Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
18 1/2 weeks pregnant....taken after dinner for the best possible effect.
Sorry I haven’t posted in so long. Our computer was in the shop for 10 days, and I just haven’t had a moment to post. Thank you for all who are praying for a healthy pregnancy. So far, Baby seems to be doing great, and I am feeling pretty good as well! I want to finish off with a little note I typed up the day I found out I was pregnant.
Today is a day I will never forget. Today is the day I found out I was pregnant. After 5 years I had really thought it might not ever happen. I was late…about 10 days late before I took a test, because I just wanted to daydream about the possibility of being pregnant. It was enough to allow myself what I considered somewhat delusional thinking. It just seemed too good to be true. Early this morning, which is Wednesday, September 03, 2008 I got up early while Chris and Emeline were still in bed, and I walked to our corner drug store (after picking up some cereal at the supermarket) and bought 2 pregnancy tests—and some paper towels and toilet paper.
My mouth was dry and I was really nervous as I took the test. I waited for the results praying that God would give me peace no matter what the results, and that I would indeed be pregnant. I was ecstatic and in disbelief when I saw 2 lines on that pregnancy test. I was schwanger!!!! I kept looking at the test…checking the results against the box. I was in shock…a very happy shock.
Then, I went back into the bedroom where Emeline and Chris were still asleep. I gave the positive pregnancy test to Emeline and told her to give it to her daddy. Chris, who was half in a daze could not believe his eyes. We were screaming as Emeline began to pretend the pregnancy stick test was a cell phone and tried to talk on it.
Then, I went to the doctor whose office is in apartment buildings one street over. The nurse was very nice and got me set up to see him in an hour. At 10:30am Chris, Emeline and I were all in his office. A few moments later we were looking at our baby for the first time. Praise the Lord!!!!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
What!? Being a big sister means I have to share my toys!
Yeah! When I am a big sister I will have to someone to play with me!
Psalm 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Above: Picture of Baby's head and upper body. The 2 markers in the image are measuring the baby's nose. You can see the baby waving hello, and the arm on the other side is bent.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
In the park in Düsseldorf
In Brugge, Belgium
Riding around and being silly
Friday, October 3, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Update Sunday evening: So far Emeline is not sick, but Chris is getting sick as of this evening. He is now asleep. Thankfully, though not even close to 100%, I am feeling MUCH better and am able to take over caring for Emeline. We have her medications her doctor called in ready to go if she gets sick.
Update Tuesday afternoon: Chris seems to have had a very mild case and is feeling much better. Emeline is still not sick....maybe she won't get it after all. I hope that is the case. I am still not 100%, but continue to get better every day.
Update Thurday morning: Our girl is still healthy, and I am amazed. I was waiting a bit to de-germ/deep clean the apartment, but I can wait no longer. I am beginning to believe she might not get it after all...yeah!!!! Chris and I are feeling much better.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
In some ways it seems like just yesterday Emeline came home to be with us. On the other hand, it is hard to remember what life was like without her being here with us. Recently, we were able to visit family, and Emeline had some new photos taken of herself and with her cousins, Dylan and Devon. My baby girl (who I know is technically not a baby but a toddler--but hey, she’s still my baby) is 18 months old this month. She has been home with us for 6 months. This time last year I made a little flyer celebrating Emeline’s ½ birthday. What a difference a year makes!!!! I still can’t stop pinching myself.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Me and my boyfriend.
Check out the windmill and the little fisherman in the boat behind us.
Emeline at the end of a long day.
Chris has been busy this week writing a sermon he will preach on a visitor Sunday in early September at a German church. He has his Bible study at the senior center on Wednesday. We also got invited last week to our neighborhood fair and got to meet the entire extended family of one of our good friends on a couple of occasions. It is finally feeling like we belong in our neighborhood and it is so good that people are going out of their way to make sure we are included in important local events. People still can’t help but be charmed by Emeline and her outgoing personality!
Friday, July 25, 2008
On the road again...our world traveler
Taking the train....we like that!
Visiting with our friends
Daddy, Emeline and Uncle Martin in front of the house where he was born.
I have so much more to say about our trip, but sadly no time. I definitely have some thoughts on Dresden, which was almost completely bombed away in WWII. I hope to post some more about our trip soon. I might even just add some more to this post next week some time.
But, as is always the case, I don’t want to keep you from seeing Emeline, so I am posting these pictures!