Wednesday, January 30, 2013

on exodus.

ry just got home from a very long day at the office and he's back on his computer working again. at least he was able to come home and see j for a half hour. that's better than being at the office until ten and not seeing him at all.

so while he's working, i should be cleaning or something, but i'm sleepy tonight. and i've been wanting to sit and look through the book of exodus to see how many times it says: "so that you shall know that I am God." you see, we had the privilege of going to a wonderful church in massachusetts where we learned how to read and study the bible. it. was. awesome. so as i have been reading through exodus, i've noticed a purpose statement and a theme throughout: "so that you shall know that I am God." i've wanted to go through and look at all the times it said this...

then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. - Exodus 6:7

The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst. - Exodus 7:5

Thus says the Lord, "By this you shall know that I am the Lord: behold I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood." - exodus 7:17

and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the Lord. - Exodus 10:2

Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord. - Exodus 14:4

Then the Egyptians will know that I am Lord - Exodus 14:18

I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.' - Exodus 16:12

all these things kept that they would know that He is God. i love reading through scripture verse by verse because these are the kinds of things that pop out. how many things in my life are to smack me in the face to remind me that i'm not in control and that He is God? it makes me think about how my life needs to be about that. how everything that happens in my life needs to point to God. the good, the bad, the every day life. it all should point to God so that other people will know that He is God. talk about a perspective check...good thing for grace.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

jacob jay: seven months

wow! i feel like this past month has been full of fun and new things with our little man. each day brought with it something new...or so it seemed.

+ first time being sick...and we don't mess around, apparently. instead of getting the sniffles, little man got pneumonia! he was miserable, but the antibiotics fixed him right up and he was back to his happy little self.

+ food. food. food. we've introduced: rice, bananas, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, peas, oatmeal, prunes  and pears! at first he did not like food at all, but now he LOVES it. 

+ we are on the move! j is army crawling - it's SO much fun...he gets his eyes set on something and he goes...usually after beans' toys.

+ keep the giggles coming via peek a boo!

+ back to sleeping through the night ... as long as there is a nuk within reach!

+ i had to experience a first as a mother for me: j pooped in the tub. let me tell you...that was not a fun experience

+ fetch with beans!

+ there are no snuggles allowed. we must always be moving, squirming, army crawling...just no sitting still...unless i sneak in a snuggle late at night with this precious baby boy. mm i love those moments.

 time is flying - so much so that i have to keep track of things i want to remember on my notes app on my phone. j had his six month check up mid month and everything is going well. he's in 16% and 20% for height and weight. we are thoroughly enjoying every day with this baby boy. can he stay small forever?! ry has started tax season, so we sneak in family moments when we can. we love being a little family of four (yes, beans, we do still love you!) and we are thankful every day for our little man.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

pneumonia just kicked our butt.

wow. i wish i had a picture of ry and i just sitting on the couch completely and utterly exhausted on tuesday afternoon. yikes. it was a sight, according to my dad and step mom.

when your six month old that normally looks like this:

wakes up after four days of being congested with a higher fever and looking like this:

you know you have a problem.

last week on thursday j had a little bit of a fever, but it broke over night, so we thought he was fine. he had two fever-less days and then the fever returned on sunday. sunday night his fever increased and he could not sleep unless he was snuggled in our bed (we are not co-sleepers and he NEVER sleeps in our bed). he was up just about every hour to an hour and a half. i've never seen the little man so miserable. he would cough and start crying because he was in pain. broke. my. heart. we called the doctor and they wanted to see him. i'm glad we did since the doctor diagnosed pneumonia. so off we went to get our antibiotics and then to hunker down for the rest of the week. (has anyone ever tried giving antibiotics to a six month old...NOT FUN!!!!!) the antibiotics took a couple of days to kick in and it was thursday when j finally started returning to his normal self. a whole week of our little man being sick. just made us so sad. off to rest with my love while j's napping, now, since sleep was not so wonderful (or non-existent) over the past week.