had our first ultrasound last Friday... so amazing to see this little one growing with his/her heart beating and little head bobbing ferociously! L.O.V.E. Our due date is "June 5th"... so in reality?? Likely 2 weeks after that. :D

We told our parents and siblings this past Saturday, and it was so wonderful to hear the excitement on the other end of the line. This is the first grandchild for both sets of parents... if they thought the distance was hard before, I can only imagine what it will be like come June!

I'm so glad to finally be able to share this news... every time I talked to my mom and she asked, "So what's new?" Ummm... "Not much"...  Totally felt like I was lying to her every time because in my head I'm singing, "Everything is new!!!" :)

We have so much to be thankful for... so far this first trimester has been a healthy one. God knows the future, and we leave our little one in His good hands.

You hear of children growing up unloved all around the world - orphans, street kids, or those from broken homes where all they know is anger, abuse and bitterness... I am so thankful for our loving family and friends who will welcome this child with joy and love. We should never take this for granted and give God thanks for our many blessings.

You can't see much in this picture, but... here's our little bean at almost 12 weeks. :)

So, that's the update. I'm going to be a mom, and my man is going to be a fantastic dad. :) And while the responsibility is beyond enormous, the privilege God is giving us is thrilling... and we are E.X.C.I.T.E.D! :)

Thanks for sharing in our news :)


  1. No wonder you are E.X.C.I.T.E.D!!!!! It is a wonderful "change" in your life.......CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and thanks for sharing this special news! Love Cathie

  2. Shouting out here with excitement for you guys! Woo-hoo! Hope you get over your "tired" soon! Enjoy EVERY moment. Even the tired ones! Love you!

  3. Janna, this is soo exciting! You will be a wonderful mama! Praying for this little one that he/she will be used by God. love, Gwen

  4. WOW, Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you guys! I'll be lifting you and your precious child up in prayer to our Faithful Father. Praise God for His abundant blessings! :)

  5. Thank you ladies - for your love and prayers :)
    Gwen - I too pray this little one will grow up to love God and to serve Him in whatever way God leads... the responsibility of "training up a child in the way he/she should go" is huge... and I'm sure it will become a million times more evident when we finally look into the sweet face of our little one and realize - wow. We need God's wisdom here! :)


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