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Friday, April 25, 2008

Showered with Blessings!

Today I was surprised with a sweet baby shower! And when I say surprised... I mean SURPRISED! The girls planning the shower and my family did such a great job keeping it a secret from me! Everyone said I am fun to surprise but I think it's just because I'm completely oblivious! Especially being pregnant, my mind just isn't putting simple things together like that!

My, oh so sneaky, friend Chelsea and I were going to run a couple of errands and she needed to "stop at this little tea shop for a wedding gift for a friend" and there were all these friends of mine sitting there! It took hearing surprise and Bev saying "this is your baby shower" before I actually put it all together! :o) How sweet of a surprise it was to have my Mother, Sister, Grandmother and dear sisters in Christ there to be excited and praise the Lord with me about our upcoming arrival of Lucas! They truly showered me with love and gracious gifts!

Thanks to all of you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Coming Soon... Baby Boy

Monday morning I had my weekly OB visit. After getting checked my doctor said that we could schedule to be induced if I wanted to. He said I was only 1 cm dilated but 50% effaced and the baby is at a -2 station. In other words, well on our way to being ready. Since I was induced with Ella and that went so well Brian and I had been talking about that being a posability again. So we scheduled an induction for May 7th, if little Lucas doesn't decide to come before then, that is! To quote Dr. Litt, "I wouldn't be surprised to see this baby soon" The Doctor said that since I am showing such signs of being ready for labor it should be a very easy induction! Sounds good to me! :o)

I'm really super excited to meet this little boy of ours, so knowing when is kind of fun! Brian seems to think he'll be early but we'll just have to wait and see! It's all in the Lords timing!

Friday, April 18, 2008

A feeling of failure

Today we gave up on potty training. After a 4 week attempt I decided that Ella just isn't completely ready. As much as she desires to keep her panties dry she just doesn't seem to be able to tell me before it's too late! I also thought it might be best if I didn't have to run to the potty so urgently when the baby comes. Maybe in a month or two, once we get into the swing of things with Lucas here, Ella will be ready to give it a try again. Hopefully giving her some more time will result in a connection between the feeling with the verbal part.

This decision was quite a hard one... Honestly I had to admit that it was my own pride that made me hesitate in letting us "fail". The idea that my baby wasn't as "advanced" as I believe she is and admitting that I couldn't make it happen are humbling. But I think this is the best decision for Ella and us for right now.

I am so thankful that the Lord is Faithful to us!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Something New

We are trying something new here on our website... I've never used a blog before but it seems pretty cool and quite easy to update! So here it goes for my first blog entry! ...

Our little Bare Family has been doing quite well! Praise the Lord! As most of you probably know we are getting close to the due date of our second little one. We are expecting a boy and have chosen the name Lucas. We don't have a clue as to what the middle name will be so if you have any suggestions please pass them on to us!

We had a regular doctor visit today and he also had an ultrasound done to see the size and position of the baby! He is head down thankfully and measuring a little small. They say he's about 5 pounds and 13 ounces right now which puts him in the 27th percentile. My doctor says that is no cause for concern especially since we know Ella was and still is on the small side. I personally am very ok with delivering a small baby! hehe

It was great to see our little son again! We could see that he has quite chubby cheeks and a cute button nose. (I hope you can see in the pictures!) After that visit Brian and I are so eager to meet the little guy! Brian seems to think he may come early!
-The first pic is a profile and the second is a front view of the face.-
A friend of mine just had her baby boy last weekend and another friend left me a message tonight to let me know she was heading to the hospital with contractions. These things add greatly to all the excitement in my heart!

We have been working with Ella for the past three weeks on potty training! She picked it up quite well and during the second week she was telling me when she had to go and we had very few accidents. Then the third week... well it seems as though she forgot everything! I have decided that we will give it till the end of this 4th week and re-evaluate. I think I'd rather have her in diapers (as much as I hate the idea of "failure") when the baby comes than needing to be on top of her while also dealing with the constant demands of an infant. I know the Lord will give me grace no matter what the final decision. It will be interesting to see how it ends up.
She is growing up so much these days! We took her to the doctor with us and she was very happy to hear the baby's heart beat! She loves to talk about her baby Lucas and often asks for him to come out! We've been reading a book about being a big sister and I can already see that she will be a helpful and nurturing big sister!

Hope you enjoy this first post! Be sure to see all our pictures at ! We hope that God is greatly blessing each of your lives!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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