We're 25 weeks along today! I visited the clinic today, and my blood pressure was down to 112/78 so I didn't have to visit the hospital like I thought I might have to. The first time they took it, it was higher, but it went down just a few minutes later, so they counted the best one of the two on my chart. I think we're going to make it just fine through this pregnancy...I just need to have faith. This morning Kris and I prayed together and I prayed and read one of my favorite verses, Zephaniah 3:17. I tried to just really focus on the meaning of all of the words in this verse. It says that The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will quiet you with his love, and he rejoices over you with singing. I know that I've talked about this before, but can you just imagine our Heavenly father "quieting" us with his love...you know...when your child is crying, you just try and quiet them by holding them in your arms and talking quietly to them...ahh...I love the thought of letting Jesus do that for me! I also just can imagine him singing a song...about me...to me...sounds pretty selfish, but that's how much our Savior loves us...really He does! Can you even imagine it...it's hard for me to believe sometimes, but I know it's true! Anyhoo, we've made it to 25 weeks! Yay! If we were having a normal delivery, we would have 15 weeks to wait, but since we're having a scheduled c-section, we only have 13 whole weeks left, and possibly a few days of the next one! If she delivers us 10 days before the due date, our sweet Valentine will be here on February 14th! So excited! I think we have decided on the name, Claire Elise Alexander...Kris and I both just really like it...and if she comes out a boy, he will be Palmer James Alexander...either way, we are so incredibly blessed!
Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and stay a while! I started this little blog in 2005 and am amazed sometimes to look back and see God's hand, his blessings and his mercy in the course of these last 11 years! He has truly blessed our family beyond measure! My husband Kris and I have been married for 18 years and we have three amazing kiddos, Katie, Asher, and Claire! I enjoy homemaking, crafting, trying new recipes, and mostly just being a "mama" all while on a super tight budget! Please feel free to browse through our archives! I hope you'll leave with a new idea or just a bit of joy! Thanks again for visiting!