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Week 17 ~ January 13, 2011
~ When Life Hands You Limes . . .

Before I get in to my title, I will start with the exciting news! I have officially been feeling the little flutters of my little one! I had previously thought a week or two back, that I was feeling those first flutters, but could not be certain enough to be sure. But, I was sitting at work the other day and without a doubt I could feel my little boy just cruising around in there! I was so excited but I will be even more excited when Brandon can feel them too. I do not feel them all the time, but I can tell he is definitely in there kicking around!

Other than the first flutters, there is not much new to report. My hips have been hurting a little bit more at night, but nothing I cannot handle. I do wake up some times because they are hurting and then I just turn over and go right back to sleep. I have been having more round ligament pains recently, especially when I am turning over real quick in the middle of the night or when I stand up quickly. I still do not think I "look" pregnant, probably just more of a fat, jiggle belly than anything. Also, I can't wait for my next appointment to see my baby again! Only five more weeks . . .

Now, on to the not so fun part of my week . . . Yesterday morning, I was laid off from my job. My boss called me in to his office around 9:30 and handed me a letter stating that they are "eliminating my position due to business necessity." To say I was in shock is an understatement. I just kind of sat there for a minute and luckily he let me off the rest of the day. Oh, I guess I should say that technically I am still employed until January 31st. I am not really sure what I am going to do at his point, but I have faith that God will provide and lead me to bigger and better things! I may not see it now, but I truly feel this is a blessing in disguise, and I will eventually see it. I have always wanted to be able to stay home more with Kaydon, and it looks like that will be a possibility as least for a little while. So, if you could please just pray for me and my family as we now embark on uncharted territory. God is good and will lead us through, even though it looks grim right now! When life hands you limes, you make . . . virgin margaritas!!!

Until next week!
~ Kristina

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