Monday, February 16, 2009

Can you guess?


Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength. Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, I have not lived in vain. -General MacArther

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Update

Hi all...
Just thought I would share.  I am 15 weeks today!
Had a super scare last weekend.  I have been cramping pretty bad for about a week.  My sweet doctor (who I adore and actually went to high school with) had told me to come in by the end of the week if it hadn't stopped.  Friday was pretty good so I didn't call.  I decided last minute Friday evening to head home to help Mom and Dad clean out their basement (I love to purge and organize and they actually let me boss them around!) after finding out B would have to work again most of the weekend.  I must confess, I was TIRED ya'll.  And I also selfishly needed some help with my tireless toddler.  On the way home, the cramping got pretty bad.  It stayed pretty bad most of the day Saturday.  I finally had a concern breakdown (I will still say God spared me of the intense worry I had felt in the past- there has been so much freedom I cannot tell you).  My Dad said we could run up to the hospital and let them do an ultrasound.  I was super anxious.  I really felt like something was wrong at this point.  Once she started the ultrasound, I saw the baby's heartbeat and felt a joy and relief that was intense.  She did a complete job of it, measuring everything and checking it all.  There was a 4 chamber heart, all the right bones, a perfect spine, etc... I just felt such joy.  The stomach is measuring about 4-5 days larger than the rest but she said that was normal, that he/she was eating well (as does his/her Momma) :).  Fun thing is, he/she has been measuring big all along and it put my due date to August 3rd, our 7th anniversary!  SO typical for us....as Bobby and I share the same birthday and our parent's share the same anniversary.  I told Bobby and he just deadpanned and said, "I figured."  
And finally, she saw something....pretty certain of the sex.  We have another appointment on the 25th and should know for sure.  

Oh yes, I so went there.  

Thursday, February 05, 2009

New happenings...

Not much to update, I was just sitting here thinking of a creative or insightful post but not much has come forth.  So just a few fun things...
I am officially out of my first trimester and off of the progestrone!  Wahoo!  I am actually starting to show a little and sadly, was unable to sit comfortably in my favorite jeans this morning.  So I happily put on a pair of comfy, full panel jeans without apologies and went on my merry way!  I am comforting myself by telling myself it is the second child syndrome (which didn't pass over well when I saw 2 sweet friends at church way ahead of me and with other children but with still perfectly flat tummies, oh well...).   And, I felt the baby flutter today.  This is the feeling I so grieved after each miscarriage.  I know many women do not like the sensation but I ADORE feeling my child move within me.  It is so comforting and beautiful to me.  We should get to find out the sex in a few weeks which will make for a super fun birthday present.  
And, I am facilitating another women's Bible study through our church and I am just beside myself with giddiness over the women He has placed in this study.  I came home unable to stop blabbing to Bobby about how excited I was.  We are doing a book called Youniquely Woman, calling to light issues of keeping your home, motherhood and marriage.  Such timely subjects for me.  And I am confident I will learn so much from the women in the study.  Such a sweet reminder of God's love for me!
Finally, I have some super fun surprises up my sleeve for my precious husband's 30th birthday so stay tuned for updates!