Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jack: 16 Months, Mama: 20 Weeks

So, the Jackster turned 16 months last Wednesday. Time's a-flyin'! He's just more and more fun every day. His favorite things to do now are run(obviously), throw and chase his big green ball, eat grapes, sing(he's just starting this), and blow kisses. He's just such a joy and we thank God for him every day.

I hit the halfway point of my pregnancy this Wednesday and I can't believe how quickly it's going. It's amazing how easy it is to forget you're pregnant when you're chasing after a very active toddler. Jason felt Baby Girl bumping around in my tummy the other night. It was wonderful.

I spent this past weekend at another doula training and had a wonderful time! I'm now a Lamaze Labor Support Specialist and on my way to becoming a certified doula! I'm so excited!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


A family in our church, a family we don't even know, just lost their first child. Carolyn was due to have her baby this week and went into labor on Sunday night. When she and her husband, Drew, went to the hospital the nurses couldn't find their son's, Walker's, heartbeat. Carolyn labored and delivered her baby boy, born still, that night.

Ever since I heard this tragic news I cannot strip it from my mind. I am absolutely devastated for this family. I guess I just take healthy pregnancies and healthy babies for granted. You figure when you're 9 months pregnant that you'll be bring your baby home from the hospital. You feel as if you've passed the "danger zone" and reached the end of your pregnancy, which will culminate in such a joyous event and your heart will forever be full. I cannot imagine the feelings Carolyn and Drew and their families are enduring at this time.

Please pray for Carolyn and Drew. Pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Pray that God will touch their hearts and give them peace in time. Pray that they will rely on their faith in their Father to bring them through this incredibly difficult time of loss.

Hug your babies a little tighter and thank God for them each and every day. They are miracles.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It's a...

GIRL!!!! My mother's intuition was right and we're getting prepared for lots of pink around here! Jason and I had our big ultrasound this morning and our baby girl was so busy. She was playing with her hand, crossing and uncrossing her legs, and doing flips. Jack's going to have a baby sister! We're soooo excited!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Not much to report...

... just some cute pics to share.
His favorite ball! He looks like such a big boy here!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Growing and growing...

Here are a couple of belly pics Jason took this morning. I'm 18 weeks, 2 days. Only 6 more days till the big ultrasound! We're getting sooo excited!

I feel like I'm so big already! What's this gonna be like come December?!Jack, sitting on little bro or sis, getting a nuzzle from Mama.