I’m so sorry that I have gotten out of the blogging world. I finally broke down and dove into the world of myspace. It has been a lot of fun finding old friends. It can be a little addicting trying to track down people. But I’m back now-and hopefully won’t take another sabbatical for a while.

I LOVE being pregnant! The baby is doing great! We are 18 weeks tomorrow, and so far everything is going as planned. We find out what we are having a couple of days before Easter. My mom and I had the idea to have a party to reveal what the gender is. Then one thing led to another and we named it the “Itsa” party!” The party is going to be the day before Easter, so for the reveal we are going to have an Easter egg hunt, but only one egg will have the prize information. It is going to be a lot of fun watching all the kids and adults out looking for Easter eggs 🙂 Both my mom and my sister are asking for hints or to find out early, but NOBODY will know (except for Kyle of course!) I know it sounds a little cheesy, but we are going to make the most of every bit of this pregnancy! I’ll have Kyle post pics of the Egg hunt-so you can find out too!

It took me a while to really embrace the idea of being pregnant. I think for me it felt extremely surreal. It wasn’t until my husband took me shopping and insisted that I buy maternity clothes, that I finally broke down and did it. My aren’t they more comfortable.

I have to keep reminding myself that for every child walking around, a woman was pregnant. For every pregnant belly around, a woman is going through the same thing that I am. But for some reason, it feels different. It feels like this is the most special thing that has ever happened. It feels like everyone knows how amazing this is. The truth is, it is amazing and special, but no more for me than any other woman. I feel so privileged and honored that God would choose me to carry this child. That he would give me the opportunity to feel life growing inside of me. To sum it all up, I am blessed. Kyle and I both astounded by how blessed we truly are.