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27 Weeks

I’m 27 weeks 2 days pregnant (and am posting my 27 week picture, taken at 27 weeks 1 day…not too late this week!) Yay!

Everything is still wonderful! Little Weston is still one little mover…especially during the night. I think he’s really trying to escape sometimes! I do love these kicks and rolls though! I’m finding that I’m even more amazed at pregnancy and the miracle of life this second time than the first. I think when pregnant with Paxton, I just thought of having a baby. Now that I’m a mama I realize that I’m not just giving birth to a baby but to a person. I’m looking forward to watching him grow and getting to know him and watching his personality take shape and his interactions with his brother!

I cannot believe that in less than 13 weeks Weston is due! Now that it’s October, the reality that in 3 months (give or take a few days) Weston will be here. The crazier thing is that July was just 3 months ago and it seems like it was just yesterday so I know the time is going to absolutely fly by!

27 Weeks with Paxton:

I think my belly looks about the same. I think it’s more rounded with Weston but I think that’s due to the different pants (I’m wearing below the belly leggings in Weston’s shot but Paxton’s I’m wearing paneled maternity jeans) and the time of day…my belly tends to look much larger at night and this week’s picture was taken around 8 pm! I do think it’s neat that my belly looks very similar and my growth is consistent with my pregnancy with Paxton…although I’m hoping the result is not another 8.5 pound baby!! {If I could choose, I’d much rather go for 7 or 7.5 pounds over 8.5!!}

I still am in disbelief (and honestly think I will be until the day I deliver) that I’m going to have another baby and going to become a mama of two! Just today while Paxton and I were running errands in town I was thinking how easy it is with just one child and that my whole routine and whole world is going to be completely shaken very soon! Of course, we’ll soon establish a new routine and having two will become easy…or easier!

I’ve spent the last few weeks planning and preparing as far as cloth diapers go! I’m actually enjoying this little “nesting” project and it’s an area where we’ve been blessed, abundantly blessed! I never was worried about having to purchase more diapers but God has once again proven his faithfulness and we’ve been blessed with money for new diapers for the boys. Seriously, words cannot express my thankfulness and awe of how God takes care of us. This scripture sums it up best:

  ” 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:25-34

Big brother in his adorable fleece footie jammies!! Oh my the cuteness! I’m one blessed mama and my heart just melts thinking that next fall and winter I’ll have 2 boys running around/crawling around in fleece footie jammies!!

We think Paxton is ready to become a big brother. Last week we visited my family and he loved my sister’s 4-month-old. He loves saying ‘baby’ and was so helpful, trying to take care of her, give her toys and her paci. He never once showed any jealously towards her when mama or daddy were holding her! This is exciting, hopefully he won’t be jealous of his brother which should make for a much easier adjustment for us all!


What’s Next

In the past few days we have entered back into the “seeking” phase once again! We spent all of last year praying and seeking for what we were to do after John David graduated. In April that was revealed to us and we moved to Columbia May 5th and have been here almost 4 months. John David’s training period is 6-12 months so as we approach nearer to the 6 month mark we have both felt the need to begin earnestly praying and seeking God’s will for what is next. We just ask for your prayers as we pray for guidance and direction! It is a challenging time but it is also exciting because we get to see how awesome God is as he works in our lives and reveals things to us! We are not worried; we are resting in his promise that he will take care of us and that is such a comfort!


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