Saturday, December 31, 2011

22 weeks and growing....

We're crusing through our second trimester and growing EVERYDAY!

I have been feeling you move around a lot these last few weeks and just last night daddy felt you move for the first time. It was VERY special!!

We love you! Keep cooking and we will see you in a few months! :)

We also got our stroller today!! I am SO SO SO excited about it! :)

Friday, December 30, 2011


Seems to be this pregnancy is teaching me SO many things about trusting our Lord...from the beginning we had to trust God to allow us to have a baby and now with every ache and pain I still seem to worry. The Lord is asking me to trust him and yet I still worry and doubt. So today marks week 23 and I am challenging myself to STOP worrying and trust that God is going to protect our baby and keep our little man and me healthy! Trusting in his sovereign plan should be SO simple since he constantly stays faithful but my human-ness (is that a word?) is getting in the way! I'm clinging to these verses from now when I'm worried or feel an ache or pain...
Matthew 6:25-34 That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[d] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.4 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Psalm 27:2-8 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.

Trust him, and he will help you.

6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,

and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,

and wait patiently for him to act.

Don’t worry about evil people who prosper

or fret about their wicked schemes.

Proverbs 3:5-8 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart do

not depend on your own understanding.

6 Seek his will in all you do,

and he will show you which path to take.

7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.

Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

8 Then you will have healing for your body

and strength for your bones.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Better late than never...

So I'm a little behind taking and posting pregnancy to do list tonight consist of taking my 22 week Christmas pic...we'll see if that happens but here I was at 18 weeks. Let's just say we've had A LOT of turkey and yummies since then :)
And if I look tired in these pictures...well thats because I am! Energy levels aren't what they use to be! I don't believe in the 2nd trimester energy boost!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Its a BOY!!!!!

I'm a little behind on the blog world lately....we've had a lot going on (more on that later). But on November 30th....after anxiously waiting and placing our last minute bets on what sex we thought the baby would be we finally made it to the ultrasound appointment. We got to see our baby's little heart, legs, arms, mouth, kidneys....everything looked healthy...PRAISE THE LORD!!! Then she asked if we wanted to see if it was a boy or girl - I think Steve and I both almost screamed YES!!! It was official....we are having a BOY!!!!!!!!! :) We are thrilled!!! Steve was a little shocked because he was determined it was a girl! It was one of the BEST days!! We immediately started calling our family while I waited to see my doctor. Some were surprised while others claimed they knew all along! Steve had to head back to work since it was a Wednesday and I headed to Target to buy our first baby outfit! :) I found the cutest little green shirt that says 'my middle name is handsome' and it goes with the tinest little pair of blue jeans! And of course I bought something has a little teddy bear and says 'mommy's snuggle bear". I can't wait for him to wear it!
We are anxious to meet our first little son and are so thankful that the Lord is growing him and molding him into who he wants him to be!

My dear sweet little boy...mommy and daddy are praying for you everyday! We are praying God continues to grow you into a healthy little baby. We are asking that you have a healthy delivery with no complications and no problems. We are praying you have a sweet and teachable spirit but that you are strong and assertive so you can be the Godly leader that our Lord wants you to be! We are praying you will have a heart that follows after Christ and that you will live your life surrendered to Him everyday. I am praying you will be the leader of your family one day and that you will have wisdom to guide your family in the direction God has for you.
We are praying for ourselves too that we will have widsom as we take care of you and teach you. We are praying God provides the insurance and finances we need to provide for you. We know He is sovereign and we will depend on Him. We can't wait for you to come into our family! We already love you so much and can't wait to hold you in our arms!