"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, August 23, 2010

What are you reading (12)?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

Well, considering that my last blog post was in May, one would think that I did tons and tons and tons of reading and just have been too busy to post. However, it's quite the opposite. I have only read one book since the last time I posted (Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson...it was very good and I hope to review it eventually).

So what has been keeping me away from the blogging world one may ask? Well, on May 25th, Hubby and I found out we were expecting our first child!!! As you all may know, this has been a two year struggle for us and we were shocked when the test came back positive. I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant and due on 2/3/2011 :)

It hasn't been the easiest pregnancy. During my first trimester, I developed a subcutaneous hemorrhage between my placenta and uterine wall. I hemorrhaged and bleed out at 6, 8, and 10 weeks. Each time we spent the night in the emergency room but the baby continued to grow and be perfectly fine. I was on bed rest for about six weeks and had trouble concentrating on much of anything. Finally at about 12 weeks the hemorrhage healed and all has been going smoothly since. The doctors are hoping the rest of the pregnancy remains uneventful as do I! I believe the power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and to this day, still believe it is the only thing that got us through that trying time.

My levels of concentration are slowly coming back, and I've been able to sit and read a few magazines lately. I no longer find myself drifting off thinking of fifty other things and I'm not nearly as exhausted as I was. Now if we could only snap our fingers and move all the furniture out of the future nursery things could really improve!

I hope to keep everyone updated in the coming weeks as to what is going on with me, and I hope to read a few books before the baby gets here. We find out what we're having October 1st, and then between my shower, the holidays and year end close at work I'll be a busy (tired :)) girl! Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to post some pictures as we get everything done!

Happy reading to everyone and have a great week!


Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Congrats!! Continued well wishes thru the remaining weeks.
I read my first Joshilyn Jackson, Backseat Saints, a few weeks ago and loved it! I've heard gods in Alabama is equally good.

Here is my weekly review:

Anonymous said...

Will be sending lot of good thoughts.

Jennifer said...

I am pleased to hear things are going well now and yes, prayer is powerful. I spent 5 months in hospital on bed rest and 16 years later the twins are perfectly healthy even though medically they should not be.:) Take care of yourself and the baby. If you have time, my Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-9.html

Jan von Harz said...

Congrats on your pregnancy. I hope everything settles down and you can enjoy this miracle.Best wishes to you and your hubby.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Hopefully all your scares are out of the way and the rest is very boring! You can check out my Monday at


Unknown said...

Congratulations! You take care of yourself, Mama. If you need some suggestions on baby books, let me know. I have a few favorites that I lived by when my two were little (my boys are 5 and 8 now).

I'll say a prayer for you and baby!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Congratulations!!! very good reasons for not posting!! I will keep you in my prayers!!! Take care of yourself, don't overdo. Yes, this is a mom/grandma telling you to take it easy and cherish everyday before and after because you life has totally changed for the better, but there will be ups and downs and you will need all your strength!!! BABIES GROW WAY TOO FAST, you blink and they are off to school, blink again and they are teenagers. blink again and they off to college, getting married and having children of their own!! I firmly believe that babies should only grow every other day instead of every minute as they do! Keep us posted!!


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh congratulations! Praying here that all goes wonderful for you and your baby.

Keep us informed :D

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