Well, it's the crack of dawn over here and I'm awake. I knew I shouldn't have had that tiny piece of chocolate last night before going to bed. Since the beginning of this pregnancy, my system sure acts up. Chocolate - which I rarely eat- is just enough sugar to keep me awake all night. Well, that, and the looming dr's appt today. I know I shouldn't be worried, but I am. So, this morning, I'll get the girls up, get them ready and we'll head out for my 16 week check up. I'm sure all is fine . . . in fact, I'm almost sure I felt some movement from the baby yesterday. It's very subtle right now and I only feel it when I am lying on my back, quiet and still. But, I'm pretty sure it is movement - which is encouraging. As far as I can tell, if I've gained any weight, it's only about a pound or two - which is actually very good for me because I'm ALWAYS borderline gestational diabetes and my weight gain is limited to 20 lbs or less. So, I'm happy to say that with this 3rd pregnancy, I've really started, from the beginning, trying to limit my sugar intake and I've really tried to watch my food intake. In my opinion, it's easier to put on weight if I need to, rather than (for the health and sake of me and the baby) try to take it off. I'm feeling great and am starting to really get excited about this baby's arrival.
In other news, I've started my last term at Troy University. It seems kind of surreal to me. At first, I couldn't wait for these classes to be over. But now, I find myself inquiring about getting a second BS degree in Accounting. I've also looked at Troy's graduate programs. I'm firmly convinced now, that either I'm crazy or I thrive off of chaos. You know, my husband has always said that I work best under pressure. Man, he knows me well! Anyway, because my BS will be in Business Administration, it wouldn't take much to get a second degree in Accounting as both degrees share a lot of the same courses. And I love, love, love accounting and numbers and all that good stuff. Yes, it's true. I have a nerdy side to me. Put me in front of a computer with numbers and I'm a happy girl. While I know my main concern is caring for my family right now, my season will come and I do fully intend to enter the work force again. If nothing else, than for the challenge. I've held a job since the moment I turned 16 years old. I quit my last job the day I went into labor with Maddy - never took any time off prior to her birth. And frankly, I enjoyed working. I enjoyed being mentally challenged. I enjoyed setting goals and meeting those goals. So, while I am blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be at home right now with my little ones, I'm hoping that one day, I'll get the opportunity to jump back into working. And hey, maybe my husband will finally be able to take a little time off. I mean, the man works two jobs! I think he's earned his keep.
Most of you probably know that I manage our vacation rental. Well, peak season reservations are coming in every day. Initially, I was concerned about how well the unit would rent with the tough economy and all of the uncertainties looming at the moment. However, God has provided and the unit is doing just fine. So, just add another blessing to our list.
And, I guess I should update you on my husband. Well, I may have mentioned in an earlier post that his employer was conducting a company wide bid (which for those of you who are not familiar with pilot lingo - that's basically where the pilot picks his choices of plane and home base in order of preference). So currently, my husband is a First Officer on the A300/310 based out of Memphis. And initially, when the bid information came out, we were a little worried about the outcome. It seems that the company is really overmanned on the A300/310 and to add to the overmanning problem, they are parking some of the planes. What does this mean for us? Well, possibly, hubby could be moved to a different plane. This means two months of training away from his family. And all of this could happen soon - very soon. So, we prayed about it and frankly, just thanked the Lord that he still had a job in this ecomony. This past Monday was the third practice bid and I am happy to report that with each bid, hubby has held his current position on the same plane. We're not sure how this happened, but we are happy right now. I am unsure as to what the future holds, but I am praying that he won't be in training around my due date.
Well, I should probably go get myself ready for the dr's appt. It will be a busy morning around here trying to get everyone out the door on time. I'll check in here after the dr's appt.