Friday, January 23, 2009

01/23/09 - 10 weeks 2 days

Today I am 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant. That may not seem like a milestone to most expecting moms, but as my long time readers will know, I miscarried my first baby at 10 weeks and 2 days.

In the three pregnancies since my miscarriage I am always thankful to get past today. It just feels like a hurdle I have to mentally get past.

This week has been a bit emotional for me (pregnancy hormones aren't helping ;-) ) After my miscarriage I became even more passionate in the right to life movement. Many women abort their babies at the stage I am today. After losing a baby at that same week, I know what they are "getting rid of".

When I held my little baby, I could see its eyes, nose, ears, toes, fingers, mouth, spine, heart, and brain. It fit in the palm of my hand and it was the most precious thing I've ever seen. This was a baby!

So when we pass the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade (as we did yesterday) my heart is heavy with sadness. As we come under the leadership of a new president who wants no restrictions on abortions and wants to make them even easier, my heart is heavy with sadness.

Yesterday our new president signed an executive order than the United States would no longer torture known terrorists in order to gain intelligence on future attacks on America. When the White House spokesperson shared this news with the press, the room broke out in applause.

So now we can't torture known terrorists, but we can rip a baby from it's mother. Just doesn't make sense to me at all. How can we be a kind, loving society if we turn our back on the most innocent of life?

If you've not visited the site: please do and sign. Let your voice be heard!

There is also a great video you should check out!

Monday, January 19, 2009

01/19/09 - Being Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my second son, my older sister was very unsympathetic to my daily struggle with morning sickness.

Here I was, 31, married, pregnant with number 2, with my own house, a wonderful husband and what did I have to complain about. Lesli was 32, unmarried and living with mom and dad.

In that pregnancy, I'll admit I complained way too much, and Lesli would say, "What do you have to complain about!"

She was right, I had nothing to complain about...I had everything I ever be a wife and mom!

So here I sit, almost 10 weeks pregnant with number three, sick, and mentally worn out of almost 5 weeks of being sick. (I describe my morning sickness like the stomach flu week upon week.) But this I know, God has given me my hearts deepest desire and that although this season is rough it's short! Thanks for all your prayers, encouragement, and support!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

01/09/09 - Lessons

Whenever you are going through a new situation you're going to learn lessons. Although I've been down the "morning sickness" road before, this time it's different. I've never had two pre-schoolers before and that makes this time around different.

I've learned a few lessons these past 3 plus weeks of being sick.

I've learned that it okay to do nothing but make a baby.

I've learned that my husband is the most amazing husband in the world! (He's been pulling double duty and hasn't complained once!)

I've learned that I have some amazing support from my family and friends!

I've learned that taking anti-nausea medicine makes me feel about 80% back to normal!

I've learned what my daily priorities really are!

I am now 8 weeks pregnant...only 4 more till I will feel normal again...well, a new normal! I am on zofran for morning sickness and it is helping, which is nice to have some function again!

I miss you all and will be back in full swing soon!

Friday, January 2, 2009

01/02/09 - Never Silence Life

The sisters of BarlowGirl are ones to stand up for issues that believe in. Being pro-life is no different. They are wanting to mobilize you to help them. Yes, they are looking for your help!

On January 22, 2009 the girls will be in DC praying for the pro-life movement and they are looking for you to coordinate a prayer group in your town, school, church, pregnancy center, or
family living room.
Think big with this challenge. Think beyond your comfort zone!
For information check out the website: Never Silence Life