Holy cow! I haven’t blogged since May. I knew it’d been a while but I didn’t realized it’d been that long. Geez. Well to my defense, I’ve had many life changing events happen since then that have occupied my time and any brain activity I have. Let’s see, where do I begin?
Oh yes, we’re preggo! Not so much we as me but I feel like I should include TJ in the mix since he did play a part in making the baby. Yes folks, the Taylor family will now be a table of five not four. I will admit this came as quite a shock to us as this was entirely unplanned but as we all know, God often has a plan of his own and we must trust it. So we waited about a month before announcing anything to our family and friends so we could wrap our minds around it. I’m still not sure I’ve got my mind around it but I’m getting excited to meet this little person. I’ve felt the baby move and it was going crazy. TJ actually got a high five. But I guess it’s on a vacation because I haven’t felt any significant movements in a few days. It’s still early. I’m 16 weeks along. I went to my new OBGYN (I’ll get to that in a minute) and I LOVE him!! Because I’ve already had 4, yes count them, UTI’s since I’ve been pregnant he’s putting me on a preventative medication. Thank you JESUS!! I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. If you’re a woman whose ever had a UTI, you know how utterly miserable they are. Let alone one a month for the past four months. YIKES! Also, since Lakyn and Holden were both born early (36 weeks) and I’ve began feeling contractions, he felt it best that I start Progesterone injections once a week to stop preterm labor. Not so excited about the injections, but I do feel relief that I don’t have to worry about that business.
Lakyn and Holden are excited about the baby. I’m not sure Holden really understands but Lakyn is thrilled about being to boss around another little one. She kisses my tummy and asks about the baby and how I’m feeling each day. She is going to be such an awesome helper and little mommy. I think that pretty much catches us up on the whole baby situation.
What’s next? We’ve MOVED!!
Everything happened crazy fast. TJ applied for some jobs in the Austin area and 2 weeks later, we live here. Insane? Yes. We moved to Round Rock TX which is just north of Austin mid November (This is the reason for the new OBGYN). It’s been great. I have to admit I was pretty nervous but TJ and I prayed together and knew that this is what the Lord had for us. TJ works as a Designer for HomeAway, which specializes in vacation rental homes around the world. It’s pretty awesome. Let’s just say, he LOVES his job. He loves the people he works with, the creative environment, the fact that he can wear what he wants to work….everything. Which makes me happy. I will say the one thing that sucks is he has to commute each day which takes about 30 minutes each way. So that kinda blows but all the pros of the situation make up for it.
Like we have insurance. We haven’t had health insurance in over 5 years. I feel completely legit now when at the doctors office I can throw down my insurance card. Check it. It’s real. I’m covered. Yesssssss.
So I’m gonna post a few pictures of the new house. It’s beautiful. Our landlords are fabulous. I will admit though that I only took pictures of the clean rooms to post. The bedrooms pics will just have to wait…
I’ll post one of the front of the house later. It’s kinda rainy and I don’t want to put my shoes on! Well I have about a million other things to write about like how I get to stay home with the kiddos and how that’s working out and adjusting to life in a new place, but the children and very quiet and that concerns me. So I guess I better go see what’s destroyed.
Until next time… (which really will be soon because honestly I need a hobby to occupy my time)
So as many of you know, we had our house listed on the market. We’ve had some “difficulties” and were pretty sure that we needed to sell it. We had it on the market for over 60 days (that’s with a realtor, we had about 3 weeks for sale by owner) and had over 20 showing but no offer. Not a single one. We had several people that were interested and liked our house but no one put a contract on it.
So our realtor called last week to check to see if we needed anything. Since we hadn’t had a showing in over 2 weeks, he mentioned that we might need to talk about reducing our price…again. As TJ and I began to discuss this it just didn’t feel right. And then TJ said something that amazed me…”maybe we’re supposed to stay here…”. This was something that had crossed my mind also but I’d pushed it aside, calling myself crazy, and believing it wasn’t possible. So TJ and I began to talk about this possibility and I was completely amazed at the way the Holy Spirit works. We had both had these thoughts that the reason our house wasn’t selling was because it was meant to be our home. So…we took it off the market.
I’m not sure what lies ahead for us but I have peace about it. I know that God is faithful and will provide the way. We just need to be good stewards with it. I’m filled with a mixture of emotions: anxiety, excitement, peace, worries, anticipation. But mostly, I’m excited to testify of God’s awesomeness and his love for our family.
Keep us in your prayers!