Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Reviews

Sometimes, I wish we could go back to the late 1800s that are presented in A Moment in Time. I know they had a hard life, but they also did not have all the distractions pulling our attention away.

One of the characters did have a baby in this book. Since I just had a baby, I was thankful for the modern conveniences that I do have. I can't image just having a family member deliver at home.

Tracie Peterson did a great job of keeping my interest in this book. I love that the characters face hardship, but that they are faithful in coming back to God.

I received this book from Bethany House in return for an honest review.


I hadn't really thought about all the added peer pressure that teens face in this time period. Have you seen some of the facebook pictures that teens post? What pressure to fit in with that crowd. Back in my day, I only had to fit in with the people I saw on a daily basis.

There was a line in the book that I really liked. "Now she knew that no one else in all the kingdom could satisfy her longing heart." This statement was a good reminder to me that I can only find my satisfaction in Christ. Nothing else will truly provide me satisfaction. 

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Esther: 2 Weeks

Weight: All the way up to 8 pounds. You have also grown half an inch in length. You are in the 50th percentile for weight and height
Sleep: Swaddle you up and you are good to go. You have blessed us with being a great sleeper. 
Social: You are focusing more on mommy and daddy. 

Diet: Breastmilk all the way.
Likes: You love being outside. I think that you really just like being warm. Outside in the heat or swaddled inside are when you are most content.
Dislikes: You don't like going to the doctor and getting poked. You also don't like to be hungry. 
Firsts & Milestones
You are now as your grandma would say a traceable American citizen. You got your social security card in the mail. We were surprised that your social started with a 1. 
You have started focusing more this week. If we are close to you, you stare right back at us. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Esther: 1 week

I can hardly believe that you are already 1 week old. This week has been a little bit of a daze for me. You have gotten to meet lots of people this week. 

Weight: You are up to 7 pounds 7 ounces. We were kinda surprised that you passed your birth weight this quickly since breastfeeding had been a struggle. 
Sleep: You love to sleep! I have had to wake you up at night to feed you. You love to be held and when you are held, you just sleep away.
Social: You love to be held. There hasn't been anyone that you have not let hold you. 
Diet: Breastmilk. Thankfully, you have decided that it is ok to get the milk straight from momma.
Likes: You love your hands! They are always up by your face. You also really like it when daddy sings to you. 
Dislikes: You don't like having your diaper changed. You also are not a fan of baths. Anything that has cold hands on you.
Firsts & Milestones
We came home to your first note from daddy welcoming you home! You look so impressed by the note in this picture!

You went to church for the first time. You slept right through the whole service. You were definitely the star of the day. Everyone had to come and see you!

You went to the doctor for the first time. You did not like to be poked, but the doctor said you are doing well. He was not concerned about you being jaundice. 

You also made your first visit to both grandparent's houses. They are both in love with their little granddaughter. 

Daddy and Mommy love you a little more each day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We Are Now a Family of Three!

Esther Marie joined the world on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 6:47 pm.

She weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

We were determined she would be a boy. We were discussing what the little one would be during delivery. 3 for boy and 1 for girl. We were surprised when she came out and was a GIRL! 

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for the pregnancy and encouraging along the way. We have been blessed by you all and now by her!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Geyer's Coupon Matchups: Week of July 9th- July 15th

Geyer's Fresh Foods

There are some good sales on the store brands this week. You check check out the weekly ad to see what all is on sale. 

General Mills Cereal $2.50
Use $0.50 off General Mills Original Cheerios Box (yellow box) 6/22 SS
Final Price $1.50

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.00 
Final Price $0.50

Mr Clean Cleaners $2.50
Use $0.50 off 7/6 PG
Final Price $1.50

Puff's $1.25
Use $0.25 off 3 7/6 PG
Final Price $1.08

Old Spice Deodorant $2.50
Use $0.75 off one 7/6 PG
Final Price $1.75

Always Pads $3.29
Use $1.00 off 7/6 PG
Final Price $2.29

Tampax Tampons $3.29
Use $1.00 off 7/6 PG
Final Price $2.29

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Maternity Photos!

Are you ready for picture overload? We had a friend come over and take pictures for us. I wanted to make sure that I had some pictures of my husband in the mix with my belly. I was 38 weeks at this time. Thank you so much Ashley for taking some awesome pictures for us! 

I think this is how we both feel right about now!

Goals: Week of July 7th

Well, if you remember last week, I didn't add any goals because I thought that maybe baby was going to come. No baby yet! I am going to add some goals for this week, but may not get to them at all.

Gotta try to keep my mind off the fact that pain is around the corner and not knowing when that will be!

Last weeks goals

1. Make twirl skirt pattern into PDF

2. Make Moby wrap and swaddling blanket After baby comes, I will be posting a tutorial on these. Once I decide how well I like them!

This weeks goals

1. Put twirl skirt pattern on etsy

2. Make changing pad cover.

3. Post diaper pail liner tutorial.

4. Post some pictures that a friend took of me and my husband.

Recent Posts

If you haven't, make sure you check out my 39 week bump update

Don't forget the 11th is cow appreciation day

I posted a review of The Case for Christ Student Edition. I think this book is a must read!

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