Friday, January 21, 2011

New Blog Name! Come on It's Interesting!!

So, I decided to update our blog name to something that gives us a bit more room when it comes to adding kiddos. After all, it would get somewhat tedious to just add the newest nickname ofthe baby. I contemplated doing something about the Spano "Fruit Tree" since we nicknamed Dominic the "kumquat" but then reason took me and I realized that would probably make us sound "fruitier" and "nuttier" than we wanted.

The new name is courtesy of my awesome husband, Jason Spano, I just added the ellipses...what I like them?

Speaking of this pregnancy, it seems to be going well, I'm about 8 1/2 weeks pregnant (we think, we'll have a better estimate of that after Monday and the ultrasound). I'm much more nauseous than I was with Dominic, but if I can keep from getting those itchy rashes I'll take it! Even if the nausea means that my dreams are about getting sick. OK, well, last night was the first one, but it was super weird and left me wondering if I actually DID get sick. Like that saying about the man who dreamed he was eating his pillow, and woke up chewing on it...or something? With this pregnancy, we'll be planning a repeat c-section as our hospital does not allow VBACs. I'm coming to terms with it, but it is difficult. We don't want our family size limited by what my scar tissue can handle, but we're going to pray that it is all in God's will. We would gladly accept your prayers as well. :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays

As part of my desire to blog more frequently (I know, I know...kind of sucking on that end lately!), I've decided to try to have some day-specific posts. I really need to work on being thankful, and verbalizing those things I am thankful for, so Tuesdays will be my day to focus on those things for which I am thankful.

Today I am thankful for:

1) Getting to Daily Mass, it has really been a struggle lately, Dominic has started waking up again a couple times in the night and I'm lately from being pregnant. I do not have the leisure this time around to nap for 3 hours in the day and then go to bed at 8PM. So, getting to go to Mass and receive Our Lord in the Eucharist, is truly a blessing for which I'm thankful!

2) The mostly clean living room, two weekends ago when I was at work Jason stayed home with Dominic and he got the office cleaned (and usable!) and also cleaned the living room. This has meant that it has been simply a matter of picking up for me lately, and not a major thorough cleaning twice a week!

3) My husband that works so hard, so that I can be home with Dominic (and future babies)! He works all day at the hospital, he does extra side jobs, and he teaches at the college (3 classes this semester!). It is stressful and at times very hard for him, and I'm not sure that he knows just how much I appreciate it.

What are you thankful for on this Tuesday morning?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Mobile Blog Update? And Big News!

I'm checking out posting on my blog from phone, and thought I'd use this time to share some exciting news! There will be a new fruit coming to the Spano kumquat tree this year! We are feeling very blessed and excited, and would appreciate your prayers!