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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday! This was created by my bff Cassandra. Jump in on the fun and tell us what you are most thankful for today!

I am going to write about my most wonderful mother! My mom is one of the if not the most important person in my life! Aside from my husband and son of course! I was raised in a very good Christian home with a wonderful upbringing. My mother was the mother when growing up she wasn't your friend, she was your mother, your leader, your punisher, your guard, your comforter, your strength, your shoulder to cry on, she was my everything! My mother spanked, punished, grounded, took things away, yelled, got her point across, taught and raised us in a way that we learned to respect, appreciate, love, care for others and love Jesus with all our heart! My mother is my hero!

I always told my mom once I was older and married, "Thank You!" for spanking me, punishing me, grounding me and not being my friend. Thank you for all those times that you had to set me straight no matter how hard it was for you to have to be the "mean" one. Thank you! If it were not for her, I would not be the person that I am today.

I talk to my mother every single day at least twice a day usually! I have to talk to her every day or I would be lost! My mother is the best grandmother ever! She loves her grandchildren just like they were her own. She loves them, yet she will punish them to when it is needed! My mother is not scared to stand up to anyone to protect her children and ALWAYS has just the right answers and advice when we ask for it. My mother has been there for me my entire life and continues to do so! She was there every step of the way for us when Caden was born with his kidney disease. She was my voice when I couldn't do anything but cry, she was the one that would listen to all the doctors as the hosptial when I wasn't able to "listen." She was the one that comforted me during the hard times with our son. She is the one who is going with me today to see my baby's heartbeat for the first time (my hubby couldn't get off work) and she is the one who will be there when our baby is born! (Along with about 10 others...no joke!)

I love and respect my mother more than any other person I know. My mother means everything to me and I thank God everyday for giving me the mother that He gave me! She has raised 4 beautiful girls into 4 beautiful women! She can do anything in my book!

Mom, I love you!



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Monday, April 27, 2009

Did I really get to see the baby?

Wow...Did I really get to see our baby today?


My sweet hubby and I were right on time for our 9:10 appt. today for the ultrasound. We were so excited we could hardly contain ourselves in the waiting room. We kept talking about how even more real this would be once we saw the baby and heard the heartbeat. The excitement was very present in our faces!!!


So, then it's our turn. Again, we just jumped up and practically ran back to the room. The technician started the ultrasound and I kept asking, "do you see the baby yet?" Of course, she answered YES!!!! YAY! Really? Are you sure you see our baby in there? I mean last time, we never got this far, so we want to be really sure you see our precious baby! She said that it was too early to see the heartbeat, but the baby looked great! The fetal pole was there, the sac and everything was just where it needed to be! She said we were on a great path and to come back later in the week to see the heartbeat!!! Quint and I just looked at each other with so much excitement and practically ran out of there with picture in hand!


So, here it is...our precious Baby!!!



We go back again this Thursday at 1:00 to hopefully see the heartbeat! Until then, above is our very first picture of our precious baby!

Caden can't wait to be a big brother!!!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me....This I Know....For the Bible Tells Me Soooooo

Such a great song most of us learned as preschoolers. Below is a video of my sweet Caden singing those lines after a little begging from mommy and daddy! How sweet is that!



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Can it be true?

Can it be true?

Am I really pregnant? Am I really going to have a successful pregnancy this time around? Is God really on my side? Is this going to really work out as beautifully as I hope it will? Can it really be true?!?!

These are all my questions today! I am so excited to find out that we are expecting our second or really "fourth" beautiful child! I am filled with so many emotions I'm not even sure where to begin. I am never just lucky enough to have a wonderful care free pregnancy! This is my fourth time being pregnant. Two of our precious babies were just to beautiful to send to this earth, God decided He would take care of them for me! I had a miscarriage before Caden, then Caden who was born with a kidney disease and then an ectopic pregnancy back in December. Now, to God be the Glory, I am pregnant again!

This pregnancy already hasn't been easy! I found out that I was pregnant Easter weekend! I immediately went to my dr on that Monday and was put on progesterone for my levels being low. I already started thinking the worst! I mean, who wouldn't? So, they have monitored me every other day since last Monday. I am finally thankful to say that all my levels are high enough where I don't have to be monitored anymore!!! YAY! Praise God! I have my first appt. May 4th, so I absolutely can't wait!

This baby will be due around December 17th. Caden was born on December 29th....haha! I'm not sure what I was thinking there, but as long as we have a healthy, happy baby he/she can be born whenever!!!

Anyway, I'M PREGNANT!!! YAY!!!!
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Monday, April 13, 2009

A few pics from Easter....

Below are just a few pictures from Easter. Caden had a blast this year. He was into everything from the egg hunts, to dying the eggs, to getting up and seeing if the Easter Bunny came. It was so much fun to watch him enjoy it this year!!!














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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Caden's Day at the Park

Nothing major to post on today. Just wanted to share a few pics of Caden's day at the park! They were just too cute not to share! Enjoy!






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