Monday, June 25, 2012

12 weeks with Peanut

12 weeks with "peanut"
12 weeks with Jack and Lucy
I do realize that there is not much of a difference in these pics, BUT I am doing a "catch-up post" and when I do my 16 week pic comparison... I bet there will be a huge difference! ha! I am 15 weeks at this moment... but I am planning on doing a post like this every 4 weeks... so my next one will be at 16 weeks!
I ALWAYS wanted to do this blog post and I am thoroughly confused as to why I never did this when I was pg with Jack and Lucy??? I guess it was just such a crazy pregnancy? I don't know... so here goes!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Size of baby: just over 2 inches long, the size of a lime
Total Weight Gain/Loss: haven't gained anything so far
Maternity Clothes: I wear maternity jeans and pants but everything else is regular.
Gender: We hope to find out in a few weeks!
Movement: I have felt this "peanut" very early! I felt fluttering this week (12 weeks)
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good!
What I miss: um... WINE!!! (and smoked salmon) 
Cravings: strawberry yogurt and cherry berry chiller from Mcdonalds? (weird)
  Symptoms: I have had afternoon sickness from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. At around 4 in the afternoon, it is like an alarm clock... I start getting sick!  
Best Moment this month: feeling the baby move for the first time! It is a slight flutter and it is amazing!

***2 new posts below! ...

Summer Lovin!

Summer LOVIN, had me a blast, Summer LOVIN, happened so fast!

Lucy LOVEs her Ava-doggie! (and I think the feeling is mutual)
 Jack LOVEs hammin it up and being the head man in charge
 They both LOVE lots and lots of pool time...
 They LOVEpretending to go "nite-nite"
Like I said... Lucy LOVES her Ava-doggie, and if the feeling wasn't mutual; this, my friends, would not happen:
 They LOVE making tents with Nonna
 They LOVE hangin with their "Dadaddy"
 They do not LOVE being sick... we had 2 weeks of sickies at the beginning of June.
 They LOVE swingin with their SuSu:

Here are just a few of the things we are "lovin" this summer. Jack and Lucy are more like little people now than babies. They tell me what they want and don't want and I have to say that I LOVE that! It makes the guessing game much less intense. They are both so smart it almost scares me. I know that every parent thinks their kiddos are smart, but I freak out when my 19 month old tells me the name of every letter on the refrigerator and the sound it makes AND a word to accompany that letter. I SWEAR I haven't been drilling letter.. I take no credit. I think it has a ton to do with "Super Why" and the computer games that they play! haha!
Our family is having to do a ton of praying, trusting and holding our heads up right now during this point in our lives. We are in a place of "limbo". Cal is done with Fellowship at exactly this time next year. We are moving next June and we have no clue where we are moving. Weird, unsettling feeling. It has been hard on me more now than it would have been before children. Now, to have 2 children and another one on the way and to not know where I am moving these precious angels is taking a toll on me, but I have to remember that is just the "planner" in me rearing it's ugly head. The GREAT and MIGHTY planner has it all under control and that is where I choose to rest. That is also where I choose to rest when people ask me, "HOW are you going to do this?? 26 month old twins and a new baby??" I rest in Him and I know that He will provide. He will make a way! He will give us the strength! It is funny to pray for answers, when in actuality, what good will it do for me to "know" anything right now... God knows and that is all that matters.
My job right now is to cherish the moment!

*Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6

Mother's Day

I am doing a few catch-up posts... Mother's Day was extra special this year knowing that another sweet baby was growing inside of me. I sat in the church service overwhelmed by our God's provision in our lives. I remember so vividly sitting in those "mother's day" services just 3 years ago in so much intense pain. I wanted to stand when the pastor called for the mothers to stand, I wanted the flower that all of the little kids ran out in the congregation to give the mothers. But, I couldn't stand or get a flower... I had to just sit there wondering if I ever would! This year, I stood. I stood and I looked around the room and into the eyes of several young ladies that were still sitting and I didn't want to stand anymore. I wanted to go wrap my arms around them and tell them that it is going to be OK! But, as I stood, I closed my eyes, focused and praised God for what He has done in our lives and for what He is going to do in our lives.
For this sweet, bubbly, smart, independent, curly haired little princess....
 who loves her momma...
 ... and this kind, compassionate, smart, atheletic, handsome little man,
 who gives excellent kisses!!

Mother's Day 2011:
Mother's Day 2012: