Becoming an Early Bird

Talk to me!    My name is Sharon Early. I'm a 26 year old Christian learning to live the abundant life with my sweet husband. In my spare time I watch the Big Bang Theory, read books, exercise, and surprise people with just how much I love Lord of the Rings and other apparently nerdy things. I am working on imperfect progress.

Anonymous asked: Darling Sharon! I hope that your pregnancy horomones give you break and that you feel better soon. You're a gem of a person and you're going to be such an excellent mom! I look forward to getting to see the journey and watch you continue to grow as a person. -With love from your friend, B


Answer:

What an encouraging little ray of sunshine this message was. Thank you and I love you! 

— 9 hours ago with 10 notes
Anonymous asked: How are you doing sweetie?


Answer:

I’m doing well, how are you? 

— 9 hours ago with 3 notes
9 weeks

Sorry for the lack of updates. Baby #4 has had me so sick that I’ve been resting as much as I can. Everything is otherwise good, strong heartbeat, etc. Thank you to all of you who have sent messages and left comments. It’s so awesome to have so many friends excited with us and who are genuinely interested in what’s going on with our family. :) Very, very touching. 

The days have been a blur. Watching lots of Parks & Rec as I lay on the couch and during the day I’m just trying to get through work so I can go home. We did eat lunch with fromlazytolively and her WONDERFUL parents captadvocare and only1rosie, as well as mrslpeach, weightandwit and Tori’s friend Lexie, and Leann’s husband and little baby. It was a great pick-me-up to see so many people I love. 

That’s all I’ve got for today! Happy Tuesday. 

— 9 hours ago with 19 notes
#pregnant  #rainbow baby  #fromlazytolively  #mrslpeach  #captadvocare  #only1rosie  #weightandwit 
My current range of emotions:
  • on the verge of hysterical crying
  • want to rip someone’s teeth out
  • everything sounds so delicious
  • everything sounds so nauseating
  • all i want to do is cuddle
  • i hate my job
  • do i really hate my job, or is it my hormones?
  • scared out of my wits
  • i’m so lonely, why don’t i have any friends?
  • what’s wrong with me?
  • on the verge of hysterical crying again
— 1 week ago with 14 notes
#pregnant 
I tried, I really did.

I promised myself that if I ever had a healthy pregnancy I wouldn’t complain about it, no matter how sick I got. 

Well…….let’s just say I’ve been a *little* whiney. Just a little. Okay, a lot.

I’m so sick! When I’m not puking or flat on my back from nausea, my sinuses are going haywire, resulting in a malfunctioning nose and a crazy sore throat. Everything smells bad and the foods I like are now the foods I hate. After a few months of really enjoying being a vegetarian, I am now repulsed by vegetables. I ATE FRIED CHICKEN THE OTHER NIGHT. 

It’s all I can do to go to work and come home and get straight in the bed. My mom has been helping by bringing dinners at night. I hate poor Matthew doing all the work at home after he works so hard during the day and I keep apologizing to him but he says for me to shut it. Our new AC went out yesterday so the house was warming up fast and the company offered to come this morning, but Matthew said, “Nope. My wife is pregnant and sick as a dog and needs some air. You gotta come now.” And they did! He’s so wonderful.

But then later, we were snuggled up on the couch and he farted, which upset me so that I burst into tears and went off about “HOW DARE YOU FART NEAR ME WHEN THE SLIGHTEST SMELL IS MAKING ME SICK YOU ARE SO DISRESPECTFUL!” Don’t you dare say it’s the hormones! 

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
#this is pregnancy  #my husband farted and i cried 
I am so unbelievably sick.

But we heard this little nugget’s heartbeat yesterday, and it was indescribable.

I am so unbelievably sick.

But we heard this little nugget’s heartbeat yesterday, and it was indescribable.

— 2 weeks ago with 29 notes
#7 weeks  #morning sickness all day 

Mental illness is real.

It’s not as simple as “Just choose to be happy. Cheer up. You have so much to be grateful for. Stop being depressed. Be positive.”

It’s real and it’s a sickness and it’s deadly and our society either doesn’t take it seriously or attaches so much shame to it that we imprison ourselves being jokes and smiles and happy facades.

Robin Williams should still be here. He was a fiercely loved father, husband and friend. Robin Williams dedicated his life to making us all happier. People like me are crying for someone they never met, but who felt like family.

I wish we could turn back time and save him. But maybe his senseless death will cause some of us to look deeper than “He sure is in a bad mood” or “She’s just down in the dumps.” Bright, beautiful, valuable people all around us are sick and dying right before our eyes.

— 3 weeks ago with 14 notes
#robin Williams 
"Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did."
Robin Williams as Jack Powell in “Jack”
— 3 weeks ago with 105 notes
#heartbroken  #tears  #robin Williams 
For any parents out there…

earlybirdnow:

What is the best part of having children? Do you really get that magical feeling once you have your own? Even if you haven’t liked kids in the past? What makes it worth it?

I love all the answers i’ve gotten to this question so far, but I need more!! 

— 1 month ago with 13 notes
#a question for parents