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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


My fFN test results are negative so I should be in the clear for another couple of weeks. I will still go in on Tuesday and have a sonogram just to make sure everything is still looking good. I am so thankful to be able to spend another week at home instead of in the hospital!!

Speaking of hospital--I was hoping to get some help from any of you who have been put on hospital bedrest. I am trying to get prepared, but I don't even know what all to prepare. I have my laptop and movies, lots of magazines, books and puzzle books, but other than entertainment materials, what would you suggest taking? I want to know the little things that you were so glad you had while in the hospital. Any ideas are welcome!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Home Again

My appointment went pretty well today. Things have stayed pretty much the same. They did a fFN test today and we are hoping the results are negative. If not, I will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow. As of right now, I am planning on spending the next week in bed. I will go back in next Tuesday for another sonogram. Right now it is just a waiting game.

We had our first baby shower on Sunday. Unfortunately, I was stuck at home while Dave went up to church to mingle with everyone. We are truly blessed to have such thoughtful, loving, and supportive friends. Even though I couldn't be there, they did everything they could to make it special for me. I have a few pictures so you can see for yourself how cute everything was.

All the tables had a stack of these boxes. All the stacks had different verses attached. I got to keep all the ribbons and verses. Aren't they so cute!?!?!?

Dave and I are so thankful for everything that has been done to make the arrival of our precious baby girls a little easier and a little more special. Words can't express our gratitude. We love each of you!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Philippians 4:6,7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Have you ever had one of those moments when you see a scripture for the "first time" even though you have probably read it a hundred times before? I have read these verses too many times to count, but they never touched my heart like they have in the last couple of weeks. They just held a message that was vital for me to learn in light of all that is happening in my life at the moment. I read these verses a couple of weeks ago in a Bible study I was doing and then in a book I was reading a few days later. I really got to thinking about it and it has stuck with me ever since. It is important for me to remember that, while there may be events in my life that could cause anxiety, all I need to do is pray about it and be thankful for the abundant blessings God has bestowed on me, even through difficult circumstances. He will be there waiting to hold me up and comfort me. Today, thinking about all the what-ifs, I don't understand how I am not going out of my mind with anxiety. It is something my human mind will never comprehend. It is so much greater than me. I know it is not just Dave and I praying for these babies. We are so grateful for the prayers being offered on our behalf by family, friends, and strangers. We are definitely feeling the peace of God work in our lives everyday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

On Our Knees

It has been a crazy week and a half with these girls of ours! I have been having contractions, spent 4 hours in the hospital last Thursday being monitored, bedrest Friday, spent the night in the hospital Friday night, bedrest all weekend and went to a specialist today. I was sure Dr. Thigpen was going to give us some good news because I have still been feeling so good. The contractions haven't been painful and the meds I am taking have seemed to slow them, but the news was not good. My cervix is shortening--it is at a 1.1 as of my appointment today. So, strict bedrest for me for the remainder of this pregnancy. I am 26 weeks tomorrow and we are really, really hoping to make it to 30. I have another appointment with Dr. Thigpen next Tuesday and if my cervix has shortened anymore I will be in the hospital for the duration. Sounds exciting, huh?

I have been very emotional. I am very hopeful, but the reality is definitely setting in. I am trying not to think about all the things that COULD happen. Just trying to stay hopeful, but it is hard.

The babies look good--they are growing and very active, it is just their mama having a hard time. So, we are asking you to all join us on our knees! At this point there is nothing we can do. It is all up to God and His plans for our babies. Please, please keep us in your prayers. It is not very likely that we will make it much past 30 weeks, but we know that God can do anything. With Him all things are possible. That is where we are trying to keep our focus right now.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Congrats, Jill and Jeremy!!

My baby sister had her first baby on Monday! Jake Alan was born on his daddy's birthday. I have to say, that has got to be the best birthday present any parent could ever get!! (I was born on my mom's birthday, so of course I would think that!) I have talked to Jill several times this week and she just talks about what a great baby he is. I can't even put into words how happy, excited, proud, and, yes, emotional I am about his arrival. You need to go to Jill's blog to see the beautiful boy!! It is such a wonderful time in their lives and I so wish I could be there to be a part of it. It is so hard hearing about everything that is happening and not be their for Jill. She told me just last night how helpful Jeremy has been. It makes me feel better knowing he is taking good care of her and Jake!

Congratulations, Jill! I love you and can't wait to meet your precious baby!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kindergarten Funny

This past week was Red Ribbon Week. On Friday we passed out red ribbons with some kind of stay drug free message. At recess that morning one of my students came up to me all excited about her ribbon. In a very proud voice she exclaimed, "Free Drugs!" while holding up her ribbon. I am wondering if we missed the point?