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Devotional: Proverbs 29 and my Uneventful Weekend

The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. Proverbs 29:25

There are so many times when we don’t do what God asks us to do because of other people.

There are times when God shouldn’t even have to ask us to do something, and we don’t do it because of people.

Other people. People.

Wesley spoke yesterday about the day the sun stood still. Then he added how we let people trap us in fear, and how they are just people. They have never paused the universe.

But our God has.

He stopped the earth from spinning, because of his people.

He can do, whatever he wants to do.

And we trust other humans opinions of us, more than God’s.

And like what Wesley said also… What’s wrong with us?

There is no need in worrying about other peoples opinions of us. God’s opinion is the only one that really matters, but we (for some crazy reason) trust that other people know us better and deserve our 100% attention rather than the God of the Universe who knows how many hairs you have on your head.

It’s hard though. People do matter, we are supposed to love them. But putting their opinion above God’s isn’t going to get us anywhere.

Let’s live for Him, not for others.

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Life Blog

I know that I’ve been quite the complainer here of late, and I would like to change that. Wes and I feel like this lil guy will be our last, and so I need to enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible. Even with my never ending list of ailments – it will be over soon and I’ll have a sweet little baby in place.

I am only 37 weeks and two days pregnant, but since Lucy decided to be an early bird and show up at 36w3days, I sort of expected him to do the same. I’m only 2 days into technically being full term.

I’d much rather me be uncomfortable for a few more weeks than him show up and not be ready to be here. Just because I’m sick of pregnancy doesn’t mean he is 😉

So – I’m not complaining anymore. I’ve been kind of waking up each day thinking.. “Is today going to be the day?” But every day that it doesn’t happen, I get a little bit depressed. So now, I’m just saying that I’ll meet him August 6th. That was the latest day my dr. suggested for an induction date. Anything sooner, and I’ll be happier. I’d much rather not be induced, but… I’m so far past ready, and with my history of a speedy labor, if I’m induced, then I KNOW I’ll be at the hospital when I have him instead of the possibility of having him in my jeep.

Friday we went to Hattiesburg just to get out of the house, and I started having contractions. I knew they weren’t getting stronger, but I just kept having them. We went to eat, and they continued, then we went to hobby lobby and they still continued. So, since my Dr’s office is right across the road, and I was having them so frequently, I decided to stop in.

They hooked me all up.
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And sure enough, contractions – 3 minutes apart. But, they weren’t doing anything. I mean.. besides irritating me.

Then Saturday I had almost no contractions. Like, 3 maybe. And then Sunday was uneventful as well. Again, almost no contractions.

The best part about right now? Just me an my girl. We still have every second to spend with our Lucy Bea. Saturday I noticed she had gone missing for a few minutes. Then I heard the loudest sound coming down my hallway. Sorry its blurry.
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She was in my new heels. Such a girl.

I think Lucy will miss me being pregnant.
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She lays on my belly to watch TV. Pretty cute.

And she plays with Daddy before bed each night. Again, sorry for the blur.
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And here’s me at 37 Weeks. This is the longest I’ve ever been pregnant!
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And HA! Boy does it show.

Hope your Monday is great!

Devotional: Hebrews 10 and This week’s catchup

Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Hebrews 10:23 MSG

Today will be a good blog. We are going to talk about His promises so that we can keep a firm grip on them! The devotional part will be short.. But SWEET.

So what are some promises from God to us?

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 11:28-29

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Philippians 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:37-39

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 1:33

But all who listen to me will live in peace,
untroubled by fear of harm.”

John 14:27

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

 

Romans 10:9

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

I honestly don’t know if there is anything else I need to say. Pretty sure God says it all right there.

 

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Life Blog

So.. let’s play catch up huh?

Monday I went to see an old friend. Lucy tagged along. Lookin all stylish.
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I miraculously (yes, this was 100% God) found a thing I’ve been needing. Ok, let me explain. Lucy has this little giraffe. It’s made by Cloud B, called “Gentle Giraffe”. Target sells them. They are 22.99. It’s basically a stuffed animal with a sound machine stuck in the back of it. Except, instead of it playing for 10 minutes and turning off, it will play for either 23 or 45. By far the longest playing sound machine for a baby on the market (that I have found.. and boy did I search!)

