Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well................................. as Caleb says.....................................

"He flipped like a pancake!!"

Thank you Jesus, now let's just pray he stays that way. Although I think he will, the Dr. said his head is pretty low and I'm 50% effaced and 1cm dialated. So all systems are on go!!!

On another note, Emma didn't make the squad. She was pretty upset but her attitude is amazing. We all want our kids to learn these kind of life lessons, it just stinks that it has to hurt them.

Thanks for all your prayers!

Love y'all so much!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Well, tomorrow is the day. When I go to the Dr., if Asher hasn't gotten back into position, then she wants to schedule a c-section. We'll still be looking at delivery around April 16th. Please be praying......I'm coming to grips with this.

This morning Caleb asked me, "Did Asher flip yet?" When I told him no, he responded by saying, "He needs to flip like a pancake!"

Where does he come up with this stuff!?!?

On another note, my baby girl is trying out for the middle school cheerleading squad tomorrow! MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!! This is the first time she has actually had to try out and face the possibility of not making the squad. There are 19 girls trying out and 12 can make the squad. She's nervous but I think she's got a great attitude about it all. She's been praying about it and asking God to help her. If you think about it, say a little prayer for her tomorrow.

Well, I'm going to bed. Hopefully, I'll have some good news to share with you all tomorrow!

Love y'all!

Don't forget to mail your Red Envelopes tomorrow!!!!!!

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Go to Melinda's blog to read about some encouraging updates.

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan, that can succeed against the Lord.
Proverbs 21:30

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I got a great report at the doctor yesterday. Everything looks great, my blood pressure is perfect, I only gained one pound since my last check up, the baby looks completely healthy and is right on track...........


the little rascal has flipped around and is now breech!!!!

When we had a sonogram at 34 weeks, he was in the proper position, so sometime over the past 2 weeks, he flipped. The ironic thing is that I know exactly when it happened! This past Saturday night, I was sitting on the couch, trying to relax. We had a super busy day and although I was exhausted, I had to let my body unwind before I went to bed. Steven had gone to bed early because he was fighting getting sick. While I was sitting there, I began feeling some serious pressure. It went down into my legs and in my back. I was also having some contractions but nothing consistent. I remember thinking, "Oh Lord, please not tonight." After about an hour, all the pressure and contractions subsided. But now I'm pretty sure, Asher was just practicing his somersaults!

Please pray that he will get back into the right position because if not, I'll have to have a c-section and I sure don't want that!

When we left the doctor yesterday, I told Steven, "I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with this child!"

Love y'all!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Well, I've made it. I'm officially 36 weeks or if you want to talk in months, I'm 9 months!!!! Y'all, I'm so ready. Well not ready, as in having things organized, baby clothes washed or my hospital bag packed but just ready. I'm not complaining, I'm feeling great but I'm just ready.

Ok, I'll stop saying that.

I go tomorrow for a check up. I'll let you know how it goes!

Love y'all!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Did you know this?

Norma McCorvey - "Jane Roe" - a woman whose personal quest for a legal abortion set into motion the deaths of over 50 million U.S. babies, had an encounter with God that changed her heart forever. She's now able to use her incredible history and testimony to speak for LIFE. Why? Because she's been forgiven, changed...healed.

Melinda has a video posted on her blog sharing this story.


It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV

Don't forget, Red Envelope Day is coming up next week.

Love y'all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Psalm 34:18

I finally got the video loaded!!!

Let me explain this video a little bit. We have this kids cd that we love to listen to in the car. Each song is a scripture put to music. They're not at all cheesy, they're actually done very well. Caleb's favorite is Psalm 34:18 because in the song the kids scream "CRUSHED!" and he and Dougie love to see who can scream it the loudest. The coolest part about this is that my 2 year is memorizing scripture!!

"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Sunday, March 15, 2009


"...Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom." Matthew 18:2-4 MSG

Stop by Melinda's for a visit.

Don't forget, Red Envelope Day is coming up soon. I hope you plan on being a part of this.

Monday, March 9, 2009

nothing much.....

Nothing much has been going on around here. Dougie finished his Upward season and is now onto baseball. Emma decided she doesn't want to play softball this year but she will be trying out for JV cheerleading at the end of the month. I can't believe she'll be a middle schooler! Caleb is growing and talking soooooo much. Last Friday, I used the webcam on Steven's laptop to record the funniest video of him singing but I can't get it to upload! It's so frustrating....I guess I'll just have to try and get him to sing and use my camera instead.

Two funny things Caleb said today:

He's fallen in love with the disney show, Rolie, Polie Olie. I don't think it even comes on anymore, a friend gave us an old vcr tape. But he calls it "Polie Polie Polie." After listening to "open the eyes of my heart" on the radio today, Caleb walked around singing, "Polie, Polie, Polie...I want to see you." (You know the song actually says, "holy, holy, holy...I want to see you!)

One the way to pick up the kids from school, Caleb asked me, "Mommy, is Asher done yet?"
(If you don't know Asher is the name we've chosen for the baby!)

btw, Emma suggested I ask y'all to give your suggestions for a middle name, we're kind of at a loss. Our last name begins with A, so I'd like to stay away from having a AAA.

Love ya'll!

Real Life Review


Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

By standing firm you will gain life.

Luke 21:19 NIV

Ways you can get involved~

Focus Petition: Focus on the Family's petition against tax payer funding of abortions.

Be Heard Petition: A petition to protect pro-life doctors that will be hand-delivered to the White House by April 1st.

FOCA Petition: Petition against the Freedom of Choice Act. I've highlighted this before, but if you haven't signed it, please do. There is a grab button for your blog, as well.

Red Envelope Day: This is a project that has been sweeping through cyberspace; you may well have heard of it. Empty red envelopes are sent to the White House on March 31st with a message stating it's representation of one life lost to abortion (click on "participate" to make a commitment). You can go here to order a box of red envelopes.

Check out this article at Melinda's.

I love y'all dearly!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sorry I'm late getting this posted~

Real Life Review
Be encouraged today. Our prayers - our belief and agreement together - are making a difference.


The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord;
He directs it like a watercourse as He pleases.
Proverbs 21:1 NIV

Be sure to visit Melinda and read what she shared this week.