Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm back!!!

Hey there blogging world! I'm back. I've taken so much time off, away from here that I figured I should get back on the ball since a new school year is about to kick off. Only one and a half days left till the school bell rings. I can't say I'm too bummed. The older two seem to be on each others lists. Lots of fighting going on around here. Not fun for the rest of us. I hear this is normal, even though at times, I wonder how can it possibly be....didn't my siblings and I always get along? Ha! I'm sure my mom and dad remember things a bit differently.
Hope all of your summers where filled with fun and laughter! I know ours was!
Have a great rest of your day!


Saturday, February 28, 2009

36 Weeks!

I'm so happy to report that I'm 36 weeks along and all is going so well! I have non-stress tests done every friday and they have all been good. Beau continues to pass all tests with flying colors! (Lets pray that he's like that when he arrives!) Yesterday was no different. Beau moves like crazy during the tests and my body has definately started adjusting to being 'REALLY' pregnant! No contractions! Praise God! Dr. Friesen said that he's more confident that I'll make it to my delivery date now more then ever! Not to mention that he's guessing Beau will weigh in at about 8 1/2 pounds at delivery. Praise the Lord! The bigger the better! It will be interesting to see how close Dr. Friesen's guess is to Beau's actual weight. If you saw how huge my belly is right now - I would have to agree with the docs estimate. Beau is gunna be a big boy!

Thank you all for praying! God is good and we are continuely reminded that He is in control and that there is nothing to worry about. Dave has actually said that he's getting really excited to meet this little boy. Before this, it's been really hard not to think that something is going to go wrong. Laying it all before the Lord has really given Dave and I an unexpected confidence that all will be okay - whatever Gods plan. Praise God!

**I have a good friend who had a beautiful little girl on February 19th named Aubrey. She is still in the NICU with difficulties in keeping her oxygen levels up without assistance. If you think of her, please pray. Christy and Sean are anxiously awaiting the homecoming of their little girl - so please pray that God will allow this to happen soon! (Her blog is to the right. It's called The Vontz Family**

Saturday, January 24, 2009

31 Weeks and Counting...

I'm 31 weeks today and feeling great! All is well and the non-stress testing that I started on Friday was a breeze. You never get tired of hearing your baby's heartrate. It was surprising for me this time around, because I didn't think there would be much difference between this baby and Lily, but there was! I remember with Lily her heart rate jumping around everywhere and on occasion - dropping so low that you couldn't even hear it on the monitor. So not the case with this guy! His heart rate was strong the whole time, even through the 2 contractions I had while being "strapped". I was in awe. Shocked really. I didn't realize that it would be different. As I sat there, I reflected on that difference and praised God. The fact that I could tell a difference is just more re-enforcement that this little boy is healthy. His little body isn't having to adapt to a defected heart. He's not struggling to "function" as we know. Knowing what I know now, after dealing with the ups and downs of Lily, I'm still amazed at how life is created and how God perfectly forms us, even if it's not to our perfect specifications. God is good and never - not even for a moment done working on us. I was reminded of the amount of things I am so thankful for. I personally know a God who never sleeps, who cares about me enough to die for me, who knows my fears and my weaknesses and yet everyday shows me how He can use those. I'm encouraged to know that even though we have been through alot in the past, there is always hope and that His plans for me are to only make me better! Lord, thank you for this miracle of life and for the amazing ways you are showing your ever presence. Thank you for never letting me down and for the health of this little boy. Continue to work your perfect will for my life and for the lives of my babies. You are so awesome and so full of grace.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fun playing with slideshows!

Just to warn you, I wanted to get some of these pictures up in a slideshow format and have never tried it before. After doing some googling (and viewing other blogs that I read) I tried the Flickr and the Smilebox types. I definitely prefer the Flickr over the Smilebox. It takes awhile longer to download, but the upload onto the blog is much easier and you can view it right on the blog! How awesome is that!

Enjoy the pics. We had a great Christmas and are looking forward to ringing in the new year with great friends!

Have a great night!

More Christmas Pics!

Christmas Slideshow

Click to play Christmas Entertainment
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox scrapbook

Friday, December 19, 2008

Delivery Date!

Well, we have scheduled this little guys delivery date! Mark your calendars for March 16th! I'm so thrilled to actually have a date and to share it with everyone. My appointment went good. My glucose test was good and I'm measuring right on, which is great. I keep telling Dave that I feel like this guy is going to be a big one. I'm already pretty uncomfortable, but I'm not complaining! That's part of pregnancy! I'm not supposed to be traveling and still have to take it easy, but I'm getting the hang of that. This baby is constantly moving, which is great because it is just a reminder that he's doing just fine in there. I have a growth scan on December 31st, to check on this little guy because of the Parvo Virus exposure, so please pray for my nerves and for a great scan. There is really no reason to be worried, but I'm in constant fear that something will show up. I feel like a first time pregnant mom, who worries about every little thing and questions my sanity along the way. I've apologized to the nurses at my doctor's office and they just laugh and smile saying that they know that I'm one of Dr. Friesen's top priority patients and that I can call whenever I want. That was comforting to hear that my doctor has my best interests in mind. Dr. Friesen is a great doctor, and I thank God for him everyday! He has made this pregnancy go a little easier, by being on top of everything!

I will post some ultrasound pics after the first of the year! Have a great Christmas!