Love that hair!!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Love that hair!!!
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Friday, January 25, 2008
The back of Kate's coming home outfit (notice the ruffles)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
To say that a woman is pregnant for 9 months is one of nature's screwier calculations. All told a woman is actually pregnant for 10 months! So to think that I am actually 9 months pregnant but still have 4 weeks to go is pretty hilarious. Actually, as 36 weeks flies past me I am very surprised and pleased to say I feel really good. I have been sleeping well and I still feel awesome. I am still swimming 2 times a week. Jared has joined me in the pool since his knee surgery so that has helped to motivate me even more. Next Thursday, the 31st I will go back to the Dr and hopefully we will start making plans and being a little more definite about when we will meet Kate. I am very excited to meet my little girl. From the 31st on I will be going every week until I deliver. I look forward to these appointments because I know that each one gets me closer to seeing Kate. I washed her clothes this week end and folded them in her drawer. I also packed her little bag with her little coming home outfit that we will take to the hospital. Here's a rookie Mom story for you. I was convinced that she didn't have enough onesies so Jared and I ran out to Target last Thursday night and bought 2 more packages of onesies so our little girl would not go naked in her 1st 3 months of life. When I went to do her laundry that night I discovered a big surprise. With out counting in the new onesies at Target Kate had 25 onesies already. That's a good lesson to learn.....Look at the closet before you go out and buy. Kate was already more than prepared!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Posted by Betsy@Living in the Moment at 7:21 PM
I have loved these past few weeks of pregnancy!
These past couple weeks of pregnancy have been especially beautiful for me. I can't explain it other than to say that I feel such a closeness to Kate right now. I feel her move inside of me practically all of the time. She basically moves a lot at the top of my tummy because to be honest she doesn't have much room in there anymore. Her legs, knees, and feet are constantly pushing outward. I love to just watch as she pushes and sometime makes little waves across my tummy. Truly amazing! A friend once told me that birth is bittersweet because, yes you want to meet your little one but at the same time you will never be that close to your child physically again. Pregnancy is so amazing.I know that sounds cliche but I also know every Mom who reads this is agreeing with me whole heartedly. I just feel so blessed that God has allowed me to experience pregnancy. Please pray for all 3 of us as we head into the home stretch.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008
Jared has battled with sore knees for as long as I have known him. Playing high school sports in the past and continuing sports such as basketball, running, and soft ball have put his left knee under such pressure that he has been in a lot of pain lately, especially at night. Tomorrow afternoon he is going to have his left knee scoped and his ACL shortened (I don't know how the Dr. will accomplish that but he says his ACL is too stretched out.) Please pray for him that he will do well during the surgery and that his recovery time will be short. Please pray that the surgery will make him pain free. He is way too young to be hobbling around in pain. I am not too crazy about him being "put under" by anethesia and he is not too happy about the IV. Thanks in advance for your prayers!
Posted by Betsy@Living in the Moment at 8:05 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Very few stories have captivated me like the one that I posted on my blog a couple of days ago. Tricia's story is one of hope and courage. Her husband's faith through out their journey has been remarkable to say the least. Just to update in case you haven't checked their blog lately. Tricia has cystic fibrosis and is 24 weeks pregnant with their first baby. In fact, she was about to be put on the list for a lung transplant when they found out she was pregnant. On Monday she was put on a ventilator to give her the best chance at living and to buy her baby girl precious time to grow more. When she was ventilated on Monday the Drs decided it would be better to deliver the baby right then to give them both the best chance. Their baby girl was born weighing 1lb 6oz (think from your wrist to your elbow). They are both hanging on and are presently as stable as they can be. Tricia does not know that she is a mother as she is under heavy sedation. I think what has captivated me most is the extreme example of faith that her husband Nate has shown. Where is the bitterness? Where is the "Why me?" Nowhere to be found. He wrote on his blog last night that he prayed to God and said that he would accept whatever God chooses for his girls but he asked that God would consider the desire of his heart. What an open and vulnerable prayer. Is that a prayer of faith I could pray right now? I don't know, but I hope to answer that with a strong yes someday! I know that I have grown spiritually just by being on the outside looking in on their journey. As I feel Kate twisting and squirming inside of me at almost 5lbs I know what a blessing and miracle she is. Every baby is. God holds all of these babies in his arms. From every baby struggling in all of the NICUs across the country to the biggest 10 and 11 pounders God has such a special story to tell through them. I am in awe. Please continue to pray for this family as these are the critical days for them. Their names are Tricia, Nate and their precious girl Gwyneth Rose.
Posted by Betsy@Living in the Moment at 9:36 AM
Sunday, January 6, 2008
by hand. Jared and I joke that Kate will be taking this rug to college with her because I worked so hard on it. It was truly a labor of love!
Posted by Betsy@Living in the Moment at 7:48 PM
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I honestly don't know how I got to this couple's blog but they are in need of prayers right at this moment. Tricia is about 24 weeks pregnant with their first child. She has also battled cystic fibrosis her whole life. They are having to make some pretty important decisions right now about her health and the baby's delivery time and could really use your prayers. Here is the link to the husband's web site so that you can read their story. http://cfhusband.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Daddy showing off our new pink rocker
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