Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let God Burn Your Heart

As I write this, I can't help but cry. My heart is filled with emotion today. Not just over injustice, but over what God's heart is crying over. It's overwhelming!
I have always been passionate about babies. Literally from the time I was 3 (a baby myself), all I wanted was a baby. God had put on my heart at an early age to see the value in them. I grew up loving them even more. I remember a particular conversation I had with my dad driving in the car one time at about the age of 7. He asked me, "what do you want to be when you're older? What makes you really excited?". Without even thinking I sai"d, "babies!". He then went on to help me think of all of the careers that had to do with babies. I grew up wanting to be a baby doctor, until I was in my 2nd year of college. I realized, it's not that I necessarily want to be a doctor... I want to SAVE babies. So, from very early on, God has been refining and burning me from the inside out with HIS passion for babies and children.
Will and I went to The Call in 2007. This was the most monumental point in my entire walk with God. 12 hours of fasting and prayer... and I have never heard God so clearly. So many incredible things were birthed in my heart... and I didn't even realize it until a few weeks after. I was filled with the Holy Spirit during those 12 hours, and immediately after that I felt completely overwhelmed with God's presence. I think I was crying for the last 5 hours of the meeting. Not out of sadness, but I have never been so close to God's physical presence before, that I couldn't help but let my emotions out. They were praying about things on God's heart... like Israel, and prayer, and fasting. But the one that caught my heart the most (it felt like God had caught my heart with a humongous fishing hook and reeled me in) was on the topic of abortion. Before this day, I always KNEW it was wrong... but because I wasn't as in tune with the Holy Spirit and God's heart on the issue, I couldn't truly understand why. I felt so many things... anger towards our world, anger towards the abortion "doctors", anger towards the girls who killed their babies. But God quickly took my mind in a different direction. Love for these lost people, and love for these helpless babies. I walked away from that meeting feeling more physically tired than ever before, but more amped up in my spirit than ever before.
A few weeks later, Kirk Bennett came to speak in our church. Will and I got words over our lives... and he said one particular thing over me. That I would be having dreams from God more often and that they would be during times that I'm half awake and half asleep. I had never had what I considered a "God" dream before. So, I was excited to go on this new venture with the Lord.
A couple nights later, I was in my apartment and had a dream. This was definitely a God dream. I had never experienced anything like it before. I was definitely half awake and half asleep... and, to this day, still don't know if it was reality. In my dream, I was in my room in my bed (this is why I don't know if it was reality or not... I never had a moment of waking up) and I heard whispers. I looked around my room and saw black figures swirling around all around my bed. I have never been so afraid! I kept hearing "you can't have them" ... and, in the spirit, I knew they were talking about abortion. Immediately fearful, I pulled the covers over my head and didn't want to see anymore. I looked out one more time and saw a HUGE flash of the brightest white light I have ever seen. It completely consumed that black figures. And they were gone. Although my spirit had just been stirred like never before, I was also so afraid. I heard God telling me to hurry and get a notebook and write this dream down (which I had never done before). So, I ran out and found some paper and wrote down every detail. I asked God what it meant and He said that, because of my new passion for His heart and against abortion, satan wanted to make me fearful. God said I was going up against the scariest spirit of all...death. But that is no reason to shrink back. God's light consumes it all.
Anyway, there was more to that... but I'll keep going. So, people kept randomly confirming this about me. That I am called to stand against huge armies of death. I may be alone sometimes, but to not be afraid. Literally word after word from the Lord encouraging me.
Then, my church had another speaker come in, Lou Engle, who spoke at The Call when I was there and who is also one of my heroes. I got to speak with him before the service and he asked me to sit next to him. He asked me about myself.. I wanted to share so badly with him what has been going on with me since The Call and how many things were birthed in my heart because of His faithfulness to the Lord. Just a note...Lou has been praying for abortion to end for YEARS and now has a huge calling and anointing to go around the world speaking about it (he was even on CNN). Anyway, I told him about my dream and he stopped me and said, "you know what this means, right? This is your calling in life. God is preparing you for something big, and you need to be prepared for it. It may not happen for years, but it will happen." Then, his wife prayed over my womb, knowing that satan would be after our children because God has called me to this area.

