Wednesday, July 31, 2013

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 34 lbs
Maternity clothes? I've actually been wearing a lot of non-maternity dresses. I scored this t-shirt dress from Target, on sale!
Stretch marks? Nothing new, my belly is still clear of stretch marks
Sleep: Okay. I am tossing and turning more, not being able to stay comfortable in the same position for a while. I have also been waking up earlier & earlier. 
Food cravings: nothing specific 
Anything making you queasy or sick: still can't eat mushrooms
Miss anything? a glass of wine, my summer wardrobe, sleeping on my stomach
Gender: girl girl girl
Labor signs: just a few braxton hicks
Have you started to show? Yep!  
Symptoms: lower back pain, frequent bathroom trips, heartburn/indigestion, swollen feet & ankles
Belly Button in or out? still hangin' in there as an innie
Wedding rings on or off? off 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy 
Best Moment this week?  Hubby talking to Emmah at night before we go to bed  
Looking forward to anything? painting the nursery on FRIDAY! 

Only 6 more weeks until I'm 40 weeks?!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Journal 1

Mike & I both volunteer for an organization called Young Life
We love YL, it's ministry and the impact it has on millions of high school kids across the world.  

This past week, my husband went on a camp trip with 5 kids from the local high school, 
giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel. 

While they were there, they decided to keep a journal while reading the bible & sharing it on a group Facebook page whenever they wanted to.  So I decided I would share mine on this blog, because you just never know when someone needs to hear the good news of Jesus. 

 Castaway Camp in Minnesota
photo creds. to my hubby

So here is Journal 1 

Mark 1: 40-42 
The part where Jesus heals the man with leprosy. 

Every time I read this, I am amazed by Jesus.

When someone has leprosy, they have lesions on their body because of bacteria. Everyone stayed away from the person, in fear that they would get it too. So this man was probably shunned from his family, friends & town. (Imagine how you feel when your face is breaking out and you just wanna hide your face!) Then Jesus comes in, the man begs Jesus to heal him, Jesus TOUCHES him and says "Be clean".

I think this says so much about the heart of God and his love for us. Instead of thinking "Ew." or saying "Go away and be clean", Jesus touches him. 

Imagine what He can/will do in our lives, if we let him.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

More Baby Showers

I was thrown two more showers, one with family in NY & one with friends in Chicago. 

We have the best friends & family on the planet.

We are so thankful for all of the amazing people in our lives.

Friday, July 19, 2013

31 Weeks

It's been awhile! 
Vacation & unpacking after the move has taken up all of my time. 

But here is my 31 week bumpdate!
(although I am now 32 weeks) ((Time, SLOW DOWN?!))

How far along? 31 weeks & 4 days
Total weight gain: 30 lbs
Maternity clothes? It has been too hot for anything but athletic shorts & tank tops! But I have been using my be band when we go out somewhere
Stretch marks? I've noticed a few stretch marks on my boobs, but nothing anywhere else so far
Sleep: Great
Food cravings: I am craving anything sweet SALTY now. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: mushrooms still do not sound appetizing
Miss anything? Cold beer, drinking tons of iced coffee & turkey sandwiches (I could eat one every day) 
Gender: Our last ultrasound confirmed again that she is still a she
Labor signs: A few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there
Have you started to show? Should I just take this question off of here from now on? 
Symptoms: lower back pain, braxton hicks contractions, swollen feet, ankles and fingers, peeing 10x a day, sleepiness is back in town, NESTING ;)
Belly Button in or out? it is on the verge of popping out any day now
Wedding rings on or off? off, unfortunately the summer heat has made me put them in my jewelry box until it cools down
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY! I have been in such a great mood lately and I am so thankful
Best Moment this week?  Seeing baby at our last ultrasound
Looking forward to anything? Starting the nursery! I feel so behind on this task.