Friday, June 27, 2008

St. Petersburg, here we come!

I am so excited. Our little family is headed south to St. Petersburg for the week on Sunday! We will be joining my parents and sister and her family for a week long vacation that is much needed! My sister is expecting too and is due just two days before me so I will not feel like the only beached whale there! We LOVE the beach. Michael turns into a little boy who has seen the ocean for the first time every time we go and Allie is astounded by "the big water." I am just looking forward to lounging by the pool and soaking in a few rays (I said a few all of you worriers out there, I don't plan to bake Joshua!) and dream of my very busy days approaching. So anyway, I will not be posting for about a week but don't give up on me. I promise to post in the near future with plenty of beautiful beach pictures. We were hoping that our dear friend Amber would be able to take Allie's Two Year pictures ( I know we are a little behind seeing that Allie turned two in March) but our schedules just can't seem to get on the same page so Michael and I are going to attempt taking her pictures on the beach. I hope they turn out good. Well anywho, I hope you all have a wonderful week at work or home while I am sunbathing, playing with Allie in the pool, and taking evening strolls arm n arm with my handsome husband on the beach!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Still Growing!

I had a Doctor's appointment today. They checked the usual. My blood pressure and weight (for once I didn't cringe at the results, I haven't gained anything since my last visit!) and Joshua's heartbeat and growth. Everything is right on track. He measures right at 31 weeks which I will be tomorrow, and his heart is nice and strong! The doctor was very pleased with my blood sugar numbers and told me he really doesn't think I have anything to worry about, just keep up the diet and exercise and me and Joshua will be just fine! It is always nice to have a normal visit. He said a nurse would be calling me in the next few days to set up my c-section date. I will finally know exactly what day I will get to hold this precious little boy! I really only have about seven weeks to go which doesn't sound like a long time at all! It seems like yesterday that I was griping about having three months left!

I will leave you with a picture of Allie eating a piece of cake. Oh how my mouth waters at the sight of cake. Anywho, this is the life isn't it...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Precious Moments

I know that everyone thinks that their child is the most precious one in the world. I guess that is how it is supposed to be. However, I really do believe that I have the most precious child on the universe. Everyone that Allie knows thinks she is extra special, and I really believe she is. I can already see the grace of God working in her life, and it amazes me every day just how sweet she is. I was taking a nap with her the other day ( I kind of miss laying beside her everyday) and she put her little hands on my face and rubbed my arm and said, (it's ok, baby right here, you don't have to be scared.) Now how precious is that. She has developed a little stutter that just breaks my heart but at the same time makes me think she is even cuter than before. She will try to say something and can't get the words out and just give up and say, "I can't talk." She still loves to sing. Her new favorite song is "He's got the whole world in His hands." I think she get's prettier and prettier every day, and I thank God every day for the blessing of being this precious child's mother!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Lake

If you don't have a friend that lives on the lake, you need to get one!! We had a wonderful visit with some fellow church members. They have a beautiful home on the lake and were gracious enough to have us over. We went on a boat ride and Allie absolutely loved it. When we pulled back in the dock she said, "go again, go again!" She went swimming in the shallow part of the lake and had an awesome time. There are three ducks that our dear friends call Shadrack, Mishack and Abednigo (know I didn't come close to spelling that right but you get the drift) that frequent their dock and Allie wanted to hold them so bad. I wish I would have had my camera out on the boat but ofcourse I forgot. I did get some pictures of her playing in the water though!
My blood sugar has been perfectly fine since I found out I had gestational diabetes. Praise the Lord. I just hope I can keep my hands out of the cookie jar for two more months!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not So Bad

Well, I have been educated. I (along with my sweet and precious husband) were educated yesterday during a three hour gestational diabetes class. Michael was the only husband there, but that didn't seem to bother him. He was set on going to support me through this even though yesterday was his birthday. Gosh I love that man! Anywho, the class was very educational and it eased all of my worries about this little disease that I have. As long as I do what I am supposed to Joshua and I will be just fine. They put me on a meal plan and educated us about all of the foods we eat. I already feel better after eating so much better and my bloodsugar has been well in the normal range each time I have checked it, PRAISE THE LORD!! I am trying to look at the good of all of this. It has made me eat much healthier, exercise and I GOT A NEW CAMERA!!! Yes, my little teary eyelashes batted in the face of my husband worked. We were planning on getting a camera anyway, but I am glad that I have it now!!
Allie is fully potty trained! I call her my potty queen and she just loves that! I have a few pictures taken on our new camera but it is so hard to get a good picture of a two year old!! Anyway, these are the ones we have so far:)
Say Cheese Mommy!

Do I really look like I want my picture taken! Remember, the camera adds ten pounds!!

Beautiful blue eyes and her fake smile!

