Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Week 19

Michael went out of town for business to San Francisco from Sunday to Wednesday. Neither one of us sleep well when we are apart, so we are both pretty tired to start this week off! We are planning on staying in Salt Lake for the holiday weekend so hopefully we can catch up on some sleep then!

We are going to have some company coming soon and I can't wait! Carrie is planning on coming in September and my mom, dad, and Kristen are coming in October! It will be nice to have more people come here to see us in Utah.

Ok, so, since there isn't much going on here, I don't have much to say! I will make a post right after the ultrasound on Tuesday! This pic describes most of my recent shopping adventures. This in-between thing is tricky! Luckily, I have friends that have helped me find things to fill in the gap until maternity fits better!

Prayer of the Week:
"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:19-20

Pray that Little Bean will be an obedient and willing child that will not rebel. Pray that Bean would not only obey us, but also the Lord in all it does. Help us to be the kind of example that God would have us to be.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mini Update 8-23-07

Went to the doctor and got to hear the heartbeat again! I just love that sound! It was between 150-160 so the Dr. joked about how it was a girl-Michael of course corrected him and let him know that it is a boy (even though we really don't care one way or the other)! It was pretty funny! I go back in 4 weeks and all looks good. I got the whole day "off" today because they are spraying paint and other things in the building and the fume levels are too high! It was a very productive day, so I was glad. Anyways, just though I would keep you updated. Hope to do another pregnancy pic with next weeks post!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Week 17 & 18- August 14-27

Ok, so I am a little behind/ahead with this update! It has been a crazy week! Michael went to Wyoming for a few days for work. He went to Laramie and Cheyenne and didn't get home until Wednesday. I had a work BBQ on Monday and it was my month to host Bunko on Tuesday, so I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off for about 5 hours! Luckily, I have great friends (Thank you Teri and Cindi) that came over and helped out, otherwise, it would have never come together !

I had no idea how many old wives tales there are regarding the sex of your baby! I have had a few people that have attempted to guess based on some of these things and I even have a friend that does handwriting analysis. The funny part is that they have come out 1/2 and 1/2. The handwriting and the dangling something over the belly both came out boy, the eyelid test(??) and the craving test came out girl! Only two more weeks before hopefully we will know!

I have added links to some of our friends here in UT that have websites for their families that you should check out. If you have a link that you would like me to add, let me know! We go back to the Dr. on Thursday for a regular check-up so I will add a little update after that! Hope you have a good week!

Prayer for Little Bean (and family):
"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want" Phil. 4:11-12

Pray this for Michael and I and for "Little Bean" as we continue to try to figure out what God's plan is for our life once this little one gets here. I am not sure financially how we are going to work out the daycare/stay-at-home/work part-time issue and I know that God has a plan for this and that we are not to worry, so I don't let my thoughts go there yet. However, I just pray that we will find God's will for our future and that we will be content and not be greedy for more. I also pray that our child will be content (and thrive) in whatever circumstances are in God's plans.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Week 16

Well, the last few days have been hard for me. I unfortunately sometimes let my fears get out of control and they kinda take over- SO- I broke down and went back to the Dr. on Monday to hear the heartbeat and reassure myself that the baby is still doing OK! Everything is going well and luckily I have a great Dr. that is willing to do whatever it takes to get me through this time. I am just really ready to be able to feel the baby so I don't have to wonder!

This past week I have started making a list of books that I want to read on parenting and have already finished one! If you have any suggestions on parenting books that you would highly recommend, please pass them along! I am looking for books about discipline, biblical child rearing, how to have fun with your kids, etc. I figure some of you have read and attempted to implement some of the techniques and know which ones are realistic and which are impossible to put into place! Since I think I have my pregnancy bases covered (What to expect when you are expecting, Pregnancy week by week, and the Girlfriends guide to pregnancy), it is time to start working on our plan of action for once the baby gets here!

Here it is, the 16 week pregnant pic!

Prayer for the week:
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him." Psalms 62:5

Pray for Michael and I that we can rely on Him for rest and reassurance. (Michael is so much better at this than I am!) Pray that once "little bean" gets here that he/she will find it's hope in God alone as well.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Prayer for 7/29-8/4

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Pray that "little bean" will continue to be knit together perfectly with God's hands. Pray that my body will continue to be a happy and healthy dwelling place for our child to grow until full maturity.