Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The question I got most often when people discovered I was pregnant is this: "Are you hoping for a girl?" My answer: "No. Not at all. I'm hoping for a healthy little baby. A boy would be easy, since we have everything for a boy. A girl would be fine, and she would add a little chaos to our little family. But God knows what we need." And I truly felt that way. I wasn't ever hoping for either gender. Just a healthy baby.
I had my appointment with my midwife afterwards. The nurse took me to get weighed in. She said, "You had your sonogram. Did you find out the sex?" I felt like I was dreaming as I said in a semi-confused voice, "Yes. (pause, because it seemed weird to say aloud) It's....a... It's a girl."
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My main reason for writing today is to hear from YOU (whoever might be reading this today...). I go in to the doctor's office tomorrow afternoon for our ULTRASOUND!!! We are all excited to actually see the baby . . . and of course hope to learn the baby's gender, too. We are curious to hear what you think. Are we having a boy or a girl?
I hope you don't fall into the trap that Judah falls into everytime we ask him this question. If I ask it like this: "Are we having a boy or a girl?" His answer is always, "Girl." If I ask it like this: "Are we having a girl or a boy?" He says "Boy." See what he's doing? He just says the last thing we say. It's awfully cute.
So, you have until tomorrow early evening to post a comment and add your two cents. What is your vote?
Don't be afraid to tell me what you think! It's no big deal if you're wrong! You have a 50/50 chance here.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I love the look on Judah's face here. He is so trusting and fearless. He is having a blast!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Judah wanted to feed Brody tonight in a BIG way. He was insistant. I gave in, thinking he might actually surprise me. He did.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This is Judah cuddling with the baby (and Monkey). He really enjoys taking care of the baby.
Friday, May 7, 2010
I was working on mixing paint in the garage while Brody was napping, and Judah was with me, just playing with the jogging stroller (the old one) while I was busy working with the paint. I was talking with Judah while I worked, as I always try to do just to keep communicating with him even though I'm busy with something.
So, Judah latched the seatbelt part of the stroller and started saying he had a baby in the stroller. He was talking to the baby in a high-pitched (moreso than he usual high pitch - ha) voice, "Hi, Baby. Want to walk, Baby? Okay!" It was adorable.
He kept showing this "baby" things in the garage. Judah saw the paint tray from Jake painting the house, and he said, "Daddy's paint!" Then he worked SO HARD to turn the stroller around so "the baby" could see Daddy's paint. I asked him about his baby a few times, and he would answer and then keep talking to the baby. Finally, I said, "Judah, what's the baby's name?" He quickly answered, "God." I was dumb-stricken. God was sitting in that stroller! Judah kept going on with his game, completely unaware of the power of his words and his imagination.
I kept working, well aware that God was sitting in the stroller, watching everything going on. A few minutes later, Judah almost knocked some paint over. I started to get upset, then I remembered -- God was sitting in the stroller. How should I react? What should I say? I directed Judah and his stroller in a different direction and explained that he almost knocked the paint over and needed to watch where he was going. "Okay, Mommy," he said and went on with his game.
This very small part of the day stuck with me, though. I should ALWAYS act as if God was sitting in the room, watching everything I'm saying and doing. My little 2 year old convicted me in a big way today, and it is an experience that will stick with me for a long time.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Brody's adorable chunky baby legs with sandals, enjoying the beautiful spring afternoon. He discovered grass this past week. He likes to pull it and try to (as he does with everything) put it in his mouth. Luckily, Mommy is always there to stop him.
I absolutely love the stage we are in now. Judah is getting more and more talkative, and he "practices" almost everything he hears. He is fun to talk with. Brody is such a bright-eyed boy with a curiousity for most everything he can see.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Judah is a very happy boy. This is Judah with his "friends." (Froggie, Bob, & Monkey) Froggie has become quite the traveler (with Judah). He's been to Vegas, Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado. That poor frog is in quite a worn state now. :)
I came upon an old list of things a few days ago. It isn't just an ordinary list, either. It is a list of my actual experiences, things I've thought about doing, and all of my possibilities. It was so interesting to see how many things from the "things I've thought about doing" category I have started to do. "Raising kids" is the big one that I have begun to do. Singing at church is another thing on the list that I have started to do (along with playing my bass).
I found myself thinking about all of the things on the list that I have always wanted to do but haven't. I wonder if I'll ever be able to learn the things that I want to start "someday." On this list are things like: Make a quilt, make GOOD salsa, and make our own clothes. I don't know how I can begin to learn these things while I have little boys running around and very interested in things I'm doing (especially if it involves scissors!). I do have these things on my list of things to attempt "someday." I'm just hoping that I can dive into them fully at some point.
Are there things you have on your "list" that you want to try someday? I encourage you to write them down and try one soon. I know I plan on attempting something new soon. It might even be something I've added to my list, too.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Still, even though people are tired of the snow, I wish they would relax a little and try to see the beauty in God's creation -- even in the winter. The snow falling from the sky in its soft, delicate, quiet way is beautiful. And, just as we stop to admire a rainbow or beautiful sunset, the snow in all its beauty deserves to be admired as well.