Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The move.....and the pregnancy......

As most of you know Eric has had a job change. He is still a Youth Minister but we are at a different church. We are now residents of Mobile, AL. This move has been difficult in so many ways but in the end it's Gods will that has to be done.
We love the kids and parents in Prattville and had not dreamed of leaving them. But sometimes God has other plans. We always knew that we wanted me to be a stay at home wife and mother and God answered this prayer (in a completely different way than we thought but he answered it). We had a few other long term goals and they too have been answered with the move. We struggled so hard with this decision but when you pray for things and God gives them to you (even though it may not be exactly what you had in mind at the moment) you have to follow his lead. After all he does know best. So after much prayer and discussion we made the decision to move. This decision came with many tears and sadness but also the joy of working with more teens. This is truly our calling and the Lord will lead us where he sees fit.
I am looking forward to hearing who the new youth minister in Prattville is. All of the top three would do a great job!

On Monday we loaded up the rest of our stuff (with the help of some amazing people) and headed to Mobile. (Most of you know I grew up in Gulf Shores so I'm close to home.) We were greeted by some of the church members at the rental and they helped us move our stuff. Our rental is about 30 minutes away from the church and is only temporary. We should be closing on our house in Prattville in the next few weeks and soon after closing on the house here in Mobile.
The rental is way out in the country. One of the members at an area church owns some land with horses and stables. He put two cottages on the property for his kids. Right now they are vacant and he is so kindly letting us use one of them for a low cost, with no lease, not deposits and we can bring our dogs! It was a life saver because we though we would lose all sorts of money on pet deposits and have to stay in a little apartment for a year (bc of the lease). So this was a blessing! The rental in about a mile off the main road and we see rabbits and deer (no snakes yet) and of course the horses are about 30 feet from our front porch. The only down side is the flies. Between the people who moved out last week and us moving in this week its bad.... but we are getting them under control :)


Last week I was nine weeks pregnant, sick and the nurse at bible camp! Talk about dedication! I would not have missed the last big trip with the PYG for anything in the world! So I sucked it up and did the best I could. I felt yuck all day and only had one really bad morning were I laid around. So all in all I would say it was successful! We had a great time and memories were made!
We got home from camp on Friday and we spent all Saturday afternoon with the kids and we were at church all day on Sunday (we had 2 fellowships) and then Monday we loaded up the rest of our stuff..... so yesterday I laid around all day till my wonderful hubby took me to dinner. This morning I was really sick but I needed to be at the church for a teen work day.... so once again I sucked it up. Im ready for a nap...

~10 week update~

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.