Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
I've been 'done' with this pregnancy for a long time, and now I have the end in sight.
Aug. 25th, at 1 o'clock
we have a scheduled C-Section. Our ultra-sound the other day reveiled an approximately 10 pound 3 ounce baby. (oh baby)
So, happy, healthy, (hefty) baby, here we come!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
- average baby at birth 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 lbs
- full-term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks
- a baby gains half a pound a week starting at the 34th week
Therefore, if the ultrasound was correct, at 40 weeks we may be looking at a 11 pound baby. (all the moms out there are going ouch!)
My doctor doesn't want me to push anything bigger than 9 pounds (due to family history etc.). So, if the baby followed the usual growth curve, we will most likely schedule a c-section sometime around Aug. 26ish.
-I remember posting during my pregnancy with Sydney about how I hummed the Baby Beluga song everytime I thought of the potential size of her. Well, now that song haunts me!!! :)
(oh, come on...you know...the baby beluga song......by raffi......it's a kids classic! just cuz i listened to raffi as a kid doesn't mean...well i guess you missed out!)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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check out all the great pics of Sydney and be sure to check out the Aug. VeggieTales post, it has a cute video of sydney singing the VeggieTales theme song.
Monday, August 10, 2009
*ba-gillion = buh-JIL-yon: n. an undetermined number somewhere between a billion and googolplex*
some nights i barely have enough time to sit down after walking out of our bedroom, and there she is up and out of bed already.
tonight, she has been getting up every minute or so for an hour.
are we having fun yet?
Anyway...after a lot of searching, we have settled on baby names.
We kept our baby boy name from Sydney...
Elijah means My God is the LORD - for those who are geeked out about such things, LORD is actually Yahweh, I AM WHO I AM. I like the idea of Yahweh, the self-exsistant, being our God. God is everything we need in life. "In Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28a
Townsend is from William Cameron Townsend, a great christian man who started the Wycliffe Bible Translators, an organization commited to translating the Bible into the language of people who do not have the Bible. I like the "heritage" of this name.
And our girl name is...
Kezia is one of three daughters born to the Old Testament man Job after God restores him and blesses the latter part of his life. (Job has been rather meaningful to me (Naomi) since our miscarriage last year.) Kezia, and her sisters, are mentioned as being beautiful in the land and that they recieved an inheritance along with their brothers (Job 42:12-16).
Throughout the last year, I was constantly reminded of God's sovereignty and love with verses like "The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21b), "By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me..."(Psalms 42:8a). "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." (Psalms 42:11). I like Psalms 42:11, sometimes we need to just listen to and know the truth. We need to tell our emotions knock it off, my hope is in God, and because He is good, I will praise Him the Savior of my soul and the God of my life.
Lily is sort of a tribute to my dad and his mom. Early in the naming process of Sydney, Lily or Lillian came up as a possible middle name paired with another name that I have since forgotten. When I mentioned Lily as a possibility, my dad got this soft, emotinoal look on his face as he said, "Lily was my mom's name." (She died unexpectedly in November of 1992 from a massive heart-attack.) It was really touching.
I like Lily also because of Jesus' reference to them in the Gospel of Luke (12:27-28a) "Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you?" The lily is a beatiful creation of God, as is our child.
Friday, August 7, 2009
1- All animals eat grass.
Horseys like it.