Sunday, July 26, 2009

Over Half-Way There!

24 Weeks:

22 Weeks:
Can you tell there's been some growth over the last month!?! :-) I figured I'd put the pictures up first cause I know that's what you really wanted to see. :-) It has definitely become obvious that I'm pregnant and Caleb is really starting to show. Over the last week I've had to move a good bit of my clothes to the back of the closet cause they don't fit anymore. Good thing Janet and Jayci showed up not too long ago with their arms full of maternity outfits for me to look through!

As I'm sitting here typing, I'm also watching my belly make little jumps. Caleb has gotten strong enough that his kicks can be seen on my belly! Stephen gets a kick out of watching him push my stomach around, and the other day I think Caleb decided to try his hand at jumping jacks because it felt like he was moving in 4 different directions at one time. It seems like he moves around the most right after I've eaten - definitely a boy in there!

For the 4th of July Stephen and I went to Arkansas to be part of the annual Johnson family lake week. We had a blast even though we were only able to be there a few days. It was great to see everyone and they surprised us and had a baby shower for us while we were there! We got a lot of great, super cute baby items that I can't wait to use on baby Caleb. My goal this week is to get a few of the baby shower pictures on here for you to see. Stephen will be in Atlanta this week taking some classes, so hopefully I'll have a chance one of these evenings to put those pictures up for ya'll. More to come soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Update Soon!

I promise to post an update on here over the weekend. I feel like the month of July has flown by! We actually took 22 week pics and I even uploaded them to the computer, but they haven't made it to the blog yet... Now we'll have to do 22 week and 24 week pics together.

Stephen and I are doing great. Just thinking about how busy things have been for me this month makes me exhausted, which is pretty much how I've been feeling every day by the time my head hits the pillow (if I wasn't already feeling it by about 3:00 in the afternoon). You know the feeling when you have been so wrapped up in projects that by the end of the day you literally can't think straight anymore? Yeah, that has been hitting around 4 pm the last few weeks. I'm not sure if it's more from the pregnancy or just from being so swamped at work. I'm expecting another week or two of the same, and then maybe work will slow down some. PLUS we're going on a little end of summer vacation in 2 weeks, so that's sure to help! I'm definitely needing one right now!

On another note, I got to hear Stephen speak to the youth on Wednesday night. He did a fantastic job and I was so encouraged and challenged by the message he gave. He taught on the supremacy of Christ from Hebrews 1:1-4. It was such a great reminder of the beautiful, mind-blowing act of Christ making atonement for our sins. Just hearing about our great God and the great price He paid to redeem mankind (sinful me) almost made me cry. And then to read in Hebrews 1:3, that "after He had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" and took His rightful place on the throne, just makes me want to give Him the praise He is due even more. And I can't think of anything more precious than to hear that coming so lovingly, eloquently, and humbly out of the mouth of my husband. I have truly been blessed beyond measure.

Well, more to come this weekend but now I need to go get busy with the things of the day. I took a much needed half-day off work and slept in, so it's time to start moving in that direction. I hope you guys are all doing well!