Monday, August 31, 2009

One Thousand Gifts

I have been inspired by 'Multitude Monday' One Thousand Gifts at A Holy Experience (dot) com.
Starting today and each Monday to follow I plan to tell you of all the gifts I have been given. I was hoping to have pictures but today I do not but hope to in the future. Blessings on each of you this day.

#1 My Savior...

#2 I have been saved, I am being saved and I will be saved.

#3 My husband, my lover and my friend.

#4 My little kiddos, ever the one who we haven't met. God has formed you in my womb and I am ever so grateful.

#5 My home

#6 Laughter over dinner of new finn potatoes and fresh salmon.

#7 A family that stands strong.

#8 A best friend.

#9 Authentic and true worship of God's people

#10 God's word and the power it has in my life.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Week 14: Baby Update

Ok, we have made it to week 14. We have passed the incredibly nauseous, can't do anything state and into the I have an tons of energy and now I will crash (this happens about every four hours or so).

Nothing special about week 14 so I thought I would tell you about some of the food cravings I have been having. At the beginning of my pregnancy I was craving cherries. Thank God they were in season and I could find beautiful, delicious, organic cherries to fulfill my desires. Around week 9 I started craving bagels and cream cheese. I love the sprouted wheat bagels and used yummy Organic Valley cream cheese. Last week I started craving tomatoes, which I added to my bagel as well. Now yesterday I thought I would add a little turkey (needing more protein). It was wonderful. For now that is what sounds good but I am sure as time goes on I will experience other craving.

Hope you are all having a great week.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

As many of you have commented it has been a very long time since I have post on my blog. I have missed this writing outlet. However time seems to have gotten away from me. Maybe it has something to do with having two active kids, a loving husband, few sibling house guest, a house and a yard to keep up with? You moms know what I mean?

All that being said I have a little announcement to make and then hopefully I will be posting a bit more often. We are excited to tell you that we are expecting baby Maher #3. I am 12 1/2 weeks along, making me due Feb. 10, 2010. If you are wondering how I am feeling?? Much, much better. Week 5-11 were really rough. Bad moods, nausea, exhaustion, just and overall feeling of yuck. But last week I believe I turned a corner and now I am feeling a bit more like myself.

I know, I should have announced earlier but we were waiting to see Dr. Jen our wonderful midwife. We had our first appointment last week and were able to hear the baby's heart beat. It took several minutes for her to find it. She tried a few different dopplers and after 4-5 min I was getting really nervous. She took a little break and talked to the baby and when she tried again we heard that sweet sound. What a relief.

Oh, by the way Hadassah is very excited to be having another baby around the house. She always asks if she can pray for the 'new baby' in my tummy. She knows what it takes for a healthy pregnancy. She is convinced it is another girl and we should name her Fancy Nancy. I hope it doens't break her heart if baby #3 comes out a little boy.

I am hoping to post pregnancy updates as things progress. So check back and hopefully you will enjoy tracking this fun time along with me. Blessings!