Baby Update

I had an appointment yesterday and everything looks great! Baby is right on track with growth! Heart beat was at 152.

A couple Sundays ago I had a bit of a scare as I had some pretty strong contractions (which isn't good when you're only 23 weeks along). I ended up calling my midwife and she told me to drink some water and rest. Which helped b/c they went away. A little later I ended up getting the flu. But all is good now.

My next appointment is June 1st, I go in for another ultrasound to see if my placenta previa has corrected itself. If it hasn't I'm not sure what they will do (I know if it doesn't by the time baby is ready to come that a c-section is enevitable), but I'll only be 28 weeks so I'm not sure if they will have another ultrasound after that or not. I do know that most of the time it corrects itself (so I'm still not to worried about it).

Baby is moving all the time these days. If I remember correctly this little one moves more often than the other two. I was able to have Annika catch the baby move, she loved it and has asked me since to feel "the newborn" move (yes she calls the baby newborn). ;) I also was able to let Van feel baby kick (or punch). I didn't know if he would feel it or quite get what was going on. Well he did feel it b/c the look he gave me was really cute. I still don't think he quite understands it though. :)


Our Easter...

"...Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen..."
(Matthew 28:5-6)

We had a great Easter here. Started out with David preaching a 9:00 am service than a fellowship time of sweet breads and muffins in between and David preaching a 10:30  am service.

A wonderful couple from our church invited us over after the service for Easter dinner. We had a great time of fun and fellowship. The kids played outside most of the day (Van didn't get a nap until 4:00 pm - way later than normal). Both kids are in bed and asleep. We enjoyed great weather today. 

We came home and watched "Bambi" (a gift from grandma and Papa Dan). Thank you!! 

Here's a picture of Annika and Van in their Easter outfits!

Another blessing is hearing Annika talk about Jesus and how He died on the cross for our sins. We have been really stressing that Easter isn't about candy and gifts, but that it is about Christ dieing, being buried, and rising from the dead and that He now lives in heaven with God the Father.


Time for an Update about what's been happening round here...

Life has continued to move right along:

A note about Annika's drawing (last picture). Daddy and Van both have mo-hawks (can you see David w/ a mo-hawk??) ;) Annika and I are both wearing crowns (appropriately)! :)

We took the kids to the Como Zoo last week, it was nice to spend some time together as a family and the kids really enjoyed it!

Fun Story: If you look in the pictures you can see a picture of Van w/ a sea lion in front of him (Van is leaning off to the side). The sea lion kept swimming up to him and planting his flippers (is that what you call them??) on the ledge of the pool (which is right next to the glass where Van was standing). Well Van didn't care for that very much, he kept scooting further and further away (it was rather comical).

House update:
Things are going good...the priming is done! David and the neighbor man are going to work on getting the ceilings sprayed tomorrow night and we're hoping to get them painted by Friday so that we can get started on painting on Friday. I'm so blessed to have at least 7 ladies offer to help w/ the painting!

We're still a bit away from finishing it but getting closer!

Annika is doing well, she's been into wearing shorts and tank tops a lot around home (which she doesn't wear them outside b/c it's still not warm enough). Did you hear we're suppose to get more snow tomorrow....I think Annika thinks if she wears shorts and tank tops that summer will come (Oh the faith of a child)! She's been such a great helper lately! She got to feel the baby kick the other day for the first time, she thought it was pretty cool and has come up and asked me if she can feel the baby.

Van still surprises us everyday with what he is learning. He's learning in leaps and bounds! He's in love w/ his purple rain boots (hand-me-downs from Annika). He will wear these things ALL over the place (from sun up to sun down). I do not allow him to wear them to the store or library (pretty much the only two places we go). ;) I'm sure you'll see them in the above pictures! :)

David is doing well. Keeping busy. He just finished up a block class at Central last week. He's got a few more weeks left in the semester. He's not taking a summer coarse b/c there is none that he needs. He is keeping busy with church responsibilities (Pastor Cable retired at the end of March). We finally just got our new church blog up www.sunrisebiblechurch.org.

I'm doing pretty well, had a scare on Sunday early morning (think like 1am) as I started having contractions (real ones), they went away after a couple of hours (thankfully, 23 weeks is a lot to early to have this baby) and later that day I got the flu. I'm still recovering, I'm feeling better, but don't have much energy.

I think that about sums everything up! ;)