Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Another little one update

My uterus now comes about 1 1/2 inches above my belly button, and is about the size of a basketball. My baby is over a foot long and weighs close to 2 pounds. Very active, my baby is even more coordinated in it's movements, peddling his or her feet, and has developed a strong grip which baby may use to grasp on to the umbilical cord. Baby's eyes can open and close and react to light. Vocal cords are functioning although baby won't make a peep until that first birth cry. My baby could survive with intensive care if born now.

Have been feeling a little overwhelmed of what the very near future holds. Even though I have a 5 year old little girl, I'm feeling like a first-timer. I didn't really take the reigns of raising my little one until she was one. I figure if I pop out a one year old, I've got it cased no problem. But I'm thinking it'll be a little baby, and I'm feeling very unprepared. As I seek God and His abounding peace, rest and reassurance, I'm reminded that He will be the one walking me through this step by step. I'm reminded that my husband is a first-timer as well, and what a blessing it is to experience this new thing together. I'm reminded that my God has plans for me and my family that are much bigger than mine, that His purpose for me is to walk in faith, trust and complete dependance on Him. Everyday I need to surrender this to Him, and remember that He will give me what I need, when I need it. So blessed that I have so many to encourage me and walk this with me. Thank you, may God bless you today.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

6 random facts

1. I like thunder storms.....
one time my hubby and I sat on his mom's roof huddled underneath a blanket, nearly getting hail in our eyeballs, until the winds got so strong that we thought we were going to get blown right off.

2. I am prone to pick at random things on my body.....
My pinky toenail will not grow back from all the times I've ripped it out. If I have an itch, I will scratch until I've broken through the first layer of skin. Cold sores, hang nails, scabs and various other things, get picked off as soon as they come into my sight. Oddly enough I'm not covered in scars.

3. I quit smoking on February 1st 2004.....
My hubby said that he wouldn't marry me unless I quit. I'm pretty sure he was bluffing, but didn't really want to find out for sure.

4. I used to think that the crust of the bread was better for you than the rest of the bread.....
I was always taught that the crust was where the nutrients were, must've been my mom's way of getting me to eat it. Just a few months ago I gave this same line to my daughter, and it took my hubby 20 minutes to convince me that it was not true.

5. I come from a family who knows how important it is to laugh.....
one time my mom got arrested for unpaid parking tickets. The only reason they found her in the first place was because she ran a red light and got hit, right infront of a cop. It didn't take us long to get thrown into a full blown laugh attack over the craziness of the situation. He escorted my mom and I to the cop shop so my mom could pay her debt, and when we got there, my mom was so flustered that she couldn't parallel park. She kept driving up onto the sidewalk, and down again, up on the sidewalk and down again. All this in front of the cop who was waiting outside for my mom, which made us laugh even harder. All laughs were put on hold of course, once my dad heard the news.

6. I think that those cold rolls wrapped in rice paper found in Asian restaurants resemble a male reproductive organ......
I don't eat them, 'nuff said.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I AM: a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a niece, an auntie and a friend.
I WANT: a house and a happy heart.
I WISH: I could be satisfied with all the blessings God has given me.
I HATE: horror movies, nightmares and fear.
I MISS: being able to physically move around as freely as I could.
I FEAR: that my fears might make me miss out on God doing something awesome.
I WONDER: what God is going to show me today.
I REGRET: not being around when my daughter was little. (so I'm glad she's still little)
I AM NOT: as organized as I'd like to be.
I DANCE: when I'm rejoicing and when I'm cleaning. (no there's no connection between the two)
I SING: all the time!
I CRY: these days? over spilled milk.
I AM NOT ALWAYS: known for saying the most intelligent things.
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: peace signs, 'I love you' in sign language, music, meals, kick-butt sidewalk chalk art and puppy shadows on the wall.
I WRITE: music, emails and blog posts.
I CONFUSE: people's names if their last name can also be used as a first name.
I NEED: forgiveness and mercy everyday, the body of Christ, my husband's hugs, and my daughter's silliness.
I SHOULD: probably get off my butt and go shower.
I START: saying things that I know I'll regret, but am able to hold my tongue more and more as God continues to chip away at my anger.
I FINISH: saying them when I choose not to listen.
I TAG: whoever wants this, I swiped it and so can you!

My tummy @ 5 months

Friday, May 19, 2006

I'm sporting my first sun burn of the season, it looks like summer!
I'm scratching away at my first mosquitto bites of the season, it looks like summer!
I'm kicking off my blankets in the night, and sweating up a storm, it looks like summer!

My little Tebeebeeness is off to the lake with her dad for the long weekend. My hubby just won a gift certificate for Grainfields from the radio station today. I finally found an awesome pair of maternity pants last night at Value Village for ten bucks. I cross over into my sixth month of pregnancy next week. My hubby thinks my pregnant belly looks hot. :)
God is good all the time. He's been showing His greatness in ways I never expected. I'm so glad He keeps me on my toes, and reminds me just when I need to be, that He is God, and I am not! My faith has been encouraged so much in these last weeks.
Well that's it, I'm off to enjoy my beautiful weekend, many blessings on yours!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My super photogenic family...

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