Thursday, May 22, 2014

An unexpected change of plans

As the this last semester ended, I was motivated to get fit. I signed Corde and I up for a half-marathon in Huntington Beach, California. We had planned to stay in California for about a week and stop in Vegas for a night or two on the way there. We were so excited for our trip. Within two weeks I had improved my running and was basically living off of veggies. I felt great!

Shortly after, our plans changed when I found out I was pregnant. I'll never forget that night I took a pregnancy test and Corde and I just sat on our couch in total shock.  We were not very happy about it. All I could think about was the fact that our California trip was no longer something we could afford and I would inevitably get fat... the opposite of what I had intended to do.

I have been easing up to the idea of all of this and I am eager to meet my baby. Being a mom is all I have ever really wanted out of life.

I must admit though, I always imagined pregnancy as being easy. I am almost 9 weeks and have been miserable off-and-on since week 4. Imagine being car-sick all day long...yeah it sucks. I've also got more acne and I can basically fall asleep at any time of the day.

I'm due at the very end of December.  Merry Christmas to me?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

This is an extra special Mother's Day. Normally my mom would be hundreds of miles away, but coincidentally, her and my dad will be up in Utah with me. In honor of this day, I'm going to say a few things about my mom.

My mom is an angel, truly.  She is snuggly, soft-hearted and my best friend. She has amazed me all of my life with her optimism. When life gets tough, she puts her feelings aside and smiles anyway. In that way, I wish I was more like her. Growing up, I'd always be so excited to come home from school at the end of the day because she would greet me with her arms wide open. She'd have the biggest smile on her face and It always made me feel so incredibly special.  I love her sweet voice and how she can make anyone laugh. She's humble and grateful for what she has. I admire her so much and hope to be more like her as I learn and grow.

Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers out there! Your hard work, love and sacrifice does not go unnoticed.