Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ultrasound Photos

Today was the big day!  We got to see our baby for the first time!

And although he was shy at first, the ultrasound technician poked and prodded him to get him to move around.  And this is what we saw.... no doubt about it, he's all boy!

Eli is very proud.  
I'm sure we will be pulling this out of the closet someday to embarrass him in front of his girlfriend.

And here's his first recorded footprint.  The toes are point towards the left.  Big toe on top.

Needless to say, we are on cloud 9.  Totally awesome day.  
Totally awesome God who already has a plan for this little baby boy!  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One Week...

...until we find out if we're having a BOY or GIRL!

What do you think our baby is?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Review: Love & Respect

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Lost Meaning of Ephesians 5:33

Ephesians 5:33 (NIV) states: “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”  I think most of us GET the “love” part; yet tend to overlook the “respect” part.  In his book, Dr. Eggerichs unpacks this verse for us with plenty of personal stories, scientific studies on gender differences, and additional scripture.  Eggerichs explains and illustrates the impact of this verse on relationships with what he calls the “Crazy Cycle” - that a man needs respect to show a woman love and a woman needs love to show the man respect and when that chain gets broken somewhere along the way, we end up in the “crazy cycle” of the husband feeling disrespected and the wife feeling unloved.  Fortunately, Eggerichs gives very real, very practical examples of how to break free of this doomed pattern.

 “Love & Respect” certainly challenged me, inspired me (and most of all, instructed me!) in how to be a better wife.  I also know that even if my husband never reads this book, he will be a better husband because of how I treat him (and how God intervenes!).  So whether you are thinking about getting married, hope one day to get married, have been married for 1 year or 50 years, I think there is something in this book for you!

-Katie Casey
Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pregnancy Update

How far along? 16 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain: 0
Maternity clothes: not yet, but some of my jeans are getting too tight to be comfortable
Best moment this week: knowing that the baby can now hear is amazing!
Movement: none yet (at least none that I am positive is the baby!)
Food cravings:  salty stuff mostly - pickles and pizza (though not together!)
Gender:  we get to find out on May 26th!
Belly button: no changes yet - I sure will miss my "innie" when that happens!
What I miss: margaritas, horseback riding
What I am looking forward to: finding out the gender and seeing our baby for the 1st time on our May 26th ultrasound!
Milestones: we received baby's first stuffed animal (a teddy bear named "Chaucer") from good friends in St. Louis!