Thursday, October 22, 2009

28 weeks!

I am so thankful to have made it to this first milestone in this pregnancy! It means that even if the babies are born now they have a good chance of making it- which I am so thankful for! It looks like things are going well still so I'm so thankful that I will hopefully be able to keep going! My doctor told me he usually tells his twin patients to "take it easy" (not technically bed-rest but more of a don't do much instruction) at this point because they are having a lot of contractions but I haven't been so it doesn't seem like he will tell me that. I will find out more as I have an apt. on the 27th (ultrasound) and the 28th (apt. with my Dr.). It is just amazing how the Lord works- at this point in my pregnancy with Owen I was on bed-rest because of too many contractions but now that I have twins I am doing well. The Lord is good (he would be either way) and is totally sovereign and in control of my contractions. I was sure that I would be having problems by now- but I'm not at least yet.

Here is the illustration update of fraternal twins in the womb at 28 weeks! They look so big in there!

This is Leslie and I posing about a week ago. I am 27 weeks and she is 37 weeks in the picture. The doctor told me that around 28-30 weeks I would be the size of a normal full-term pregnancy. Yikes!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Parents, Obey Your Children?"

I thought this article was really thought provoking. It helped me to think again about how I view discipline and my role as a parent in light of scripture and how much I've been weakened by the wisdom of the world. We just need to be so careful to only let scripture and scriptural principles instruct us. It also made me consider the books that we have that maybe we should reconsider as well as considering any movies we allow Owen to watch in the future- as to whether or not they promote the disobedience Al Mohler talks about. By the way, Al Mohler is a wonderful, godly man and I love reading his other blog entries. He is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and thoroughly sound. Read this article and then maybe get hooked on reading his blog :).

Grandma & Grandpa Mumma

We had a great time with Mom and Dad (Grandma and Grandpa) Mumma this last week. There was lots of playing- outside, at the park, carving pumpkins, eating too many cookies, and many more fun things. Owen is now in withdrawals from the great time with Grandma and Grandpa (and Matt and I miss them a lot too).

Friday, October 2, 2009

Summer's Gone, Winter's Coming!

Tuesday marked the end of summer and the coming of winter to many of us here in Jackson. It was the first of many coming snowfalls. The sudden drop in temperature was a big shock. Monday was the last of a string of days where the high was 72. Tuesday's high was 37. The mountaintops have a nice dusting, which looks very pretty contrasted to the orange and yellows of the valley floor.

Owen didn't let the cold weather hinder his love for playing outside. He stood at the gate leading downstairs saying "side" and signing "please" like he does often now. We got bundled up and he got to wear his new down jacket for the first time. Coming inside was still a struggle although his nose and little fingers were just about frozen.

We won't have to bundle up everyday for awhile still, but shorts and t-shirts will definitely be replaced with warmer pants and long-sleeves. All in all, I'm excited for the change. I'm ready to take Owen out and throw him in a few feet of snow like I do on our unmade bed now. I know though that once again in April I'll be excited that it is melting. That is one of the great beauties of this place- change of seasons!