Fast forward to now. Here I am pregnant... amazed at God's goodness, even through battles. He is still stirring my heart to do the things on His heart but I am even more passionate. I can't stop crying this time thinking about it because it hits me on a personal level this time. As I sit here feeling my little boy roll in my belly and kick my ribs, I am amazed at God's creation. Amazed that God has BLESSED me to care for one of His children. This blows me away. Why was THIS child called to me in OUR family. It's a cool thing to think about.
And then I am immediately disturbed at our world. Why would anyone choose to destroy a life? Just because the child cannot speak or fight for itself does not in any means make it ok to kill. Why are people put in jail on two counts of murder when they murder a pregnant woman, but no one says anything to the "doctor" who kills innocent babies every day of their life...knowingly! Why won't people wake up and see what is really taking place here? Why don't people care about the genocide?
These are the thoughts that go through my head on a daily basis. What can I DO God??? I feel so worthless... like there is nothing I can do. I literally cry every time I think about it. Even just seeing my baby at 8 weeks... moving around with very visible arms and legs. People, day by day, are ripping apart, limb by limb, babies at 8 weeks.

So, here I sit. Going through all the words people have given me. Going through the dreams that God has let me see. Seeing that this hasn't been an accident. God has been preparing me from a young age to be the voice for a generation that literally has no voice. To represent the scream over the nation that couldn't hear the millions of screams from these babies being murdered. God is slowly, but surely, preparing me. He is letting me become so passionate and so mad at the sin in the world, that I won't be afraid to show it. I won't be afraid to stand up. I won't be afraid to be persecuted for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Here I am saying, "God, do with me what You want. I want to be used by You". Not just when it's convenient for me... but when God says "GO". I don't want to be a selfish person who only looks at MY life and is ok with living for my plans and purposes. I want to be the person who looks continually on God's heart and says, "God, what is making you hurt today?".... and then doing something about it. I want to be a person who is not afraid of people hating me and calling me names. Nothing is worse than what Jesus endured. I'm willing to do whatever it takes.

I challenge you to find that thing that God has drilled into your spirit. I can guarantee, it's at least one thing. It's not something you are passionate about... it is something that God's heart cries out for. Find that thing... pray over it, cry over it, find scripture over it, practice talking to people about it. DO something about it. We were called, as God's people, to live as His hands and feet on this world. How can we expect to do that when we are so consumed with how WE think life should look? Have you ever thought that maybe God doesn't at all see life as Americans view life? Be willing to sacrifice for the gospel.
Will and I moved to Atlanta after a very trying time in Louisiana. We moved here, no job... nothing. Just our faith on the fact that God TOLD us that we needed to be here for this church. We are here, first and foremost, for God. Not a job... not a hobby... not money... for GOD. This season has been the most blessed season of both of our lives because we chose to make that our number one concern.

If you're a believer in Christ, I just ask you to not be afraid to look different. Not be afraid to have people be mad at you. God never promised everyone would love us... actually, just the opposite. Expect the fact that Christians look different, and they should. The moment we start fitting in with the rest of the world is when there is a problem.

Let God burn your heart and let go of your own plans. THIS is when we will truly stand out and separate the darkness from the light. This is when we will see changes and welcome Jesus back in.

Ezekiel 22:30 - ...So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

30 Weeks... and counting

I always knew I hated spiders. They have too many legs... and they are always sneaking up on you. It's like, can't you just be walking in plain sight instead of creepily crawling on my face while I'm sleeping?
Well, I have a brand new hatred. A loathing, if you will, of a certain nasty bug. Georgia has TONS of roaches. Even growing up a Florida girl, I don't EVER remember seeing this many roaches. We have already seen a couple in our apartment (especially when it rains) and I am already totally disgusted by them. These aren't just little beetles. These are like what you see in horror films. HUGE. NASTY. BUGS. They're fast too.
Anyway, I just had to start off by saying that. If for some reason I vanish and no one knows where I am, it was probably the army of roaches coming to get me in the night. UGH, it gives me the willies.

SO, now to talk about what I came on here to talk about. I am 30 weeks prego today!! Feels like such a relief to say that I am in the 30s. Crazy, really. It really is the home stretch. And I will be a mom in 10 weeks. YIKES!!!
This is what the little guy is up to these days...
"Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)"

Kinda cool, huh? I think so.
He is moving like crazy lately. Seriously all the time. Maybe he was always moving this much but now he is big enough to notice every single move. My stomach is constantly looking like an alien is trapped inside. Oh, and my ribs and pelvic bone have apparently become really fun to kick and jab. Uncomfortable, but I love it. It always makes me smile. I love that he is getting so big.

