Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The best part of my day....

Hands down, the absolute best part of my day today has been coming home, immediately turning on the computer, connecting to iTunes and downloading the brand spanking new Zac Brown Band CD. If the only song you know from them is "Chicken Fried," you are missing out. These guys are incredible. For Danny's birthday, I got him (me) the live album/DVD. We've both loved them since their first CD came out in 2008. In fact, in this household, I think it's coming close to an obsession. I stayed up WAY past my bedtime on Sunday night, watching them live from Red Rocks. What a great show!

The point is, buy this CD. Now. It will change your life.

After listening for the past little while, my favorite track is "No Hurry." The song is just speaking to me today. I needed to hear it. Here are the lyrics:

You know my old car needs washing
And the front yard needs a trim
And the telephone keeps ringing
And the boss man knows I know it's him
And the bills ain't gonna pay themselves
No matter anyway
'Cause I ain't in no hurry today

There's nothing wrong with an old cane fishing pole
And the smell of early spring
Sit down in a fold-up easy chair
On a quiet shady river bank
Let the world go on without me
Wouldn't have it any other way
Because I ain't in no hurry today

Ain't in no hurry
Be a fool not to worry
About all those things I can't change
And the time that I borrow
Can't wait till tomorrow
Because I ain't in no hurry today

When I must return
To the cold, cold ground
Have them take their time
When they lay this sinner down

Heaven knows I ain't perfect
Raised a little Cain
And I plan to raise a whole lot more
Before I hear those angels sing
Gonna get right with the Lord
Or they'll be hell to pay
But I ain't in no hurry

Ain't in no hurry
Be a fool not to worry
About all those things I can't change
And the time that I borrow
Can't wait till tomorrow
Because I ain't in no hurry today
Ain't in no hurry
Ain't in no hurry today

Lyrics and album cover courtesy of zacbrownband.com

Friday, September 17, 2010


We had a doctor's appointment this morning to check on the little peanut. The doctor said that everything looks and sounds great! We were able to hear the baby's heartbeat and even heard the baby kicking the doctor a few times. It was such an amazing feeling to once again hear that quick little heartbeat...to know that Danny and I have created something so tiny and so beautiful. There are so many days that go by where I "feel" pregnant, but I can't really feel that there's a baby inside of me. I know that will change in the coming weeks...I'll really start to feel the baby kicking and moving around soon enough. I am trying to just enjoy every minute that I possibly can with this pregnancy. Lots has changed for me over the past few months. I feel as if in a lot of ways I've gone from someone that hates to be alone to really enjoying the peacefulness that I find in solitude. In the past, the last thing I wanted to do was go home and sit alone all evening. These days, by the end of the work day, I so look forward to just relaxing and enjoying some peace and quiet. I guess the "quiet" days are numbered, so I should enjoy them while they last!

As is the usual, I was weighed at the doctor today. Between my first appointment and my second, I had lost 6 pounds. Now, between my second appointment and the one today, my weight stayed the same. I was a little surprised to say the least! My clothes are definitely fitting differently - some of my pants are getting really tight. I love wearing my maternity clothes...they are so stretchy and comfortable! And, my appetite has finally come back! In the first trimester, I was getting horrible heartburn if I would eat past 5 p.m. and even then, I would lay in bed feeling very nauseous. Those days are gone now, and me and the baby are hungry again!

We are so looking forward to our next appointment in October. Even though we won't be finding out the sex of the baby, we are excited to "see" him/her again!