FLYNN DANIEL will be arriving this August! We are so excited about having a little boy to love on. As you may remember I was positive we were having a little girl (but was completely fine with either!) so when the tech announced “It’s a boy!” at our ultrasound it was a fun surprise! Ryan’s response was to pump his fist in the air..”yesssssss.” It was a wonderful moment.
Because everyone is asking about his name: We just liked Flynn. My sister suggested it. The only time I’ve heard it is in Tangled (Flynn Rider). But we’re going with it! Daniel is after Ryan’s dad!
Everything looked great with little Flynn. Heart was beating at around 150bpm, and he was comfortable and cozy. The nurse tried to get him to move a couple times so she could take some better pictures, but he only moved a little and actually laid there with both hands behind his head haha! We got to see him yawn, which was just too cute.
He currently weighs 1/2 pound, which is right on target. The doctor did not see anything to be concerned about. My thyroid is under control, and the fibroid in my uterus is towards the back, so shouldn’t cause any issues with delivery! Thank you Lord!
In other news:
Ryan and I have been working like crazy to get our house ready to put up on the market. After a lot of discussion, prayer, and thought, Ryan and I decided it’s time for him to leave the Army once his contract is up… which is the end of July! I’m so looking forward to no more field exercises, gone for long periods of time, and the crazy insane hours he sometimes pulls. Prayers are appreciated as he searches for a job. (Our dream would be to live in Tulsa, OK). He is working with head-hunter agencies and has already had several interviews. Several of the jobs are here in Texas… Dallas, Houston, West Texas… We’ll go wherever he can get a good job, but I’m hoping it’s somewhere I’ll also be happy 😉 I know that no matter where we end up God has a great plan for us.
Here’s what our timeline looks like:
As we’re getting ready to stage the house there have been many changes. Taking down all of the personal photos, installing new flooring in the living room, putting in new countertops. The house doesn’t feel quite as homey any more. But we are hoping to sell quickly and be able to move on!
If everything goes as hoped we’ll sell our house and live with my sister for any remaining time in Texas. June 9th Ryan can officially begin a new job (wherever that may be). I plan to continue to work until the beginning of July, and then join Ryan. This will give us time to get settled into our new house or apartment and I’ll have around a month and 1/2 to get settled with a new doctor and get Flynn’s room set up! Perfect time for nesting.
Ryan and I go back and forth between realizing how crazy we are for choosing all of these big changes at one, and being excited for what’s to come! We trust it will work out, and that we’ll get through. But it’s a lot to through at newlyweds… by our one year anniversary we’ll have gone on quite the adventure. I’m so thankful to be married to such a solid man. We work so well together and are able to make decisions we’re both pleased with and supportive of.
A few prayer requests: Insurance! Once Ryan begins his new job we’re praying that we have sufficient insurance for baby’s arrival! New home! We have not yet decided if we will look for a new home to purchase, rent a duplex, etc. Job for Ryan! He’s looking and has had several interviews. As the time gets closer he’s expecting to receive offers… prayers for wisdom are greatly appreciated! We truly want to make the best decision for us, and for our little family and not focus only on the money or location.
Thank you everyone for your congratulations and encouragement to us during this time! It’s tiring, but exciting.
Live a bold and fabulous day!