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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mom's Night Out (aka MNO)

Tonight I met my playgroup moms out for dinner--we schedule a MNO once a month and I love it! There are 3 of us who are expecting our 2nd babies (Heather is due in Feb, Tara in March and I'm in April). The girls surprised us w/ a card, a gift certificate (for homemade meals) and a diaper cake. How sweet! I haven't being in the group for long and I felt really special to be included. It's such a treat for me to go out w/ friends and have a "night off". I love being a mom, but it's hard now to schedule time for myself and especially time with friends.
I feel really lucky to have found these group of moms! I wonder who will be next to get preggo??!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Creature

This is Baby Creature's 19 weeks ultrasound (I'm really late posting her ultrasound since I am now 26 weeks). I was looking at Jacqueline's ultrasound and comparing both of them and they look very different. I don't think they will look alike. In another, 14 weeks will find out for sure. I can't wait to see her little sweet face!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

26 Weeks

I'm almost 26 weeks (I will be technically 26 weeks in 2 days). This morning at the grocery store a woman asked me if I was 9 months pregnant. I know my baby bump is much bigger with this pregnancy, but she though I was 9 months when I am only 6 months pregnant???!!!! She doesn't know I have a husky husband and we make BIG babies!!

Lunch with The Vanguard Crew

(From left to right--Kindra, Jennifer and Kassie. Anne was there too, but she had to leave early and I only remembered to take the picture after she already had left). Sorry, Anne!

This past week I had the opportunity to have lunch with my former co-workers from Vanguard. Vanguard was the last job I had before I became a stay-at-home-mom. It was so much fun seeing them and catching up! For my surprise, 4 of the girls were also pregnant with their 2nd babies (Anne is pregnant too, but she is now a stay-at-home-mom like me). Jennifer is the other one pregnant. The other preggo girls were not at lunch. All 6 of us are due between Feb-Aug! Pam, I hope you can make it next time!

PS: If you are wondering why in the world I am bending over in a 90 degree angle to take this picture, I have no idea! Actually, let me take advantage while I can and blame on my pregnant brain!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Where is God?

Where is God in the midst of great suffering and pain? You may ask yourself as you see horrific images of Haiti's earthquake aftermath. It's heartbreaking and we may stop complaining of the minor little annoyances of our pampered lives here in the U.S. for a week or so. Last night as I was watching the news, my heart was hurting as I saw the devastation and people in imaginable anguish. I wanted to jump into the TV screen and be there to help. I was moved as I saw people who were singing with their hands up in the air praising God. People who had lost loved ones, had lost everything they owned, had no reason to have hope, but they have God. It was humbling to see those images and I started wiping. I will never forget those images. God was being glorified by people who have all the reasons to turn against Him. What a great witness of faith to the world, what a great witness of faith to me. So, where is God? "I am in the cross suffering with you. Through my resurrection you have the power to do something about the world's pain". Be my feet and hands to this hurting world". Romans 8:21-25

Monday, January 4, 2010

Award and Jacqueline's 1 Year Check Up

I'm a little late getting this Kyle's company's Holiday party, his boss gave out awards to a few employees and Kyle wont the 5 Star Award (2nd year in a row! Last year we were not there b/c Jacqueline had just been born and we were still in the hospital). I was so glad that this year Kyle was there to receive his well-deserved award. He was nominated by his peers, which I think it makes even more special. I was so proud of him and I hate that I didn't have my camera with me. He won for his dedication, service and performance. Last year it was a rough year for him at work and he worked very hard. There were so many days he felt discouraged, but that only served as motivation to work harder. I'm always so proud of my husband regardless of his performance at work. I'm proud for the man that he is and his character and that's unchangeable despite of circumstances. I love when he gets recognized by others because he gets to be public acknowledged and he deserves that. Good job, Sweet Husband! I'm proud of you every day and thank you for working so hard to provide for US!

This check up was a hard one. Little she knew she would get 4 shoots! Poor Baby! The nurse had to pinch her little index finger to get some blood and it was just awful to watch her cry. I kept telling myself that is better to have her cry for a few minutes then to see her cry because she is sick. Anyway, her weight was 19 1/2 lbs ( she had lost 1/2 lb the week before b/c she was sick with a cold) and she was 29 1/2 inches. So, about 25% in weight and 50% in height. The doctor is no longer concerned about her weight since Jacqueline has steadily gained weight the past few months. She also told us to not use as much butter in her food anymore. So, she's off the "Paula Dean's Diet!"