Tuesday, September 23, 2014

36 Weeks!!

Easton at 36 weeks. If you are like SOMEONE I know, he couldn't tell what this was so...
It's Easton's face from the front. There is a shadow over the top part of his head so it might be hard to tell but what you can see is his eye closed then his nose and open mouth. 

We went for our 36 week check-up this afternoon and everything is great!!! We are set for delivery bright and early on October 14th. THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY!!! 

We are making plans for the "big brothers" and it's all a little overwhelming but this isn't our first rodeo. It's an adjustment but I have no doubt that this little man will fit in just fine!

Zeph. 3:17

Thursday, September 18, 2014

35 Weeks and Thankful

Easton and I have made it 35 weeks!

I had an ultrasound and doctor's appointment on Tuesday and left very encouraged.

He is weighing in at 6 lbs 3 oz which means he has only gained 4 oz since two weeks ago. That's awesome considering he had gained 2 lbs between my 31 and 33 week check-ups! =)

My blood pressure is great.
My blood sugars are great.
Easton is even greater.
My doctor is awesome!

We are set to deliver October 14th which is 26 days away!! My doctor is expecting us to make it that long and everything to go smoothly. He said that most "uterine window patients" he sees are either in the hospital on strict bedrest at this point or having two doctor visits a week. He was very encouraging by letting me know how great baby and I are doing. I told him that we have had a lot of people praying! I am so thankful for the prayers and words of encouragement. I have continued working at the Y part time and co-workers have been so understanding!!

He wants to continue to see me every week until delivery because Easton will grow a lot during these last few weeks and he wants to keep an eye on things. He let me know that things could still happen quickly and I need to continue taking it as easy as possible. My response. "Can I take a few weeks off and just call you if I need anything? We can just meet in the delivery room in a few weeks." His response, "Ha! You wish." Yep. I have seen him more than I can imagine ever seeing a doctor and it has been exhausting BUT he has been great and I am thankful for that!

Zeph. 3:17

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jesus Loves Me

This song is off Chris Tomlin's new album. Since it's unreleased, you can't see it on youtube or anywhere else. I hear it on the radio all the time and love it...

I was lost
I was in chains
The world had a hold of me

My heart was stone 
I was covered in shame
When he came for me

I couldn't run, couldn't run from his presence
I couldn't run, couldn't run from his arms

Jesus, he loves me, he loves me, he is for me
Jesus, how can it be, he loves me, he is for me

And it was a fire
Deep in my soul
I'll never be the same

I stepped out of the dark
And into the light
When he called my name

I couldn't run, couldn't run from his presence
I couldn't run, couldn't run from his arms

He holds the stars and he holds my heart
With healing hands that bear the scars
The rugged cross where he died for me
My only hope, my everything

Great song! How true for those of us that have been called and surrendered to him!
I connected with this song the first time I heard it - I couldn't run. The world had a hold me. He holds my heart. He is my only hope. He loves me!

Zeph. 3:17

From the Journal...

I don't typically do this but I felt the need to blog my journal entry from yesterday. Not because it's anything special but because it's what I have been learning lately and instead of rewriting it, it's just easier to copy it.

September 15, 2014

One month from yesterday - Easton's eviction notice...unless he comes sooner. But a month at the latest. For some reason I am most nervous about this one. I don't know if it's because of the issues I have had or the idea of another baby. I love him so much already but I am little nervous. 

Galatians 1:24, "and they glorified God because of me." (Paul) (v. 23) "...He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." A life transformed bringing glory to God. We all have that story/testimony - or we should. Am I leading others to glorify God?

I feel like the past 5+ years I have lived in a bubble...wife and mommy has been my main focus and I haven't been as excited or as able to serve in ways I could pre-babies :( Some would try to speak encouragement saying, "Oh it's just the phase of life you're in" or "Your ministry right now is at home." Both are true and intended to be spoken with grace BUT we should live without excuse in leading others to glorify God! Without excuse. 

Acts 8 introduces Saul (later known as Paul). 
Acts 8:3, "Saul was ravaging the church and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison." 
Acts 9:1, "But Saul still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord..."
He was converted!! 
Acts 9:7, "The men who were traveling with him stood speechless..."
Acts 9:15 (to Ananias), "Go, for he (Saul) is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and children of Israel."
Acts 9:18, "...he was baptized..."
Acts 9:20, "Immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues."

Others questioned his conversion - wouldn't most of us?
He could have used his past as a reason to withhold the gospel from others. He could have waited until he felt better equipped to share Jesus...he could have but he didn't.

Lesson to me...I have no excuse yet I allow myself and others convince me that it's "just a phase of life" or justify by claiming "my ministry is at home" - again both carry truth but personal conviction won't let that be it. 

Zeph. 3:17

Friday, September 12, 2014


If you listen to Christian radio then you have probably heard the new song, Overwhelmed, by Big Daddy Weave. Love. this. song.

By creation
By his voice
By his words
By his glory
By his presence
By his mercy
By the power of the cross
By his forgiveness
By all he has done

Have you ever been overwhelmed by who he is? By what he has done?  I can think of numerous times in my life that I have been overwhelmed by his presence and grace. I have been at broken places where I can't believe that he would reveal himself to me, a sinner. I become overwhelmed at his forgiveness and all that he has done for me. It would take writing a book (hey, that's a good idea :)) to explain the ways I have experienced him and heard his voice.

Since Brandon was born (2009) I have struggled with resting in him. I have felt pulled in so many different directions that I haven't felt at ease in my relationship with Christ. That might not make sense to many people and I almost hope no one knows what I am talking about. It's not a good feeling and it's a very restless place to be. I am so thankful to say that in the last year God has overwhelmed me with his undeniable presence and calming voice.

Being a wife and mommy is so rewarding and I have learned more about God through the relationships with my boys. However, being a wife and mommy is hard. It's demanding physically and spiritually and it takes a lot of effort to not get sucked into spiritual lethargy. I love the Lord and words can't adequately express how thankful I am for all he has done for me.

He is beautiful.
He is wonderful.
He is glorious.

Zeph. 3:17

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Six Weeks and Counting

I started going to the doctor every Tuesday starting at my 24-week appointment. I was told I had a "uterine window" and it needed to be monitored closely. At my 26-week appointment I was told that I had gestational diabetes and needed to start insulin as soon as possible. Because of those two things, I have had an ultrasound and doctor's visit every week. I am thankful for the care I have received and even more thankful for God's hand of protection.

I am 33-weeks pregnant today. When we found out about the uterine window we didn't think we would make it this far. I am so thankful that I am sitting here today with a healthy baby boy still in utero. My doctor is so impressed with how things are going that he set a delivery date today. At this point, Easton Thomas Moore will be delivered on October 14...six weeks from today!!


At 31-weeks he weighed 3.15 lbs. Today (33-weeks) he weighed 5.14 lbs. He gained 2 lbs in two weeks. Given that weight of growth, he is going to be giving his big brother a run for his money. Dalton weighed 11.5 and I don't think Easton will be far from that if I carry him until October 14th!

The uterine window has not thinned out or changed at all...that is amazing and I am so thankful!

I will update as information changes but right now things are going great!!

Zeph. 3:17