Third Trimester Reality So Russell Jr. and I are in the third trimester. Woohoo. I have been amazed and feel incredibly blessed that my pregnancy has gone so well. The reality of the little guy inside is becoming increasingly obvious, as he even wakes me up at times with his fun. Russell Jr. moves a … Continue reading 47. Third Trimester
Swish, swish, swish. Little Russell Jr. watched his fist as he swung it through the H20 environment that both confined him and kept him safe. He especially liked it when his fist would bounce off the soft surroundings of his bubble. The rebound was exhilarating, as it was unexpected. He wondered how long he would … Continue reading 46. Growing
I got my love of literature from my Mom. Between my birth and when my sister started elementary school, she was a full time homemaker and most days as kids that involved (among many other things) her reading to us. She introduced me to Anne of Green Gables, Aslan, The Little Engine that Could and … Continue reading The last page.
Today was reading about Hannah in 1 Samuel in the Bible. It is interesting to me that her song of praise wasn't until she had really in action given her son to God. I felt challenged that even though I now will have a son, in reality and in my heart's desire this little boy … Continue reading 45. Hannah
The further along in the pregnancy that we are getting, the more real it is becoming that our son will likely be born alive. Every day that he gives me high fives through Alex's tummy, every day that I pray for him to grow in stature and wisdom and favour with God and man, and … Continue reading 44. This is a thing that’s actually happening.
My father has taught me a lot of things over the years. I remember - through a series of "why" questions starting with "why does water come out of the tap?" - him explaining the water cycle to my sister and I when we were in preschool 😛 He also taught us about environmental issues … Continue reading If you’re not falling …
Second Trimester I have been thinking about the second trimester and how God perfectly designed pregnancy to have a bit of a lull in it, when you are not dealing with nausea as much or being exceeding round and big. A time when it has really dawned on us, we are going to have a … Continue reading 43. Second Trimester
“Sweet, I did it again.. that was the fastest flip I have ever done.” The Creator smiled at the little boy who already enjoyed speed and motion. “Yes, you are quite the creation of mine and your quickness will continue to give me great pleasure, but don't forget to enjoy whatever you are doing with … Continue reading 42. Twenty-two weeks and growing
(The final section of a letter I wrote in September of 2005. Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me - Rusty) It took forever but we eventually made it to the other terminal, I eventually got through the right security checkpoints and security processes in the right order (eventually) and eventually I … Continue reading Alexis’s first pizza dream part 4
I had a bit of nerves going into this ultrasound day, as the last one several weeks ago brought a shock of news that numbed me for the rest of the ultrasound. But by the time I was in the hospital, I had the peace that passes our understanding and experiences wash over me. We … Continue reading 41. Ultrasound