As for me, I am officially experiencing things I have never experienced before. My feet and hands are swelling like crazy. My shoes don't fit. Seriously, none. Except my flip flops. So, I had to go out and buy a few. I also can't stand up long because my feet start to throb and swell. I also can barely bend over anymore... which is strange. Will has to buckle a pair of my shoes for me... and I told him that he may have to start clipping my toenails (now, if THAT isn't love, I don't know what is). Sleeping is basically impossible. I think this is God's way of preparing me for sleepless nights... which is why I don't mind it too much. I've found that it's really hard to get comfortable. When I lay on my side (which is the only way I can lay), the baby goes crazy because I'm probably squishing him. So then it's even harder to sleep. Oh the joys.
I do really miss feeling somewhat small. I truly understand why women who are pregnant feel so large. It's not necessarily because of the actual belly. I expected that. It is all the extra bloating and water weight... every part of me looks huge... to me at least. My face looks different to me too. I am also WAY clumsy. Gosh, I don't know what the heck is up...but I've probably broken 5 glasses in the last month or so. This morning, I reach over to grab my orange juice glass in the bathroom and somehow end up throwing it onto the edge of the toilet. Glass, and orange juice, everywhere. Even in the toilet. Will just laughs at me.

BUT, all in all, this whole process is way more than worth it and so enjoyable because I get to help God in a miracle. He gave me this baby and created it... and He is trusting us to bring up one of His children. I feel so honored.

Also, I was talking to a girl at church about childbirth (she just had a baby a few weeks ago). She recommended a certain midwife in downtown Atlanta who delivers at the hospital but also does waterbirth. This would be ideal, in my opinion. Will and I haven't been too extremely excited about the midwife I have now. There's nothing wrong with her... but you still get the feeling that you would have to be defending yourself and fighting the whole time to receive the natural childbirth you want. I have heard lots of good things about this other midwife, so I am really hoping that I can get in to see her. We feel so much more peace about it. We will see :) One cool thing about it is that the labor rooms are all with windows to the downtown skyline. That would be awesome... just a perk I guess. Might as well have something cool to look at while I'm in agonizing pain ;)

Anyway, all is well with us. We are still loving Atlanta and feel like this is the best season of our lives. God has so richly blessed us in every way. We talk about it constantly.

Now, if I can figure out a way to demolish all Georgia roaches, we will be good.

ps. Random thought: if you haven't seen the movie "To Save a Life" yet... it is awesome. A christian movie, and totally the best one I've seen yet. Will liked it too. Go get it... it's in Redbox.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Showers of Baby Love

We had our baby shower this past weekend in St. Louis. Will and I, of course, had so much fun on the road trip. We didn't want it to end. We've gotten so used to this whole road trip thing that it almost feels normal to us. We drove back and forth to Louisiana 3 times (11 hours), back and forth to Atlanta 2 times (10 hours), and back and forth to St. Louis once (10 hours). All in about a 7 month period. Ha.
We got there right at about 6 and went to drop off Gibson at my sister's apartment. It was so awesome to not have to worry about him all weekend. We went straight to the Stern's to have a family dinner. We hung out and played games. It was so fun to see everyone again. Then, on Saturday, we took some pictures of my brother and sister in law and their sweet little family. It was SO much fun seeing the girls again. I love them so much and they are growing up incredibly fast. Jadyn especially was weird to see because when we left she was barely talking and still looked like a baby. Now she's miss chatterbox and with a whole personality of her own. It was so cute!! Jess and I took a belly pic of the two cousins together. She is having another precious little girl. It's strange to think that these two will grow up together and know each other for their whole lives.

