Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Baby

Well after yet another long pause I am back, for how long who knows...
but I had to let blogland know about our newest addition!!!!
We had a BOY!!!
After being pregnant for 42 weeks, he finally came via c-section on December 14th of 2010

We named him:

Gideon Jabriel

He is perfect in every sense of the word ;]
He weighed 8 lbs 14 oz and was 21 inches long, I'm completely smitten with him.
We are so thankful that God has answered our prayers and our family has begun to grow.
Fill our quiver Lord!!!
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and great start to your New Year!
Blessings as you take off on your new adventures :)
Much Love,

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Still Here

I did not fall off the face of the earth although it may have seemed that way. lol

I was busy having a fabulous trip with family up north. So fun! They threw me an amazing baby shower and all around we just had a great time catching up and enjoying one another's company.

Now I'm settling down in Cedar Hill, TX [a suburb of Dallas] with my hubby - finally! Things are progressing nicely and the Lord is SO faithful it's just mind blowing!

I'll post more later but I just wanted to touch base - 31 weeks pregnant, not too much longer to go now! =]

Blessings to you,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chinese Gender Predictor

This morning had my 26 week visit to the midwife - she said everything looks great, and I seem to be having a very normal pregnancy - WAHOO!!!

I did get my blood drawn for my glucose tolerance test and will find out tomorrow or Monday if I passed - hehe It's important that I have good results so that I can have our precious little one at the birthing center like I've dreamed. =]

Baby's heartbeat was in the 150's midwife said that her guess based on that - is it's a girl. Which brings me to todays blog focus - the "chinese gender chart" complete hoax or is there some truth to it...

I've been wondering just for the fun of it how many people actually look at the chinese gender predictor when they are pregnant - and just HOW accurate it really is. For fun I have posted the link below and want you to tell me if it's accurate or not in your case...

It is said to have over a 90% accuracy rate! lol
All you need to know is your age at conception and what month you conceived in!

Can't wait to get the feedback - I see it as a fun part in the game of not knowing what we are having, how fun all the speculating is. ;]


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pregnancy Brain

A few weeks ago I went to put my toaster away - I opened up my fridge and there was no room for this big object in my hand and I was trying to figure out what needed to move so there would be room when I realized that it was in fact my toaster in my hand and it DID NOT belong in the fridge. - that is probably by far my favorite pregnancy brain moment so far.

There have been other smaller things but not nearly as funny - today we are 25 weeks pregnant. It's funny how that first trimester seriously dragged on and on and now the second trimester is almost over within the the blink of an eye.

Staying with my Rents although a huge blessing sometimes is stressful simply for the fact that today for instance I woke up thinking about organizing the baby's room and remembered that the baby's room is in Texas while I am still in Florida.

I get concerned with how much there will be left to do when I get there - and how little time will be left before our Baby's Grand Aquatic Debut, and I have to just take a breath and realize that it all WILL get done. When it comes to projects like this - they rarely take me a long time b/c of my excitment and need to finish. If I were there now - I would have nothing to organize really since we have no furniture yet...and so I would probably feel more helpless being there. God knows what He's doing in ALL circumstances as uncomfortable as it seems at times.

So I guess that's it for now - tomorrow I seriously NEED to do some crafting so hopefully there will be some items adding to my etsy shop by the end of the day. Don't forget to stop by and show me some love.

Have a Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Floodgates of Heaven

So a ton of GREAT things are going on - I'm just overflowing with excitement!

First off - we were told originally that some money would be taken out of our deposit for the blinds that were broken in our apartment - and I found out last week that b/c of how clean it was they decided to give us our WHOLE deposit back!!! WAHOOO!!!!

Then Nate called Geico to transfer our insurance over to Texas - and b/c of that it turns out we've overpaid and now for the rest of the year we only owe somewhere around $100 so a $4 bill in October and 2 $50 bills and we are good for the year!! WHAD up!

Then he calls the Electric company to find out what sort of deposit we need - NO DEPOSIT!!! Praise God!

Oh wait - there's more! We are going over the budget and figuring out how much my plane ticket up north is going to cost with taxes and the tickets that have been $80 the last week that I've been looking at them were $20 yesterday!!! So with taxes it was $43 for my ticket!!!

And there's more! Nate is moving into our new place this weekend, which is a praise report in itself - but he didn't have anything to sleep on - his parents called last night and said they are sending us an air mattress as a house warming present!!! Praise God!!!

Every need fullfilled - and I give God ALL of the glory. I'm grateful that He gives us our needs and not our wants...b/c who knows where I would be if He gave into my every whim. What a love that is beyond words. I'm truly blessed, He is opening up the floodgates of Heaven and pouring out on us, for what we've sown - OH, I love this part of the process!

Here is me at 23 weeks - Baby Papaya Bernock

This is the last picture of me in my 5th month - tomorrow marks the 6 month mark!! Wowzer - and there is SO much left for us to do!!! But I'm thrilled and just so ready. My Sister In Law sent us some baby clothes and a stuffed giraffe with a rattle in the butt...oh it was so cute. I thought it was funny that the first thing I wanted to do was wash them and hang them up...and then I could see a picture in my head of my husband asking me what I was doing - as I washed them yet again and again - b/c

So anyway - busy craftin away - I'm going to be adding new products by the end of the week so keep your eyes out for an announcement.

