Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Patch at the Christmas Tree Farm

We took Keegan on Saturday to take some yearly pictures at the pumpkin patch. Of course, we tried to match clothes in order to get a good family picture, but you will see below that our plan failed and we could not get Keegan to look at the camera. Somehow it felt strange dressing in summer clothes anyhow. Keegan was enamored with all the pumpkins, scarecrows, and the wide open spaces to walk. We were less enamored with the heat, but loved watching him as he took it all in.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


These past week, I had a little bit of a scare that I was going into pre-term labor. For those of you reading that hate pregnancy details, you might want to stop reading. :) I have been progressively been feeling intense pelvic pressure, almost the feeling you get when you ride a bike all day, for a two weeks now. I decided to have my doc check it out since it was getting worse by the day and she said that Jack was really low. So they tested me for preterm labor and I came out negative. I was elated to hear this because if it was positive there was a 20% chance that he could come within the next three weeks and it would inevitably mean bed rest. That is a lot of bed rest people...a good 6-10 weeks and Jack could have possibly been in the NICU for a while. However, we escaped both of these sentences (for now) and I just have to back off on activity. I am hoping that Jack stays in the "box" at least until 36 weeks and then he can surprise us if he wants!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blog Therapy

I have not felt like blogging lately and it could be attributed to that I entered into my third trimester and feeling a little less energetic. I have so many different things to say so here we go...a list of thoughts and things of the past two weeks. Really I am sorry it is long..please feel free to skim. (I think I needed just get it all out and let it be therapeutic to my soul!)

*I just finished Voice of the Wind in the Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers. It is stinky incredible and I am patiently waiting for my library to get the second one in. I am third in line...this could be a long wait. But seriously, I have had such a hunger lately for history and I am sad that I never paid that much attention in school and never signed up for some biblical history classes at DBU.

*We had our first garage sell with Mae, Brad and my neighbor Merry Lynn last Saturday and we made $150 while they made decent money as well. I know this might not sound like much but that was well worth my time and I was glad to get it all out of my house. If I were to offer advice to friends who have yet to venture into the garage sell arena, you have to watch some people because they sure know how to rig garage sells. (mainly take off all price tags, were you don't remember how much you put on it, to get you to give them the items dirt cheap!)

*We have decided to try Houston Northwest Baptist Church for a few weeks and so far we have enjoyed several things about it. One of the things that top our "like" list about this church is our small group on Sunday morning. (for those of you who hate the word Sunday School..I left it out on purpose) Our teacher is a bible teacher at a Woodlands private school and both Jonathan and I are so thirsty to learn. We barely can take in all that he says in an hour. That my friends is a good class. Right now we are in Revelation and wow, he has already had my head spinning. We are hanging back to let God give us a peace about this church. It seems little by little he is giving it to us, but we still miss our friends at HFBC.

*Love the new Geiko commercials. I am still not used to them and they still get me at the end.

*I have been getting sonograms regularly to check up on the baby. It seems that Jack is a tiny one and in the 15th percentile. He is all in proportion, so the doctor is not worried, but of course I have to keep getting checked up on. (so there is a little bit of uneasiness there.) I have 12 weeks left. Or if he comes early like Keegan, 8 weeks. Some days I wonder if I am ready...

*Love the cool mornings we have had lately and all the pumpkins that are gracing the steps of our neighbors.

*We got locked out of our house last Friday for the first time and $80 something dollars later were let in.

*Keegan is in love with my socks.

*Love the Pumpkin Patch store for kids! Oh my... I am desperately holding back my urges to deck Keegan out in one of their outfits until he needs clothes.

*I really feel like I hit a huge milestone in my life this last week. I really struggle with all sorts of fear, especially when Jonathan is out of town. Last Thursday I had to stay in our house alone (with Keegan) for the first time and praise God I feel asleep without much trouble. I have been known to be freaked out to the point of falling asleep after 3 a.m or later. Much had to been attributed to the lesson on fear out of Beth's Esther Bible Study on Tuesday night. I love when God gives you peace and a word exactly when you need it.

*I have been doing some design work lately and earning my way to getting a digital canon rebel. I can hardly wait.

*Lastly, I really apologize for the lack of comments lately. I have been reading your blogs sporadically, and I will one day get caught up on all your lives. So thank you to the ones who continue to comment on mine and made it to the end of this blog! :/

Monday, October 8, 2007

When Baby is Unhappy...

No one is happy! This last week Keegan was sick with a nasty cold that came with so much snot! He had a fever for 4 days straight and it felt like he never was going to recover. Bless his heart, and our hearts for that matter. We barely could get a smile out of him. Praise the Lord that through the snot-fest, Jonathan and I did not get anything.

So, I read something in my Baby 411 book that was less encouraging than anything. It said that babies begin to get sick when they start venturing out in the world. (knew that) are the statistics....
*The average number of viral infections per year for kids under age five is EIGHT!!
*Each illness lasts seven to ten days.
*Most infections occur between October and April
*That's 80 days of illness packed into six months of the year.

Lord, help us. I did not realize until last week how much your week can come to a halt, how many naps they miss, and how sad it is to watch them mope around the house when they are sick. I figure this is something I need to get used to and invest in some Airborne!