After the shoot, Will and I headed over to hang out with my sister Kate and my parents (who were in town). My other sister and her husband were supposed to be in town at this point but they ended up driving an hour out of the way, during that hour they got a flat tire. While they were changing the tire, their battery died on the car (all at night). So, they headed back home and ended up getting in STL Saturday night. I felt so bad! Talk about a funny memory. :)
It was sooo much fun to hang with my family. We went out to lunch, got some stuff for the shower, and then went back to Kate's to take a nap. I love that about my family. They are so easy going and you can just crash if you want to. Saturday night we went to Destiny for church and got to catch up with TONS of people. It was cool to be back and worship with family. After that, of course, Will and I HAD to get Lion's Choice (one of our favorite places to eat in STL). So his family came with us and we all had some good laughs (and good food).
The next day was the busy one. We got up for early service at church and my family met up with us. We went out to get BBQ with my fam afterwards which was fun. We went straight to the shower after that and I was amazed at how much people did for us. We had friends and family there setting up and making food. It was awesome!! We felt SO loved the whole day. Once people started showing up, it was non-stop catching up, talking, opening presents for the next 3 or 4 hours. I have seriously never been more exhausted or overwhelmed in my life. It wasn't a bad thing... it was just that my prego body doesn't have as much energy. Will and I ended up losing our voices a little. There were probably about 60 people that showed up (well, 60 invites... so including all the husbands and kids, there were a LOT)... all people that we haven't seen in a long time. So, I was so eager to catch up with each person. The sad part was that it was impossible to completely catch up with each person. So, it was mainly quick conversations. I found myself getting so overwhelmed, and I really had to use the bathroom. It took me about an hour to get to the bathroom :) My friend Stacie was my body guard and made sure I made it, uninterrupted, to the bathrooom and to get some water and food. Ha ha. I loved it though and I am so excited that I got to see everyone. We feel SOOO loved and blessed by all these awesome relationships. We couldn't believe how adored our son already is :)
Here's some pics of the shower...(the pics were taken with my point and shoot and I forgot to turn the flash on for my sister who was shooting the pics. So, there's a lot of flat lighting, which I hate. But, oh well) :)

My Mom and Dad :) :)

Me and my beautiful sis, Christen
Christen jumpin on the trampoline haha

Will a little TOO excited about the nursing pillow ;)

I love cute baby shoes

Cai Cai's cake ;)

Some decor

Showin off my big belly

Opening gifts
After the shower, we hung out with Will's fam a little and then Will and I just HAD to lie down for a bit. We were so exhausted. Once we got up, we went and hung out with my family one more time since we knew we wouldn't be seeing them otherwise. Will and I packed the car the next morning (I should have gotten a pic of that haha) and headed back for home.
We got so many great gifts and got to see so many great faces!! Thank you so much to all of those who came to our shower or helped out in any way. You are truly a blessing in our lives.

We can officially say that we have everything we "need" which is nice!! There are a few things on our list of "would really like, but we don't need" that we will get eventually. We feel so relieved that this baby could come today and we would be prepared. Well, once I get his little room all organized :) I'm in the process of washing all his clothes and sheets and everything so that I can start putting things where they need to go. Little man has so many things!! We also got ALL of the cloth diapers we wanted to get. That is a huge relief because we really didn't want to have to worry about buying them last minute.

Anyway, we are truly feeling like we are in the home stretch of this pregnancy and it's crazy to think that he will be here in about 10 weeks. WOW. Still so much to do, but I'm realizing that the baby doesn't need a perfectly decorated room. He doesn't care :) haha.

Perfect weekend in STL and now I'm having fun going through it all!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Favorite Site

I just found a site that I LOVE and I had to share it :) As a lot of you know, I normally do most of my toiletry shopping and healthcare item shopping on www.vitacost. WELLLL, I was shopping around looking for the best deals and found It is connected with (which I love). You can shop both sites and have one connected shopping cart.

Anywho... I stocked up on laundry detergent, cleaning items, vitamins, etc and ended up saving $20. This is a big deal for me. It makes me happy.

SO... if you are new to or, you can get 20% OFF your order as well as FREE 1-2 day SHIPPING. So, even if you just end up using the site once, at least you'll save tons of money on what you would have bought anyway at the grocery store (that's how I look at it).
Just put in my code LSTERN when you checkout, and you'll get the deal.

This was especially nice for me considering I am trying to switch all of my cleaning products over to natural products. It's really hard to clean with harsh chemicals while you're prego (I don't... but it drives me crazy that I can't). So, this allowed me to get everything that I want without paying ridiculous prices.

ALSO, this will really help me out. Because it's a referral code, I will get $10 added to my account for every order. Most of you know I am registered at, so this would really help our ability to get baby items!!

Let me know if you have any questions. It really is as simple as it sounds. I just made my order a few minutes ago :)

**(The 20% off is only for a limited time. After that, it will go to 15% off)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Look at our boy!

Here's Micaiah's 4D Ultrasound video. We love our little guy!!!!

Bumgenius 4.0

I am in LOVE with BumGenius 4.0 cloth diapers. Although I'm still pregnant and have not gotten the opportunity to try them yet... we have resorted to using Mr. Monkey once again.

We can't believe how well made they are. They are sooo soft and feel like they will last forever. Plus, we were able to see that they can get really small (which will be nice for a newborn). I'm so excited to try them. We've already had a couple people buy us a cloth diaper here and there for our shower. So far we are up to 4 and are SO excited and feel so blessed :)
(never thought I'd get so enthused over my child's bodily functions..welccome to mommy world).

