This morning, I took Dirty Jobs and the Cutie to our local indoor playground. I had such a precious morning just watching the two of them. I don't know if I have mentioned that I have been so lucky to work with Dirty Jobs as his habilitation worker. What that means is that in addition to having this sweet guy in our lives as a dear family friend, I also get to work with him one on one a few times a week. I have been doing this since August.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Today was my big ultrasound. you know the one where they send you to have all the baby's systems checked out and let you now the sex of the baby. There was a little stress when the tech kept asking me questions that I didn't think were routine. Then the dr came in to check on some things. I was getting nervous and the bff had bowed her head in prayer by then. I asked the dr what he was looking at and he didn't answer. Then I started to panic a little. It turns out they were looking at the placenta and the uterine wall. I was contracting through the ultrasound and that was making it difficult to read. After a little bit of time, they were able to confidently announce that everything looked good. We got some precious pictures of the baby's foot and leg and a great profile shot. We even got a picture of a yawn.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I have been amazed at how different this pregnancy is from my first. More than anything, I have been amazed at how different I have been during this pregnancy. I relished in every moment of my first pregnancy. I was very focused. This time, I am enjoying it. But, I am also very distracted. When people ask how far along I am, I have to stop and think for a second. Well, I thought about it this morning. I am 19 weeks pregnant. That is almost half-way there. Wow.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
As I mentioned in my post last week my mouth often gets me into trouble. It is one of the things that I feel convicted about most often. And again today, I am awake at unspeakable hours wondering how do I always end up in the same place? Now, don't get me wrong. I don't go around spreading gossip or bashing people's character. It's much more subtle than that. In my concern for others, I often overshare my opinions. My goal for this week is to remember that it doesn't really matter what I think, and I certainly don't always have to share my opinions, especially when no one asked.
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, I am finally getting around to the Cutie's birthday post. Her birthday was more than 2 weeks ago, but we just wrapped up the celebrations this weekend. As Dirty Jobs told the bff on Saturday, "Happy Birthday party".
Posted by Dareth at 4:45 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Major Hunk and I just began a bible study called "Fireproof Your Marriage". It is based on the movie Fireproof. I hope you have seen the movie, but if you haven't...you should. My favorite line from the movie is when Caleb's friend tells him that fireproof doesn't mean that fires won't come, but that when fires do come, it doesn't bring destruction. Yes. I am ready to live in a marriage that is fireproofed. Because anyone who is married knows that fires come.
- Ephesians 4:29
- 1 Peter 3:1b-2
- Do things that make my husband feel respected by me.
- Use words that build him up- when I speak to him and about him.
Posted by Dareth at 5:23 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009
I greeted you this morning with, "Happy Birthday, Dirty Job." Your reply was, "Happy Birthday, Mommy." It made me grin.
What a journey this past year has been. I have watch you grow and change and GROW some more. Have I mentioned you are HUGE? Your biggest growth, though, has been your speech. We have watched the miracle of who you are unfold this past year. I firmly believe that the Lord answered my prayer for speech through therapy and chelation. You are so fun to listen to!
I love your love for animals, t-rexes and most of all, your love for people. I love when you say hi to strangers. I love when you come up to give me a hug and preface it with, "big hug." Your newest trick is to say, "Come back," in this pathetically sad voice. It cracks me up!
You love talking about the letters of the alphabet, music, and various movies. You enjoy going to the park and riding your big wheel. You like to hike - but only if it involves going up a mountain. No easy trail for you! You love animals, both real and plastic.
The other night as we were laying in your bed I told you that the most important thing to me, even more important than talking is that you love Jesus. Your response, "Thank you, Jesus, Amen." I look forward to seeing and hearing you thank the Lord for many, many things that are to come.
I am so excited as I anticipate the next year with you, sweet boy. Happy Birthday to you!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
So, it's been a ridiculous amount of time since we have posted on here. The holidays just get like that, don't they? There is so much to share, but so little time to do it. So, in order to keep your boredom to a minimum, here are the cliff's notes.
- Oh the hair. It will be everywhere. Do I really need to throw that into the mix with my already lacking housekeeping skills?
- Is it wise to bring a dog that is big and strong into our house with our child when we don't know it's background/history?
- Umm, we will have a newborn in 5 months.
- We can't actually afford to feed this dog right now.
- And, to be brutally honest, I fear that this dog will become another thing I have to take care of/ clean up after. And, I am not ready to make that kind of commitment.