Friday, August 23, 2013

Awesomeness and Parks Versus Awesomeness and Messy Living Rooms

There is a song I hear on the radio down here and I think the song is just called “Awesome.” I am not sure of the artist, but I will see if I can find it and post a link. It is more of a charismatic song, but the theme of the song is that our God is awesome. It repeats that over again. I love it. Our God is awesome. He is glorious. This song is stuck in my head/heart today.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

God's Sovereignty and Mundane Days

The sovereignty of my God is an awesome thing. He is wholly in control.
Today was an emotionally draining day with Levi. He wasn’t bad necessarily, he was being a kid. I was tired and trying to accomplish a lot. I seemed to be telling him to leave stuff alone, put something back, be gentle to the cat, those aren’t yours to play with, or Levi, please come here all afternoon long. All the negative was discouraging me. Trying to come up with more positive, less draining ways to keep him out of stuff, I tried to have him play with certain things etc. I felt bad for him, but I was also getting frustrated and even more tired.
 I accomplished a lot of things. Things in the house got organized, his bedroom got cleaned, curtains were hung, our bedroom was completely rearranged, laundry was done, lunch and dinner were made, but one thing was not accomplished. I wanted to take Levi to the park. I wanted to walk down there for the exercise and then let him play outside in the fresh air together with me. Guess what got shoved aside on my to do list.
Yes, I am glad that I accomplished what I did and I am grateful that I was able to because honestly today is what I would consider a “bad pregnancy day” because of the cramping, aches, pains, and tiredness. But, what did I do to spend quality time with Levi? We did play together and we sang songs and such, but still the fact that the park got shoved aside bothered me. I read this article this evening and it really struck home. I had a frustrating day today and this evening isn’t going so hot either. I’m tired and emotional, but my God is still sovereign. He’s sovereign over the missed park, he’s sovereign over Levi exploring EVERYTHING today, He’s sovereign over the icky evening. He’s also sovereign over the good things. Levi informing me he had to go potty, a nice arranged bedroom that is decluttered. Clothes that are washed and put away. God is sovereign. This is a truth I need to embed deep in my heart. When I feel my heart and soul getting frustrated and worried or stressed, I need to remember God is sovereign and realize every situation is designed for me personally. God knew it would happen and is using it to grow me more Christ-like.
So, whether it is a tantrum or being bummed about missing the park, realize that God is sovereign and we can learn something from each situation. I need to manage my time better, lean on God, and thank Him for my amazing little man who sometimes wears me out physically even though he is shorter than my knees! :)

*By the way, this is a day later and we did make it to the park today. :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A "Real" Post about Exercising while Pregnant

I wanted to write a post that is “real” for all the other pregnant moms out there. First as a disclaimer, I am not complaining and I am very thankful that I have had a wonderful and easy pregnancy so far. This post is because I have been reading a ton about how women who exercises and feel wonderful and are able to do like 2 hours of exercise 7 days a week, or something crazy like that.

Monday, August 12, 2013

29 Weeks!!! Yay!!

I thought I would write a pregnancy update post for those who enjoy reading them like myself (reading other’s updates that is lol). First things, we had a midwife appointment on Friday that was good. I am getting to like Amy more and more. She is very nice and so far I have only seen the other midwife once. I am praying that it is Amy who is present at the birth because I am building a relationship with her and even when I schedule appointments with the other midwife, something has always happened to where I end up seeing Amy instead, so I am praying that is a sign. :) The other midwife is nice as well (I haven’t met the others that don’t work in the office), but since I don’t know her as well, I am hoping that it is Amy that is there. Anywho, everything is good. She said Baby B is already head down and she seemed surprised by that. I can’t remember when Levi was head down. She said my weight is perfect and on track (I am still freaked out by it but she said it is wonderful). Also, my glucose or sugar test was so normal they marked it as abnormal and retested it! lol She said it was absolutely perfect, so our sugar free diet is working (other than natural sugars like pure maple syrup and honey.). That was wonderful to hear. :)

Lots and lots of movements going on with Baby B. Sometimes I have to cushion the movements with my hands because it hurts sometimes. The other night, I felt a knee and a foot really clearly. I was never able to distinguish between parts with Levi. No stretch marks yet, though I didn’t get them with Levi, so I am hoping that it is the same this time around. I am still trying to drink lots of water and use my coconut oil to prevent them. So far it is working.

We officially announced on facebook, so it’s not a secret on there anymore. Well it was never a secret, but people didn’t get it. :) I was calculating last night and realized that we only have 7 more weeks before I COULD go into labor and anywhere from 10-12 weeks until I will for sure go into labor either way. Lol So, that is exciting. I am just over 7 months now or 29 weeks (31 according to what I think...trying not to think about that too much though so I don’t get disappointed when I see the due date time I think it will happen go by. Lol).

We had a gender reveal this weekend at my parent’s house. It was a wonderful time. Just a few immediate family members. We did a 50/50 raffle to guess the gender and then popped a balloon to reveal the gender. It was fun. :) While we were up there, we played lots of games like Wits and Wagers and Forbidden Island. The food was so yummy too. I was feeling really icky a few days before we left. I just felt down and depressed and very “pms-y.” It caused strife between John and I, and I just did NOT want to go up north. I just wanted to stay home and see no one. Of course my icky mood made John and I not too fond of each other and we ended up arguing, but it actually did end up solving a lot and we have a battle plan for when we are both feeling down in the dumps now. And, I was soon excited to go up north again. It was a blast and I was so glad we went. Pregnancy hormones, I tell ya. Lol

I am not doing very good at taking the veggie pictures anymore. Hm, I will have to look and see what it is this week and get some pictures because today is my grocery shopping day. I need to get on that.....
Until then, here are some belly pictures. :)