Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sicklies

Little Miss Avery has pnemonia again! This is the second time in the past six months. She started to get the rattling cough and fever early this week so we took her in and she has infection in both of her lungs. The dr said that once you have any kind of lung infection you are more likely to get them again. She is on antibiotics and breathing treatments which seem to help. Please just pray for quick healing, and for the cough to subside enough for her(and mommy) to sleep.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

God is Good

Hmm my post disapeared the other day....


Well as we all know Gods plans sometimes are not always our plans. We have just found this out. As you all know we are scheduled to close on our house on February 15th. After a lot of prayer and wise counsel we have decided to let the house go and wait 6 months to move. Christopher has had a strong sense from the Lord for us to wait for several weeks, that he has something better planned for us. Plus the loan we wanted wasn't looking like it would work. So we went ahead and sent the termination agreement over this morning.

Yesterday I was pretty sad and disappointed that we were not moving into the house that I sooo wanted. Today I woke up refreshed and thankful that I have a husband that hears what the Lord leads him to do, and follows it(even though he know he will probably have a crying wife!). So now we are on the hunt for a 3 bedroom apt to live in the next six months. I am excited about the fun we will have in our little apartment, the joy of not having any yard work or maintenance for a season, and most of all carrying on our tradition of us moving when I am 8 months pregnant(or 9 this time!)

As far as preggo updates...last Thursday we went to the doctor and had the scheduled ultrasound and saw out little bean, and its little heart beat! It was so amazing to see, we didn't have an early ultrasound with the twins so it was so neat to see our little bean just beating away. I go back in the middle of February so that we can hear the heart beat on the doppler. The morning sickness is alive and rearing its ugly head. I feel great in the mornings but start to really feel bad around 1:45. So my wonderful husband has told me to nap and rest while the kiddos are down. Even better he cooked dinner most of last week since it was a struggle for me to be in the vicinity of food. God has really been showing his kindness and mercy to me through all the yuckiness, he has provided help through Christopher and his parents with the kids and even more he has provided me with his comfort through this time. The funny thing is my New Years "resolution" was to be long suffering! What a great test he has provided me!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Only the Best

Being pregnant is easy. Yea, easy! For me it is no problem. However, I have to give my Bride some serious commendations. This is now the second time in our lives we have had to walk through Eileen being pregnant and I can honestly say that she is so good at making it look easy. She has the ability to chase the twins all day, keep the house clean, and cook dinner for the kids and me. The girl has got it goin’ on. I know she has not been feeling good and has been very tired, but she has still been there for us. She is willing to sacrifice her energy and feelings for the well being of the family. I can not thank the Lord enough for providing such an awesome woman for me. I often think back and wonder “why did I spend so much time looking for the girl that was going to be my wife,” God knew all along who she was and that person is Eileen. So, Eileen, thank you for all of your work and devotion to the Lord and our family. I love you! I know it looks like I just typed it to type it, but I mean I REALY love you!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Little Bean Blackburn...

The past week I have been cramping a lot more than I did last time. So the doctor had Christopher and myself come in this morning for an ultrasound. She said that she knew that there wasn't anything wrong, but she wanted to make sure I have a great weekend(Can I say that I love my doctor!). So the results are in we have ONE precious little bean! I am thinking that it is a girl...maybe it is because that is all our church is producing now.....what do you think???

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Quick Update

Quick Baby Update:
I went to the doctor yesterday and we have a due date: September 13, 2008! I will be going back to the doctor in two weeks(24th) to have an ultrasound to see if we have multiple babies.

My dear friend Kelly(who I have know since I was 6, and has a twin brother herself) sent me this verse this morning...how fitting.
“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had Holy plans for you.” –Jeremiah 1:5

Monday, January 7, 2008

Oh Baby!

This past week we found out that we are expecting again! The due date for now is September 12th. And to answer the million dollar question, we don't know if we are having twins again but we have about a 70% chance of it! I am going to the doctor tomorrow so hopefully they will tell me when I will get an ultrasound to see how many beans I have in my belly! Last time I was already camped out on the bathroom floor by now, but I am actually not feeling any different than normal so far. So please just pray for a healthy mama, baby and pregnancy!