Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Many of you know that Isaac was born by c-section and this is something that God is still healing my heart from. We've been praying since day one of this pregnancy that I wouldn't have to have a repeat c-section and would be able to deliver naturally.
In these last day, my faith has been struggling with this. I've been back and forth really believing and being filled with hope that God will give me my heart's desire. Then there are the days when my faith is fickle and I begin to believe satan's lies that God doesn't really love me that much and that I will most likely have to have another c-section and will just have to deal with it.
I think of the old song that says "my faith is like shifting sand, changed by every wave". I'm so convicted, ant at times, very disheartened.
Rita Springer has a song that I have loved listening to lately called "I Have to Believe". It has been very encouraging and has helped speak truth about God when it's so easy to believe lies. I hope you like it as much as me.
Lyrics | Rita Springer lyrics - I Have To Believe lyrics
Monday, August 23, 2010
It was such a fun time of hanging out with women from different areas of my life and different stages of life. The Lord really used it to encourage my heart. I totally forgot to get a picture of her and I so here's a totally random one from a while ago...like years.
I had to dig a little too far back for this one, Alinna. We gotta fix this!
Anywho, here's a slideshow of the day.
We walked away with hundreds of diapers and some giftcards and also a very special knitted quilt made by a very special friend. We are so thankful for everything and everyone.
Here's the belly the day of the shower (37 weeks)And at 38 weeks. not too much difference.
and believe or not, I'm starting to get sad as I approach the end of this pregnancy, though I am very excited to meet our little man. I just love being pregnant!
Friday, August 20, 2010
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Friday, August 13, 2010
We started the "stay-cation" tradition last year. We really wanted to get out of town but didn't have the money to go far away and get a hotel for a few nights and all that jazz. So here's what we did last year and exactly the same this year.
First, we got a nice hotel in Durham. It's about 30 minutes from our house and just far enough away that we felt like we "left town". Plus, we got a super good AAA deal. Here are pics of the hotel.
Next, on Friday night. We go to Ruth's Chris Steak House to eat the best steak we have ever eaten in our lives. We only go to this really nice restaurant twice a year and it's thanks to our very generous Aunt Marilyn who gives us a gift card every Christmas. We save it for our anniversary each year. This picture is of the complimentary dessert we get for celebrating our anniversary with them.
The waiter brought me a "Fun-tini" with dinner. I was really looking forward to a nice non-alcoholic drink. And I loved that he brought it to me in a fun martini glass!
We love this place. Steak and shrimp. Au Gratin broccoli. Au gratin potatoes. I'm drooling now just thinking about it. Save up your money and try it out one day.
On Saturday, we slept in (ahhhhh) and took our time checking out. Then, thanks to Luke's sweet mom, we got a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Afterward, we headed out to the Rose Garden to take some preggy belly pics. See this post to read about why the Rose Garden is so special to us. And here's a slide show of all the pictures wonderful Luke took of me.
It was soooo hot, so afterward we grabbed a movie. After dinner, we were ready to see our little man again.
What was Isaac up to while we were gone? Oh little bit of this and a little bit of thatI don't think he missed us much being spoiled by his Mutee and hanging out with his BFF cousin Ruby.
To all the marrieds with children, leave the kids and get a hotel!!! Even though it was just one night, and only 30 minutes from home, it really feels great to be "away" with your spouse. And you can take that to the bank :)
This one needs an explanation. We're in the bedroom. Isaac sees the camera, hands it to me saying "cheese, cheese, cheese..." so I start snapping away as he comes closer and closer and closer. What a cute little face and little nose!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
So for fun, here's me at 36 weeks with Isaac
and me at 36 weeks with baby brother
I feel like I'm bigger now than I was then. What do you think? Bigger? Smaller? The same? There are many more pics to look at. I'll post a slide show when I post about our stay-cation.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010