30 Mar

Proud Wife:

Happy to report that after over a year and a half of Air Force training Scott is finally able to start his job!!

It’s been a long and frustrating road for him and I know he’s relieved to have it behind him. Although the long wait for security clearance and training delays that plagued the first portion of his training were annoying, the last part was the most aggravating as he was put on medical hold and his classmates started finishing and then deploying without him. I was thankful to have him home for the extra time but when you’re married your spouse’s frustrations become your own. Scott was just ready to be through the program and to become “a real boy” as he says. (Haha.) The final stage of training is putting what he has learned into practice with 6 scenario flights which he passed with FLYING colors! ;) I am a very proud wife! It’s wonderful to see all of his hard work and time pay off.

It seems so odd that this chapter of our lives is at a close. Training is all we really know of the Air Force life so we’re both trying to figure out how to adjust to the next portion. I had such mixed feelings knowing training was almost over because I knew that what comes next is the ongoing deployments that come with Scott’s job. Most people in the Air Force don’t have frequent deployments that you can count on and they come more as a surprise than a guarantee. Scott’s job is not this way. He will be deployed every 5 months for 4 months, and once it starts it just keeps rotating like that. That’s a lot of time spent away from home and a scary thing to be overshadowing you as you grow a tiny infant in your belly.

A few weeks before his training wrapped up we heard rumor that Scott would be deploying in June, a month before the baby is due, and then a few days before he finished it was confirmed that he was on the list. As you can imagine this gave me a bit of a heavy worried heart but I prayed and tried to just let it sit in God’s very capable hands.

When Scott got over to his new squadron he was able to talk to one of his superiors and she said that she would do what she could but with his rank there wouldn’t be a whole lot of pull. He continued what he was doing and within a few minutes she came back and told him he was now assigned to a different flight and would be deploying a few months after the due date! Praise God! Now we can fully rejoice in Scott’s graduation to “real boy!” It’s still going to be hard to have him gone with the baby being  just a few months old but at least he’s not going to miss the most important thing of seeing his son come into the world. He will also have time to spend bonding with the baby which is very important for both Baby and Daddy. We are thankful and blessed.

It’s going to take yet another adjustment to get us through this next chapter but as always God has us covered and He’s working all things together for our good! What comfort we have in that!

Proud Mommy:

We had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound this month which showed baby boy is progressing  just as he should and he’s not lacking any of the things he needs to thrive on the outside! He’s in great health and is growing just as he should. He’s a little fellow though, coming in at the 25th percentile! I guess that’s what we get for nicknaming him “Smalls.” (Haha.)

You’re always so relieved when the Doc doesn’t have any concerns and just keeps saying how great things look! We are happy parents! He’s growing strong in there and his kicks are getting to be almost painful at times. A couple weeks ago I had my iPad resting on my stomach and the next thing I know it’s on the floor because the little mister kicked it off! I laughed and laughed.

It’s hard to believe that he will be here in just a few short months. Time is sure flying, but I hear it will start slowing down to a drag soon. I’m already growing impatient to snuggle him up!

(Here’s one of the latest looks at our guy! Scott pointed out, and it was funny to see, that the kid appears to have my nose! I love him.)

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3 Responses to “Proud.”

  1. Valerie March 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Congratulations to him!! And YAY for not having to go until your son is a few months old! :D That’s awesome. (Btw, you guys are super cute together!)

    • Lyssa April 25, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      Thank you so much Valerie! You are too sweet! We couldn’t be more thankful!

  2. Ann Maloney April 4, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Praise the Lord, Alyssa and Scott! Dad/David and I are so very proud of you both! Thank you for serving Scotty!!! We are looking forward to seeing little baby Royal on the outside!! I just want to squeeze his little self! LOL about his little nose!! He’ll be a beautiful boy! love and prayers, in Christ Jesus, Mom/Ann

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