Leave me some comment love and I'll be sure to return the favor!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bloggin - Sellin - Bakin

So - where to begin? I'm almost 6 months pregnant Wowzer! time flies and then crawls at the same time. lol

My hubby is in Texas, and has been getting his socks blessed off by our new church. I love it when Christ followers actually step up to the plate when someone is in need - I would like to consider myself someone who steps to the plate and we now have a family of people that do as well. =] ::happy sigh::

God does have a way of working it all out, doesn't HE? I wish I didn't doubt Him so much - but I'm getting there, life is all about the process, I keep reminding myself. ;]
So we are stashing our pennies away for the sum needed to get that moving truck to get all our stuff out there. Meanwhile I'm chillin with my Rents and have a lot of free time! So far I've read 5 books out the Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oke, in a week. haha And after some chatting with my hubby have opened up an Etsy shop online to sell some things. Currently I have some pictures up for sale [mat included] and my first set of earrings!

I've always wanted to have my own business and sell things from home - I think it pairs up perfectly with being a stay at home mom and worship leader. So now I'm just starting with little projects and hoping I can sell some things and keep it going! I have a "trial" period of this...a certain time period and if I don't sell anything then I have to get a part time job - so if you have a minute and some money to invest in a dreamer stop on by my shop and show me some support ;] Here's the link:

Thought I would share some Baby things that I just adore...
This would read of course "a Nate and Sarah production" I love this b/c of how much we love movies and just how cute it is - I don't think you can argue with that. ;]

This is a baby anklet, it's a Cambodian custom I guess...but I think it's awesome. When they start crawling you hear the little jingle every time they move - they have Mommy and Me sets and I SO want one if we have a girl - think they are so dainty and pretty and definitely something to be cherished years to come.

I finally found a pack n' play that I really like - it has hanging stars! Nate and I LOVE stars, and there was a matching swing so although it doesn't go with my living room like I had hoped I'm still very pleased that I found something pretty simple and cute.

AND the biggest thing baby wise that we decided, is that we are going the cloth diaper route. I'm super excited about it - I found a decently priced diaper cleaning service in the area we are moving and couldn't be more thrilled. The picture here is the diaper we chose it's the new Flip diaper by Bumgenius [I just love all the cute names they have for cloth diaper companies] I love it b/c they have disposable inserts for when I'm out and about I don't have to worry about toting along poopy diapers. lol I definitely am sold on the fact that it really is a great investment - especially in the long run with many babies to come! =]

So I suppose that's enough for now just wanted to share in some of my excitement - I can't wait to have stuff in our new home and start setting up the nursery with all the baby things...awwww... My shower is coming up in September and I'm just busting at the seams with excitement! =]

Blessings to you all,

Monday, July 26, 2010

All Things July

And so things go crazy - they bend and sway twirl around me endlessly and I find myself exhausted just from thinking some days.

Today unfortuantely is no exeption.

My love left for Dallas on the 4th of July, so it's been three weeks. What a new experience, the longest we've been apart since we've been married. I'm proud of myself most days at how well I handle and then I turn around and just lose it all. lol I honestly think that just all the uncertainty in our situation is just getting to me - have to be moved out by the end of the week and I'm moving in with the Rents, putting all our stuff that makes a home feel like mine gets to hold residence at Uncle Bob's Storage down the road for a few weeks, while we pray that Nate sells more cars and makes the money needed to move us into our new home and come pick me our kitties and belongings all up and take us there.

Before he left on the 4th we visit Ryan and Katie Gracie and their newest addition Noah who was born on July 1st! Oh this little guy was my buddy for the afternoon - I was addicted to holding him, completely smitten and SO ready for the day [that's approaching quickly] that I won't have to give him/her back because it will be my VERY OWN!!! It felt more natural holding a baby had ever felt, and I've held quite a few babies - He was so tiny and soft and perfectly content just being held...oh it was lovely. Here is a picture of us...

So anyway being apart from Nate has been something I was kind of glad we were able to do - I mean it totally sucks being apart don't get me wrong, but with our hoping of him still joining the army, being apart is just going to be part of the gig and I wanted to know how well we would handle it. I find it hardest when I talk to him or see him - which means or at least I'm hoping it means that when he if off at Basic Training it's not going to be so bad. Very limited contact if any...and it will be about as long as we are going right now...I'm glad that I'm passing the test - most days.

So onto Baby News...everyone either thinks I'm having twins or that "that's gonna be a big baby!" I don't mind, big strong healthy baby - yep sign me up. ;] Two of them - even better. I want what the Lord knows I can handle. The second trimest is proving to be WAY better - sickness has subsided for the most part - I get bigger spurts of energy most days - but am exhausted a LOT. I have another apt tomorrow - hearing that heartbeat is always such a relaxing moment - everything is okay! and then there is a sigh and relief that surprises me sometimes and yet I'm expecting it tomorrow and welcoming, I've been so stressed and I know how bad that is for little Baby Bernock - trying to find peace but with hormones raging like mine oh is it hard to find peace. I feel awesome and great and then the tiniest thing puts me into tears that on the one hand just feel so good...but then I feel plain ridiculous for crying yet again...I really am trying to not be so hard on myself...never really been good at that. bummer.

So here is the recent belly pic - it's funny how you sometimes don't see your growth and then you put on a pre-pregnancy shirt like the one below and can barely get it buttoned...let's just say this one will be retired till after our little bundle arrives!

21 weeks - Baby Banana Bernock

So I suppose that's all for now...I will have to post pictures from our Eclipse adventure another day...I really want to stay up to date with my blogging, maybe I'll post some of things we've picked out and put on our registry...what a crazy that whole ordeal is!

Well until then - be blessed dear friends,