I've come down with a little bit of a cold. It really is very mild, and I'm so blessed that I haven't been sick in a long time. But I felt the worst yesterday--when I of course had to work (yes on Saturday, for our one weekend Orientation). It was only a short day, so I mustered up the energy to run by Old Navy for a little more shopping. I think I did pretty well--nine shirts and two pants for $64. After my last shopping trip, someone suggested that I would want/need/appreciate the full-panel pants by the end of the pregnancy. To be honest, I didn't "love" them when I tried them on...but for $12 khakis, I couldn't pass them up.
Then it was home to my couch for movies and a nap. I think I may have had just a bit of a fever to accompany the itchy/scratchy throat yesterday, but I feel a bit better today...though I'm now coughing. When I first started feeling sick, my first was for the health of our baby girl. From everything that I read, it sounds like babies are designed to be rather resilient to maternal illnesses at this point, so I just pray that God protect her from this illness in my body.
As for Janet, she continues to need our prayers. She is on strict bedrest and is working closely with her doctors, but needs to get to her first milestone--24 weeks--before they can do much. She is 22 weeks, 5 days today...and headed back to the hospital for some concerns that she experienced this morning. For more on her condition, please visit her update. She is an amazing woman of faith, and needs our prayers.
Today's blessing was simply having the chance to listen to the young girl in the row behind us in church as she sang and recited the Lord's Prayer. This girl and her mom always sit right around us every week (we're Presbyterians...and tend to sit in the same area from week to week), but it was just very precious today to listen to her and think that I have the chance to help shape our own daughter's faith in the years to come. It's a big responsibility--and I'm so blessed that God has entrusted me with her care. I so look forward to watching her explore God's goodness in her life.