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.

Being pregnant means unsolicited advice.

I work with someone who loves to constantly talk about how his 3 year old son was a mistake, due to the fact that his wife forgot to take her birth control. He will gladly tell you all about how they never liked nor wanted kids and now they’re stuck with one. His favorite thing to do, especially now that i’m pregnant, is tell me that soon enough I, too, will have all of the happiness, romance and energy sucked out of my life when I give birth. According to him, having a kid means your marriage is over. 

— 1 day ago with 6 notes
#he's a joy 

Sometimes I just break down and cry. I’m so sick. All the time. I can’t do the simplest things. I can’t fix dinner for Matthew. I can’t clean the house. I can’t exercise. I can’t do any of the things that make me useful and productive. I can’t enjoy being pregnant because on top of being constantly sick I’m always halfway expecting to miscarry again. Or worried about the kind of mother I’m going to be.

I just want to feel better. I feel like I’m at the end of my rope. I feel like I can’t take this anymore.

— 3 days ago with 10 notes
#13 weeks pregnant 
A selfie. I bought some Velcro hair rollers and I am too excited about how easy they are to use and how fluffy they make my hair.

Tomorrow is MAMMA MIA!

A selfie. I bought some Velcro hair rollers and I am too excited about how easy they are to use and how fluffy they make my hair.

Tomorrow is MAMMA MIA!

— 5 days ago with 20 notes
#selfie  #mamma mía  #fluffy hair 

shrinkingmomma said: As I have suffered from miscarriages in the past, even though I hated feeling sick, I took some comfort in feeling sick knowing it was an indication that the little one was still in there growing.

This is very true, and I definitely don’t mean to sound ungrateful. Perhaps I need to filter my thoughts a little better. I am definitely thankful, and as I’ve said before, I always told myself that if I ever had a normal pregnancy I wouldn’t be a complainer, but I’ve already broken that promise! I know that my body is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing, and I’m very grateful for that. I’ll also be very grateful when the puking part is over. :) 

— 1 week ago with 9 notes
#shrinkingmomma  #11 weeks pregnant 
A light at the end of the tunnel…

Maybe. At the risk of jinxing myself I am going to say that I *think* my sickness is starting to ease up a bit. The past few mornings I have felt much better, much more human…even though I still get very sick at night.

Being in between doctor appointments is scary. Because after all we’ve been through I’m just praying every day that the little thing is still alive. I’m anxious to get to our next appointment and see the heartbeat so I can relax a little bit.

Fall is in the air which gives me little excited butterflies in my stomach. I just want to feel better so I can get outside and get moving again. There’s a 5K tomorrow and I want so badly to run (walk) it, but I know I’m not ready yet.

Being so sick has been just as hard on me mentally and emotionally as it has been physically. I just want to feel like myself again. I want to be able to enjoy being pregnant. I want to get caught up on life!

Hopefully soon.

— 1 week ago with 11 notes
#11 weeks  #sick 

Kevin just wanted a bite of spaghetti.

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#i love my cat 
True story

When I’m at work, I spend a lot of time missing my cat.

— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes
#i love my cat 
Only three more hours until 5 pm.

Tagged by itisallmydoing and needing something to pass the time. 

Replace with your own answers and then tag 10 people.

  • Name: Sharon
  • Nickname: Sha Sha, Sharoney
  • Birthday: July 9
  • Gender: Female
  • Sexuality: I like Matthew.
  • Height: 5’6
  • Time zone: Eastern
  • What time and date is it there: 9/12/2014 at 2:08 pm.
  • Average hours of sleep I get a night: 7 or 8
  • Last thing I Googled was: ”things that are annoying when you’re pregnant”
  • Most used phrase(s): Right now I mainly moan and groan.
  • First word that comes to mind: sing
  • What I last said to a family member: "Mom. I will punch the first random person who touches my stomach."
  • One place that makes me happy and why: the movies. I just love going to see movies. I love the atmosphere.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: one sheet and a comforter
  • Favorite beverage(s): water
  • Last movie I watched in the cinemas: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Three things I can’t live without: Jesus, nausea medicine, sleep 
  • A piece of advice to all my followers: Keep being you. You’re all awesome.
  • You all have to listen to this song: More Like Falling In Love by Jason Gray

I shall tag fromlazytolively weightandwit abitofsilliness lesliefindsherstrong lizzielulu114 livelaughyoga marathonmelissa aquam4rina mrslpeach malloryrunsthis

— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
Angry Pregnant Lady

I was a bride-to-be once. A busy, stressed out, probably getting on people’s nerves but not meaning to bride-to-be. And the people who were in my wedding were very gracious and kind and did whatever I needed them to do, and I really should just shut my mouth. 

But I am in a wedding next month, and Matthew is in the same wedding. And the bride just confided in me that the poor maid of honor has “everything on her shoulders” because I have been too sick to do enough to contribute. By the time this wedding is over, Matthew and I will have spent several hundred dollars on gifts, dress, tux, alterations, hair, makeup, bachelor party, bachelorette party…you get it. As if the financial burden alone isn’t enough on my shoulders when we’re also having a surprise baby. I’ve been offering to help the maid of honor however I can, but apparently it’s not enough.

My first thought was: I can’t wait until she’s pregnant and knows the sheer exhaustion, physically and emotionally, from being sick for weeks/months on end and being unable to do anything but lay on the couch and cry. 

— 3 weeks ago with 11 notes
#bridesmaid  #being pregnant is hard 
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! 

— 4 weeks ago with 13 notes