Anyway, is the company that makes them and a bunch of other cloth diapers. I think they are actually out of St. Louis, which is cool. Check them out if you are interested.

They are having a contest right now on to win 6 Bumgenius 4.0 cloth diapers. I hope I win!!! :) wouldn't that rock??

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Miraculous Healings

You HAVE to watch this. It is a little long, but it's worth it. After watching it, you will want to go out and pray over everyone... I feel so much encouragement and confidence just from watching it.

This is our friend Drew. He is actually our connection with moving here. We met him a while back in St. Louis when he came to our church. He travels with Kim Walker and plays on her band. When we decided to check out Bethel Atlanta, we contacted Kim and she suggested that we talk to Drew. So, we went that weekend and saw Drew at church and immediately felt at home.

This is just one testimony of the miraculous things that God is doing at this church and in this city. Seriously, my faith is being lifted and tested by being at this church. Like, why do I EVER put God in a box? If He truly is who He says He is... who am I to not be comfortable with a particular aspect of who God is? If I say that I believe all He does and I believe who He says He is... then I better not keep my faith small!! God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He doesn't change. He is the same God who healed people's blindness, who called demons out of people, who healed lepers. If I have God IN me... I need to have the faith and authority to also call people out of darkness into freedom. This is probably the biggest thing we are learning at this church. We are SO thankful we are here.

This video really pulled on mine and Will's hearts. There is a guy in our apartment building that we literally run into every day. We don't run into anyone else that much. It's obvious that God is wanting us to get to know him. We even run into him at groceries stores for goodness sake! Anyway, he is in a wheelchair and paralyzed. He's just a normal guy... probably about Will's age. He got in a motorcycle accident and ended up not being able to use his legs from there on out. He has his friends carry him and put him in the car. He has to have friends drive him around. He always tells us how hard it is for him to do normal things during the day... because he can't reach for anything. It's obvious that this guy has a tough exterior, but we are slowly getting to know him...and, because of Jesus, I know that he is attracted to getting to know us (whether he realizes it or not). Honestly, Will and I haven't had the courage to pray over him. It is the most intimidating thing ever to walk up to someone who obviously doesn't know the Lord and randomly pray over him and declare healing. But, I'm realizing... who am I to judge if he wants us to pray over him or not? Maybe he had a strong encounter with God in the past and is feeling alone now. Maybe he feels like God left him. We don't know what he's been through. It is GOD'S timing to do what he wants to do.

We just ask that you be praying for us... that we have the complete and pure faith to walk into praying healing and freedom over this guy. We also ask that you start praying for him and interceding over his life with us. His name is Darryl. We want to see a miraculous healing, and we are not going to settle for anything less. God is the healer. If He really is who He says He is... I need to believe it and not ASK God for healing... but declare healing over Darryl.

Please be backing us up and praying whenever you think of it for this man. We know that God's plan for him is to get him out of that wheelchair!!

I'm so glad I watched this video. We love our church and are so thankful for a place that walks in supernatural healing like they do. They are not afraid to declare God's power... and, because of it, testimony after testimony of God's healing is constantly released.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby Shower

I am officially in my 3rd trimester starting today. I can't believe it when I say that I'm 27 weeks pregnant. I've always said that once I hit 30 weeks, I would be in the home stretch. Well, I'm only 3 weeks away from that. Yikes!! And, not to mention, 2nd trimester FLEW by. But that was probably because of all the moving and I didn't have time to sit down and enjoy myself much :) I'm so excited to meet this little boy! The time can't go fast enough, though.

We'll be heading up to St. Louis in about 2 weeks for my baby shower.

Just wanted to clarify my registry information...

First of all, registry has been a big headache. I thought it would be easier but it's really annoying haha. This isn't like getting married where you really can just pick out anything you want. This is for another human being to survive. We also don't have a lot of things (since it's our first baby) so it feels pretty overwhelming.

I registered at Babies R Us at first, and then quickly realized that their prices are way above other places and I heard that they don't easily accept returns. Bummer.
BUT, I understand that that's where a lot of people go to buy registry stuff.

