One month from today...

If only our computer was working correctly (I am using Tony's right now), I could show you that Judah is getting ginormous and that he is "supposed" to arrive one month from today. Obviously, he will arrive when he and God are darn well ready for his debut. :) But, roughly, one month. I can't believe how fast it has gone.

I am not yet to that point where I don't want to be pregnant anymore. That will come in a couple of weeks, I'm sure, but I am still really enjoying it. For most women, there are only a few times in life where you get to feel a baby move inside of you. I feel so honored that I get to experience this little life before the rest of the world sees him. At the same time, I can't wait for you to see him because I know you'll love him as much almost as much as I do.

I am getting to the point, though, where I am not sleeping as well, and I get a little irritated at having to pee approximately every 24 minutes. Still, so so worth it.


We took Roman to the zoo again the other day and he had a BLAST. So, we have re-started the never-ending zoo conversation. He will be happy to tell you that he "fed mamas" (llamas), and saw "fishies swim in the water".


Roman is doing pretty well adjusting to his "big boy" bed. He still tries to get up about 7 times before he actually falls asleep, and he sometimes wakes up, comes into our room, stands at the foot of the bed, and says "hi mommy. hi daddy. eat breakfast. pway wif toys." at 5:30 AM. I do fine getting up with him at 7... but 5:30??? How did I get up that early when I worked in Des Moines??? Praise God he is sleeping through the night though!! I imagine the transtion could have been a lot worse.


There are still several things on my "list" to get done before Judah is born, but we are really making progress. I actually feel like it's getting shorter. Joe and Tony got the garage cleaned out the other day (HOORAY!!) and several of the other small things. They are A-mazing.


Joe keeps having reoccuring "nightmares" that he wakes up covered in amniotic fluid because my water broke in bed. This makes me laugh hysterically because, somehow, he thinks that water breaking = similar to drowning in a tidal wave of fluid. Suzee was kind enough to remind him the other night that it's more like spilling a drink. Which should = not scary enough to make you have nightmares.


Anyway, I feel like I had more exciting things to share when I started writing this post, but apparently that is not the case. My apologies. I am sure I will have more, equally unexciting, things to share with you as pregnancy progresses and labor and delivery draw nearer. :)

In the mean time, God is good!

Psalm 100:3-5

3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations


  1. Oh Joe. Poor guy. I think that is so funny!!!! Dreams are so strange :)

    I cant wait to hear more about Judah's arrival!!!

  2. So I know this is totally a weird comment, Ruth Ann, but how do you know Kelly Burrier? It makes this world seem tiny to me--I worked at a Nav Summer Training Program with her in Colorado and her hubby went to Wartburg too. Fun that you know them! I'm getting excited for you as you approach your due date and getting to meet your 2nd little guy--2 boys=TONS OF FUN! Praying for you!