He would kill me three times if he knew I put this on here. Allie and her Daddy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

This Just In

Today was going wonderfully. My house was CLEANED and groceries were purchased by noon today. We sat down to a family lunch. Then, my doctor's office calls. Low and behold, I have gestational diabetes! Me with gestational diabetes!!! I was so upset when I got off the phone. It is a very mild case but still you never want to hear that there is a problem during your pregnancy. I cried, cried some more. Michael held me and told me everything would be just fine. I called my Mama which helped a little. I cried a little bit more. Then the lady from the diabetes class that I have to go to tomorrow called and she sounded so reassuring. With diet and exercise me and my baby will be just fine. I still need a little pick me up though so I think I have talked Michael into going to get a camera today. He hates to see me cry, what can I say! Please just pray for me and my little precious Joshua that all will be well and that I will be able to control my diabetes with diet and exercise. I know that I bow to an all wise all knowing God and I fully trust that He holds my life and Joshua's life in the palm of His hand. I also trust that He will answer prayer and deliver Joshua and I safely on schedule!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

You know a young girl always dreams of her prince. When I was really young, all I wanted was a rich man that would spoil me with all of the worldly goods that I could possibly desire. As I got a little bit older, I just wanted a hunk of burnin love muscle man. As I got a little bit older I wanted the man that would love to travel the world and take me to exotic romantic places. Then reality began to sink in and I realized that none of these things would make me happy. So a young Dana Sumner decided the one thing she wanted was a good Primitive Baptist man that would be an awesome husband and father. Wow, did the Lord grant my wish. Michael is the definition of a husband. He is so loving and caring and compassionate. He loves me with an indescribable love, and I still see that love in those beautiful blue eyes of his as he just looks at me as if to say, "you just don't know how much I love you." When Michael became the father of Allie, I fell into a deeper love with him than I ever dreamed imaginable. He is such a wonderful father. A true father. As we speak he is rocking that little girl of his and reading her a story and getting as many hugs and kisses as he can before he puts her to bed. In the morning, he will run to her room as she begins to wake and hold her for as long as she wants him too. I can't wait to see him in action with Joshua. Every day I try to thank God for this amazing man that he has allowed me to share this life with. Every day I want to pinch myself because I can't believe that a man like him really exists. Every day I love him more and more, and every day Allie is learning just how blessed she is to have Michael as her Daddy!

Friday, June 6, 2008

O Praise Him!!

Allie and I went on a morning walk today. It was already warm, but the birds were still singing beautifully and there was a slight breeze to make it pleasant. We saw squirrels chasing eachother and roses that would make anyone stand in awe. As we were walking I proceeded with our normal conversation that we have on our walks. "Allie, do you hear the birdies singing?" Usually this is followed by, "tweet tweet tweet." However, this morning her response to my question was, "they are singing O Praise Him." Wow. It still brings tears to my eyes. I can teach Allie Bible songs and the concept of Jesus being her Savior and that God is watching over us in Heaven, but I could never teach her that even nature itself cries out in praises to Him on a daily basis. This was placed in her heart by the Lord Almighty Himself. For the next few minutes I meditated in praise to my King that He has written His laws on the table of my little two year old's heart. Praise you Lord for your mercies!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Third Trimester!

Yeah. Today I am officially in my third trimester. I am now 28 weeks and going strong. I am so excited! Allie still wants to open him and I just tell her that it won't be long and he will be here to see her. Michael ofcourse is really getting excited too. Now that he can feel him really good every day and actually feel "limbs" moving around in me from the outside in has really sunk in for him that his little boy is almost here! He told me the other day that he is ready for Joshua to be 18 months old so that he can play with him. I think he forgets just how sweet and precious it is to have a new little baby cooing and smiling at him, but he will soon be reminded!
Allie is doing awesome in potty training all of a sudden. We were accident free yesterday and today so far. She just goes to the potty and uses it when she feels the urge. I am so proud of her and yet so aware that this is just one more step of her growing up to be a big girl. Wow I didn't know it would be this hard to see her grow up, but I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed her to be strong and healthy mentally and physically. I am reminded often that this is not something to take for granted!
Michael is so sweet and tells me every day what a "beautiful" pregnant woman I am. I have come to the conclusion that he feels this way because I am his pregnant woman and am carrying his child. Regardless, he makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside even after eight years of marriage and I swear I love him more every day!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Doctor's Appt

I had a routine visit today for me and my little Joshua. Everything seems to be going great. He is growing at a steady rate, AND SO AM I!! I have already gained 30 pounds. 30 pounds!!! And I have been eating really really good lately too. I am talking carrot sticks and wheat thins for a snack people! Oh well. I lost it really quickly with Allie so hopefully I will loose it pretty quick this time as well. Usually with nursing it is a bit easier so hopefully my little buger will be a nursing champ like Allie was.
We have been watching old videos of Allie over and over and over because she loves seeing them, and so do I. It has made me so excited to have my little man. Don't get me wrong. I love Allie more than ever and every stage just seems to be more and more fun with her, but I miss my baby. It really won't be that much longer!
Michael has now been off for two days of his summer break and it has been WONDERFUL!!! I love that man so the more time I can spend with him the better, and he seems so happy. I don't think that children realize how much their teachers look forward to the summer break too.
Allie is doing awesome today in potty training. We went to town this morning and she actually held her pee pee til we made it home! She also did #2 in there last night and in the morning. I know this is all a little too much info for most of you but if you knew what it meant to me you would understand why I feel the need to share!!!