Showing posts from November, 2008

Nov. 25th 2008, The ones I love... 27 weeks 5 days

I am thoroughly enjoying the time we have to spend here with the family for Thanksgiving. My mom and dad were excited (to say the least) to get to see their growing grandson (or should I growing belly). It always gives me such a happy feeling inside to see all of us together, my mom and dad, sisters and brothers. I was also very excited to get to see an old dear friend from high school. Brandy and I grew up in high school together and spend many hours together both in and out of school, going to youth group together and creating many childhood memories. She and her husband Adam live in San Diego and we were able to all meet up with them last night for dinner in Old Town. What a great time...laughing till our sides hurt and just enjoying each other's company. It was so good to see her and to meet Adam. I love you Brandy and am so glad things are going well with you! **I'm having troubles uploading pictures with this post...we'll see if I can get my compu

Nov. 22nd, 2008 Not telling his name 27 weeks 2 days

We are on the road headed down to CA to visit mom, dad and the rest of the family for Thanksgiving. Tauna was able to catch a ride down with Curtis and I and I've been enjoying the time spent with her. She was a little upset (jokingly of course) when we told her we weren't telling people the name we had chosen for our son. "Not even your sister!?"...She tried to convince us she should know. Curtis kept joking around when he would talk about him by calling him all kinds of funny names like Shadrach, Jaquim, Alberto, Juan...names that didn't quite fit what we might even possibly name our child. So, when Curtis called him "James" Tauna stopped dead in her tracks, looked at me and said "He slipped! That's his name 'James'!" She was convinced that Curtis slipped his name since it was the only one that half way sounded like one we would actually choose. So for now, she calls him "James Wesley" (Wesley she picked up from

Nov. 19th, 2008 As the belly grows 26 weeks 6 days

It's been awhile since I've posted anything new. Thought I'd post a few more belly pictures-I've had some requests (o: I feel more and more pregnant each week. Over the last 2 weeks I've grown an inch. People keep telling me to just wait; that my belly will seem like it's growing inches over night as I near the end. I still can hardly believe I'll be 27 weeks tomorrow (where has the time gone!). I'm waiting to see what the belly-button does. I've always had an "outie" and I've had some people tell me "Just wait Melissa, it'll pop out there like a turkey timer when it has nowhere to go!" We'll see what happens...

Nov. 4, 2008 So thankful... 24 weeks 5 days

On a momentous day as this...the election day that will make U.S. history, I can't help but reflect on how thankful I am to live in this beautiful country. I truly do have so much to be thankful for; so many blessings that God has given me. Oh how thankful I am for the gift of this healthy baby boy growing inside of me. The Lord continues to bless me with a reassuring pregnancy and I am glad he has given me the opportunity to hold and nourish a child. I continue to pray for His protection on my boy's life as I carry him to term. I am thankful for the blessing of my wonderful husband. If he's nearly as good a father as he is a husband, my child is already one lucky kid. I couldn't ask for more. I am thankful for all the friends and family I have to share life with. Without them I would not be who I am. Thank you Lord for the freedom I have to praise you and to pray to you. Be with who our country chooses for our next leader. Provide the strength and wisdom required o