Thursday, July 29, 2010

39 Weeks

I can't believe that I am already 39 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy certainly goes by much faster when you have a young toddler underfoot who fills your days with activity. I had an appointment with our midwife today and everything looked great. Baby is happy, healthy, and very low. Of course my wishful thinking is that she will be born sometimes in the next week, but Scott is predicting a birthday of August 9th (8/9/10). I told him that while I liked the date, I really would rather he move his prediction up!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Diaper Changes

While trying to get the house cleaned up this morning I decided to find a new activity for Evelyn to engage in that would keep her occupied. I showed her how to put her diapers on her baby doll and take them off to change her. It was an instant hit! However, she can't figure out how to get them hooked on by herself. So rather than give myself a little bit of uninterrupted time, I now have a toddler following me around every time she gets the diaper off (about every 30 seconds if I'm lucky) saying, "baby help, baby help". So much for that idea!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Itty-Bitty Diapers

After many hours of work, I finally (with the help of my friend Andrea and my mom) finished 36 itty-bitty diapers! They are so cute and I can't wait to use them. Which will hopefully be sometimes soon...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Interesting Numbers

From another blog I follow...

Experts estimate that for $13 billion a year we could provide basic nutrition for every starving person in the world. American Christians spend $21 billion a year on cable TV.

For $6 billion a year we could educate every child currently not in school. American Christians spend $11 billion a year on coffee.

For $9 billion a year we could provide safe drinking water for the millions who die without it. American Christians spend $21 billion a year on soft drinks.

I'm as guilty as the next person of not putting all my money in the best places. It's just nice to be given some perspective on what the church could do if we chose to rely not on our government to fix the world's problems, but started truly acting on God's word.

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'"