Well it is almost Thanksgiving and I for one have a TON of things to be Thankful for this year:
~I am thankful for my amazing son, who keeps me grounded and positive
~I am thankful for having lost 120 pounds in a year since my surgery (11/29/2010)
~I am thankful for being the healthiest that I have ever been in my entire life. I honestly never thought I would be able to say that.
~I am thankful to have found this website and to be able to share my thoughts, my successes, my failures, my struggles, and my life with people who truly understand.
~I am thankful for my job, and for that paycheck every other Friday
~I am thankful that this year I will be spending Thanksgiving with my family back in Indiana.
~I am thankful for the real friends that have stood by myside through thick and thin and taught me so very much
~I am thankful to be back in school, learning, and hopefully providing myself with a way to better myself and my family
~I am thankful to be in beautiful (yet chilly today) Florida, I remember day dreaming with friends when I was young about living in Florida LOL
~I am thankful to be able to provide for my family this holiday season, with not only a great Thanksgiving meal, a Merry Christmas filled with presents and pretty decorations, but also with the true meaning of the GIVING season.
~I am thankful that God has brought me to this very place in my life, and for all the many blessings that he provides me with each and every day
~I am thankful for my little "bun in the oven" which as we all know wasn't planned but has already brought me such joy and happiness that it is simply undescribable.
I think sometimes we all forget what the true meaning of the Holiday season is. I know I for one sometimes think too much about presents, gifts, decorations, huge meals. But we all have to remember that there are those out there that simply don't have the luxuries that we have. I am happy to be part of giving to others and sharing my blessings with those not as fortunate. I wish I could do more, but I hope that the efforts we do make truly touches the lives of others.
BABY UPDATE: well I had my first OB appointment on the 7th...which would have put me at 5 weeks pregnant from the day of my last cycle. I had read that you usually can't see/hear the heartbeat until you are 5.5-6 week pregnant. So I went in not expecting any ultrasound or anything. Well to my surprise they did an ultrasound....can't really see anything and she COULDN"T see/hear the heartbeat. She took some measurements and said "well you are about 6 weeks"....ok, so if I am 6 weeks....why can't you see/hear the heartbeat. She looked back at her book and said well we are going to go with the 5 week mark, so come back in a week and we will do the ultrasound again. SOOOOOO I have been totally stressed out all week, but Monday is right around the corner and my appointment is at 9am...so I will be there at 8:30am patiently waiting for this ultrasound to see if they can hear/see the heartbeat this time. I have prayed on it and I fully understand that it is God's will. Whatever he wants to happen will happen so there is no point in me getting myself all worked up just yet....plus it is not safe for the baby. So I am planning on doing nothing but resting and doing a little cleaning this weekend and wait for Monday at 9am.
We leave for our Thanksgiving trip on November 23....will be back the 27th. So that will be a nice little getaway from all the stress. I just hope I can pull off this 11 1/2 hour drive. Just coming to work everyday has been completely exhausting to me. I literally get off work, go get my son, and go straight home and to the bed or the couch. I haven't been cooking or anything....all microwave meals or he has been cooking. I have to pull myself out of this slump or at least try to.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!! T.G.I.F