Wednesday, April 25, 2012


People say every pregnant is different.... it's true. I am currently 27 weeks along and there is definitely no denying I am preggo. :)

With my first pregnancy, I ate so healthy. Not even on purpose, it's just what I craved. I craved spinach, tomatoes, outmeal, tons of water, etc. This pregnancy has been completely different. Both pregnancies I craved hamburgers and fries but this time it is so much more! I can totally eat a burger for every meal and not regret it. I love Mighty Fine Burgers... truly the best burgers ever. They are freshly make, the atmosphere is clean, and they have great fries! ;) This baby is getting some serious nutrious food. :) (sarcasm insert right here)

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Another one of my cravings is chocolate. Yes, this has always been a weakeness of mine, but so much more now. I usually try not to buy extra little things when I go to the grocery store, but not now. I come home every week with a butterfinger, twix, or little debbie cakes. I know!?! Little Debbie Cakes, really!?! I don't think I have purchased those since college. Yes this has become a staple in our home. Neela expects some type of sugar in our home at all times. Not a good habit for me to keep. My teeth are totally going to rot out.

Last but not least, caffeine. Yes I said it. I crave this daily. I did not think about coffee and coke when I was pregnant last time, but that is not the case this time. I just started drinking coffee a few months before this pregnancy so maybe that's why but it's a strong craving. I am always so excited when someone wants to meet at Starbucks or another coffee shop. Yes! Let's do it! :) I do try to limit my intake, but I have been drinking caffeine here and there. I admit it.

My favorte thing about being pregnant is feeling him move around in my tummy. A life, inside me... growing, developing, bonding. What a privilege this is. The other day, Neela and I took a nap together and it was such a sweet moment because here I am laying with my baby girl and inside my tummy my little boy is moving and kicking around. I was having a special moment with both of my kids. A mother of two little ones!

Don't get me wrong, I know life is about to get crazy with two little ones, but I'm ok with that. I have a great husband who is a fabulous hubby, father, and support. Neela would enjoy nothing more than extra time with her Daddy while mommy is feeding or taking care of her brother. She knows Daddy is the fun one who does the crazy activities like plays "superman" with her (he lets her stand on his stomach, holds her hands up and lets her lean forward as he balances her), runs in the sprinkler with her, and tosses her in the air.  I think he's pretty fun too. :) We are praying we are able to embrace the chaos and enjoy this season of life.

We are so thankful for the sweet support we have. Friends have flooded us with baby boy clothes, a mattress, and other baby items. Thankful for everyone's excitement and love toward our little family.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Loving this season...

Grateful for my portion...

"Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you."
Luke 12:27, 28

Friday, April 6, 2012


I once was lost but now I’m found.
I have been rescued.

I once was dead in my soul and heart but now I am alive.
I have been rescued.

I once was under rules and regulations but now I am under liberty.
I have been rescued.

I once was under judgment, but now I am made righteous.
I have been rescued.

I once was in chains, but now I am free.
I have been rescued.

I once was trying to earn approval, but now I am loved and accepted as I am.
I have been rescued.

I have been rescued.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”

My life has been transformed and I am daily being sanctified by knowing my need for God and knowing who God is. I am not perfect and don't have my life together, but I know a perfect God who has given me new life.