Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have prayed to be led. For my hand to be held and for my husband to lead me. For him to pick me up as I fall (and Lord knows I have crashed). To never let me feel alone in our marriage, in our home, in our life.
I have prayed for my husband as a Father. To hold our children's hands and to lead them in the right direction. To teach them all that is good and right in this world. To teach them to have faith and strength, to believe in themselves. To show them love so that they will never feel alone.
And my husband has finally realized that the only way he can do this is by asking his Father, His Heavenly Father, to lead him, with strong hands, to stand up when he can't, to give him strength to be everything he is called to be. Because he now knows he can't do this alone.
I love you, Zach....with all my heart and everything I am....til death do us part.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We couldn't miss the elephants! Roll Tide!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Size of Baby: Baby #3 measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, weighs about 2 1/2 ounces and is the size of an apple.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, my hopes of staying at start weight are over....short lived. This week I gained 4 lbs...yikes. I can definitely tell my body is changing though....especially in the upper area. I am growing out of my bras quickly. Oh and the delivery of girl scout cookies has helped no one.
Maternity Clothes: Still in my regular clothes. I was doing some cleaning and found my maternity capris. With the weather getting warmer, I thought I would try and see if they would work....still too big. I was pulling them up the whole time...annoying.
Gender: We officially have both names picked out!!!! Yay! Zach favors the girls names and I really like both. With our past, when we really, really like a name...that is typically what we have. We loved both the names Zoe and Oliver.....so we will see :) I am so glad I have my SIL finding out in the near future what they are having...because that curbs my itch!
Movement: Feeling flutters for sure....but no jabs yet....soon, very soon.
Sleeping: I have had a hard time staying asleep once I fall. On my nights off, Zach and I typically go to sleep around 9...pathetic. But if anything wakes me up, I am UP. Needless to say, I have been getting a lot of reading done.
Cravings: I have been loving Breakfast Foods! I feel like this is all I bought at the grocery this week....bagels, waffles, bananas, cream cheese, cereal....and I could totally go for some Waffle House about now.
Symptoms: I have had some soreness in the girls...so I am pretty sure my ducts are forming....good signs for great breastfeeding! I also have been bloated some....one of those symptoms no one looks forward to in pregnancy. I have also been having some mild headaches, not sure what is causing them...but I need to quick...they are not fun. One symptom of pregnancy that I wish I didn't have is that I get little red spots...Dr. Pohl said that they were little capillaries that busted....well I have one in the middle of my forehead. Talk about bad luck. And it just get more red and more red!
Best Moment of the Week: Everyone is really starting to notice that I am pregnant. It makes me laugh because it isn't..."Are you pregnant?"...it is "Are you pregnant, AGAIN?" This week, 2 years ago, Zach and I conceived our first little one....and since then...I feel like I have been pregnant! I guess when God puts a fire in your heart....there is not much you can do to quench it. I do look forward to taking a break from child bearing come August.