SO, I am registered at Babies R Us, Target, AND There are some things that are a must that are on all 3 registries. There are some things that I couldn't find at Target that I had to register for on the other places. I just wish one place had it all... but nope. Actually, is my favorite and had mostly everything we needed, but I doubt many people will be shopping online.
Really the only reason why we registered online there is because we are going the cloth diaper route. The cloth diapers that we are wanting are only on www. SO, we figured, what the heck. Might as well register for them. Right now our biggest need are those cloth diapers. Without them... well, our child will be pooping all over himself. Just kidding :)

Since it is kind of confusing and there are so many different things on all 3 websites, our biggest needs are just the necessities. When I would shop for other people, I used to skip over registries and buy an outfit that I thought was cute. But now that I'm about to have a little person, I am realizing that there's a LOT more to it than just cute little outfits. Ha ha.

Just looking over the registries, I am amazed at how much a little human needs. It's crazy.

I am so blessed that my mom and mother in law are throwing me this shower though. If anything we are just so excited to see all our great friends that we haven't seen since we moved from STL.

Something not listed on the invite.... husbands/guys are invited. I don't know whoever came up with the deal that girls have all the showers. It's Will's baby too!! Ha ha. He is excited to be there and to see everyone too :)

So, I hope that clarifies everything.

We feel like our baby is already so loved and cared for. We have such a peace that God has everything covered and ALL the little boy's needs will be taken care of.

Can't wait to see everyone in a couple weeks!




Friday, September 3, 2010

Handsome Little Buddy

Can I just say that I am in LOVE with this little boy. How is it possible that I love someone that so much that I haven't even met? Well, I guess we have spent a whole almost 7 months together... but we have never officially met. He's already got my heart and I am so in awe of how perfect he is developing.
The 3d/4d ultrasound experience was really fun. Despite the fact that the lady that did it was the owner and super business-like... so she stopped our ultrasound literally on the dot on 10 minutes (and she was running late and had people waiting). We just wish she would have gone a little more above and beyond than she did, but oh well. We got some good pics of our little guy and I already cherish them so much. I've looked at them probably 500 times. We got a DVD of the whole ultrasound where we can see him moving around and what not, which will be fun to keep later on.
Cai was sleeping the whole time. He didn't want to move :) I was surprised because normally he is moving like crazy, especially when you try to move him. He looked very content where he was. She said he obviously liked to snuggle because he was pressed up against the placenta and wouldn't budge (which is why in some of the pics his nose looks squished). She also double checked to make sure he was a boy... and yep! Definitely is a boy still. He just looked so sweet even in the womb. Just the way he was putting his hands up to his face and smiling (smiled 3 times)... it seriously made my heart melt! I just can't wait to kiss that sweet little nose of his and smell his head. I just want to hold him already!! As for who I think he looks like as of now... I really have no idea. I do think that he has my nose from when I was a baby. Other than that, I can't tell. All I know is he is the cutest thing ever.

Sleeping and rubbing his eyes...

This is our favorite. Those sweet little lips and nose are so adorable.
She said he was blowing out his cheeks in this one

His mouth was opening and closing here. He was taking a drink:)

Smiling :)

Smiling again

His hand blocking his face. Telling us to leave him alone haha

Love those cheeks!

Yawning. She said that it looks like he has a dimple on his cheek. How cute would that be?

Big yawn


This one made us laugh because he looks like a black baby. Will has always said he wants a black baby haha. The ultrasound made his nose and lips look huge. It's funny :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seeing Our Little Boy!

After lots of strategic convincing... :)

Just kidding. Will is just super careful with money (which I love about him). He is actually really excited.

I am getting a 3d/4d ultrasound today. I don't think time can go fast enough. This is my first baby and I can't wait to see his cute little cheeks and lips. It's going to be so awesome. This 4d technology just blows my brains. I don't get it. I will get to see him in real time while he is moving inside of me, all the while I am feeling it at the same time. Weird!

I can't believe I only have 13 weeks until his due date. I freaked out a little when I realized that this morning. Every 4 weeks has been flying by and just to think that it's still flying by with little time left is crazy. Maybe it's also because life has been the most chaotic it's ever been with moving (what seems to be) every month. Life is finally settling and slowing down and that feels so awesome.

We are headed to St. Louis in just a couple weeks. My mom and mother in law are throwing us a baby shower. It will be soooo much fun to see everyone again. We decided to have it no later than September because I don't think I can comfortably ride in a car for that amount of time much longer. This back is getting pretty picky lately.
On that note, I've been sleeping with a whole bed full of pillows. One behind my back, one under a hip, one under my head, one between my legs. Poor Will has been replaced! It has really been hard for me to get comfortable though the past couple weeks. The pillows help immensely though!!

Anyway... be checking back on the blog for pics of our little baby boy. It may be the cutest thing you'll ever see... just sayin :)