Thursday, July 31, 2014

~Baby update and some pics.~

 ~Baby and I went for our weekly ultrasound, non-stress test, and midwife appt. yesterday.
~Baby passed her non-stress test with a 10 out of 10.  =)
~My technician said that my fluid levels look great!
~My midwife sound that my blood sugar numbers are wonderful, and whatever I'm doing, to keep doing it! Praise The Lord!!!
~Last week my ultrasound technician changed the heads on her ultrasound machine and got this FUN 3D pic of our baby's face.  (see below)
~She has her hand up to one side of her face, and her FOOT up to the other side of her face.  =)
I LOVE her little eyes, nose, and lips in this pic.
Sooooo precious.
We're getting excited to meet her about 3 weeks or so.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS, we've got LOTS to do before then!~
~Recently Michael, Beth, and family came down on a Saturday and spent the day with us.  We had a lot of fun being together!~
 ~We've been doing LOTS of sorting of kids' clothes and toys, so the kids enjoyed playing with the empty boxes.~
 ~Mary has been WANTING a ROBE like Mommy wears.  Jesus helped me find one on Clearance, and she is thrilled.  Mommy added a LARGE ruffle, so no matter how fast she grows... she won't out-grow it any time soon.  =D~
 ~My sweetheart helped me "frame" one of our family pics for our mantel.  =) ~

 ~ I just bought a piece of foam board at Dollar tree, we glued some brown paper to it, then we glued our picture to it, and tucked it into this frame.  =) ~
 ~Kimberly was VERY happy that the Lord worked it out for her to go with a group of young people from our church to Athens Youth camp in Michigan.~
 ~She came back with all kinds of fun stories to tell us of her days at youth camp....~
 ~But the most exciting story she had to tell ....was how GOD CAME IN SUCH A SPECIAL WAY IN THEIR SATURDAY EVENING SERVICE.  Altar service after altar service, young people minding God, out in the aisles praising God, their services lasted for hours.  How we PRAISE THE LORD for meeting with our young people in such a wonderful way!!!!~

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

~Our baby bump family pics!~

Last week we went to Portrait Innovations and got our baby bump family pics taken.
Our Kimberly will be gone this week, and I didn't want to take the chance of going into labor while she was gone and missing getting our "baby bump" pics with this baby.
(I had quite the night last night with LOTS of today the girls are helping me pack the diaper bag and my suitcase, and finish baby's nursery...just in case baby decides to show up early. =)
Baby and I went for an ultrasound and check up this past Monday and all is going great.  
I'm 35 weeks along and we hope to meet her when I'm 39 weeks along.
(With my last 2 babies and with her I plan to get induced at 39 weeks, so as to AVOID having another Noah who though I did EVERYTHING natural I could think of to get him to come...he was 12 days late and weighed nearly 10 and 1/2 lbs.
His was a VERY DANGEROUS birth...and We both could have died.)
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 ~And now....our baby bump pics.
We had never used Portrait Innovations before...and were very HAPPY with how they turned out.  The nice thing is the cd we got saved us money, 'cause we didn’t have to order all these poses. :-)
Here we are..."At the Ocean." =) ~

~"All Framed In."~

~Mary, Mommy, and baby.~
~My Sweetheart and I..."Out in the field."~

I'd love to know which pose is your favorite...if you care to leave that in a comment. =)
We are getting VERY excited to meet our new little SWEET girl!   =)
Thank you for your prayers!!!  Baby and I need them...and We also need them as we continue to work on the 3rd floor!

Monday, July 14, 2014

~Baby Update and fun times!~

~THANK YOU for your prayers for Baby and I.  
Like I mentioned last week, my midwife was concerned about what she thought looked like extra fluid that I was carrying.  So she scheduled me to go to the hospital for a more thorough ultrasound to make sure I wasn't high risk.
So, Today baby and I had that ultrasound.
~The ultrasound lady said that my fluid level is NORMAL!!!! YEA!!!!  Praise the LORD!!!
~I'm due to have baby around Aug. 19th.
~She weighs around 5 lbs. 2 oz., and I'm 34 weeks along.
~You can't tell it so much in this picture, but she has the CUTEST chubby cheeks.  
We are getting EXCITED to meet her.  We are working hard on getting her nursery and clothes ready.
~In case you aren't used to looking at ultrasound pics, this is her profile pic of her precious little face.
~She's lying on her back and her little forehead, nose, lips, and chin are facing upward.  
Her chest is to the right. =)~
~Fun times with family.  The boys' cousin Bryan had a birthday, so we joined his family at the park for a fun evening together.~

 ~Out for a YUMMY supper and a fun evening with our DEAR Pastor and Grammy.~

 ~I ordered a Spinach salad, and Shrimp Scampi...and then only ate the shrimp and tomatoes (since I can't eat the pasta.)
It was DELISH!!!~
 ~Such a fun evening and WONDERFUL fellowship.  We LOVE our pastor and wife!!  They've been our pastor since we were newly married.~
 ~I ordered this mini cheesecake, ate 3 or 4 bites then let my family enjoy the rest. =) ~
 ~Phillip has been working on our 3rd floor, getting it ready for Kimberly, Sarah, and Mary to move up there.
Right now Mary has no bed to sleep in and sleeps on the floor. =(
The girls let her sneak in their bed sometimes, but it's an antique 3/4 bed, so is pretty SMALL for 3 people, and the girls don't rest well when she sleeps with them.
So, it will be nice for Mary to have a BED when she gets moved up to the 3rd floor.
Phillip tore out a closet on the 3rd floor and is putting a bathroom with a shower up there.
Right now we only have a tub, and so he's trying to get that shower in before I have baby.~
Please pray:
1. For God-speed on our 3rd floor project!!
2. That God will continue to keep His hand on baby and I!
3. Pastor Jimmy from the Bogota, Colombia church requests prayer for a family in the church.
4. Please pray for the other 2 pastors and congregations in Colombia.
5. Please pray for those we left behind in Argentina.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

