Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Weird things . . .

So there are some weird things going on these days. I'll explain:

1) I think I'm about to save about $30 per month in my budgeted blow fund. I just can't seem to get excited about coffee. Usually, I stop by a local shop at least once a week for a Praline Delight Latte and drive through starbucks at least once a week for some sweet delight there . . . but the last week or so, those just don't seem appealing.

2) Strange food aversions - (see coffee listed above) as well as the smell of cheerios (who knew they smelled so strong?)

3) An odd metallic taste in my mouth - all the time. Makes stuff taste weird - except sweet stuff. I don't have any problem with sweet stuff.

4) I'm SUPER tired.

If you haven't guessed by now . . . . . Mark and I are going to be parents! I hear that all these things going on are quite normal for pregnancy. Normal is good. I'm thankful for normal!
Baby Stenberg will make his or her appearance sometime around July 1.

Some of the suggested names so far: Deranne, Nathan (Lubinus), Mikaela - all kinds of friends suggesting that the baby should carry their names! Too funny. We are not even close to thinking seriously about names! But we enjoy the suggestions.

You can keep us in your prayers as we are still early on in the pregnancy. We did have an early ultrasound about a week ago and heard a nice strong heartbeat and heard that everything looks "fantastic." So we are happy with that.

God is good and faithful!
Read Psalm 145!
He is faithful! He opens His hand and satisfies the desires of all things!

17 comments:

Mentanna said...

congrats you two! i am happy for you. may pregnancy truly make you glow, not vomit and may you enjoy these last few months of calm and quiet couplehood.

Johnson Journal said...

ok good I'm glad it's out! I'm so excited!

catieblunt said...

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need to come see you with a pregnant belly!!!!

catieblunt said...

oh and i'm sooo excited!!!!!

Renee said...

It took me about 2 seconds to figure out where you were going with this post! Congrats Mandy! The parenthood ride will be one like no other! Get lots of sleep NOW!!!;-) Before you blink your eyes, you will a little blessing saying back to you, "You are not obeying me - now what does GOD say in HIS word!" - not that we know anything about that here at ATH - (ahem!)

Take Care,
Renee

Jesse and Julie Masson said...

again-oh my word!!! yay!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Jack and Sheryl said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you two. Being a mommy is the best, hardest job ever! And go to lots of movies now!

Keri O. Sheckler said...

What a blessing...your own family ministry is beginning! Congrats...mommyhood is wonderful.

Marcus and Bum said...

Congratulations!!!

rindy said...

Wow, Many, congrats!! I'm super excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Yippee!! Mandy is gonna be a Mommy! We are so happy for you! Congrats!
Love,
Marci

Tara Hammett (LA) said...

congrats mandy! i'm so excited for you. you'll have to come back to the south for me to see that baby next summer.

amyi said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Congrats!! I am so excited for you guys. Woohoo! Hope we get to see you when we're in Iowa this Christmas. :) Amy ("G") Isaacson

bonnie said...

:) hooray! Can we go ahead and get a LA Tech onesie now?

mezzogirl said...

That is AWESOME!!!! I am so excited for you!

ang said...

Oh my goodness....you can't be having a baby...you are supposed to be in college, and I am supposed to be the YOUNG MOM OF TODDLERS...when did all these changes occur. I am SOOOOOOOO Happy for you. I am doing the happy dance....I think Mark or Angela are nice names. :)

Anonymous said...

wow! ,wow!
I"m going to be a Grammy or Momma Truelove and Jerry , Oh Wow, Jerry is going to be a Poppa! I think we already have a John Deere Tractor for our little Baby Stenberg....Oh I am sooo Happy.God Bless .LOve you both so much. Momma T