Saturday, March 23, 2013

Baby is the Size of a Green Olive

I didn't really feel like taking pictures out in the snow this week so next to the cozy fireplace it is. Wyatt had to get in on the action too.
How far along: 8 weeks

Total weight gain: maybe a few pounds

Maternity Clothes: some

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I am starting to not be so sleepy but I'm still pretty sluggish.

Best moment of this week: I didn't really have any particular moments that had to do with my pregnancy this week but I did get to witness Wyatt saying a cuss word after hearing his papaw saying it. Not really the BEST moment of the week but definitely a memorable one.

Miss anything: I miss sushi. :(

Movement: No movement.

Food cravings: I don't really have cravings per say but I totally only want to eat out. I was the same way with Wyatt. I'm not sure if it is because I just don't want to cook or ... yeah I'm pretty sure thats it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No actual throwing up but definitely having icky feelings at times. Nothing a glass of water and some rest can't fix.

Have you started to show yet: Yes a little but it doesn't look like a cute preggo belly it looks like a beer belly. They say you show sooner on your second baby than with the first cause everything was already streched out.

Gender: Still no idea but I do still have strong feelings toward pink

Labor signs: Notta!

Belly button in or out: inn-y

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time.

Looking forward to: knowing if it is a boy or a girl so I can stop saying "it". We didn't get to hear the heartbeat at our doc appt Friday. The midwife said it was to soon. :( so I'm looking forward to that still too.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Week 7


Wyatt is going to be a big brother! He is only ten months old and is already taking on the big brother role. Hubby and I couldn't be more excited about our growing family. This was totally unplanned but God has blessed us with another opportunity to be parents. My brother and I are 15 months apart and we are super close. When I think back on my childhood I don't think I would have had it any other way. My parents, on the other hand, were probably exhausted A LOT when we were babies (maybe even now) but I'm so thankful that it played out the way it did. I know Wyatt and his sibling will be the same way. Sleep is something that your body needs, obvy, but memories and love is something that your heart needs so the more the merrier! { :) }

 Anywho, Today marks week seven for the growing speck of love.

The sun was in my eyes somethin terrible. I promise I'm not mean muggin.
How far along: 7 weeks

Total weight gain: 0

Maternity Clothes: I've got a great selection of maternity clothes but they are on the hanger still.

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I am sleeping like a crazy person. I'm tired ALL the time. Absolutely exhausted. (hence my absence lately) I only wake up in the night if Wyatt wakes up but that rarely happens, if it does I pee while I'm awake then drift back to dreamland.

Best moment of this week: I finally got used to the idea of being pregnant AGAIN. I'm so very excited and I forgot how much I love being pregnant.

Miss anything: I'm not really missing anything. I am thinking about all the sleep I will be missing once the new babe arrives.

Movement: They say on your second baby you can feel things a lot sooner; just not yet. I think I started feeling little Wyatt moving around at the end of month three so we will see.

Food cravings: I haven't had any cravings this week but before we found out we were expecting I ate almost an entire jar of pickles. (so cliche I know) I haven't touched them since.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No morning sickness for this gal. I was never sick with Wyatt either. Thank goodness.

Have you started to show yet: No belly yet but my jeans are getting a bit snug.

Gender: No idea. I have feelings that it is a girl though. I would prefer another boy but either way I'm already in love.

Labor signs: Notta!

Belly button in or out: inn-y

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moddy most of the time: I've been rather happy MOST of the time. Just the excessive sleepiness makes me a bit cranky at times. I've also been more emotional than normal.

Looking forward to: I know I have a few weeks but I'm looking to knowing the gender. Closer in the future, I'm looking forward to going to the doc and making sure everything is healthy and of course hearing the heartbeat.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Make Time on Your Side


March is here ALREADY! Time goes by so quickly and there is nothing you can do about it except to make each day count for something. Don’t let life pass you by. You can control how you spend your time!
 Since March is just beginning lets start it off right. Why not make your time count towards your eternal self? Wasted time is something that you cannot get back. Yet time is so valuable to us. Life is precious, treat it that way. I am asking you, Christian women and men, to give this Christ-like challenge a try! It could change your relationship with God and the ones around you!
1.) Cleanse your home of all things you wouldn’t want Jesus to see if he walked into your house. Get rid of it! (bad/sinful movies, books, CDs etc.) You don’t want those influences/temptations readily available to you and your family.
2.) Make it a TOP PRIORITY not to say or think anything bad about anyone, either to their face or behind their backs. Remember; don’t try to remove the speck in your brother’s eye when you haven’t taken out the plank in your own. Instead, offer words of kindness and encouragement.
3.) Clean up your talk. (jokes, cursing etc.) Christian lives and behaviors are supposed to be their greatest witness. We are watched closely for hypocrisy by non-believers.
4.) Study your Bible, Christian novels, audio recordings or videos for a minimum of 60 minutes a day. It’s not that much time out of your day and it’ll change your life. Some people spend more time at the gym or getting dressed.
5.) Surround yourself with positiveness. Listen to uplifting Christian music, hang out with positive people who lift you up and encourage you, not discourage you, tape up or write encouraging Bible verses in places you see every day.
6.) Start witnessing to people. Whether it be family, friends, co-workers and or strangers on the street. Expanding the kingdom of heaven is our most important duty, time to step up to the plate Christians! Include in your prayers every night and morning for God to create opportunities for you to witness. You could also let your actions be your witness. Let people see these changes in you! They may ask why you’re so happy lately and that leaves the door wide open to tell them just how awesome God really is!
Do all of these things with a sense of urgency. The end is very near.
It is my hope that you will partake in this challenge and realize how important it is to not just say you’re a Christian but to live it in your day to day life and its entirety. When we say we are believers we automatically have everyone’s attention. We represent God and his kingdom and all of Christianity. Don’t be someone who misrepresents what we stand for!
Enjoy your day everyone! :)
Also feel free to email me your progress with this challenge or any testimonies you want to share!
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Happy Ten Month Birthday!

Dear Wyatt,

10 months ago today you were born on the island of Oahu. Your daddy and me spent the first two years of our marriage there together. I carried you for forty two weeks.

You and me walked around in the warm sunshine. I can still remember what the wind sounded like when it would blow through the palm trees. We went to Hunama Bay where we snorkled and saw all kinds of beautiful tropical fish. We walked through the shops of Waikiki and watched a hundred breathtaking sunsets; some were from our own back yard and some were from the beautiful North Shore. We heard the crashing tide and watched in awe of it's beauty and power. We watched your daddy get baptized in the ocean.

We made great memories with once in a lifetime kind of friends. We lived a beautiful life there. Your daddy and me couldn't wait to meet you and neither could our friends. The hospital you were born at was on top of a mountain with a view of the ocean on one side and a tropical forest on the other. We will take you back there someday. But for now we are here in Ohio where we are making more beautiful memories. Your daddy and me have watched you roll over for the first time, laugh for the first time, stand on your own for the first time and heard you say "momma" and "dada" for the first time. We found out last week that you were going to be a big brother. I can't wait to see all the beautiful memories that are to come with you and your brother or sister.

Wyatt, your mommy and daddy love you with all our hearts and we are already so proud to call you ours. You bring so much laughter and joy to our hearts. Before you came along I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be a momma. Now that you're here I can't imagine what it would be like to not be one. Happy ten month birthday baby.

Love always,
Your momma.

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