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Monday, January 23, 2012

pro. life. 29 weeks.

this was yesterday's post...that i just never got around to posting. i am 29 weeks along now and this is pretty much what my belly looks like right now. Baby girl shakes and wiggles up a storm lately and sometimes her little feet will stick out, just like the image above. Although, its not as visually clear...i can usually tell what it is.

On this anniversary of Roe VS Wade, i thought i'd share something that is so important to me. My reason for being pro-life. When I was 16 years old, I met a teacher that changed my life. He educated me on so many moral and ethical issues and showed me both stances to see the light and truth. One of them being an abortion documentary and presentation. I remember walking away feeling a sense of awe for life...but also so heartbroken. My heart was broken for the little unborn lives that didn't have a choice to live, the brutal procedure, but even more so for the mothers that aborted their children. Many women were sharing their heart wrenching stories of how painful it has been since their abortions (physically and even more so emotionally). I thought(in my 16 year old head) if these women choose to abort their child, then they should walk away feeling happy, somewhat relief? But, it wasn't the case. In fact, I saw pain, a lot of tears and a loss and void in their hearts that they cannot replace. One woman shared how long and painful her abortion procedure took and afterwards she asked her doctor why it took so long. He later announced to her that she was going to have twins and that he had to abort 2 babies.

Along with many other reasons why I am pro-life.. this is something I wanted to share on this pro-life week. Life is gift and a blessing.

On another note, I came upon a new blog this morning that touched my heart. She shares in incredible life-changing birth story . Today, her beautiful little girl turns two and they are asking for a special favor. Please click over and support a special cause.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

27 weeks

This is usually us everyday. All 3 of us laying around together and have some resting/nap time. It is one of my favorite parts of the day, when we can cuddle and rest our tired bodies.

Dear Baby Girl,

You are now the size of a cauliflower and weigh almost 2 pounds. I can tell you have grown a lot in my belly by just the movements you make. You love to twist and turn around A LOT (more than I remember your sister Sophia moving). This makes me ponder on your personality even more! I wonder if you are going to be an active little girl because of your busyness in my womb. I love looking down at my belly and seeing it dance around and morph differently because you move so much! The other day your big sister was laying on my belly and you kicked her. She felt you move for the first time and asked me what that was. She asks about you everyday and this morning she told me that I will have another baby to take care of.

Your Aapah is so excited too. We just can't wait to meet you and see what you will bring to our family.

I am feeling more relaxed to give birth to you in a few more weeks. Mommy is reading books and starting to get ready for your birthday. : )

I love you,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

i've been...

lately, i've just been so tired. this year has just started but its been non stop so far. last week was so crazy with my schedule full pretty much back to back. this past weekend was filled with parties and now... i'm just tired. i'm 27 weeks now and to be quite honest.. i'm still on this crazy nesting phase (which is probably making me more tired). this baby has me cleaning non stop. its good.. but i think this obsessive compulsive behavior thing is driving my husband kind of nutty around here. (thanks for your patience Mike)

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Monday, January 2, 2012

goodbye 2011, hello 2012

Just before the new year ended, i went on a Krispy Kreme date with Sophia. I suddenly had a massive craving I just couldn't pass up.. so this little girl and I decided to indulge (heavily). It was delicious.

This new year resolution seems so surreal to me this year; a new year to start over.. break bad habits and create new ones seems almost too good to be true. 2012 I welcome you!

Here's my resolution:
1. LOVE more deeply. Realizing that life is so short and I want to love the people I see daily more deeply everyday.

2. PRAYer. Going to find more time for prayer (no more mommy exhaustion excuses for this.)

3. HEALTH. Start juicing and eating healthy. Less sugar. Less meat. More veggies. Exercise.

4. BUDGET. and sticking to it.

Four seems to be enough to change me into a better person in 2012. May this be a year of greater love, hope and joy for you all too.