Friday, August 28, 2009


Many of you have prayed, emailed, and/or called about the u/s results, thanks so much! For those who haven't heard, I wanted to write a quick update. Apparently, we have a little one on our hands according to the u/s and my measurements. However, I know that u/s measurements can always be a lb or so off thus, I'm not worrying too much at this point. They are estimating her weight at approx. four and a half lbs right now. I am scheduled for another u/s in two weeks to make sure she is growing appropriately. I've also begun the weekly apt's until delivery. It's hard to believe that this pregnancy is almost over. I'm really trying to enjoy every last moment before life really changes all over again. We are praying that induction won't be necessary unless of course the midwife/Dr. determines that it is important due to the baby's size.
I've just finished washing her clothes, packing the hospital bags, and I'm trying to complete the final touches on her room. Maybe I'll actually be ready this time around. Edward came two weeks early and I was not as prepared as I would have liked.
Thanks again for all your prayers and thoughts, I appreciate you all so much.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Say a little prayer

Gaining weight doesn't seem to be a problem this second time around...
However, I had my 34 week apt today and I'm measuring pretty small. I haven't changed since before my 30 week exam. Meaning that I've stayed at 29 cm's for six weeks now. Thus, I am scheduled for an u/s next week to check on a few things. Apparently the midwife wasn't too concerned or she would have done one today. I've also had LOTS of movement as usual and the heart rate was great and strong, (130's). Nevertheless, keep this little one in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feeling the strettccchhhhhhh

~ Celebrating Daniel's return
~ Soaking up time as a family before Daniel and Anna leave for Emmaus Bible College.
~ Eight months! Counting down the last few weeks before the arrival of our baby girl.
~ Finding myself a little emotional as I realize that my relationship may/will change with Edward once the baby arrives.
~ Enjoying every moment with my two men.
~ Thankful to my Lord for His unconditional love and rich blessings.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Has anyone read this book before? (Other then a few of you ladies I've already talked with about this matter, you know who you are.)

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method - is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times.

I've been reading this book lately and it sure has some interesting concepts. There definitely are some helpful things to take away from it's pages. However, there's also some pretty crazy things too.
Is it ACTUALLY possible to have a pain free delivery?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Chicago 7/09

Home sweet home! However, how nice to get away for a little family vacation. Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. There are so many fun things to do and see. The Lincoln Park Zoo is wonderful and FREE! We also went on an architectural cruise and loved it. There is so much history in all those buildings and the city itself. The beach on Lake Michigan is great too and offers palm trees, sand, and waves. Then there was Great America, shopping on Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, and awesome food. I probably gained 10 + lbs, ugh! Of course, we especially enjoyed spending time with two of my sisters, their husbands, my youngest brother Daniel, and some cousins.
Now I feel the need to get moving on some house projects before the baby arrives. What to do first?!