Friday, September 26, 2008

Drumroll, please...

I think we officially have a baby name! Jeffry and I have agreed on:

Trace David Peters

It's a very strong name! I kept feeling in my spirit that part of his name should be David. Every time I would read or hear someone preach about David in the Bible, it's like the Holy Spirit would just be affirming that this baby is a David! So I had that in my heart, and Jeffry and I were just throwing names back and forth trying to figure out a first name. One day I suggested Trace...I looked up the meaning which is "fierce or warlike". Which may seem odd for a little boy, but when you pair it with David- who was a mighty warrior of God- I think this baby boy has a strong name to live up to! It really excites me because I know that God has great plans for this child!

Psalm 139

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nursery Decor

I have been working on finding the perfect nursery decor for the baby's room. I was a little uncertain if I would actually buy new bedding this time, but I feel like it's unfair for Bray and Caleb to have had new bedding and not the new baby. Therefore, I only started looking a few weeks ago! I wanted something kind of vintage looking; I love a lot of things that Warm Biscuit puts out. So here's what I found:

This one is called "Little Cowboys". I love the vintage look of the cowboy print! It's so cute.

This one is "Western Pony". I think it's too much together, but I'm going to pick and choose pieces to incorporate with the cowboys pieces. If you have suggestions and would like to weigh in, please do so!

Catching Up!

Things have been seriously busy around our house! It seems like I say that every week, but it's true. This past week, we had Jim Hockaday speak Sunday through Wednesday at our church. He is incredible! If you've never heard him speak, I urge you to check our his website. He ministered with Kenneth Hagin for many years and was the Dean of Hagin's school of healing. Awesome ministry. So each of those nights, I had to be at the church an hour before the service to soundcheck with the worship team. Which is WONDERFUL, but crazy when you have to get home from school, do homework, get the boys cleaned up, and drive 30 minutes to the Gulfport church. Jeffry and the boys would go eat dinner while I was having soundcheck, and I usually didn't eat until after the service each night. I learned SO much over those few nights, that the sacrifice of our time was small.

Along with church every night, each member of my family went to the doctor this week! Sunday afternoon Brayden was complaining of his ears hurting and running a low fever, so Monday he missed school and we went to the doctor. Sure enough he had a double ear infection which the pediatrician said was "pretty bad". See, Brayden never tells me anything hurts until its REALLY bad...therefore, I'm sure the doctor thinks I'm a horrible parent for waiting until he's SO sick before I bring him in. Blah. Then on Tuesday, Jeffry went because his allergies were really bad. He actually had a sinus infection with allergies on top of that so he was kinda pitiful. Also, I took Caleb to the dentist for the very first time on Tuesday! He did so great! The dentist let him do everything, x-rays, kids are superstars at the dentist! I have always loved going to the dentist...I get to go this week! :)

Wednesday I had my doctor's checkup for the baby. He said things are looking great, although my iron was a little low. That explains why I've been so tired lately! I have been having contractions already, which concerned me a little because I've never had them this early. I'm 30 weeks! My dr said as long as I could make them stop it was ok for now. I have them pretty much whenever I stand up and walk around so I'm sitting a LOT more lately! My next appointment is on the 30th so I will update you then!

I also took Caleb to the doctor on Friday for allergies. He was starting to get an ear infection too, so I'm glad I didn't wait. Motherly instincts! :) Anyway, we are all doing much better now and getting ready for the coming week. Brayden's first soccer game was Saturday, and I took a lot of pics so I will post them later!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Baby Registries!

So I haven't updated recently, but I've been so excited to register for the baby at a few places over the past week!! I had to update you.

I guess with the third baby, the pregnancy goes by soooo much quicker! It seems like it took Brayden forever to get here, and Caleb definitely wasn't fast either. But I only have 11 weeks left! And I have hardly done anything! I'm almost positive we had everything ready for Brayden's arrival by this point. I need to get Jeffry to get in the attic and get out the carseat, bottles, and clothes that have been packed away for the past few years. I have to start washing everything!

However, I had given away a LOT of the boys' clothes to some people who had nothing for their baby, and I'm pretty sure I gave away our swing too. So I have some replacing to do, which is exciting because who doesn't want to buy new things for their baby? So I have registered at Pottery Barn Kids, Walmart, and Target. I'm blessed to have my church give me a baby shower which was completely unexpected. I mean, this is my third baby after all. But I'm excited that he will get new things just like Brayden and Caleb did. I'm searching for a car seat cover, so if anyone knows of a good place to get a cute one, please let me know!

At my last doctor's visit, he told me I was measuring about a week and a half big. Which is good and bad. He told me that with Brayden and that he thought it was just extra fluid, but Brayden came out weighing almost 10 lbs. the day before his due date. SOOO, I'm slightly freaked out, and insisting that this child CANNOT be anywhere close to that weight. (Caleb was 8lb 2oz, and a much easier delivery!) So I'm praying for easy delivery and a little baby, haha.

I can't believe that the time is approaching so quickly for the baby's arrival! Oh and yes, we are still thinking of a name....