As most of you know, I am the second born. Matthew and I got married last September, and have since found out we are expecting! I'm due on October 20th. We aren't going to find out what we are having, so "Baby Dickerson" will be a surprise to everyone!
Here are some pictures that we took last week in front of our little garden.
(There's my "baby bump", folks, as well as my handsome husband sporting a beard, which has since been shaved!)
My front porch with the welcoming "D"!
Here I am at 22 weeks. The pregnancy has been going well! I'm feeling really good and all my check ups show that Baby is growing good and strong. I did have a few issues with bacteria in my system, which had to be taken care of with antibiotics, supplements and a change in diet, but all is well now. And although I'm still on the new diet, I'm thoroughly enjoying pregnancy, especially since I've started feeling Baby moving all the time now! Matthew, Dad, Mom and Savannah have all felt baby move as well, so these are exciting times!
Matthew and I have been enjoying married life. A lot! It's wonderful being married to your best friend! He's such a kind, loving, easy-going man. He takes good care of me and baby and I'm so thankful to be on this parenthood journey with my sweetheart.
Since we've been married, we have went on several trips together. Asheville, NC on vacation; Dayton, OH to visit family; Ocala, FL for prison ministry; Washington, DC for touring; Pocono, PA for dulcimer festival; Lancaster, PA to visit family; Charleston, SC for a dulcimer gig; and Fontana, NC for vacation; to name a few. We both love seeing new places and things and different areas of the country, so it's been fun to get to travel together. Our dream location to travel to would be New Zealand, but we don't know if we'll ever make it down there. But who knows...miracles still happen!
As you can see, we have not lost our goofiness!
My dear husband bought me an adorable Schnoodle puppy for my birthday! She is an absolute cutie-pie and a ball of energy. She certainly keeps me on my toes. It will work out to be perfect timing to have her trained before our Baby comes. Her name is Triscuit!
Matthew recently got hired as a personal landscaper for one property three days a week. He keeps up the whole place, from grass cutting, to bush trimming, to applying fertilizers, planting, mulching, edging, etc. You name it, he does it. His boss is such a nice fella and we both really like him. This job gives Matthew a chance to use his abilities in the landscaping field, and also be able to use his creativity. It's been a real blessing.
While Matthew is away at work, I've busy myself with housekeeping! Turning my house into a home, keeping it clean and tidy, keeping up with the garden, mowing the lawn, working on projects, planting, online marketing, Snowie preperation, grocery shopping, and reading up on parenting/training books. I still go over to Mom and Dad's farm to help make cheese once a week, as well as give piano lessons. Life is busy but good.
Matthew has also been getting more dulcimer gigs and opportunities to play, so that's been nice. It has given us a chance to travel around a little bit together too.
He's performed at weddings, parks, festivals, churches, dinner parties, special events, and schools. We are so thankful for the Lord blessing that area and growing it.
We are still renting our little home out on 17 acres and enjoying the blessings of country living. Our landlords are so sweet to us and we have developed a great friendship with them.
God is so good and has blessed us in so many ways! We are so thankful to Him for our little family and can't wait to see what the future has in store.
"Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."