Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday


This is particularly special to me at this point because, well, i'm pregnant right now! But, I thought it was so appropriate to remember that God knitted each of us in our mother's womb, our journey was already spelled out for us!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baby UPDATE!

Hello Everyone,
It's just easier to do this here than individually email everyone, so here goes:

I had my 16/17 week OB appointment yesterday. I have gained 6 lbs so far which I'm not happy about but the doctor says it's fine. I'm 'measuring' a week larger, but according to my original due date, that would be right on time because I was originally due September 26/28...then they changed it to October 2nd. I still think I'm right and am due closer to the 26th, but whatever!

Baby is looking good, though. Heart rate is right around the 140's which the midwife said sounds like 'boy beats' lol. I've never known with the other boys what their rates were, so who knows! I know the old wives tale is the slower the rate means it's a boy, but everything seems to be opposite for me!

I will go on May 18th for the big ultrasound to make sure baby looks healthy and to hopefully get a peek at the sex! We're still borderline of who we'll tell and IF we'll tell, even if we'll find out...so you'll know when you know hehe! I'm sure I won't be able to keep my mouth shut, so most likely there will be a big post on here about it. Regardless of whether we do find out, I will post an update about the baby's health. Because Brandon's sister had a baby with down's syndrome and my mom had a baby with a club foot, they're a bit worried about defects and pushed for testing. Also, Jacek and Owen both had spots on the lower spine that looked like they hadn't completely closed at birth, so they were worried about spina bifida as well. They're pushing for genetic testing, but we refused because we won't take any action if something is indeed wrong. We'll see everything we need to see at the ultrasound.

So, hopefully I'll have a big, happy, healthy baby update for you all in about 4 weeks!

As for me, I've been doing okay. I'm much more emotional this time around and *stressed* for no reason. This baby I swear is already giving me gray hairs and I'm too young for that! I'm craving pineapple, oranges, and STEAK STEAK STEAK! Oh, and baked potatoes with salsa on them...and popcorn...and coffee with hot chocolate mixed in...the only thing I'm not craving are sweets! But I'm not exactly craving the super-healthy stuff either like I did with Owen.

Well, that concludes the baby update for the week. I have to hustle on some homework for my film class!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

Psalms 33:21


* For some reason, I have been feeling particularly joyous this morning, despite being buried in Justin's vomit :) I suppose I'm joyous because this is the sign that I have been looking for that he still does indeed have a wheat allergy! I know it sounds strange, but I have been praying for guidance of whether he still needs dietary restrictions because he had been doing remarkably well being exposed to small amounts of wheat...up until a major gluten attack this morning after having two regular waffles. Gluten-free, here I come!
Friday, April 10, 2009

My husband ROCKS Friday!!!

It's that day...that day of the week when I sometimes have to think really hard about why my husband rocks :) Okay, so maybe not SO hard...because well, he's just awesome!
Bran is always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it be to friends, family, or a complete stranger! Last weekend as we headed down to my mom's house, about a 3 hour drive, we were about 50 or so miles outside of town when we see a Ford Powerstroke had broke down on the side of the highway. It isn't the busiest highway, but I was still surprised because these two poor guys looked like they had been sitting there for awhile. Brandon says he wasn't sure if he could help them, but he would try.
Obviously, he's a mechanic and just so happened to bring tools with him. The poor guy's alternator had gone out, he could drive about 15 miles before he would need to be jumped again. So, my husband did the only thing he could do...we followed the guy the rest of the way and pulled off to the side of the road to jump the guy and let his batteries charge up a bit so he could make it safely to Walla-Walla. It added about an hour to our travel time, but it was worth it...my husband was NOT going to let the guy just go off on his own, he wanted to make sure he got to his destination. We gave him my mom's phone number so he could let us know he got home safely, and the guy actually did call and thanked Brandon for lending him a hand...

My husband rocks because he cares about other people. He *wants* to help, and I think that's phenomenal. We have to remember that no matter how insignificant ANY ministry seems to be, it will make an impact on someone's life. Simply pulling over to help the person on the side of the road can make a huge difference in everyone's life. Of course you have to be careful WHERE you are pulling over or who you are helping, but generally, the person on the side of the road won't be a psycho killer, just someone who needs a jump :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

Easter is a time when I am reminded of the sacrifice that was made so that I could know our Heavenly Father. Happy Easter, everyone!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

My husband ROCKS Friday!!!

So, it's Friday...My husband ROCKS day :)

This week has been a really tough week for the both of us. We're both struggling with some issues I wish we'd never have to confront...
My husband ROCKS because he is not afraid to show me that he's vulnerable, that he's hurting, that he is having issues.

Most guys put on that macho front that nothing bothers them; that everything is okay. I have struggled to make him realize that it's okay for him to be vulnerable around me, and when he's hurting, he can come to ME, he doesn't have to deal with it on his own. And well, this week, that he did :) He came to me and expressed his feelings of jealousy, pain, anger, frustration, resentment, and then ultimately happiness when he realized that sometimes God sees fit to bless us in other ways than what we would wish.

My husband also rocks because he could see how much all of this is affecting me and made a decision to find a way for us to go visit my mom this weekend in Washington.

We have had some good laughs this week as well, and that is yet another reason my husband particularly rocks this week is because he knows what it takes to lift both of our spirits...even if it means him sitting down and watching 27 Dresses because he knows it will make me happy.

Well...probably should sign off here. Owen is trying to open a container of Ricotta cheese because he's convinced that it's yogurt :(
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In the Word Wednesday



We must never forget the cleansing power of God's word!!

*Photo courtesy to me :) I took this picture by myself!