Pregnancy Journal Update: 9 Weeks

Pregnancy Journal Update: 9 Weeks

Date: 4/26/16 *1st trimester* 9 weeks SYMPTOMS: Lower back pinching/pain, fatigue, nausea, MILESTONES: I had someone want to touch my belly for the first time this week! I told her I’m pretty sure the tiny bump is still just French fries and cokes. BABY IS THE SIZE OF A gumball. This week I turned 27! It’s amazing how a baby changes things – even when they’re still itty bitty. I barely remembered it was my birthday {I’ve had my days mixed up several times lately}. We celebrated my birthday dinner with immediate family…Read more …
Pregnancy Journal Update: 8 Weeks

Pregnancy Journal Update: 8 Weeks

Date: 4/18/16 *1st trimester* 8 weeks Weight: 120 lbs. (+2 pounds total so far) I had my first real doctor’s appointment! They took urine and blood samples, talked about family medical history and gave me some medicine to help with the nausea {thank you Jesus!}. I sort of feel finally human again, so this is a godsend! We scheduled the first ultrasound, which will be in about 2 ½ weeks and got our official due date – Thanksgiving Day. SYMPTOMS: Increased saliva {hello, sleep drool}, increased armpit sweating {sexy, right?!}, nausea/fatigue aren’t as…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

We are using Group's Cave Quest VBS curriculum this summer.  You can click on the "VBS" tag over at the right to see more of our planning goodies.  We advertise VBS in a variety of ways.  Some years we mail out postcards, while other years we don't.  This year I decided to try the postcards and I couldn't be happier! One of the great things about using Group VBS is that they provide TONS of clipart and graphics that you can use for advertising.  I saw some ideas on facebook from other people…Read more …
Pregnancy Journal Update: 7 Weeks

Pregnancy Journal Update: 7 Weeks

Date: 4/12/16 *1st trimester* 7 weeks This week kicked my baby-loving butt!  With every week that passes, I feel more/new/different symptoms and get on a different food kick. It’s still very surreal that we’re actually, finally having a baby {in November, which feels like years away at this point}. I did find a new pair of nice winter boots on clearance and bought them… because next winter, I’ll be carrying a baby either inside me or in a car seat… so we don’t want mama slipping and falling! Hence, new boots. They’re for…Read more …
Pregnancy Journal Update: 6 Weeks

Pregnancy Journal Update: 6 Weeks

Date: 4/5/16 *1st trimester* 6 weeks Weight: I DON’T EVEN CARE lbs. It is incredible that just two weeks ago baby was the size of a poppy seed but this week has grown to the size of a blueberry. God is truly incredible… and I am feeling especially connected to the concept of God making beautiful things out of the dust! In the past few weeks, the baby has gone from a miniscule ball of cells to an adorable little tadpole with functioning body systems {including a heartbeat}. Isn’t that incredible?! In my…Read more …
Why We Decided To Announce Our Pregnancy Early

Why We Decided To Announce Our Pregnancy Early

This was written just after we found out we’re pregnant… but we saved it to post online after we told close friends & family. I found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks, 6 days {the day my period was expected to arrive}.  I took a strip test Tuesday evening.  It was positive, but I was in complete shock because we’ve tried for a while now {more on that shortly}.  I didn’t say a word to my husband, then took a digital test the next morning.  It was positive!  I still didn’t tell…Read more …