Monday, September 24, 2007


So people keep asking me how I feel - honestly...I feel like a whale. Hardly any clothes fit anymore, it's hard to get comfortable, and I am getting impatient :-) Not the annoyed impatient, the anxious impatient. Despite all that I really do feel great though - I can't complain. I have been out and about doing stuff every day. It could be so much worse. I can get over feeling awkward and uncomfortable because at least I am not stuck in bed. Jim and I have been having good conversations, I've been able to see friends and take care of some fun things (I made Jim a Halloween costume) as well as being able to rest. Now if only I didn't have to wear the same shirt every day since its the only one that fit...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I just received a link to another blog from a good friend of mine and I feel the need to share it with anyone and everyone who visits this site. The summer after my freshman year of college I worked at a camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. One of the couples (Dana and Dominic Orlando) I got to know and work with recently had their second child - Jim also worked very closely with Dominic during the summer he was at this camp. They also just discovered that their first child, Natalie, 2 years old, has leukemia. Her life story is one full of ups and downs, including having Down Syndrome, and now she is facing a very scary illness. I ask you to please pray for this family and for Natalie. Check out her blog and read as her story and life unfolds. I write this with tears flowing as I cannot imagine these trials, and yet I know this is a family that is faithful to God and trusts in His perfect plan. May you lift up this family and pray for God's healing to come quickly.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Time for a change

I feel like so much in my life is changing at this time so I figured why not change my blog site as well. Amalea's due date is getting closer and closer so the waiting period has really arrived. Every time I feel anything out of the ordinary I wonder if it means anything - but not yet. I am off of work now so I am taking care of some last minute things to get ready and also trying to relax and sleep before the sleepless nights start. Amalea has been moving so much lately and its been really neat because when I feel her I am able to definitely feel bones and specific body parts - she is not just a blob of a human being anymore - she has developed and is continuing to grow. Besides being more than ready for her to come out and feeling like I am ready to be done being pregnant (I'm just being honest) I am so incredibly excited to be a mom. Jim and I talk about how we just can't wait...we know it is going to be hard and challenging...but we can' wait even for the challenges. We know God's timing is perfect and the time has come.