Monday, July 29, 2013
So today is Monday again! What a great day. :) What are you thankful for this Monday?
1) The cooler weather
2) The sunshine AND cooler weather
3) Raspberry herbal tea
4) Double strollers
5) Birth Plans
7) God-glorying conflict (seems ironic huh? lol How about conflict that in the end sanctifies and grows each other closer to Christ and to each other?)
8) Maternity clothes a friend is lending me
9) Ab exercises
10) 3 more months
11) Healthy diets
12) Steady weight
13) Laughs from Levi
14) Family time
15) My husband who has been working extra hard the past month
16) Fun times with my hubby
17) A husband who is great at planning and helps something that seems stressful a breeze
There are so many things for us to be thankful for. This is just a simple list, but I am thankful for so many other things. These are just a few of the "special" things that I am thankful for this week. :)
Thursday, July 25, 2013
We had an ultrasound yesterday and it was cool. With Levi, we had a 3D ultrasound done at 18 weeks and that was the only 3D ultrasound we had with him. With this Baby Brines, we have had a few of them, but they haven't been too exciting, but this ultrasound yesterday at 25 weeks was cool. The baby had more fat under the skin, so it was way less skeletal and creepy. lol Even John was amazed at how it looked, but he said the baby looked grumpy.
I'm nervous to write this post because I know this is going to come across as harsh, but I don't mean it to. Just know my heart isn't to be harsh and judgemental.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The word no is a frustrating word for anyone to hear. No one really likes to hear it. John and I had talked about how when we had kids, we were going to strive to not use the word no. I'll explain in a minute. Now, since having Levi we have added to that list phrases that associate a negative meaning or outcome. Those are things like "if you don't stop eating candy, you will end up sick," or "if you don't shape up your life, you are going to go to jail!" Things like that. Your mind can't help but think of the negative outcome and that starts to become the reality that your mind creates. So, we are trying not to use those phrases with Levi as well.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Why do you think Monday's can be so tough? I am not sure. But, I believe it has something to do with the fact that we have idols. Shocked at that answer? Let me explain and see if I can help you understand where I am coming from. We all would admit we have idols in our life. Or maybe we wouldn't, but we know that we do. I heard a quote the other day that stated "What we idolize, we demonize."
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
I have been doing poorly with my weekly belly pictures and my facebook profile pictures. The facebook one is because the fruits/veggies are getting weird and I don't normally buy them, so I forget when I'm at the store to pick them up. It's lame though! And, we are without internet at home. I will strive to take some belly pictures tonight or tomorrow though. But, until then, I figured I could at least update my blog on what is going on.
Monday, July 8, 2013
I love to read, I always have, but I realize not everyone is like me. There are some who love to read, there are some who hate reading, and there are others who are indifferent. Regardless, if you are a parent of a child of any age, I would highly recommend the book "Healthy Sleep Habits for a Happy Baby" by Marc Weissbluth M.D. This book is absolutely amazing and how we got Levi into such a wonderful sleep habit. And, honestly, I think it has a lot to do with his disposition. I realize that personality is a big key, but one of the big points in this book is that if the child isn't getting enough sleep, they will get over tired and not be able to sleep nor function well. Then they get irritable and don't learn or adapt as well.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
We had such a fantastic weekend celebrating the 4th and John's birthday. He was born on the 4th, so he's lucky and gets fireworks on his birthday! I wanted to do a quick picture update. Belly pictures along with pictures from our amazing weekend. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday celebrating the freedom of our country and what our soldiers fight for daily.