Posted by: Court | January 28, 2010

They say it’s my birthday…

Today is my birthday.

I woke a bit early and enjoyed laying in bed listening to the pitter-patter of raindrops on the skylight in our bathroom. I snuggled with Tim for a bit and listened to him tell me a few stories from yesterday, then got up and got ready for work. Last year, my birthday was a snow day. What a marvelous gift! We usually only get one a year, and the 28th was it in 2009.

I then went downstairs to de-wrinkle a shirt in the dryer and started packing my lunch. Then I paused and thought I was going to be sick. I breathed slowly for a few moments and the feeling mostly passed.

And now? OH! The heartburn. The insane desire to curl up for a nap in the middle of the day. Or all day long. And the type of nausea that makes your mouth water a bit. Ick. It’s been coming in waves today.

Despite all of this, I am trying not to set myself up for disappointment. Trying to remind myself that it is all-too-possible that my body is just being wacky, and AF will show up unannounced sometime in the next week.

But as of right now, I am six days late. 21 dpo. Feeling like crap.


Earlier today, I told Tim that I am totally second-guessing myself, probably because I don’t want to be disappointed if I’m not pregnant.

He replied, “Well, last night I was reading about Abraham and Sarah and how God gave them a child when very unexpected. It sort of hit me in the face.”

Now, a couple of things are noteworthy here. One, how cool would that be if it were true? What a story to tell!

Two, and truthfully, more importantly, I am so grateful that Tim is the spiritual leader of our family. He joined the KofC and signed up for an adoration hour of 11 p.m. to midnight every fourth (third?) Wednesday. I always hoped and prayed for a man who would do things like this, who would inspire me to hold strong in my faith. We always prayed together before bed, but after we went on our CRHP weekends, he really stepped up. I am so proud of him for taking the adoration hour, for striving to read the Bible front to back, for sharing what he’s learning with me. I need to follow in his footsteps now.


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