Friday, March 23, 2007

My little rooster...

I love babies with bed head!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Not much going on here

Claire turned 6 last Thursday. She got her ears pierced! It was so fun. Then we took her to Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen to eat. They let you wear this big sombrero on your birthday. I have pictures to post, but it is getting harder and harder to sit here very long. I will do that as soon as I can. The kids are out of school this week, so we are just hanging out at home. I had really good intentions of doing fun things with the kids, but I just can't right now. I am bummed, but they seem to be fine. Anyway, hope everyone has a good day.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The results are in...

I do not have gestational diabetes. This is a routine test that all pregnant women have to take. I have never had it, so I wasn't worried. Just thought I would let you know!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good appointment today

I had a really good appointment today. Before I shared my concerns with my doctor about us not doing enough to keep this baby from coming too early, he said he wants me to start coming in every two weeks already, just to be on the safe side. So that made me feel a ton better. We asked our other questions and all the answers made me feel like he really isn't blowing me off. So, we are going to stay with him and have the baby in Smyrna. I can't believe I am already going every two weeks. Getting closer! Probably only about nine more weeks to go! Now if we could only decide on names...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Another day...

Well, not much going on here. The weather has been beautiful. We have played outside, which Luke loves to do. He usually cries when we have to come in. The kids are doing well in school. Luke is starting to talk a lot. It is so much fun listening to him. The baby is growing by leaps and bounds, which means that I am as well!

On that note, I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow that I am kind of worried about. There is nothing wrong with me; I am just feeling uncomfortable with my doctor. When I was pregnant with Luke, I went (on my own) to a specialist because my first two babies were early. I just wanted to see if there was anything new I could do to keep that from happening again. So the specialist had me have an ultrasound every week, and they would send it to my doctor. I felt like I didn't worry as much because I knew what was going on. Well, this time, I have the same doctor, but we aren't doing any of the extra stuff and I just feel like we should be doing more. Since I have now had three early babies, I feel like he should be monitoring me more closely. Anyway, I am going to share these concerns with him and see what he says. Also, the hospital I will be delivering at doesn't have a NICU. So if the baby comes before 36 weeks, I will have to deliver in Nashville. Anyway, I say all of this to ask for your prayers. I really don't want to switch doctors this late in the pregnancy, but I also want to feel good about the care I am receiving.

We are going to Mellow Mushroom tonight for dinner because it is Black Fox Elementary night! Yum! Can't wait. I will update tomorrow after my doctor's visit.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Crazy times...

The last couple of days have been kind of crazy. Still trying to work out the TV situation. It is proving to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. I guess I didn't realize how dependent on the TV we had become for our entertainment. I knew we watched a lot, but the thing that has surprised me most is how much my kids were watching. I guess I just didn't pay attention. It has definitely been an adjustment. We haven't stopped watching it all together, but the kids are only allowed one show a day. Stephen and I try not to have the TV on if the kids are awake. I am supposed to be off my feet, so I have watched more than I'd hoped, but I am resuming my usual activities today, so hopefully I won't watch as much.

The baby has been EXTREMELY active the last couple of days. So much so that I found myself praying last night that God would make the baby be still for a little while so I could fall asleep. During the day I don't mind as much, but you would have thought I'd had about 12 cokes or something. Anyway, I try not to mind considering I am carrying a life inside of me. It is pretty amazing. I am starting to have the usual problems so I am having to start taking it easy. That is so hard for me. There is a routine that I try to keep myself in during the week, and when that gets off, it is hard for me to adjust. My routine is pretty flexible, but still allows me to keep things done. But I am so thankful that I have a husband who is so helpful. He just jumps in and does what needs to be done. I am so thankful for him and don't tell him enough how wonderful he is. So honey, I love you. I couldn't make it through this without you! 10 more weeks to go!

I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, March 05, 2007


For those of you who were at church yesterday, all I can still say is Wow, or should I say Ow! I haven't been that convicted of anything in a long time. Basically, for those of you who weren't there, in David's sermon, he talked about feeding ourselves with trash and expecting different things to come out of us. How can we expect to produce peace, contentment, truth, righteousness when we feed our minds with trash, whether that be through TV, media, radio, movies, etc. It really hit me over the head. I talk all the time about wanting my life to be different, but I do nothing differently, so my results stay the same. If I want my life to be different and full of holy things, I have to put those holy things in first. So convicting.

That having been said, last night Stephen and I talked about getting rid of television. For those of you who know us well, you know how serious that is for us. We watch lots of TV. It has become what we do after the kids go to bed at 7:30, kind of our "date." But we just were convicted that we spend very little time talking, sharing, studying, etc. Our kids are never satisfied because they are watching TV in the mornings before school and as soon as they get home, so they see LOTS of commercials that tell them they aren't happy yet because they need that one more thing. Even Luke loves TV. This morning, I tried to not turn the TV on, and he threw a major fit, screaming hysterically because I wouldn't turn the TV on when we got home from taking Jordan and Claire to school. This is usually when he watches TV while I get housework done, take a shower, etc. But the things that was so bad is that he isn't even two yet and he is already addicted to TV like the rest of us.

Anyway, please pray for us as we decided what is best for our family. Right now we are thinking about getting rid of the TV for 3 months and see how that goes. I have a feeling we will not want it back. But it is a little easier to start small, since this has become such a huge part of our lives.

Did anyone else who was there feel convicted about anything? Just curious.

Friday, March 02, 2007

It's Friday!

Not much going on here today. Stephen is doing a soccer tournament this weekend, but he doesn't have to be there until 10 a.m. so he is home this morning. It has been nice. He went with me to take the kids to school and then we went to Wal-Mart. We are looking for an entertainment center for the playroom and I had seen one online. They did have it at our store, but it weighed 100 lbs and Stephen wouldn't let me help him get it into the house. So, we didn't buy it today, but we know it's there. I guess that will come next week.

Luke and I are going to playgroup this morning at the gym at church. Should be fun. Then home for lunch and nap, and back out to get the kids. We have family dinner tonight at Stephen's brother's house, so that should be fun. Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Yucky day

Well, I guess I am staying at home today. The weather is gross, not fun to have a 20 month old out in. I have plenty to do here anyway. Luke hasn't been sleeping very well. Well, he has been sleeping okay, but he won't stay asleep in his bed. Which to me is weird because at night all we have to do is lay him down and he goes to sleep on his own. But when he wakes up in the night, he won't put himself back to sleep. So he tossed and turned and punched and kicked us all night. Needless to say, Stephen and I are both pretty tired today. I guess now that Becky is gone and I am not worried about waking her up, we will just have to let him cry it out. He used to do really well, so I think he is just testing us.

I don't have very many goals for today. I still haven't cleaned my bathroom. It is really hard to clean a bath tub when you are six months pregnant. I may just clean the sink, toilet and floor and leave the tub to Stephen. Although, I am picky so I probably will just do it myself. Stupid, I know. I guess the other goal will be just playing with Luke. We will be home all day so we should have plenty of play time. Try to enjoy this rainy day!