~Our 4th of July weekend!~

 I went to my midwife appointment yesterday and they took an ultrasound.  They confirmed that our baby is a GIRL.
The midwife did say that I'm carrying some extra fluid.  I told her that I was SHOCKED for I haven't been eating bread, pastas, rice, or potatoes for months, my sugar numbers are great, and I only weigh 130 at 33 weeks pregnant.
(I weighed 128 in January at 10 1/2 weeks pregnant, lost down to 125 in Argentina due to not eating a lot of carbs and walking, and now weigh 130.)
She told me that unfortunately extra fluid and gestational diabetes just go together.  =(
So, I'm supposed to have another ultrasound next week at the hospital just to make sure that they aren't concerned about the extra fluid.
She said that baby girl and her heart look great!
PLEASE PRAY that God will help my extra fluid to not be a problem, and that God will continue to keep His hand on Baby Girl and I.  
Thank you!
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I hope that each of y'all had a Happy Fourth!
As I told you we got to go and spend the 4th and 5th of July with my SWEET Daddy and Moma!  We had SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!
~Here's my patriotic brownies I made and took over to Indiana.  The white choc. on top sort of looked like the Chevron design. =)~
 ~And I made Rice Krispy treats and cut them into stars.~

 ~Moma had given me this patriotic tub, so Phillip bought some Sprite, Coke, and healthy Root beer, and Gingerale and we put those in ice.  I really enjoyed getting to use Moma's tub.~
 ~My sweetheart grilled hamburgers and hotdogs.~
 ~Our table full of yumminess!~
 ~Moma made some YUMMY green beans and Sweet tea to go along with the hot dogs and hamburgers, veggies and dip, chips and dip, and desserts and drinks we brought.~

 ~Gram and 2 of her 18 Grandkids. (19 including Keith's sweet wife Natalie! =)~

 ~Diggin in.~

 ~God gave us such a cool NICE day for a picnic. ~
At a doctor's check-up last January, the nurse wanted to know how much little Mary knew, so asked her if she knew her full name.
Mary replied, "Mary Quite Contrary."  =D ~
 ~Gram made yummy coffee to go with dessert, and even little Mary got a cup. =)  Can you tell she was raised in Colombia? =) ~
 ~My SWEET Moma and baby and I.
It was just over a year and a month ago that she had her stroke.
We THANK THE LORD for how well she is healing!!~
 ~I had a tiny cup of coffee (no sugar added) along with my 2 little Rice Krispy Treat Stars for my 4th of July treat. ~
 ~A funny little picture showing you that my BABY BUMP is a little built-in shelf to hold my coffee or tea cup. :-D~
 ~Noah, Mary, and Elijah in front of Gramp's NICE raised gardens.~

 ~Then we took a walk down to see the man-made lake across the street from Gramp and Gram's house.~

 ~While Gram and baby and I took a nap, Gramp, Phillip, and the kids worked on building a fire pit in their front yard.~

~The finished product!  It's such a cool fire pit.~
~It was so FUN sitting around the fire pit, and.... ~
 ~making S'mores.~
 ~Gram eating a S'more.~
 ~Then Phillip did fire works with our kids and the neighbors' kids.~

 ~Gramp explaining to Noah about the sheep hanging on his wall...and then we had family devotions.~
 ~Elijah ....after a VERY happy and eventful 4th of July.~
 ~At breakfast the next morning...Gram gave Elijah the money that she and Gramp had found while fixin' up their house.~
  ~Counting it out.  It came to 83 cents....Thanks to Uncle Andrew dropping some extra money out in the yard to add to Gram's collection for Elijah.  =) ~
 ~Moma in her very pretty kitchen!!  It was so fun for us to see her kitchen all fixed up with her fun stuff.~
 ~We came back home Saturday night so we could attend our church on Sunday.
My Sweetheart and I on Sunday.~
 ~Daryl and Laura had us and another family over for a YUMMY Sunday dinner!~
 ~Their table was so fun and festive.~
 ~Final preparations.~
 ~Laura and baby and I. ~
 ~Laura's beautiful and delicious pie.~
 ~Our kids...all dressed in Red, white, and Blue. =) ~
 ~Mary and her fun blue and white blouse and shoes.~
 ~We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend and thoroughly enjoyed being Daddy and Moma and the Hausmans.
We are trying to make each day count as we get the house and nursery ready for baby girl to arrive.
We are moving Kimberly, Sarah, and Mary up to the 3rd floor before baby comes as well, which involves quite a bit of work.
Baby is due to arrive in 5 to 6 weeks.
EEEKKK!  We don't have much time, so your PRAYERS mean A LOT.~
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