On Saturday morning I went with my mom and sister-in-law to a knitting/crochet convention down in Pittsburgh. There was some really awesome stuff there! It was fun to look at everything and I got some super nice yarn for a good price. It feels so warm and soft.. its 50% alpaca and 50% wool. I think I'll try and make a little winter hat for baby out of it :)
After the convention we stopped at the Grove City outlets and went totally crazy buying baby clothes at Carter's!!! I hardly had gotten anything for the little one yet.. but after Saturday I've got lots of adorable things.. (thanks Grandma for spoiling this little boy already ;)
Here's a few of the cute cute things we got for him... how about those straight leg jeans?!
I can't stop looking at his clothes.. so precious and so tiny!!
And then... the really eventful/not so fun part....
Lee and I were headed to my parents house for dinner when we got rear-ended by another car. It was pretty scary, and the result... our car is totaled. *Sigh. But, on the bright side... I truly am so thankful that were all okay!
Such a bummer though.. we loved this car. It had 302,000 some miles on it and it was still going strong. We were starting to think that it was never gonna die!
I figured after an event like that, I had the perfect excuse to bake some yummy muffins ;) So, last night I made these awesome apple cinnamon muffins from The Comfort of Cooking. They turned out sooo yummy.
Hope your weekend went a little differently then mine did!! Maybe just a little less eventful ;)
Today, I am 6 months pregnant! Wow. Where has the time gone?!
Before we know it, we'll have a little baby boy snuggled up next to us. :)
I've been feeling pretty great besides the occasional achey/sick feeling (but really nothing to complain about!) -I'm so thankful for how great I've been feeling. And really, there's not too much else going on (pregnancy symptom wise) besides I feel like I'm constantly hungry/ eating/ thinking about food! hehe. Oh... and alwayssss peeing. Just in case you were wondering ;)
Everyday I fall more in love with this baby. I can't help but daydream about him constantly. It seems nearly impossible to put into words how I feel about our sweet baby. I'm just still in so much awe that God has even allowed Lee and I to have this sweet precious baby... I feel so undeserving of such a perfect gift.
Every morning I lay awake and feel the sweet kicks of our boy. Those kicks never ever get old. It brings me so much joy to know that our baby is happy and living it up in my belly. ;) I was thinking about how his little movements and kicks are like a constant reminder of how blessed I am. Sometimes they make me cry. Happy tears, of course- it's just all so overwhelming in such a beautiful way.
It would be pretty easy to make it look like I am always a sweet, respectful, kind, happy, and loving person. In fact, I think maybe I have made it look that way sometimes on here.
But truth be told, I'm not. Not even close.
If you could see me when something doesn't go as planned.. or when I just don't get things my way.. I think maybe you'd question what kind of person I really am.
It's not really a flattering thing to admit that you struggle with anger or impatience. But flattering or not, those are two things that I have to work really hard on. Staying calm has never been my strong suit.
I think that your character flaws and what you struggle with really comes out when things get crazy. It's easy to be a loving person when everything is going right.. but its in the twists and turns of life that really puts your character to the test.
I fully believe that the only way to make ourselves better is to be fully saturated in the Word and to be in constant prayer. We can't change by ourselves.. I've tried so many times to do it alone and it never lasts.
It's amazing to me that God is able to take a crummy sinner like me and change me into something glorifying to Him.
The tricky part is that we must be willing to be changed.
Since we are doing this pregnancy with a midwife, January 19th was the first time we saw our baby! We were really back and forth on if we wanted to know the gender.. but we decided for the first one .. we just couldn't contain our excitement and we HAD to know!
I swear the whole week before we went.. just dragged and dragged.
In the waiting room to get the ultrasound!
But finally the 19th came and off we went to the imaging center.
When our baby came up on the screen, I think my heart probably stopped for a minute. That moment is so unreal. The tech took a ton of pictures of all the different body parts. She counted the little fingers.. and there were 5.. woo!
(side note: Lee was actually born with 6 fingers on each hand, well, its more like a little nub coming off each of his pinkies... but we were happy to know the baby didn't get his dad's weird finger thing.. haha!)
One thing I thought was adorable, the baby's little mouth was making such an adorable sucking motion. Hehe.
Here's a picture of our baby!!! If you look where the chest is, you'll see a darker part.. thats the baby's heart! Awww
When she handed me the pictures that she had taken during our sonogram, I felt like she handed me a pot of gold. I will treasure these pictures forever. It's so amazing to get those first pictures of your baby!
OH! Anddddd I guess I should tell you what were having! ;)