32 Weeks

These last few weeks I haven’t been keeping up on this blog very well. But then again, I have also been catching myself putting the milk in the pantry and the laundry in the garbage. I just blame it on pregnancy brain. 🙂

I am now 32 weeks along. We are all getting pretty excited to meet our new little guy. I have been working on the baby’s room, and just have a few more things to do before it is finished. The little guy has very few new things, as everything from bedding to clothing has been handed down from Isaac, to Hudson to him. So I am trying to add a few new little decorating touches to make it just for him. Isaac and Hudson ask me almost daily “how many more weeks until the baby is born?”.  When I tell them, Hudson’s standard reply is, “I want it to be two weeks!” as he holds up two little fingers to make his point. Isaac is excited to hold him and help take care of him. Hudson is always telling me different things he is going to teach the new baby. Their excitement is precious and I pray that they will love and adore their little brother.

Adam and I are getting pretty excited to have a baby in the house again. Isaac will turn six right around the time Myles is born, and Hudson will turn four three months later. So it’s going to be quite an adjustment to have a baby in the house again. And we are so ready for it! 🙂 Even if it means less sleep, more work, less freedom, and far crazier days. We just can’t wait to hold this little guy in our arms!

I’m still feeling good. Experiencing the normal aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but nothing terrible. I do find myself quite exhausted nearly every evening. I don’t remember being quite this worn out with my other pregnancies, but then again I didn’t have two other boys to keep me busy either! 🙂 But I do enjoy being pregnant, and experiencing this awesome miracle of carrying another little life inside of me. Myles is quite an active little guy, and I love feeling every movement  – even if it’s keeping me awake just a bit longer at night! 🙂

Less than eight weeks now until my due date. My “to do before baby comes” list is slowly growing shorter, and our excitement and anticipation  is quickly growing greater. We can’t wait to meet our little Myles Haddon!

Here we are at 32 weeks. As you can see we are growing! 🙂

Trials as Precious Gifts

“Whatever trial we are experiencing, we can be sure that God is at work in us. We must not reject the trial or irritation, because it is God’s will for us at this point in our lives. When we recognize it as being from His hand (for our good and His glory), we can accept even our trials as precious gifts – wonderful opportunities to testify of His goodness.”

from “Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald

Pancake Brunch

Tomorrow morning our church is putting on a free, all you can eat pancake brunch from 10:00 till noon at the YWCA in Wausau. We have invited people, we have advertised, we have passed our many, many fliers. We have no idea how many to expect, but we are praying for a good turnout. We simply want to show  Christ’s love to our community and let them know who Harvest Baptist Church is, where we are, and that we care. This is quite a big undertaking for the small group that we are! So if you live in the area, please, come out and join us for a nice hot stack of pancakes! And then we also ask that you would pray with us as we seek to minister to those in our community.

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Making Room for Baby

This week Hudson moved from his toddler bed in his own room to a twin trundle bed in Isaac’s room. Both boys have been anticipating this with excitement for quite some time. We wanted to make the transition early enough that they are all settled in and used to their new arrangment before the new baby comes and takes over Hudson’s old room. And last night was the night. And boy were they excited! 🙂 It made me sad as I was taking off Hudson’s bedding from his toddler bed. Moving in with his big brother was just one more step in growing up. He’s not the baby anymore. But then I also realized that soon we we be turning his bed back into a crib and filling it with a new little baby boy. And that made me excited. So though this transition had mixed emotions for me, my boys were are smiles.

 

Homemade Pancake Mix

Pancake’s are easy, inexpensive, and quick to fix. I recently came across this new pancake recipe, and we have been loving it.

Pancake Mix  

4 cups whole wheat flour

6 cups white flour

2  ½  cups powdered milk

½ cup sugar

¼ cup baking powder

2 Tbsp salt

Mix together and store in container.

To make pancakes mix:

3 cups pancake mix

2 cups water

4 Tbsp canola oil

2 eggs

Makes approx. 10-12 medium size pancakes.