Thursday, January 27, 2011

25 week appointment

I am 25 weeks and measure addition I lost a pound. Next time I go to the dr. I do the glucose test.

I know one thing...Tatum is a mover...Reid is laid back! Anxious to see if that continues outside the womb.

Also, we had our brother in law come in and do some built ins for our closet. Oh my does it look awesome! Jason and I can now fit both of our clothes in the same closet. I organized Blake's, babies, and my closet after he left and am paying for it now! Wiped out and back pain...I gosta take it easy and somehow know when to stop.

Next on our agenda is get all the baby stuff out and have it cleaned and washed. Soon and very soon they will be here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Reading a parenting book

So I am reading a parenting book called " Have a New Kid by Friday"

I was reading the workbook that goes along with the book and loved what it said.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Train = Training is different from teaching. Training suggests an ongoing process, practicing something over and over until you've got it down pat, and it has become a part of you. You keep at it.

Up = Too many parents train their children down instead of up. They speak for them, think for them, make decisions for them, fight their battles for them, and in so doing, they disable them. The scripture says train "up" a child. In other words, encourage that daughter to think for themselves, encourage that son to make good decisions and choices, and move along toward independence.

Child = Don't wait until your kids are adolescents or young adults. You've got to start the training early.

In the way = There are lots of ways a child can go these days, the choices are out there. What ever path the child chooses in life, it should be in harmony with God's path. As parents, we must acknowledge different possible paths for each child and train them accordingly.

He or she should go = This implies that we should discern the individuality and special "bent" that God has given each child. Parents should help each child develop his or her special abilities. Teachers, adult friends and grandparents can be a big help in that process.

And when he/she is old, he will not depart from it = It's much easier for kids to stay on the right path when they have been led to make right choices for themselves. Does that mean they will never foul up? No. But the guiding principle of Scripture is train them up right, and they will turn out right.

The word discipline suggests teaching and learning, not punishment and harsh consequences. Your home is a safe place for kids to get second chances and to foul up and make mistakes. No better place and no better people to make mistakes then your child's own home and parents.....a place where he is loved, accepted, and nurtured in.

Monday, January 24, 2011

24 weeks

I went to the hospital last week for a growth ultrasound. They measure the legs, arms, heart, head, weight, and see how the babies are developing. Once again, we walked away with a wonderful report. Tatum was 1 lb 7 oz and Reid was 1 lb 11 oz. So they are doing great. I go back in a month to recheck their growth!

Jason and I have started to redo closets. My bro in law comes this week to install new organizers. All we had before was one rail for clothes and then a shelf about the clothes. I am looking forward to getting drawers added and a double hang added too.

We went to the baby store (babies R us) and started looking at all the stuff we need for the babies. If I was having only one baby we wouldn't need so much, but because I am having two, we are in need of more bottles, bumbo, high chair, boppy, bibs, onsies, socks, hats, double stroller, crib set, car seat, and car!

Side note: Blake loves the baby store because he loves looking at baby wipes and movies. He loves his wipes!!!

Some items are not big purchase items and some are a huge purchase items. It's crazy all this will be in our home in the next three months along with two new babies.

I am hoping the babies will be healthy and can be taken home when I go home from the hospital.

Jason and I were able to have much needed alone time this past weekend. He wasn't feeling well, but I ran to babies r us, portillos, and then I came home and we rented a movie. It seems very little during the week we have time to talk alone. I am thankful for family that randomly took Blake for the night for us. We have averaged one date night a month. I guess that's more than most couples.....maybe?

I have been craving recces peanut butter cups and anything sweet lately!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One of the reason

One of the reason's Jesus was brought to Earth was to bring hope and peace. It's nice to know that through my faith in him and the Bible I have access to that hope and peace.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Every night Blake prays

Jesus pray mommy's belly daddy's belly Amen!

He is so precious! I love him so much.

Not so easy

Having a hard time parenting Blake the past three weeks. I don't know what has gotten into him, but things just aren't working. I love him to death and it breaks my heart.....I can only hope that things change soon. I pray for wisdom and creativity in how to deal with him and discipline and yet I still struggle.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

In the past but need it now

I have done this in the past, but I feel like I need to do it again....I need to list all the blessings I have been given by God

*Husband that loves the Lord
*Husband that provides
*Husband that works hard
*House over my head
*Two nice cars
*A healthy son
*Furniture to go in our home
*Food every week (more than we need)
*Money to buy clothes
*Money to have haircuts
*Money to go out to dinner
*Friends that are uplifting
*Family that loves, supports, and prays
*Church that is a place where I can be encouraged
*MOPS group
*Money for Blake to take classes
*Opportunity to be a stay at home mom
*Encouraging extended family

There are so many more to keep track of, but those were what came off the top of my head in the matter of three your face...I am blessed. No matter what you bring my way this week, coming months, the Lord has already blessed me with so much!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I need to remember this one

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan, that can succeed against the Lord. Proverbs 21:30

I have to tell myself when my life is surrendered to the Lord, all that happens is because of his perfect will in my life. Whether it's twins, Jason's job, family health, it's all of God's plan prevailing. Good or bad, happy or sad, I want nothing more than God's plan to be unfolded before me.

I have comfort knowing that there is no plan (mine or Satan's) that can be above the Lord's. When my hearts desire is to be walking the path that God has chosen for me, then his plan will succeed. What peace that brings!!!

Side note: Had 22 week ultrasound today and twins look great. Reid and Tatum are both head down this time and Tatum was actually kicking Reid today. Everything appears to measuring properly...and to quote the dr. "Everything looks great, keep doing what you are doing" Hmmm does that mean I can keep eating like a hog!!!???? I go back in two weeks to have them measure liquid and babies fully again.