Hannah and Mommy

Here’s our big update from the past 4-6 weeks. Here’s a picture of me and my little Hannah. She’s almost 9 months old now. I am feeling better now. I have never had too much of a problem with morning sickness but this pregnancy I felt sick!!! Our due date changed to November 1st and so today I am 16 weeks along. I should be feeling the baby move any day now. In just over 3 weeks we will go in for our 2nd ultrasound and will find out if we are having a boy or a girl. We can’t wait! We would love to have a little boy now. I have always wanted a boy where most of my friends always wanted a girl.
Yesterday I went out shopping for maternity clothes. Let me share a story with you from a post I wrote up yesterday:
We were recently blessed with a little extra money and my husband shared with me to buy some maternity clothes. I was so looking forward to this as I’ve only bought them at the thrift stores with the other pregnancies and just have nothing. Since we live near the ocean, there are no maternity clothes stores around here. I really wanted to find a long dress, skirt and top or two today. So, I drove the 2 hours it takes to a major city. I went to a well known maternity shop and asked if they had any long skirts/dresses. The reply was no. Some of the dresses were to the knee and I tried on 1 or 2 but they were so much emphasizing the breasts that I couldn’t even consider it. And I really wanted a long one anyways. Most of the tops I tried on were about the same. It was disappointing as it was so hard to walk out of there because they had the cutest, prettiest patterns of clothing. I tried another store and another one and found just worldly looking maternity clothes. I just wanted something pretty! So, I started driving home and a song was on the radio. I don’t know the name of the song but she sang, “I choose to be holy, separated for you my Master. Ready to do Your will.” I felt the Lord near me and I felt the peace of God. I knew there was something more to what happened today. I felt like maybe this is what I needed to really give me that “push” to start sewing my own clothes – and I don’t know how to sew. I shared with my husband on the cell phone what had happened. After returning home he shared that the Lord spoke to him for me to sign up for sewing classes and that this would be a blessing and a joy to our family. This would be another part of being separate from the world. I was just delighted and knew this was what the Lord wanted. I then made a phone call to a quilt shop. The lady shared with me that yes, they teach sewing and the price she shared was so cheap I couldn’t believe it. They also can provide me with a good, used sewing machine for $50. We are both so excited. We were prepared for me to drive as far as 2 hours away for lessons and here’s a place that’s local. Anyways, I remember driving home today thinking how hard it is for me to buy maternity clothes today that are modest and how it will be impossible for our children when they are older. Now I can teach our children and boy are we going to have fun. I just thank the Lord for what He is doing.”
I am so looking forward to learning how to sew. The beautiful fabrics out there and patterns. I have a creative eye and know I can do much better than what I find in the stores. I will share some of my creations in a few months or so when I can actually put something together. I can’t wait! Also, we ordered a electronic piano – a good one. It should be arriving in the next couple of days. I will be learning how to play that as well. So, I will have a busy summer. I think the time will fly by during this pregnancy. Matthew will start filleting fish in a couple of months again at the docks. We are planning on canning 200 lbs of tuna this year for ourselves and a few relatives. We are almost our from our canning last year. It is just the best.

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