Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby update




Well I suppose it's probably time for a baby update!





I had my 20 week ultrasound and appointment yesterday. The baby looks good, all limbs and organs look to be okay. I am doing well also. Blood pressure was a bit on the high side so that's a concern, but we'll just keep an eye on it.





And, the news everyone is waiting for...





Baby Lickfold #4 is a....
























GIRL!
Friday, May 15, 2009

Convos with a "little"

I'm going to try something new on here...

Since I notice that my kids say really funny things *all the time* I'm going to document some of that here.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with Justin (age 4) about the baby in mommy's belly. He gets that there is a baby in there, but doesn't exactly understand what that means and that the baby is a person and will be joining our family. So, we had a convo yesterday, more specifically about what sex the baby is:

Me: So Justin, do you think you are going to have a little brother or a little sister?
Justin: I don't know
Me: So you don't know if you want another baby brother or a baby sister?
Justin: I'm not a baby mommy, I'm Justin
Me: Well, I know you're Justin honey!
*silence*
Me: So do you think mommy is having a little boy like you or a little girl like Isabel?
Justin: I'm a BOY mommy
Me: Hun, I know you're a boy. Do you have any idea what the baby in mommy's belly is?
Justin: *puts his hand on his forehead as if he's distressed* I can't talk about this anymore.


Te he...

My husband ROCKS Friday!!!

Oh it's finally FRIDAY!

Sometimes I wonder why it's so HARD to come up with why my husband rocks. I mean, every day small things just don't seem interesting to write about.

He does these things every day, just small things, that make the feeling that he cares really come through.

This morning, he came in, woke me up, and put breakfast down right in front of my face. When I attempted to get out of bed, he said "NO, just lay there and eat." He generally gets the kids breakfast every morning and lets me get an extra 1/2 hour of sleep. He makes me a cup of coffee with hot chocolate and milk in it, just the way I like it. He carries the laundry basket downstairs for me sometimes. He does these 'random acts of kindness' where he decides to treat us all to something special: an ice cream, a dinner out, a drive...it doesn't matter what it is, but it's spontaneous and amazing.

There are some things that are uniquely 'ours' that he recognizes...never a single kiss, but there's always three. Putting my hand in the very center of his chest. The things he'll whisper in my ear. Our nicknames.

And, as I would say of any 'typical' man, he forgets the important dates. Mother's day, birthdays, anniversaries...he forgets them. But then I remember that although the 'world' dictates these holidays, he actually spoils me a little bit EVERY day. I need to have the grace to remember this...that he may not remember the holidays that are actually quite trivial (like Mother's day) or the fact that he rushes out on Christmas eve to do his shopping, but he does these amazing acts of kindness usually every day, sometimes buying me a gift for no reason at all. I need to be less harsh on him and remember these occasional acts...
Friday, May 8, 2009

My husband ROCKS Friday!!!

It's Friday! So, that means I get to brag about my hubbs today :)

Brandon is awesome, and nearly everyone he meets thinks the same. He's just an all-around GREAT guy.

That's not saying that he doesn't have his flaws...sometimes he just doesn't 'get' things like a so-called normal person might! There are areas we're working on, and one of them is helping me out during this exhausting pregnancy a bit more!

Last night was a late night. We stayed up to watch Juno because Netflix sent it about a week ago and I'd like to finally watch it, so he popped me popcorn and the movie ended about 11:30. Getting ready for bed, we heard weird noises coming from the hallway. Sure enough, it was Justin doing Lord knows what out there. It didnt' take long for us to realize he had a gluten attack :( He had an accident all over his bed, he was embarrassed and he was well, stinky. I was exhausted by this time and literally the walking dead.

My husband ROCKS because he took over...bathed Justin, got his bedding in the washer, put new bedding on, got Justin dressed and ready for the night, and even made him a little bed on the couch so he didn't have to sleep so far away from mom and dad!

This is something that he's never done before, and I cannot tell you (or him for that matter) just how much that meant to me! He let me hit the sack while he, just as exhausted as I was, took care of our son.

Ahhhh...I love that man :)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Word-filled Wednesday



Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:6



This morning as I was laying in bed, I realized how much worry I carry as a woman/mother/wife. It is nearly impossible for me to 'let it go' as everyone says I should. There are constantly things to worry about, and I have been a chronic worrier since childhood. I felt compelled to do a word-filled Wednesday based on how we are, as daughters of the Lord, supposed to bring our worries to HIM and let HIM deal with them!


Can you imagine how freeing it would be to cast all worries on someone else? As daughters of Christ, we have that luxury, because Our Father wants us to do that! Oh, what an amazing concept...put my worries up to the One who is in control!


After all, it's not like I really have much control over things, so why worry about them, right?!
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