Tuesday, May 7, 2013

11 weeks

It's crazy to think that there is a human being living inside of me. This past weekend I read "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way". Woah. I know a lot about how the delivery goes. I was in the delivery room with my mom for each of my siblings. But what I was just completely awed by was how God created our bodies to delivery children! I tried to explain to Nate what it all looks like, but he is still having a hard time realizing that there is a baby inside of me. I'm hoping to get the book "Husband Coached Childbirth" for Nate, hopefully it will get him used to the idea:)

 Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

I am seriously considering a natural childbirth-like nothing for the pain. I know it's not going to be easy, BUT what I love about the book I read was how they help prepare the parents to get ready for delivery day. There is so much practice and different ways to help the mom stay calm (which is what I am most worried about). Though part of me thinks that if I have a plan of how to deal with the pain before it comes, then I won't get out of control in my mind. Knowing that Nate will be right beside me makes me feel even better! I am so excited to see how Nate will help me through labor. He is kind of grossed out right now since it is my body that this is all happening to, but I know he is going to be great at it. So I am really excited to embark on this adventure with him. It is starting to become more and more real to me. I find myself thinking "Wow. I have my son/daughter inside of me right now. Growing and living and becoming exactly how God wants him to be." Saturday I just kept thanking God for how he has created women to give birth. How can you ever think that there isn't a God when there is no explanation how our bodies know we are going to give birth it all just "happens". 

On Monday I get to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time! I can't wait:) I keep wanting to put a bump picture up, but sometimes I have a big bump and other times I look normal. So I think I'm going to wait a week or two to start doing that every week. My stomach is not changing as much as becoming harder. It's like I almost have abs without working out! ha ha 

11 weeks, my update that I get says Baby Stunek is about the size of a Fig (1 1/2 inches) 


and almost fully formed! Baby S. (I'm too lazy to keep saying he/she so I'll refer to it as Baby S. and he/him/his) is starting to open and close his hands, tiny tooth buds and forming, and his bones are beginning to harden. I didn't know this next part, but he is already kicking and stretching. Some women can start feeling that in the next few weeks! But, according to my calendar that won't be for another few months. :( He also might be hiccuping as well! So fun:)

In other news nate and I moved into our apartment! We love it, though it's so big we feel like we're really far away from each other. We have a balcony so that has become a fun place to sit during the day. I'm waiting for this weekend to get some flowers and such for our balcony to make it look pretty.  Our dryer doesn't dry right now, so I've been hanging all our clothes all over the apartment which doesn't help with trying to organize everything! I'm a little overwhelmed with all the wall space I have, so I'm kind of waiting for garage sales to find pieces that fit the decor of apartment. I'm just enjoying having a place to call our own. Oh, we're not getting internet for the apartment so I won't be able to update as often as I'd like. Good thing I work at a coffee shop that has free Wi-Fi:)


Monday, April 15, 2013

Road Trip to Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

I enjoyed this city so much! It is like a small town feel with the opportunities of a big city. The homes there are absolutely gorgeous! It looked like front porch pillars are the norm (which I have always loved).

We went to Kentucky to visit Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS for short). Nate and our friend Taylor, are both considering going the the seminary. Thankfully, we had Ben and Emily who are going there and they were able to show us around the campus the first day we were there. Taylor's wife, Liz,and I were able to go with Emily to the Southern Seminary Wives Institute. It is a program for wives that teach them a variety of things. We went to a 'How to Interpret the Bible', we loved it! 

Ben was able to set an appointment up for Nate and Taylor to talk to Dr. Thomas Schreiner. They didn't realize until the next day that he is considered one of the biggest names on interpreting the New Testament.


The next day we were able to go on a campus tour. We got to see so many places and fell in love even more with the campus and the purpose of SBTS. We also met other prospective students, who we will hopefully see next fall, Lord willing. 

