Thursday, April 29, 2010

I won, Cowgirl Style!!

Ok, everyone should go check out Charla's Blog, Cowgirl at Heart!!  Not only because I won her contest and she is sending me a really awesome Beth Moore Book!! Mainly, because it's a really great blog, and worth the read, she has an amazing heart and a great story to follow!!  Just click the button below!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Look at My New Trick

Sorry for the news reports in the background and my most annoying
voice.  I am convinced I don't sound like that in real life!

Monday, April 26, 2010

We Have a New Trick

Saturday while her daddy and I were playing with her, Maci decided to show us her new trick. 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1 Year Ago

One year ago today...

...I got a positive pregnancy test
...I was excited and scared all at the same time
...I had to fight to hold onto my faith that God would let me keep this baby
...I couldn't imagine the blessing that God had in store for me

Today, one year later.....



Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GIVEAWAY

Check out this post on Charla's Blog

 

She is giving away Beth Moore's new book.


Hop on over and try to win.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4 Month Check-Up

Maci went to the doctor yesterday for her 4 month check up.  The shots were HORRIBLE, I cried as much as she did I think.  It was just so  bad because the whole visit she was kicking and laughing and smiling at everybody.  Then that mean ol' nurse stuck her in the leg and she went from mid-laugh to screaming at the top of her lungs and turning purple. BROKE. MY. HEART.  She does seem to be tolerating them better today than she did the day after her shots at 6 weeks though, so that makes me feel  a little better.  The doctor said she is very healthy, and everything looks great.  She weighs 15 lbs and 2 oz. and 25" long and is in the 75th percentile.  The doctor pretty much decided she has allergies, so he gave me a perscription for an antihistimine (he said only give her a 1/4 of a dose, so don't every body panic all at once).  They said she is hitting all the milestones just right.  She can keep her head level with her shoulders when being pulled up by her arms, she is trying to roll over, she holds her head up pretty good while on her stomach, and she can hold things with her hands and put them in her mouth.

She had her first taste of white grape Juice, that was interesting.  It was a little too tart for her I think, she made all kinds of sour faces then opened her mouth for more.  She won't suck the bottle,  I am not sure if it's because it is cold, or sour, but she just lets it drip in her mouth and then licks her lips...she is such a silly girl.  She also tried her first few bites of carrots and she really wasn't impressed.  We are taking it very slow on the new foods, she only eats a few bites at a time and I don't force anymore on her.  I just want her to get used to it all first. 

All in all she is doing great!! 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear Maci - 4 Months



Dear Maci,

You are 4 months old today.  You are able to sit supported now, and you are holding your head up like a big girl.  You have almost rolled over several times, but haven't made that final push yet.  You can scoot around in a small area on your back, and you still hate to lay on your tummy.  We go to the doctor Monday to see how much weight you have gained and how long you are now.  I am sure you have grown a lot.  You are in 6 month clothes now, and you are growing like a weed. You still only drink around 5 oz. of formula every 3 hours.  We have tried to feed  you cereal a few times, and you are not a big fan.  You will eat a few bites without fussing, but mostly you give me dirty looks, like you are wondering what in the world I am putting in your mouth. We will start you on baby food and a little juice after your doctor's appointment Monday.  You are mostly sleeping through the night now, with a few exceptions.  You have more and more facial expressions and your happy little personality is really showing.  You are such a good baby, you never fuss unless you are hungry (or sometimes sleepy).  You love to be held, and you love to "talk" you will "ooh" and "ahhh" and "ouuuu" over and over, it even seems like you know what you are saying.  You seem to know people now, and react to them. You even have started reaching a little for your daddy (and only your daddy).  Usually when you are laying on the changing table and daddy walks by you will reach out for him to pick you up.  You are growing so fast and we love you more with ever day.

Happy 4 month birthday Maci, we love you!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Favorite Song Friday

It's been a while since I have done a Favorite Song Friday, mainly because Mandye started this last year, and she stopped doing it....I didn't want to "steal" the idea.

I just adore music though, even though I can't carry a tune in a bucket myself.  We have recently added this song to our list of worship songs at church, and it is, by far, one of my favorites!  Especially

"NO MORE CHAINS HOLDING ME, FROM NOW ON I AM FREE, I'M GONNA SHOUT IT OUT LOUD!!"
  That just makes you want to...well...shout!! Especially if you have ever been set free from something....and I mean really set free, rather it be drugs, alcohol, depression, anxiety, or whatever you have been going through...the Bible says "He who the Son sets free, is free indeed!!