Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Week 24

I went to the doctor yesterday for my week 24 appointment. It was just a quick checkup, but everything looks good! In a month I will have a follow-up ultrasound to check on the cyst and also the placement of the placenta. That's also when I will have the iron test and the glucose test. Seriously, if they want to spike my blood sugar, I could just eat some ice cream. Why do I have to drink that nasty sugar drink? There are other (much tastier) high-sugar alternatives. I should become a doctor just to change that.
We are loving this weather! And we have met some new friends that we've gotten to hang out with a couple of times and enjoy the weather with. Josiah loves having some playmates again. And I of course love having day time adult interaction that is not with a realtor, insurance agent, or foundation repair person.
Speaking of house stuff, we are officially under contract for the house in the previous post! We are hoping to have inspections soon, but barring a bad inspection report, we should close on our new house the day after our old house! In the meantime, lots of details to iron out, but we're just trying to take things one step at a time. I'll try to keep this updated as things progress!

Thanks for all your prayers!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Frustration and hope

We are in the process of selling our house. It has been painful and frustrating. We are very thankful to be selling it so that we can move on with our lives, but we are taking a huge hit. Basically at the end of the day, when I figure up all the costs from owning our house for the past almost 8 years, then subtract out any savings from having the house (i.e. tax deductions), we could have lived in a luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment over that same time frame, had $100 extra in monthly spending money, and been in the same spot we are today. Less all the sweat, headaches, backaches, and frustration from all the remodeling we have done over that time frame. It is super depressing. The basic reason is that there are foundation issues. I'm sure God is trying to teach us something through all of this, but for the life of me I can't figure out what it is. Maybe just a lesson in dealing with frustration. I don't think I'm a very good student.

On the bright side, we are selling our house. And soon will be buying a new house! We hope to work out the timing so that we can have our things moved straight from the old house to the new one. We are meeting with our realtor here in Springfield tonight to sign an offer. The house is 20 minutes outside of the city on 30 acres. Jason will be farming before you know it!

Please pray with us that the sale of our house goes through with no more glitches, that we are able to come to an agreement on the new house, and that the timing of everything works out. And pray for grace and peace over us in the meantime in dealing with all the annoying details!

"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life." Phillipians 4:6-7 (Message translation)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Week 21

Per a special request, here's my belly at week 21:
I think it looks much bigger in real life. Maybe that is just because I have to look down to see it.

Grow, baby, grow!