Saturday, January 31, 2009

33 Weeks

We are excited Baby is growing, even if it means Mommy is too!!!!

Troy's Service

Troy is a great person. He is willing to do pretty much anything for me. He is very thoughtful, and considerate. When we were only married about a year or so I was making dinner. He came into the kitchen. He asked, "Is there anything you want me to do?" I looked around and really didn't have anything he could do to help with dinner. I thought about his question and realised he said "anything" so I responded with, "You know what I really need done?" He said "what." I said, "The bath tub needs to be scrubbed. Would you scrub it for me?" He went and scrubbed the tub without too much complaining. I've used this once and know better than to use it again as I don't want him to stop asking if I need help.

I'm not the only person Troy is willing to serve. About 6 months ago he was stressing because there was a baptism for my nephew, a meeting for school, and a friend of his moving all at generally the same time. He was stressing because he didn't know how he was going to be able to help this friend move. He said maybe I can just go for a half hour, but I pointed out that even that may be difficult. I HAD to point out to him he had just helped this friend move 6 months earlier and he really didn't HAVE to help again. It was almost like he never even thought, "I'm too busy I can't serve." Man I sure do have a lot of learning to do.

Troy and the M & M

This is my favorite story about my husband. It is completely true and does a great job of describing just how he is.

A few years ago Troy went home teaching to some friends that just lived in the apartment building next to us. While he was there they gave him a partially eatten large bag of plain M&Ms. The family decided they were tired of them, and Troy being the great home teacher he was jumped at the oppurtunity to help them out with this "need" of theirs.

He brought the M&Ms home and over the next several weeks possibly even months we both would eat some here and there. I'm not a huge plain chocolate fan or else they would have been eaten quicker. Troy likes chocolate, but he also likes to savor anything he likes. When most people eat M&M's they take a small hand full pop them in their mouth and start chewing. When Troy eats M&M's he takes them one at a time puts the M&M in his mouth and savors every gain of sugar. After a while of enjoying these M&Ms Troy went to go get a few. He grabbed out as many M&Ms as he wanted to savor and realize there were only 3 M&Ms left in the bag.

Any "normal" person would have just taken those 3 plain little M&Ms and started munching on them. Troy isn't normal so when he looked at those 3 M&M's he saw at least 30 minuts of savoring time. He said, "I think I'll save these for later." He then went and grabbed a little sandwich baggie and deposited the M&Ms in it, and put them back in the cupboard.

Friday, January 23, 2009

7 weeks and counting

Well today marks 7 weeks until the most ideal day for the baby to come.

I know the baby will come when the baby will come, but if it comes March 13th (Also Friday the 13th) scheduling will be wonderful. This is the Friday before spring break so if it comes Troy will be able to be around a lot more the week right after Baby comes. My due date is March 16th so I don't think I'm asking too much for it to come 3 days early.

I can't wait to meet this little ninja inside of me, or maybe we have a dancer.

For the last little while I've felt like it is going to be a boy, but just a few night ago I had a dream and it was a active little girl. We shall see.