Archive for July, 2009

Thoughts and emotions

July 23, 2009

preg pics 009

In a couple of days I’ll be 15 weeks. It’s weird to think about being almost 4 months pregnant. That’s over a 1/4 of a year! Anywho, this past week my thoughts have really been revolving around logistics. Where will the baby sleep? How will I manage with a puppy and a baby? How will I afford to buy so much baby stuff, when it’s hard to manage as is? Is it possible to find a good paying job being pregnant? How can I physically and mentally prepare now? And the list goes on…Β  I’ve spent very little time, if any thinking about the cutesy baby stuff.

I guess lately, I’ve been anxious to have all the answers. Which I know I should not be. Ah…. growing up is hard.

As far as emotions, I’ve been really wanting to baby someone, something now. I’ve been reading bed time stories to my puppy. I tried to read a bed time story to my 17 year old brother, didn’t work out so well. haha. And at the same time, I’ve been wanting to feel like a kid. Not sure where this comes from.

Is this normal?

Advertisements

Tea and cake

July 15, 2009

Baking. Ahhhh…sweet baking.

How long it had been since we reunited? It makes me sad to say it was probably longer than a month.

But, yesterday we had a reunion. Made some wonderfully moist strawberry cake. The simple therapy of mixing and folding ingredients. Leveling the batter and waiting for it to rise. It was beautiful and smelled so good.

This morning husband asked for a piece, and so I tried it out too. I was inspired to make some tea right before he asked. And so, I had tea and cake this morning. I felt so English. πŸ™‚ Needless to say, the cake was good. Perfect with Earl Gray.

My energy right now is great! Oh, I hope it stays like this today. I am even motivated to have a complete cleaning of the house. It makes me excited to think of a completely clean house! πŸ™‚

Anyway, so perhaps, I should stop more often to enjoy some tea and cake. And be still. Take the moment for all it’s worth. After all the flowers bloom in even the sickest of days. Yes, I will do just that– smile more, and remember that the Lord has made the day and that in itself is worth rejoicing. πŸ™‚

Amazing what a little tea and cake can teach you! Cheers!

For all the mama’s: What inspired you during your pregnancy?

Picture 083P.S: I should note that I only had a slither of a piece, not the whole cut piece you see here.Β  πŸ™‚

13 going on 14

July 15, 2009

So, I’m well into my 13 week being pregnant. It feels like its been longer. I thought that by now I would feel more like myself. But, I’ve been having some off days. Which I don’t care for. For the most part what’s bugging me is that I still don’t have energy some days,Β  the bad taste in my mouth, and the ringing my ears. If I could just get rid of these things I would be awesome. Well, that and getting rid of the occasional headaches.

Well, on the positive note, I am really happy to know that the baby is progressing nicely. By this time most of baby’s organs are almost complete. πŸ™‚ Baby can now also pee (which is weird to think of). And the vocal chords are forming.

Does anyone have any stories or advice on being pregnant?

I Wanna Move Mountains…

July 10, 2009

Picture 123

I’ve been thinking about what I’ve been doing lately. I feel all I’ve focused on and been is pregnant. I enjoy being pregnant. It’s exciting. I feel lately though, that God is calling to be more than just pregnant this season. My soul wants to do stuff. To move mountains. To be adventerous. To be an ambassador.

So, this is kind of a prayer request. Please join me in praying that God may continue to show me what I should be doing in this season and that I may be obedient no matter how crazy a task it seems. πŸ™‚

Today’s high: I got out of the house to spend some quality time with a friend at an awesome cafe. And worship tonight at youth will be awesome too!

Today’s low: I couldn’t button up one of my favorite jeans.

Naps + Cravings = Me lately

July 8, 2009

It’s quite interesting what a woman goes through during pregnancy. During the first couple months, I would wake up in the morning, only to be tired again 30 mins later. I slept alot than. Probably 50 % of the time. And before getting pregnant I didn’t like sleep all that much.Β  That’s changed a bit. I realize now that sleep is good.

I am happy to say that now my body only requires a daily 2 hour nap. On the days I don’t get it, boy am I tired.

grapefruit-poppy-seed ice cream by mercedes l..

Aside from sleeping habits changing, my taste buds are completely off.Β  Sometimes everything tastes sooooo sweet. Bread, tomato sauce, I can even taste the sweetness in grapefruits (which I used to thinkΒ  were awful tasting not to long along). Lemonade and grapefruits are good to balance sweetness.Β  And then sometimes I get the sharp sour taste in my mouth, that wants nothing but sweets. Ice cream is the best for that.Β  So, I guess, my cravings lately have been grapefruits and ice cream. haha. Which are two opposite tastes.

If anyone has any suggestions on other foods that can balance sweetness and sour tastes let me know.Β  πŸ™‚

Ahem… I have an announcement to make…

July 6, 2009

First and formost,

God is good. Let that be known. Not just because He blesses us, but because He is He.

These past couple of months God has taken me on a little roller coaster. Sometimes they’re fun.Β  There is a process to it. That might feel like the not fun part. But all in all there is a great reward in the end. You did it. You were bold. You didn’t puke. Or you did. But, either way the process can be exhilarating. That is were I am finally at. Realizing that the process is exhilarating. πŸ™‚

Okay, now that you are maybe wondering what I’m taking about. It’s not about roller coasters.

God has taken me and my husband, Krzysztof to what I call the ‘next level’. We are excited. And feel beyond blessed that God has called us.

God is making us parents! πŸ™‚Β  Yup.Β  I am three months pregnant.

On Friday, we heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. So amazing. It was so incredible I couldn’t stop laughing. haha. And for that reason, we only heard it for about 5 seconds. It was a babab boom boom boom and then hahaha haha.Β  πŸ™‚ Baby makes me laugh out loud alot.Β  My brother thinks I’m weird cause I do it so randomly, but I love it!

Today we saw baby for the first time. πŸ™‚Β  Baby waved at us. Amazing. Of course I laughed, but I had to control myself to see baby.

Needless to say, today has been a great day! I saw the fruit of my womb. God’s child. God’s gift. It’s growing inside me.

So, this is me Jessica Miszczak at 5:24 pm on 6 July 2009 announcing baby Miszczak to the world. Let it be know that God is good. And His provisions are real.

baby1