Sunday, April 29, 2007

Baby Shower

Well, the baby shower went great! My mom took tons of pics....I didn't bring my camera, so I will have to wait for her to send me some.

So, I got the afghan done, the baby quilt done (airplanes, pics soon I hope), got the bassinet up....

got plenty of diapers at the shower, and now have plenty of baby clothes

everything is falling into place.....less than 5 wks to go

it was good seeing all my friends and my mom and dad at the shower

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Been a long week, now 35 weeks. 5 weeks to go to reach the official due date.
Looking forward to my baby shower on Saturday and seeing friends and family.
Got baby's afghan finished this week, too...will post pics sometime

Dancer Girl lost her first baby tooth this week, and she was soo soo soo excited. It was on the bottom, and she is so cute with a little gap there.

A couple of my irises did bloom, very pretty light and dark purples
Husband also got the front lawn mowed, and it looks good. I always like how the lawn looks right after we mow it the first time.

Other than that, just taking it easy, finishing up the school year, heading outside every nice day that we have

(the pic is of some irises that I gave my mom, Motherkitty)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Baby Belly & New Bed

Well, here is me last week, ha ha. I am currently 34 weeks, and baby boy certainly is growing. He may come earlier than his current due date, which is June 1. What do you guys think? On Friday, at my OB appointment, my midwife confirmed what we thought....that he has already dropped and is head down. Apparently he is getting ready and wants to come out and see us :). If you go by my first due date, I could be 36 weeks. I kind of think he will come sometime in between, closer to the end of May, but we will see.

Here is the fancy new loft bed/bunk bed with slide that all the grandparents helped us get for the girls. It is a big hit!!!!

The girls got sick with a terrible cold in the middle of the night before Easter Sunday, and were sick all that week. Kind of feels like I lost a week somewhere. That is one reason I have not blogged recently. Also, been busy catching up with end of the year school things. Add to that computer difficulties that prevent me from getting online consistently and the fact that I need more naps, ha ha, and, well, time flies.

Hope you are all well, and that all the plants and flowers in your yard are not as wilted from the freeze in recent weeks as mine are. As of right now, it doesn't look like my irises or hydrangea will bloom this year, unsure about the roses. Somehow the lily of the valley thrived with the cold, but my hostas look like droopy wilted lettuce in the bottom of your fridge. It will be hard to not do yard work from here on out and after baby is born.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Changing the Channel

I was skimming through a book* my husband got me last year, and I came across this:

"We all know how to use the remote control to change the channels on the TV. If we see something we don't like, no big deal-- we just flip channels. We need to learn how to mentally change channels when negative images of the past pop up in our minds unexpectedly. Unfortunately, when some people see those negative experiences on their minds' "screens," instead of quickly changing the channels, they pull up a chair and get some popcorn, as though they're going to watch a good movie. They willingly allow themselves to relive all those hurts and pains. Then they wonder why they are depressed, upset, or discouraged.

Learn to change the channel. Don't let your mind or your emotions drag you down into despair. Instead, dwell on the good things God has done in your life. "

I think that is really good. Let's save the popcorn for the really good movies and memories.

"A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones."

"Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–
think about such things."
"No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven."
*(the book my husband got me was Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen)

Friday, April 06, 2007

I Believe

(Inscription on the walls of a cellar in Cologne, Germany, where Jews hid from Nazis)

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.

I believe in love even when feeling it not.

I believe in God even when He is silent.

I was skimming through a book about Passover that my husband got me and found this quote. The landscape pic is by Peter Sharpe, click the pic to go to his page.