Tuesday, December 27, 2011

35 weeks

Ken reminded me yesterday that if we were going to take any pictures, we better so it soon, especially since the eratic painful contractions have started to show up .

im down to 3 shirts and 3 pants of my own that fit, the rest of the time i wear Kens clothes.
are we ready? ready as we will ever be, i would say.

Friday, December 23, 2011

the best way to spread Christmas cheer....

because we all need to be reminded sometimes...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

im in for it

if this boy is a rowdy outside the womb as he is inside...im in for trouble.

i imagine this little guy as my maniac child, the one that you say "if i had this one first i may not have had another child"
all the scenarios that were just wacky enough to be funny with Dominic (ie: the dirt eating, the getting ahold of daddys deodorant, the Mudcat pottery clay experience) will be magnified to epic proportions which will leave me staring at the mayhem in disbelief.

he kicks, he punches, he elbows, he turns and tumbles...non stop, i can tell when he is asleep because he is still.
there will be no swaddling this boy, sleep sacks all the way with this one. Dominic loved to be swaddled, he also loved to pee on me, im sure am looking forward to a repeat of that.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


2 more weeks.....
and i will be officially classified as stay at home mom.
this prospect is exciting and scary at the same time. at this point in my baby baking experience working is starting to get difficult. it doesnt take much to tire me out, the nausea is back accompanied by terrible acid reflux, even eating is a chore sometimes so for the last month of my pregnancy i will rest a little more' i wont exhaust myself trying to take care of my family, myself and work.
when Dominic's Christmas break starts, my days as SAHM start.
this is just a bit scary in the financial department. i work 24 hours per week, which doesnt make a super fat check but when you cut that out of the already tight monthly budget is a little nerve wracking.
we are counting on God's provision and blessing combined with wise spending and strict budgeting to make this work. i dont really like the strict budgeting part, but the alternative is to spend my money on child care and formula (i know they say working moms can nurse but i just dont see how that can possibly work) not to mention someone else getting to spend every day with my little baby while i work.
in addition to taking care of my family full time,i am looking forward to seeing what ministry opportunities God has for me since my schedule is, for the most part, completely open.