We are praying that if this is where the Lord wants us for the next few years, that he will make a way. We were encouraged by a faculty, Dr. Wilder. He said that our biggest worry is probably money and the logistics. He told us that that should be the LEAST of our worries. The Lord provides over and over again. We are praying that we will trust him through this next year. Please be in prayer for us. Nate still has to send in his application so it's not official quite yet. :)
Photo: Future SBTS students! :-) #seminary #friends

Friday, April 5, 2013

Well, the big news! We're pregnant! We found out right away so I'm only 7 weeks along right now. Here's the story:
You know how women say that 'you just know' when you're pregnant? I never believed them. But I do now! I knew a few days before I took a test that I was pregnant. Mostly by smells. I could smell bad breath on people (I know horrible, isn't it). I was able to smell things my co-workers couldn't smell. So Friday, March 15th, I took a test in the afternoon. I was positive! 

Well, since it was during the afternoon Nate was still at work. I was going to tell him that night and then I remembered that we were going to my parents for dinner because my dad was home. So I wasn't able to tell him beforehand. Then when he got to my parents, he was not feeling good and really out of it. I was hoping if we left early enough I could tell him that night. Well, I thought he felt a bit better after watching a tv show so I went ahead with my plan! 

So I quick ran into the bathroom to write it and take my contacts out (2 minutes max). When I got back into our bedroom Nate already had his glasses off and was practically asleep!!! So I went to sleep pretty much biting my tongue so I wouldn't say anything that would let him know what happened. The other thing was that I had to work at Caribou that morning! From 6am-11am, the longest 5 hours of my life!! Nate still wasn't feeling good so when I was done he asked if I could bring him home a mocha. I did but I decided to tell him with the mocha! I wrote on the clutch "Congrats you're going to be a Daddy!"


He didn't see it at first:p So I asked him if there was anything unusual about his cup. He read it and looked at me with this face of "Seriously?!". We were of course excited, but at the same time it seemed unreal. We didn't know WHAT to think. We spent some time on the internet looking at pictures and videos and all sorts of things!

(Happy Father-to-be)

Tomorrow I'll put up a 7 week picture! Just for fun:)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today was a pretty good day! I enjoyed a day of sleeping in, but I shouldn't have. We are moving the end of April and I have a bunch of boxes laying in our living room/dining room/ kitchen waiting to have our books and dishes put in them. I also was going to spend time in the Word today, but I let my tiredness and Pinterest distract me. I have such a hard time with that! I worked at 11 which was good. It's just hard because you're thinking "Oh! I have all morning!" when in fact unless you get out of bed around 7 or 8, you really don't have all morning. You have to have breakfast, get dressed, do your make-up, etc and before you know it it's 10:45 and you need to leave for work! I told myself that I would go running after work since it has been so gorgeous out! It was 45 degrees today! :) So I finally pushed myself to do it. I'm training for a half-marathon relay (so I only have to do 6.5 miles instead of 13). I have been unning about four miles in training lately. So today I thought I would try running four miles outside. (side note) Nate and I went to a concert with his parents and we got a new CD by Mandisa. I listened to it as I was putting it on my Ipod and I realized that her music is great for running! Today I got to run with my new music and I ran 8 1/2 minute miles! I have not ran that fast in 3 years! My calves are feeling it though. :/ I was really excited!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

First Post

I had another blog but it was from about 3 years ago, so I decided I would start up a new one that is more updated. Coffee, Books, Life...why? Well, I am a Barista at the lovely Caribou Coffee. I love to make drinks and see my regulars. I have learned to drink straight black coffee since working there the past 8 1/2 months! My husband, Nate, never thought that day would come. I also love books! My new favorite author is Kate Morton she's written 'The Forgotten Garden', 'The Distant Hours', 'The Secret Keeper' and 'The House at Riverton'. She is like a mystery, history, genealogical author. I have really enjoyed her writing. And finally, Life, I feel like my life is so boring, but I'm hoping once I start blogging regularly that I will realize that my life isn't so boring after all! I mean, I'm married! How boring could that be? :) So here is to my first post!