Monday, March 30, 2009

Lots To Do

3-30-09 It is hard to believe we are back in our state! It hasn’t really been that long. We left Oct 2nd and back in March. We have a lot of things to take care of
before baby is born, so needed to come back early.

We have to:
1. Get set up with a doctor. No home birth this time. I still am trying to get over bronchitis and my blood sugar is a little off. Hopefully it is fine. I have to have a 3 hr glucose test.

2. We need to buy a van and trailer to pull behind.

3. Sort stuff in camper and take out what we don’t need.

4. Sort out storage trailer and get baby stuff as well as other things we would like.

5. Shae has VA appointment.

6. Taxes, yuck.

7. Visit friends and family.

8. And I am sure I am forgetting a bunch of other things....

Needless to say, it will be a busy couple months!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Can't sleep, too much on my mind....

3-26-09 It is 5:30am. I just couldn’t sleep. I have so much on my mind. I know we
need to make money to buy the van, storage trailer, and pay for baby. Shae already works
so much, I wonder what the kids and I can do to help. We have enjoyed being out of debt,
it is hard to imagine going back in debt again. Yesterday we made the decision to get
health insurance through his company. It is so expensive! Over $600 a month! It is going
to be tough. I have had such a hard pregnancy this time. I’m not sure I should do
home birth. I have had bronchitis twice and am still struggling to get full breaths. Thank
the Lord my cough is gone. I still have a lot of phlem, though. I am in terrible shape
because I have been sick so much and haven’t been able to exercise like I should. So, since
I have been sick, not exercising, I think it has caused my body to not process blood sugar
like it should, so now I might have gestational diabetes! Yikes! I bought a glucometer and
my levels have been great, even when I have some sugar. Hopefully I will have the 3 hour
glucose test and it will come out fine. Now, to top it all off, my feet are swollen, even my
right leg! It may sound like I am doing bad, but I’m really not. I do feel so much better,
I have some energy, and am ready to get some work done! I am trying to update the website
as well as look into some business opportunities. Pray for us. Pray for Grandad, too. He
is in the hospital. His lungs filled with fluid and was having a hard time breathing. He had
finished his cancer treatments and was getting better, but still very tired. His heart rate
had been up, but had a problem with the medication. We hope to hear more today.
With love,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back in Missouri!

It is hard to believe we are back in Missouri. We had really wanted to go to Texas first. My blood glucose level was 215, which is way to high. So, we decided to come back here where we know doctors and midwives. I need to make sure baby and I are healthy. We are supposed to get really bad weather today. We aren’t even in Missouri 24 hours and already there is severe weather! Yikes! It is great to not have to look for alligators anymore! The weather is colder, but still nice. We have had a wonderful time on our trip so far. I was reflecting on the last six months. We had so many great times, yet I feel like we missed so many opportunities. We can’t go back and change anything, just learn from it. I hope we have made a difference for the kingdom of God. We are closer as a family and Shae and I are closer to eachother. We were able to meet so many wonderful people. I hope we were a light for Christ. I will try to remember them all in my prayers.