Thursday, November 29, 2007

Begin and End

Well, we started on Wednesday to turn out loft into a third bedroom. My dad has worked so hard to have it done by Friday which is amazing! It looks great! We will soon begin to clean out our closets and cabinets for the baby. I think we are taking our house off the market and are planning on staying here for another year. We feel even in this hard market, if God wanted us to move then he would have sold our home. God is in control....I don 't say that lightly, I believe it with all my heart.

I think I have picked out my bedding and crib for the baby. I keep going back and forth, but this one I am leaning towards. I like the colors for the nursery. I don't want light blues or yellows or sage. I feel like everyone does that when they don't know the sex of their baby. I love the colors of green and brown! We'll see if I change my mind anytime soon.

Bethany has been wonderful in allowing me to have some of her baby stuff. I keep telling her no more though! We already are tight on space so we can't take too much more from her.

Meg my sister in law said that I can borrow her pump, I just have to order the cover for them. What a blessing!

So much more to write and update about, maybe I will do it later.
This picture was taken last year when Jason played Santa and I played his little Elf, we did it for the kiddies!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

How awesome!

Yesterday I was at my mom and dad's house. We had just finished going bridesmaid dress shopping (which Janna finally decided on one), and I was laying on the couch resting. As I was laying there, I felt the baby move. I grabbed my mom's hand and she put it on my belly. She screamed and got so excited when she felt the baby move and she introduced herself to the precious baby as MIMI. My mom is so excited for another would almost think it was her first! After my mom felt the baby move, Janna had to too. She felt the baby move and kept wanting me to make it move for her over and over. It was such a sweet moment. I felt like the precious baby was saying hi to their grandma and aunt for the first time.

Later that evening, Jason and I were at home resting in bed and I felt the baby move again. It was a little more of harder kick than what it had been for my mom and Janna. I grabbed Jason's had and he felt the baby three times. Jason talked to the baby and gave it a high five back.

I loved seeing the interaction of the baby with those it will be meeting in the next few months. It was so meaningful to me.

*I gained five inches in my chest since I became pregnant (hopefully I won't gain too much more)and I had another dream I had a boy.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I am so thankful for the Lord's faithfulness, provision, protection, and for the blessings he has given me.

I love this song by Shane and Shane:
When I think about the Lord how he saved me
how he raised me how he filled me with the holy ghost
how he healed me to the uttermost.
When I think about the Lord makes me wanna shout...
hallelujah thank you Jesus Lord your worthy of all the glory and all the honor and all of praise....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Kind?

We had our first session for parenting last night. Wow! Hugh....good, but wow! We were guided to come up with a mission statement of how Jason and I want to be as parents. We said something like the following in simpler terms:
1) To reflect God's love
2) To build confidence in our child

In all we do and all we say whether it's to our child or to one another Jason and I need to make sure that those things are reflecting God's love and building confidence in them.

We are going to try to go through 10 sessions on how to be a better parent, and also to make sure we agree on parenting styles. We know there is no manual and we know you do best when you are actually in the situation. We also know that we need to make sure we are on the same page with expectations, discipline, communication, exec. I am excited to go through these sessions, yet I realize wow, what a responsibility!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Someone told me that the ultrasound picture didn't show is a repost


This picture on the left was taken this past weekend when Jason and I went to Alabama to visit my aunt and uncle. They have a beautiful home in the mountains that was so peaceful. This picture to the right is the baby at five months old. The doctor said the baby looks healthy and he didn't see my hemorrhage anywhere. The baby had held up the peace sign when we saw it. It also had it's hands resting under it's chin. We didn't find the sex of the baby out. We are just so excited about the good report that we received. Thank you everyone for your prayers!

This was my best friends wedding. My mom, dad, Bethany, and I had to have Jason take our picture five different times because my dad always had a silly face. Jason and I had a great time. I was five months in this picture! Not the dress to be wearing at five months, but the wedding was a blast! Jason did a great job in picking out a tie to match my dress.

An Imprtant Day

Today is my 20 week appointment! We get to see the precious baby in my belly again. I feel as though it has been forever since I was able to see the little one, it's been about a month. I went to the doctor yesterday and they said that the baby's heartbeat is 148-150. I measured at 20 weeks, and my uterus is where it should be. It was a great appointmet, except for the fact that I gained 9 pounds in a month. Oh my gosh! How insane is that....oh well when I am hungry I eat whatever I want. ..... that would explain the 9 pound gain.

Today at my appointment they will be looking at the internal organs of the baby, the placenta, and to see if my hehomorage is gone. Please pray that the Lord would let all those things look "healthy and wonderful"

One more prayer request for the rest of my pregnancy is about the dr. that delivers my baby. I had a not fun experience a month ago with a dr. and I don't want that dr. to deliver my child. My normal dr told me yesterday that there is no control over that. Whoever delivers the baby I have no control over. So Jason and I are praying that the Lord will put whoever needs to deliver my baby with me on that day. That he would handpick someone for me that I would need who is gentle, kind, compassionate, and understanding, and then whoever the baby would need to have a safe delivery ....I am trusting the Lord to be faithful.

I haved some pics to post...not many of a wedding and two of my weekend in AL/MISS. I will post those with the results of the ultrasound.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

We are off

Tomorrow night Jason and I leave to go to Alabama. We are going to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousin. We are going to go to a Mississippi and Alabama football game. Jason is so excited about that. Jason and I have not been away since July! We are so excited. I am little nervous to fly though. I have been breathing heavy and kind of like getting out of breath so I hope it's not hard being on an airplane with limited oxygen.

I have a question:
When do you use me and I. For example....would you say Jason and me or Jason and I? I am getting a bit confused. In school I learned it should be Jason and I, but lately I have noticed people doing Jason and me.

Hmmm anyone?

Monday, November 5, 2007


Okay so Jason and I decided that if our house didn't sell by Dec. 1st we were taking it off the market. We had two showings yesterday and one today. We are so curious if we will be moving in a month or adding a third bedroom to our home and moving in baby stuff in a month. Hmmmm........

Also...I was getting ready yesterday and I thought of something that I found so neat. I thought that Jesus is the ONLY person right now who knows that my baby is a boy or a girl. I found that so comforting. Then I thought just like he is the only one that knows if my baby is a boy or a girl, he is also the only one that knows if we will sell our home or not, he is the only one that knows how my delivery will go, and he is the only one that knows what day the baby will be born on. Hmmmm........ even though I don't know alot of the outcomes of the next 6 months, the person who does is the one who has my best interest in mind and the only person who I would want to control the future for me.