Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A bit hesitant...But still very Happy...

So I know that most of you that read my blog already know, but for those of you who don't: I'm going to have a baby. Yep, in November. It's scary and it's a little crazy, especially considering how busy my schedule is already, but here we are and we're gonna have a baby! I've been a little bit hesitant to put this news out in the open, for several reasons. I won't lie, I wasn't sure what to do with it when we discovered it, let alone how to tell my family not to mention my friends. I know how people view having children while 'we're still young and beautiful' and I know how people look at girls who are having children while still in school. I would hope that those who know me would be delicate enough not to call me crazy or absolutely off my rocker, I know that I'm taking on possibly the biggest challenge of my life right now. I'm trying to work, go to summer school, graduate and get ready for my first year of teaching oh, and I'm going to have my first baby right in the middle of it. I am lucky enough to have a very supportive and patient husband by my side (between 10:00 at night and 7:00 in the morning at least) and I am very scared but ecited. (the letter that goes between the e and the c in that word is broken on this machine...) I know what criticism can potentially be thrown at me for trying to take on so much at one time, but hey, It wasn't my idea and if anyone has a problem with what I'm doing, talk to Heavenly Father (and while you are, feel free to ask for some etra help sent my way) He has a plan in store for me and I know that it can only make me stronger. I am grateful for that because it means he's not ignoring me. So far he has blessed me with a very healthy pregnancy. I have had no morning sickness, minimal nausea and only thrown up twice (due to a stomch flu and some bad lasagne) So when I get through this year of potential disaster, and when I emerge from my first year of teaching( hopefully with some of my hair still in place) I will thank you all for your loving support and your prayers! ( And your favorite baby names, I have a million logged away somewhere but I can only recall like 4 of them.)

10 comments:

Bethany said...

First of all, congratulations! Second, you can do it! I had William during my second year of teaching. It was challenging, but I made it through. If you need any advice, or more especially a shoulder to cry on, I am here for you! Brandon and I are both thrilled for all the exciting things going on in your life, and you will be in our prayers.

The Small Bevell Bunch said...

Andrea, I am soo excited for both of you.. I know from just having a baby its a lot of work, but your right Heavenly Father has a plan for you and there was an eager spirit waiting to join your family! It might have not been on the time line that you expected but really its not our time line! I know you can do it you are a strong Woman!! Keep me posted on how you are doing! Take care

CallihanFam said...

You are crazy and totally off your rocker.... NOT!! You rock. You can do it. I just can't wait to have another little neice/nephew. Don't worry about the potential disaster. Sister Hinckley used to say that if you are going to laugh in 50 years, you may as well laugh now. At least give it a smile. I grin everytime I think about you! Miss you TONS!!!!!

Jon & Laura said...

I first of all have to tell you CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Being a mom is such a great blessing, and you are going to make it through this crazy year beautifully!
Secondly, who cares what people say. People gave me a hard time about waiting to have kids, aparently I wasn't doing my part to multiply and replenish. I think that it is your own decision when to start your family. Let people say what they want. You will find that people will always have an opinion, and the only one that matters is Heavenly Fathers. You are going to do great, and I am so excited for you. I am also thrilled that my kids get to grow up with yours, and Karen's, and Michelle's. Luke is a lucky boy!
Love ya!

Sir Ryan Scott Struthers said...

Andrea. you are so amazing! it's an honor to have you as my sister.
bytheway i fixed my industry thing on my profile. i have no idea why it was on accounting.
:)
love ya!
p.s. your word verification security is dumb...or maybe it's just a user error.
XXX <--those are for you since you couldn't type them. just copy and paste them where you need them. :)

Mark & Julia said...

Andrea and Morgan, congrats on the baby! I am so very excited for you guys! And having a baby is totally a personal thing so don't let anyone make you feel bad about it. You guys are going to be great parents!

Katy said...

Congratulations!! Is it difficult having a child while going to school? Absolutely...but it definitely isn't anything you can't handle!! I'm glad that your pregnancy has been good so far, that really is a blessing! Again, congrats!

Danielle said...

Nothing like a great challenge in your life to remind you chose to be here!yeh baby, you two are doing great! I say jump in both feet first. Every pregnancy and baby is so diffrent its almost like starting new every time,so enjoy each moment of this crazyness cuz youll only have it once.And besides a person has to be crazy to have and ejoy kids cuz logicaly it make zero sence. luvluvluv danielle

CallihanFam said...

I miss you! Thanks for picking up the flower for me.

Cindy Melissa said...

AH!!! ANDREA!! YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY!!! I hope it's human! :D This is Cindy by the way. i didn't even know you got married. So on that Congratulations and Congratulations on your little blessing! :D