Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Week 30

Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.  1 Samuel 7:12

What a wonderful thought! It's only because of God that this little baby is even growing inside of me, He has formed it and knows every day of it's life, why do we even bother worrying? We serve an all powerful God!!

Today has been filled with memories for me of what we were going through the last time I was 30 weeks pregnant, all day long I have been paying very close attention for any signs of labor. But so far all is well and I know that the ONE who has brought us this far will be with us no matter what happens in the next while.

This week the baby has not been growing as much seeing as it has been putting all it's energy into brain development. The neurons of the brain are now developing into 6 different layers, each with a special function, memory, vision, emotions, thought process and coordinated vision.
Now the finger and toe nails are completely formed and the baby is losing the soft layer of hair that have been covering it's body until now. Baby Pauls has now also figured out it's sleep/awake cycle, I can only hope that he/she will have it right. :) Whenever he/she is awake it's eyes are open and it's looking around.

I am feeling great! I started having false labor this week while going for walks so both Josh and my midwife said that I should cut out the walks, it's not really what I wanted to hear cause I really enjoy my walks, but it's better than having the baby now! I also have to roll over a lot more now when I'm sleeping because to long on one side makes it feel like the baby will kick it's way right out! But it's a wonderfully reassuring feeling!

2 months and 10 days, or 71 days left!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Under The Apple Tree.

 One very warm Summer evening Andy and I had run out of things to do in the house, so we headed outside.

After a few tries at taking pictures I had to Megan over and ask her to explain some things about the camera, after that everything worked out much better!

Then out of the kindness of her heart Meg stayed and got Andy to smile, which made the pictures even better. Thanks Meg!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 29

I think I have now grown to the some size as I was with Andrew. I just looked back at the first post that I did about this pregnancy and I have really grown!! It makes me ever so thankful that Andy is able to walk and I don't have to carry him everywhere anymore.
This week the baby weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and measures around 15 inches. These last 11 weeks will be spent growing longer and chubbier. The bones are now all developed, although they are softer than our bones and will stay that way till after he/she is born. The baby needs another 8 weeks till the lungs will be fully developed, but the brain is now controlling his/ her breathing and body temperature.

I am feeling great, I seem to always be either hungry or full. :) My tummy as less room for food now so it doesn't take much to fill me up and it sure doesn't take long till I need to eat again! Naps are also once again becoming more needed, as is a back run once in awhile.

2 months, 2 weeks and 4 days, or 78 days left!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

To God Alone Be The Glory!

To God alone be the praise!

Everything I say and do, let it be all for You,

The glory is Yours alone!

We will rise, and we will fall,

But You remain after all.

You're glorious and beautiful, Your beautiful!

To God Alone Be The Glory!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Week 28

 The first week of my third trimester! Need I say that Summer is going by very quickly?!
This week the baby is growing hair, something that I think Andrew missed out on. :) And the eye brows and eye lashes are also growing. He/she is continuing to practice breathing, up until now all the breathing has been random but is now starting to reflect it's sleep and awake pattern.
Some babies will turn head down at 28 weeks, but not all, I have no idea idea which way this baby is right now.
He/she is now 15 inches long and weighs between 2 and 3 pounds!

2 months 3 weeks and 3 days, or 85 days left!


Today also marks 3 years since the day that Josh asked me to marry him. It's hard to believe that it's been 3 years already! I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was a Sunday and Josh came over for the day, in the afternoon he and Dad went for a walk that seemed to last forever!! And that evening Josh and I went for a walk. :) I already knew that he was going to ask me because we had talked about it when we first started courting (10 days before that) :) But it was still a wonderful moment, one that I will never forget! As I said we went for a walk, we had not gone far when Josh said, so you wanna get married? :) Needless to say I didn't need to think about it at all, I said yes right away. And then the next rainy day we went to buy a ring. :)

I love you Josh, more now than ever!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Big News!!

Andy is walking!!! He started about a week ago and is now following we around all over the house. He still can't crawl or get up on his own so he is always very careful that he won't fall because then he knows he's stuck till Mom comes and helps him. We are working on learning how to get up so hopefully it won't take to long.
Walking outside is even harder because the ground is uneven, but because he loves being outside so much I don't think it will take him long to learn.
We are very excited to see him continue to grow, I am especially happy for this since my back was starting to wear out. And Andy is happy because now he can entertain himself.

These are pictures of Andy with his favorite book, a tractor book of course!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Here Again!!

 Yesterday was a very exciting for us on the farm... we were able to start combining! After many hours are preparing it was great to get out in the field.

The combines all lined up ready to leave the yard.

Andy excited to watch, the combine is one of his favorite machines and he is happy to just sitting the seat even though it's not moving.

Off they go.

Grampa unloading... Josh drives the semi.

Mom one of the green combines.

And Dad the other.

Josh just got in from a day of cutting barley so by next week the combines should be out in the field again.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week 27

Today I have been pregnant for 1/2 a year, give or take a few days. It's been the shortest half year of my life! It's so exciting to think that Lord willing in 3 months we will be able to hold this little miracle!
This week baby Pauls  is working on his/her lungs and immune system and the brain is also continuing to grow at a very rapid pace, the brain waves now are working just like a new born baby.
He/she  is also opening it's eyes for the first time since it was 9 weeks old!
Over the past 15 weeks he/she has doubled in length and now measures 14 inches and weighs 2 pounds. 

I am feeling great, I love looking at all the cute baby stuff but so far have not bought any (almost any) :) Josh is very protective and won't allow me to do anything, well it's not that bad, but... :) I don't mind, who doesn't like to be told to relax. :)
We thank you for each one of you for your prayers. As 30 weeks gets closer and closer both Josh and I are remembering what happened last time. We trust that God will work His will but we still covet your prayers!

Only 13 weeks, or 3 months left!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Busy Family

The past 2 days I have been standing around and watching my family work and work and work. They have been putting up 1 of the 2 bins that need to be built before harvest, I feel kinda bad that I can't do anything but it is fun to watch the teamwork.
So here are some pictures of how it's done.

First came building the frames.

And lots of planning and figuring.

Laying the re bar.

And then a lot of cementing.

The finished foundation.

And up gos the bin.

My sweet hard working husband.

Putting in LOTS of bolts and nuts.

The finished product.