Thursday, April 26, 2007

Worst blogger ever...

I know I am a slacker. I really have no reason for not having posted anything. I sit around a lot these days, so I have plenty of time. Honestly, I think I am tired of talking about the same old things. My life right now, for the next few weeks anyway, is pretty boring. Get up, take the kids to school, come home, go pick the kids up from school, come home, play, eat, go to bed. This pretty much describes everyday for me.

That having been said, it is a blessing to have "boring days." This means that I am not having anymore trouble with the pregnancy right now. Luke is a blessing, because for the most part, he plays really well as long as I can be near him, so I do get to rest a lot. Stephen is a HUGE help after 4:00 when he gets home from work. I really don't have to do anything when he is here. Sometimes I choose to, but I really couldn't ask for a better supporter than he is.

I am 32 weeks and 4 days now. The doctor said yesterday that if I get to 35 weeks and go into labor, they will let me have the baby. I really want to make it to at least 36 though. Anyway, realistically, I could only have 2 1/2 weeks until the baby gets here! Everything is ready. Luke and I went to Target today and got a few more things like diapers, pacifiers, changing pad for the bed. I have to pack the bag for the hospital and that's it. Done. I really can't believe it is almost here. I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, so the first few months took FOREVER!!!! But the last few days have gone by really quickly. I go to the doctor every week now, which should make things go by even faster. We have a list of names for either sex ready, so once we see who this baby is, we can give him/her a name. So exciting!!!

Well, that's enough rambling from me. I hope everyone is doing well. Keep me in your prayers that I can make it a little longer. I really don't want this baby to have to stay in the hospital. So far, everything looks promising! Have a great rest of the day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The countdown has begun...

Well, last night I made my first trip to the hospital. Of course by the time I got there, my contractions had slowed way down, but I still got two shots of terbutaline to stop the contractions. That stuff makes you feel terrible! When we left to come home, my heart rate was as fast as the baby's. I was shivering like I was freezing, but I really wasn't cold. Although, it was about 60 degrees in the room they had us in. Anyway, everything is fine today. I'm just tired. It was so nice, though, to be able to go to the hospital here in Murfreesboro. It only took us five minutes to get there. We were only gone two and a half hours. Keep me in your prayers. It would be really nice to not go back for about five more weeks; at that point they would keep me and let me have the baby. Thanks for the prayers!

Monday, April 16, 2007


I don't know if I have shared this here before, but I have a passion for worship, specifically leading worship. I have always loved to sing. When Stephen and I first got married, we went to a church that not only allowed, but encouraged people to use their gifts, any kinds, for the glory of God. I was heavily involved in the music ministry there, and besides being a mom, that was the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.

Right now I am at a church that doesn't really have an outlet for music. We have a different song leader every week. There is really no consistency. And while I know they are working towards remedying (is this a word?) some of this, it is still frustrating for someone like me, who longs for meaningful, music-filled worship. Where people are encouraged to worship however they feel led to. Where we are filled with awe as we worship our creator and everything he has done for us.

I am not sure how to go about filling this need that I have. But I have been thinking about it this morning as I listed to a song called "You Were There" recorded by the ZOE group. You can listen to it on their myspace page. It will start playing once the page is opened. There are 3 other songs there as well. This is the worship leader that I worshipped with at our other church I mentioned. The members of this group are there as well. Please pray for me. I don't know what God has in store in this area of my life, but I long to be involved in this again. I long for my church, which I love, to experience this and have a place where people can use musical talents to glorify God "at church."

Friday, April 06, 2007

Oh good grief...

I think it may be time to get rid of the paci. Luke had just finished throwing a MAJOR temper tantrum. So, he was extremely tired. He wanted all his blankets, his pillow, and all the pacis he could find. He was lying down on the couch and fell asleep. When I moved him to his bed, he didn't let go and this is how he ended up.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Almost 30 weeks!

I can't believe it. I will be 30 weeks this Sunday! So hard to believe. I had a good doctor's visit today; everything is going well from what we can tell right now. So I'll just keep doing what I am doing until told otherwise.

This naming business is about to send me over the edge. I have agreed on a CRAZY plan with Stephen. I have already agreed to not find out the sex of the baby, which has been really hard, but really fun as well. Now, I have agreed to let him pick the boy's name and I'll pick the girl's name. So not only are we going to find out whether we are having a boy or a girl on the delivery day, we will also find out who gets to name the baby! I can't believe I am doing this. But we are going to come up with a general list to be sure neither one of us selects something the other one hates. So it should be okay. I don't hate any of his names so far, so we'll see how this goes. It is getting VERY exciting around here.

The kids are doing well. Luke is cutting a few teeth, so he has been "fun" to deal with. Jordan and Claire are doing well in school. Stephen moves to the training unit at work Apr. 23 to start training for his new position as Claims Representative. Things are going well. We are blessed. I hope everyone else is doing well. Have a great Easter weekend!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Won't you be glad when...

I have this baby and we know what its name is? Ok. So we have decided for sure (99% sure, that is) on Campbell for a girl, so I want a more unique boy's name. What are your opinions on Lincoln? Stephen likes it, and I am not really sure yet. Just thought I would throw it out there and see what you thought.