Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Unwanted

As I was waiting in the office of my doctor's office this morning, I overheard a father telling another patient about his teenage daughter. This young girl was unfortunately referred to Dr. Bailey because she had an ultrasound that yielded a spine that was open. Dr. Bailey is a high risk speciality doctor and would offer the kind of technology that she would need in determining how severe her baby's condition was. My heart sank when I heard what this family was going through. This girl is 6 months pregnant with a boy. She apparently got pregnant with her boyfriend and the family talked very openly about being in the WIC program along with Medicare, Medicade and on food stamps. This family was very concerned about the baby and the development of his spine.

I almost could not believe what came out of this young girl's father's mouth! He (speaking to some random stranger in the waiting room) said that he was anxious to know how bad this baby's condition was. He then said, "I would hate for her to have to ABORT."


Sure, I 've heard about people aborting their unborn child, but I have never been in a situation that was so real. My heart sank! I wanted to cry and throw up at the same time. She has a baby in her belly that is alive! How could she do something like this? On Friday, I will be 6 months pregnant, just like this teenage girl. I have heard our baby's heartbeat about 5 times and I feel this baby move all the time! How could someone want to take away that life?

I pray that God would bless this precious little child...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Potty Training Day 1

Well, the potty training has begun! Joshua decided last night that he wanted to wear his "Cars" underwear (pull-ups)! He did really well in them and had just one accident. Before bed, we put a diaper on him and when he woke up this morning he immediately asked to go potty and to wear his "big boy underwear". He is so proud of himself and is trying so hard. He stayed dry all morning long and had one accident right before nap time. Joshua is down for his nap in a diaper and I am sure that when he wakes up he will be asking for his underwear. I know that we have a long road ahead of us, but I am very proud of my little guy.

Now, I only need to find him some "real" underwear that will stay up. He still only weighs 21 pounds!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"I'm So Happy Mommy!"

On our way home from church tonight, Joshua told me that he was so happy. I love how Joshua will just randomly tell me sweet things throughout the day. He has recently told me and Abby Kate how pretty we are, how he likes my haircut and how much he loves me. Joshua is my little man and I love him very much! It makes me happy that he delights in the simple and pure joys of everyday life.


With the high of the day around 30 degrees, I am thankful for the roof over our heads and the heat that keeps us warm.


I had another check-up with Dr. Bailey today. The baby's heartbeat was 160. This baby is extremely active. I can feel every movement throught the whole day. Our most active time is right when I lay down to bed. There is definitely a party going on in my belly. My belly measured 23 weeks (I will be 22 weeks on Friday).


Joshua and Abby Kate LOVE listening to the David Crowder Band. Their favorites are the "clapping song" - I Saw The Light and the "LaLaLa song" - Sing Like the Saved


Jason and I will be taking Abby Kate and Joshua up to Nashville tomorrow to spend the night with their Nannie and PawPaw. On Friday, Jason and I will head up to Gatlinburg for Winterfest. My grandparents are going to keep Joshua and Abby Kate during the day since my parents are flying down to Florida. Friday night, Abby Kate and Joshua will go over to their Aunt Tara's and Uncle Richard's house for the rest of the weekend. I have a feeling that the kids are going to really enjoy the weekend with all of our family!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I have not been able to post as much for the past few weeks. My computer has been in the shop and I have been limited to only using Jason's at night when the kids are quietly tucked into bed.

The past few weeks have been crazy! Here's what's been going on...

3 Tuesday's ago - Jason and I visited Dr. Bailey's office for an ultrasound and followed that up with genetic counseling. The ultrasound was inconclusive and we opted for an amnio. We left Bailey's office after 3 hours and grabbed lunch together at Cracker Barrel. Our realtor called and told us about this great house. We meet with our realtor and fell in love with the house she found for us. That night we came home and gave Andy, our cocker spaniel of 6 years, away. I will never forget seeing him leave on his purple leash through our front door. We decided to make an offer on the house and the home owners immediately accepted.

2 Tuesday's ago - Jason and I anxiously awaited our test results from the amnio. We had so many people praying for us. It truly carried us through. We were pleased and relieved to only hear GOOD NEWS from Dr. Bailey. We placed our house on the market to sell.

1 Tuesday ago - We accepted an offer on our house. Our house sold in one week.

Everything in between - Showing of the house, Home Inspection (in which the guy only showed up an hour and fifteen minutes early for), Termite Bond, Appraisal, Countless phone calls, etc. This is only the beginning.

Today - Everything is set in motion for us to close on our house and buy the other one at the end of the month. Hopefully everything will come together and we will be moving at the end of the month.

Me - Just a little stressed!

Here's a picture of our new house!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Terrrible Two's?

I am beginning to think that my precious little baby girl has reached the dreaded terrible two stage. My patience has been tested and my nerves shot. Every morning is a battle to pick out a shirt, a pair of pants, a pair of socks and a pair of shoes. Abby Kate always refuses to wear what we pick out and when we let her pick it out herself, she still refuses it. Sundays are the worst! Everytime I dress my girl for the day it is immediately followed by screams, kicks and many, many tears. This usually last for 30 minutes! She has this same problem with her pajamas at nighttime.

This battle of the tears does not end with the clothes. She has brought this attitude into every aspect of the day - her breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. She always tells me what she wants and then when I present it to her, she rejects it and the crying ensues. Have we reached the terrible twos?

Friday, February 02, 2007