Well, I bought Lucy the Giraffe “to-go” version (he’s about 8-10″ tall). The Big one (like 2 feet long) was like $35. I paid 23 bucks for it. Well, I was shopping at dirt cheap (back when it was still in Collins.. the glorious days…) and I found the big version of the giraffe. He was had been marked $12 somehow, and was 60% off. I then found the “Sleep Sheep” which is the giraffes.. cousin? Anyway, made by same company, same size sound box, different animal. Well, the big giraffe didn’t have the sound box, but the little sheep did! So I bought both. Got home and realized that the sound box for the sheep was.. a little kinky and it ended up not working 100% of the time. So.. Bust. Now I’ve got a giant giraffe, a sheep and no sound box.

So the other day I was looking online for a sleep sheep – for Judah. I know now how much that giraffe helps lucy sleep, so I figure, if $23 can get me more sleep.. then by golly, Imma pay $23. I was on ebay, thinking maybe someone was selling one used. Ya’ll know how much I like a deal! And by all means.. what did I find? A replacement sound box. That works. For $5. So I quickly googled the entire world wide web and found out that this was the only one for sale online.. anywhere. So I snatched that booger up.

Got it in the mail Tuesday, works like a stinkin charm! I had kept the sheep – so now, I got my Sleep Sheep for Judah!
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Boom. That was a lot of talking to say I got a deal. But, you had to know the back story for this to be as amazing as it is.

And our chickens are laying eggs official style now. Monday we got 5 eggs, Tuesday 6 (I broke one), Wednesday 6 (Luc broke one) and when I went to close the coop last night, found another! (So technically Wed was 7 -1). I also found out by my chicken forum, that my blue egg layers (Easter Eggers) I thought only laid 3-5 eggs a week. But on there, asking around, most peoples Easter Eggers lay like 6 a week! And my Barred Rock hens, also can lay about 6 a week (I thought they were 4-5 per week). So now, we have 4 daily layers, and 6 hens that can be 6-7 eggs a week layers. And one, my pretty chicken, is still like a 3-4 a week gal. So we could possibly be getting like 10 eggs a day. Which is.. WAY more than I expected.

I had blue scrambled eggs this morning. 🙂
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And my “rain boots” are officially my “coop boots” now. Do you see the little feather stuck to the back one? On the bottom of the boot? There are chicken feathers all in my yard.
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And in case you were wondering.. I’m still pregnant. I feel good today though. Past couple of days I haven’t. But today I feel good. Also.. I felt good enough to take a picture for you all. The look on my face is not relative to how I feel. 😉
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And because people always ask me to – I figured I’d show you a picture of my back. People get a kick out of how not pregnant I look, then when I turn around, how VERY pregnant I am. I’m carrying all out front if you hadn’t guessed.
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And a good ole comparison picture. On the left, me at 36 weeks with Lucy. On the right, Today, 34 Weeks 5 days.
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I think I’ve caught up to myself.

Ok.. Gonna take advantage of this good feeling (maybe I’m nesting?) and get some housework done!

Hope you had a great day yesterday!

Devotional: Hebrews 12 and other stuff…

Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. Hebrews 12:28 MSG

Wow. We have an unshakable kingdom! I really encourage you to go read this verse in context.

The word here isn’t describing our future home! It’s describing the Kingdom we are a part of right now. Today.

He talks about when Moses came to Mt. Sinai and told the people that if anyone touches the mountain they’d die, how scary and terrifying it was. Which.. I mean, I don’t blame them. You hear a booming voice from the clouds and it says “When the mountain starts moving, don’t touch it” you can bet I’d be at the back of the crowd.

But then it goes on to say that God shakes things, destroys the bad, cleans out so that only unshakable will be left standing.

And our Kingdom, the Kingdom of Christ, is completely 100% unshakeable.

It will never go anywhere. It will always be unshakable. It will always be here to help us.

So comforting.

Mountains can crumble, and the oceans can dry up – but our God isn’t going anywhere.

One of my favorite verses from this passage is this – and I’ll leave you to your day: Hebrews 12:24 – The murder of Jesus, unlike Abels – a homicide that cried out for vengeance – became a proclamation of grace.

Jesus’ murder was him screaming GRACE to each and every one of us. We are so blessed. We do need to worship him for the things that he has done.

