About Me

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
I am a child of God. I am a follower of Jesus. I am a wife, momma, daughter, sister and friend. I love good conversation and hearty laughter. A good cup of coffee is always appreciated. Most of all, I desire to bring others into an experience with Jesus. One that will shape their lives and rock their souls for Him. Geoff is my best friend and amazing husband. Parker is my handsome boy who lives in Heaven. Norah is my bright star and bringer of joy. Tori is my overcomer and peaceful warrior. I live to show Jesus' love to each person He places in my path. I pray this blog strengthens you, comforts you and encourages you and that it MOST OF ALL causes you to want to get to know Jesus in a deeper level.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

One...yes...only one

Today has been a pretty good day, so far. I was able to sleep in because of a doctor's appointment that I had. Which meant that I was able to kind of take my time getting ready for the day. I watched a little of the Today Show, a little of Bringing Home Baby and even a little John & Kate Plus 8. It was great morning.

My doctor's appointment was also pretty easy going. It was my 32 week appointment. Dr. Rudeen, my wonderful OB, went through the regular motions of our appointments. Checking Parker's heartrate, checking my blood pressure, having me pee in a cup, ya da ya da. But then he tells me something that completely freaks me out. He informs me, after figuring out what position Parker's in (head down thankfully), that he has gained a pound. This is great news, don't get me wrong. However, I'm freaking out!

Last appointment Dr. Rudeen said that Parker weighed between 3 - 3.5 pounds, and at this appointment he tells me that he weighs between 4 - 4.5 pounds!!! He then informs me that Parker will more then likely weigh between 7.5 to 8.5 pounds at birth! YOW! The idea of birthing a large baby just makes me want to cross my legs for eternity!!

I told my mom that Parker is going to be "above average" in the weight category, and mom laughed. I know that she probably doesn't have much simpathy, seeing as how my brother was over 10 pounds and I was 9.9. She's probably thinking that it would be more shocking for me to be having a small baby.

So as the eigthth month ticks along slowly, I get to sit here and wait while Parker gains weight. Don't get me wrong, it is far more fun to hold a chunky baby then a skinny one. But how much more fun is it to birth a chunky baby!? I'll have to let you know in about 4 - 8 weeks.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Here Goes Nothin'

So I've officially done it. I have joined the blogging world. Why have I done this? Simply out of curiosity of what it might hold. I have this strange idea that it will help me get my thoughts out there. That maybe I'll become enlightened by having this blog. At least, if nothing else, it will fill my somewhat boring afternoons.

So let's begin by catching everyone up on life in my world. Since graduation, in May of 2007, Geoff and I have purchased a home in Nampa. We have both started new jobs. Geoff got a job working as a K-5 music teacher at an Elementary school in the Meridian School District (where he'll begin his second year of teaching this year). I got a job last November working as a teller at a local Credit Union in Boise. Life was pretty normal for us until February 12th of this year. The evening of that day I found out that I was pregnant. Talk about a major surprise!

Geoff and I had been talking about starting a family, but we certainly didn't think it would happen quite that fast. God had other plans for us, that's for sure. We cried our eyes out that night, freaking out about what life would be like during the nine months following. I've never felt quite like I did that night. I felt scared, excited, nervous, insecure, immature and sick all at the same time.

Now I'm eight months along and life has been pretty wonderful so far. As the months have ticked by and with each doctors appointment we go to, we get more and more excited. We painted the nursery back in May a neutral green and yellow, but in July we found out we were having a boy so the nursery was repainted to green and blue. I can't wait to meet our little man Parker Geofferson.

I'm 8 months along now (32 weeks and 3 days to be exact). I'm so anxious for Parker to get here so we can start our little family. His projected due date is October 19th, but he could be here as early as September 22nd. Either way I'm having the little fall baby that I've been longing for. The idea that I'll be a mom blows my mind. The idea that I'll be responsible for another life blows my mind even more. The fact that Geoff and I (with the help of God obviously) created this little life blows my mind more than anything. Every time he moves, kicks, rolls inside of my tummy I'm reminded at how wonderful this whole process has been.

Am I still scared, nervous, insecure? Yes! Of course! Everyday I have those feelings. Am I thrilled to become a mom? Yes! Of course!! I can't wait!!!

That's it so far. However, come October, I'll have more excitement in my life. More daily, mind blowing events will occur. I promise to keep you all posted with photos and fun stories. So stay tuned, life's about to get a little more exciting.