Archive for August, 2010

things in toilets too: or, lesson not learned

August 20, 2010 2 comments

Several weeks ago we posted about a mishap involving a t-shirt in a toilet and a baby confusing a washing machine and a toilet bowl.

Evidently, we didn’t learn our lesson.

Yesterday was laundry day for our bed linens. Beth washed our sheets, comforter, and pillowcases to a whiter than bleach white – and Abbey helped.

Today Abbey decided to do laundry again.

She managed to first steal a pillow off our bed and then cram it halfway into the toilet before Beth and I discovered the transgression.

While I pray several times a week that Abbey would love being a helper to her mommy, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind.

Here’s Abbey only minutes after we busted her for misguided helpfulness:


ultrasound update: all systems go

August 18, 2010 4 comments

Huge sighs of relief followed the ultrasound Monday morning.

The technician did her thing, thoughtfully avoiding Beth’s bellybutton due to Beth’s hypersensitive bellybutton trauma issues.

Then the doctor came in, flipped through our file, ran a quick ultrasound check up, and let us know the good news.

Dr. H (good luck spelling his last name) said that our son was growing steadily at the rate they want to see at this point in the pregnancy, that he was “very pleased with the results of the follow-up ultrasound”, and that he “saw absolutely no room for concern moving forward into the last month and a half of the pregnancy.”

No bed rest, no restrictions, just normal pregnancy care until our son decides he wants to show up and hang out with his sister.

At the moment, he is just under 4 pounds at 33 weeks, which makes him a bit smaller than average (32nd percentile), but the doctor “wouldn’t even call him a small baby.”

All that to say, we are indescribably thankful that the Lord chose to show his kindness to us through this whole anxiety-ridden process, giving much grace.

Oftentimes, that grace was most evident in the reminders that you were praying for us, the emails and Facebook messages that encouraged us, and just knowing we were not alone in all of this.  Thank you.

requesting prayer for tomorrow’s (Monday’s) ultrasound

August 15, 2010 4 comments

Tomorrow morning (Monday, August 16th) is the follow up ultrasound with our perinatologist.

Originally we were on the books for 8am, but they backed us up to 9:30am, so if you think to pray, that’s when we will be figuring out what is going on with baby boy.

If you have no clue what I am talking about, jump over to our blog from three weeks ago and you can get up to speed with the complications with our pregnancy: “Pregnancy Update: Five Long Days”

This seems like the appropriate point at which to update you on how Beth and I are doing, but to be honest I don’t really know if I can. We know that tomorrow could be good news, tough news, scary news, bad news, or a combination of any of the above. So I think we are having a tough time really knowing what to feel, and the feelings shift so fast.

Please just pray that all is well with the little guy and that the Lord would give us the grace we need for tomorrow and the faith to face whatever come our way.

Thank you for praying, we will keep you posted.

Categories: parenting, Pregnancy

trip to texas

August 10, 2010 2 comments

We were able to make a trip down to Texas this past weekend to enjoy some time with family before the start of a crazy new semester. It was a handful of days with numerous highlights, but I am going to let images do the talking and words remain few.

Here you go: