Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Generally speaking my appointment today went great. I have started to swell up just a little in my face, hands and feet, but nothing to worry about. Baby is doing well and seems to have "dropped" from what the doctor could tell. So, all in all things are on track!:)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
May this Easter be a sweet time of reflection on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and most importantly His glorious resurrection. It is so amazing to know that because of His love for us we are able to spend eternity with Him! For me personally, when I think back to my 4 precious children who are already in Heaven, I am most thankful for Jesus' sacrifice for me. Because He cared enough for me, and came down to save me, and because I have accepted the salvation that He offers, I know that one day I will see my 4 little babies again. Though for now I have to love them from afar, one day I will get to hold them close by my side. I imagine them at this very moment, sitting on the lap of Jesus, and worshipping in person the Lord who Himself said "Let the little children come to me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." I pray that this Easter will bring each of you hope as we all look forward to what our future is in Jesus Christ, THE Sacrifice, THE Savior, THE ONE and ONLY Son of the Living GOD!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Our celebrating actually started last night when one of the doctor's that Aaron has been working with invited us out to dinner. We dined at a lovely local restaurant here in Corpus Christi, and enjoyed exceptional service and a wonderful atmosphere. We all had a wonderful time chatting with each other, and also enjoyed the food. Aaron had Leg of Lamb, and I had Chicken Confit (I'm not really sure what confit means, but it was really tasty!). When our desserts were brought out my dessert plate had "Happy 5th Anniversary" written in chocolate on it. At first I thought Aaron had arranged it, but it turns out that the doctor had taken the time to plan the thoughtful gesture. It was really quite beautiful!
Today, Aaron and I celebrated by dining out by the ocean. We enjoyed watching the seagulls, and the many sail boats who were taking advantage of such a lovely day. It's been a perfect day of being together and enjoying the fact that we've made it half a decade. We're looking forward to many many more years of marriage, and praying that the Lord will continue to guide us as we go through each day together.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Pregnancy is a strange thing. It teaches you so many things about yourself that beforehand were unknown. For me, this pregnancy has taught me endurance, patience, trust, faith, thankfulness, compassion, love, gratefulness, and the list could go on and on. I think that I possessed in some measure most of these character qualities before becoming pregnant, but they have broadened and become much more a part of me as each day goes by.
I think it is due time to thank so many of you who have kept Aaron, myself & baby in your prayers. It is amazing and comforting to know of so many people who are praying this baby into the world. God is so good to give us such loving family and friends who constantly lift us up in prayer. So to all of you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to thank each of you personally, and to show off this precious boy who has stirred the hearts of so many already. We love you guys!!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Yep, for the past 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days I've been on bed rest...that is until this past Monday when my doctor took me off of bed rest!!!!!!! Hallelujah! Monday was my 34 week appointment, and since things have been progressing so well my doctor officially let me get back on my feet. I had a sonogram to measure my cervix which measured 3 cm (wonderful!), and our little boy also got measured. He weighed in at 5 lbs. 4 oz. and should be around 7 lbs. at birth. My doctor is removing my cerclage April 1st, and she thinks that I'll have our baby later on that week! Yay! Praise the Lord that this pregnancy has gone so well. It's been a miracle to see what He's done over the past 7+ months. Continue praying for a safe (and relatively easy!) delivery.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
As the saying goes, "when it rains, it pours", and the love and generosity certainly did pour out at our baby shower this past Saturday. There were about 25 or so people there, and our precious boy received a downpour of gifts. I am so thankful to my aunt, Jennifer, for throwing the shower for us. It was just wonderful.
We played several fun games, including the "Guess How Big Grace's Belly Is Game" and the "Can You Tell What the 'Mystery Poop' in the Diaper Is Game." The second game was hilarious. My aunt had squished up 6 different candy bars, and then put the little "poops" inside of the baby diapers. Each person got a sheet of paper and had to guess what kind of candy bar was in the diaper. It was funny to see everyone smelling the "dirty diapers" and even funnier were the people who tasted the contents of the diapers! SO HILARIOUS! We all got some good laughs!
Here are a few pictures of our fun day.