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Life Blog

Wes is gone for today. He’s in Houston. (Yep. Houston Texas.) His brother Paul bought a car so they flew out bright an early this morning to go pick it up and bring it home. So today is just me and Lucy (and.. Judah bump… who is currently hiccuping like crazy in my tummy… such a weird feeling). Anyways…

We’ve been busy. Got our shower done! I’m so excited. It feels GREAT to shower where you have room to move.
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I went grocery shopping last Friday; I got up early and was back home around 10. I got some crazy good deals on MEAT.
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I spent Saturday and yesterday cooking this stuff and putting it up in the freezer so I’d have faster and easier to cook meals. I put up 9 1lb bags of ground beef, chicken thighs, steaks, 5 2sv portions of pulled pork, a roast, 2 2sv portions of shredded chicken. Doesn’t sound like that much, but considering I had to cook all the ground beef and boil the chicken and pull it apart and cook the pork and pull it apart.. it took a while. But it’s done now!

And Lucy has been busy… growing.
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Went to the Health Dept to get recertified for WIC – she’s grown 1 1/2 lbs in 6 months, 2 1/2 inches, and her head has gotten a little bigger too. She’s in the 50% bracket for height.. and 5th % for weight. Meaning.. she’s TINY. But heck, look at who her daddy is. I was little growing up too. She had it coming both ways. She’s so lean. But she’s healthy, so that’s good.

She also has a standing color date every day.
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I mean, I can’t put up the colors. She LOVES it. And I have to pick up crayons off my floor about 8 times a day. Or out of her mouth.

And this.. sweetness.
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This is our bed time routine. We all get in Mamma and Daddy’s bed, and watch an episode of Shaun the Sheep. Then we kiss Daddy night night and I take her to her room and lay her down, close the door and she’s out. It works for us. In this picture, you see Lucy is laying on Daddy’s legs while he checks facebook. My bump is in there too 🙂

Speaking of bump…
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Boom. How’s that for a bump.

Here is a comparison – me at (almost) 36 weeks with Lucy (4 days before I had her) and me a couple of days ago (@ 30 weeks). Lucy was the pink shirt. You can tell because my mirror is disgusting, because I didn’t have time to clean it cause I was still working…
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I’m equally as grumpy in both pictures. I’m not far from that size I don’t think. Yikes.

If I deliver with Judah, same time as Lucy (36w 2 days), then I have 5 weeks and 5 days. Yowza. As much as I like to feel like its creeping by.. it really isn’t.

And I’m TOTALLY okay with that.

Ok – you guys have fun today!

Photos- 12/28/11 18 Month Portraits

Well… I am for sure pregnant. With Lucy, I was so scared the whole first trimester, because I had no symptoms. I always felt like something was going to happen to her. But with this one, my symptoms have progressively gotten worse.

My lunch yesterday?

Chicken Noodle Soup, with the chicken picked out, macaroni and cheese, and orange juice.

Tell me that’s not a pregnant meal.

I still haven’t thrown up, but I just feel car sick all day. I’m hoping that this will go away soon. Some days I’m fine. But today was probably my worst. UGH. I shouldn’t say this… because I know I’m just getting started… but… I am so ready for this to be over. I’m looking forward to the second trimester. Energy, no nausea, cute bump, but not ridiculous. And it will still give me time with my Lucy.

Anyway.. onto the Photos!

The photos of the day are her 18 month portraits! She wasn’t a happy camper, so I had to make it quick, and I had to use what I got. So, these are not the cutest I’ve taken, but they are still pretty cute.

Her swing portrait

This was the face she made most of the day:

Followed by this one:

And finally, the dog and cat started getting some smiles. It went smoother after they started playing.

She got to wear her new chucks 🙂 SO cute! I mean, they are still a little big…
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She was still being quite serious.

Deep conversation
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And probably my favorite.. not sure why…
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Just her expression and her stance.. so funny.

I have to admit – so far, this has definitely been my favorite stage. Its tougher than when you know they can’t get away, but hearing her say things like, “cookie”, “baby”, and even “go away” is so stinkin cute!

I know I skipped a couple of days. Uploading pictures from my camera is slightly more time consuming than when I take them on my phone. But they are always so much better.

Hope you have a great FRIDAY!