Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Memory Verse #4

I read this verse in a Mommy-to-be journal that my mom gave me for Christmas. It was in a section about preparing your heart as you enter into mommyhood. I really liked it, and thought that in many situations I need to be reminded that God knows all my secrets. :)

Psalm 44:21 NIV
"Would not God have discovered it, since He knows the secrets of the heart?"

Monday, February 14, 2011

24 weeks

Here's an updated picture of me and Carter that we took last Friday. Carter is measuring close to two weeks ahead of schedule right now. That could be because he had an early growth spurt, or he could be a big boy. We will see as time gets closer. We are both healthy and doing well. Last Monday, we went in for an ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram. At this point, Carter's heart looks fantastic, and there is no reason to do further testing right now. We doubt anything will be needed later besides the normal close listening with the stethoscope that the pediatrician will do. He's getting stronger every day playing all kinds of games inside of me. Daddy says he's practicing running the bases. :) We are about to begin purchasing furniture and getting the nursery started. It will not be elaborate right now since we are moving at the first of August (not away-just into a rent house). But, when there are pictures to post, I will get those up! We are getting even more excited and anxiously awaiting to hold him. It's definitely beginning to feel close now. Sometimes scary, but mostly exciting. We love this new adventure!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Questions from a Pregnant Mama

Here's a little look into my mind as I think about my little boy:

Will he have blue eyes?
Will he have blonde hair or red? (Both grandmothers are red headed)
Will he look more like Taylor or more like me?
What will his smile look like?
What will his laugh sound like?
What will be his favorite color?
Will he have his daddy's AMAZING musical ear?
Musically, will he be an instrumentalist? A vocalist? Or both?
Academically, will learning come easily for him or will he have to work harder for success?
Will he like to read?
What of my positive qualities will he inherit?
What of my negative qualities will he inherit?
What will he want to do when he grows up?
Will he be a fussy baby with happy times or a happy baby with fussy times?
Will he take quickly to nursing and following a schedule?
What will he do that makes us laugh?
Will he be a good traveler making it easy to visit grandparents in Lubbock and Albuquerque?
Will he be long and skinny for years and years like his mom and dad-making it difficult to find pants that fit :) ?
What will his little boy self be most fascinated with: cars, planes, dinosaurs, baseball, football, etc?
Where will we see his creativity the most?

I could go on and on and on. There's all kinds of more serious questions as well, but I was dreaming about these today. I can't wait to meet my little guy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Memory Verse #3

I'm currently working to discipline myself to read through the Bible this year. I have a One Year Bible that is passages from the OT, NT, Psalms, and Proverbs every day. It helps get through the tedious parts of the OT. This passage in Psalms was part of one of the early days, and I just really wanted to spend some time with it. There is a fantastic song based off of this passage that we actually used in our wedding. I am looking forward to reading through this and meditating on this passage the next couple weeks so that I can carry it even closer to my heart during this big time season change in our life.

Psalm 3:3 NIV
"But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head."