Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maternity Photos

Super excited about the maternity photos our friend Leah Robbins took for us this past week! We couldn't love them more :-) Kenny and I are still deciding which ones to order for ourselves, but in the meantime, you can drop by Leah's blog to check out some of her favorites!

I'll post some more, soon!

P.S. Can you believe we're 5 1/2 weeks away from our due date?! Hoorah!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

{32 Weeks}

{Month 8}

How Far Along: 32 weeks...we're getting closer to meeting this sweet blessing!

Favorite Maternity Clothes: Yoga pants & leggings…and sweat pants ;-)

Best moment this month: Too many to recount…especially two beautiful baby showers thrown by dear friends- a sweet time of celebrating God’s faithfulness and goodness to our family!

Movement: Less jabs and more rolls and elbows/knees sticking out! At our 32 week appointment, little man was measuring “right on track” and is already head down…what an overachiever! ;-)

Food Cravings/Aversions: Ice cream... in any form. Milk. Waffles with fruit. Whipped Cream. Iced Decaf Lattes!

What I miss: Sushi. And I had a random craving for sangria :-) (Note to self: must make in the Summer!)

Sleep: Sleeping great, so thankful. It’s just a matter of time before my precious sleep is interrupted by an even MORE precious baby boy!

What I am looking forward to:
Watching Kenny become a dad, watching my parents become grandparents, and my brother become an uncle. So many wonderful firsts!

Belly Changes: I'm getting pretty big :)

Symptoms: Braxton hicks, out the wazoo. Super good excuse to put my feet up and enjoy a Dairy Queen blizzard…I mean, a tall glass of nutritious water.

Prayer for this month:
Lord, our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness. Our hope is in You all day long and our desire is to trust You more and more as we journey towards parenthood. Continue to work in our marriage and in our hearts individually as we prepare to lead and guide Micah. For Your glory!

Soli Deo Gloria

Sunday, March 4, 2012

{28 Weeks}

{Month 7}

How Far Along: 28 weeks

Favorite Maternity Clothes: Enjoying the few maternity pants I
purchased, but since I’m carrying so low, sometimes I still feel like
they cut into my hips/belly…so I’m usually pretty happy to get home
and change into “comfies” :-)

Best moment this month: Feeling Micah’s hiccups for the first time –
I’m pretty sure he’s the cutest baby in the world ;-)

Movement: It is so reassuring to feel him move all the time – I love
knowing that he’s okay every time I feel a little roll or kick.

Food Cravings/Aversions: I finally feel like my taste buds are totally
back to normal, and I’m craving Indian again…score! I haven’t had any
aversions recently and my appetite is still up…I gained 7 pounds at my
28-week appointment, but didn’t feel too bad about that since my
overall weight gain seems reasonable (15 lbs?)… and I’m eating
well! Hey, if my body is telling me I need more nourishment, I’m not
going to argue with it! ;-)

What I miss: Lunchmeat… a Jersey Mike’s Club Sub sounds so decadent!

Sleep: My hips and pelvis are beginning to ache at night no matter
what position I sleep in, which makes it hard to fall back asleep when
I get up to use the restroom….and it’s totally worth it!! :-D

What I am looking forward to: Celebrating the anticipation of Micah’s
arrival with friends and family at upcoming showers!

Belly Changes: I’ve really grown the most between 24 and 28 weeks…my
belly button is completely flat and I keep catching myself in the
mirror and thinking, “Whoa, I am really pregnant!”

Symptoms: Back aches, Braxton hicks, increased appetite and complete

Prayer for this month: Kenny and I have begun to pray for the labor
and delivery. We know that we can do all things through Christ who
strengthens us (Phil 4:13) and have been asking for an extra measure
of strength, courage and wisdom for that special day. We also pray for
Micah’s health and wellness throughout L&D, for our doctor and nurses,
and possible complications. My heart lightens when I give these
details over to the Lord and allow His peace to cover my fears!