Friday, January 06, 2012


I'm almost 30 weeks pregnant and what that means is in less than 2 months I'll be holding a newborn in my arms. I have c-sections, all of mine have been c-sections and although I do wish I could have experienced a vaginal birth, honestly the most important thing to me is not how the baby entered the world from my body, but that the Lord has allowed me to bring a new life into this world. I'm brought to tears just thinking about it, yep tears are forming now. I truly get how blessed I am. I've had many friends and family members who have or are dealing with fertility issue's and I'm so thankful I've never had to deal with that. My heart truly ACHES for women who their hearts desire is to feel their baby move inside their womb, or to just feel a child to call their own in their arms. This pregnancy has been very easy for me and I'm thankful for that. I am also aware that because I've NEVER experienced such an easy pregnancy that God could simply be preparing me for a baby who possibly doesn't sleep, has colic, or something. I'm praying that, that's not the case, but if so...we'll get through it one way or another, but without a doubt with God's grace!

With all the preparation of welcoming our newest child, I've been thinking of the near future and some goals I'm setting for myself. I am a fat girl. I'm not hiding this fact. I have not always been fat. I used to be a very in shape, healthy weight, confident with my body (tooooo confident) kind of girl. I could give you all the reasons and excuses on why I've allowed all this weight to be put on my body, and those reasons are important for "me" but not so much for the rest of the world. What I do know is that I'm done being fat. I'm done being winded going up and down the stairs a couple times, not being able to have the energy to do everything I want. I want to be healthy, lower my chances of various cancers, be a good example for my children. I KNOW I can do this and will do it. So once I'm healed from my c-section I'm going to start running. It'll be a process, which at the moment I'm planning on using the C25K plan. I really think this will work the best for me in building up my ability to run and plan that once I can run a 5 K without stopping I can work myself up to a 10 K and so on. It makes me excited that for the first time in years I'm going to be healthy.

Another goal for this year is to take at least one picture a day. I'm an ammateur photographer in the truest sense. I do not believe for a second that I'm in any way or form a professional at all. I have a nice dslr camera and I'm ready to really it's capabilities, which I have a friend who IS a professional photographer and has a gorgeous portfolio, and in no way do I think I'm going to be where she is anytime soon, I'm looking forward to seeing improvements in my photography. My love is taking pictures of my family and the beautiful places we travel to. I want to be able to take the best pictures possible, so hopefully this year as I share my photo's you'll see improvements.

So I have 2 completely attainable goals for this year. Two goals I'm so excited about, yet feel confident I can do. I have friends and family who are in my corner and keeping me accountable on both! I'm so thankful to the Lord for all he's brought into my life and taken out of it.


That corgi :) said...

Great goals Christy! I know you can accomplish them! I dropped a pant size (I don't get on scales, I have number issues) by doing a 12 week challenge on taking back your temple (google it if interested). It is biblical. Weekly lessons, free of charge. I learned so much about myself in those 12 weeks. I had no intention really that anything would work but I managed to drop the pant size and didn't really specifically go on a diet, just started thinking more of God and his word. (I did the emotional overeating 90-day challenge).

Taking a picture a day sounds like a good goal too to do!

Best of luck with those and with the rest of your pregnancy!


AJ said...

I know without a doubt friend that you can accomplish it all! I will continue to pray for you. You have such a wonderful heart and I am truly blessed to call you my friend. Love you sweet friend and don't doubt yourself, because God is carrying you through it all. Miss you and love you!

He & Me + 3 said...

Those are both wonderful goals and definitely ones you can do. I started out doing the C25K and ended up hating running, but continued walking just one mile 7 days a week and without changing my diet I have lost over 20 pounds in a year. I think you can do it.
You know how i feel about the camera...break it in so you can take your kids pictures. Especially that baby you are soon to have. Congrats. Have a blessed 2012