Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaaack!

15 days,

4884.3 miles,

8 States (some crossed twice),

Lots of time in the car,

But lots more fun time visiting family and friends!

The only casualty: 2 swollen ankles! (that already look a lot better today!)

I will post all about our trip in the next week!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We will be gone...

We are leaving tomorrow morning for a two week trip to visit friends and family in Utah and Idaho. Since I'm not one of those great bloggers who prepare posts in advance, you'll have to wait till we get back for all the super duper details!

Have fun! (I know we will! Even though it'd be more fun if Joseph was coming too...)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Belly glimpses...

I had another doctor's appointment Tuesday morning.

To my delight I lost 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks!
I guess being scared out of my pants by a glucose test has its perks...

I had another ultrasound (routine for my doctor) to check on the baby's size, fluid around the baby and position of the placenta. The baby now weighs about 3 pounds, and the rest is all good and in the right amounts and places.

I took a look at my little one, saw a little face, 2 little fists, and 2 little feet! In between the feet, was what could be (or not) girl parts...

I will not bet anything on it, since a saw this for less than a second...

After all I have a 50% chance of being right!

And if I am not, it will only mean one more Jedi/superhero/monkey in the house : )!

We'll find out for sure in September!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Heavenly Freedoms



I am grateful for the Freedom of religion, of opinion.

Mostly, I am grateful for the Freedom of choice.
For the ability I have to make my life better.

I am grateful for the freedom of having children, of raising them the way I see fit.

What Freedoms are you grateful for?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

God Bless the USA!


A happy Independence Day! {and a few thoughts...}

"THESE are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will,
in this crisis,
shrink from the service of their country;
but he that stands by it now,
deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

Tyranny,
like hell,
is not easily conquered;
yet we have this consolation with us,
that the harder the conflict,
the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap,
we esteem too lightly:
it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.

Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods;
and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as
FREEDOM
should not be highly rated."

[Thomas Paine, The Crisis, December 23rd 1776]

As these words have been filling my brain for the last week
(thanks to Brother Miller's talk in Church last Sunday!),
I have reflected upon them,
pounded them over,
milled them through...

How appropriate for our times are these words.

In a moment where we found ourselves hanging,
fighting against tyrannical ideas
in a government that was established to provide
the highest level of FREEDOM
ever known to man.

It is a strange thing for me,
to be so attached to this nation.

Born and raised in Quebec, Canada,
with strong proud Quebec roots.
Maybe it is the Quebecoise in me
that makes it so vibrant a need to fight,
to save and salvage
what was God given and inspired...

Marrying into this nation,
but most of all bearing children into it,
has sealed my bond...

And as we celebrate today,
for all that those brave men and women did,
my heart will be filled with gratitude,
reverence,
awe,...
and resolve.

These ARE the times that try men's soul,
once again.

We can no longer afford to be silent,
complacent in our Freedom.

Just as the signers of the Declaration of Independence
mutually pledged
their lives,
fortunes
and
sacred honor;
So it is time for US to do so.



Did you know?

Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence:

Five were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes burned to the ground. Two lost sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, and two more had sons captured. Nine fought and died in the Revolutionary War.

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, eleven were merchants, and nine were farmers and large plantation owners. They were well educated, smart enough to know that by signing the Declaration of Independence, they were signing their own death warrants. They did it anyway, and God bless them for it! [Courtesy of the Glenn Beck Email Newsletter July 3rd 2009]


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Woohoo!

If you haven't read the previous post, you might not get this, but I just talked to the nurse at my doctor's office and my test came back NORMAL!

I'm in the clear!

Wouf, I can breathe a tiny bit better now!

Blog absence...

Yep, we've been busy and it's been crazy!


I had a doctor appointment last week and took my glucose screening test. It was "a little high" (whatever that is suppose to mean...) so I had the honor of going back to the doctor's office Monday morning and doing a 4 hour test.

First, they drew my blood to test my fasting blood sugar level (yep I couldn't eat for 12 hours before hand), then I had to drink the orange sugary glucose solution without throwing up (because if you do, you have to come back another day), and the waiting game began.

I had blood drawn 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours later. Finally I could go home and eat! I was starved!

I am still awaiting the results and a {little} bit stressed about it...

I was in better shape going into this pregnancy than my previous two... But then I also have to admit that the work out schedule fell off to the wayside with the move, the morning sickness and the tiredness... But have no fear! This little test has scared me right off my couch and onto the exercise bike, ball and Yoga mat!

My mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago.
I told myself I was going to make sure that didn't happen to me.

You have my word, ladies and gentlemen, after this baby is born, this Mama will be back into her skinny pants and stay there!